Things we like
A snap take from our plane window during a recent flight to Portugal - amazed by these striking man-made patterns. Turns out it's all down to irrigation!
Just read an great article about abodes made from strange materials. Maria Ponce's El Salvador 'bottle' home and the Norwegian 'grass house' are particular faves.
I'm so pleased to have discovered Alasdair Lindsay. His bold 50s inspired paintings transport you to a happier place, just the kind of escapism art should deliver.
Clerkenwell's Farmiloe Building provided a raw dramatic backdrop for this year's design festival. It is soon to be regenerated so get down there while you can!
Lots of great work on show at this year's Clerkwell Design Week - think this screen wall by Johnson Tiles was a particular instagram fave. More show snaps here.
Just written up about our stay at the impressive Portugese hotel, Areias do Seixo. Highly recommend a visit - here's my take on the eco retreat for Design Hunter.
I have recently discovered (and become obsessed with) Maddie the Coonhound as captured through the lens of Theron Humphrey. More at maddieonthings.com.
Couldn't resist - an example of the original typeface designed by the Ministry of Transport for UK road signs. Often referred to as 'Ministry' or 'Old Signs'.
A few favourite Pinterest finds: Hermann Miller/Okay Art golden Eames chair, Marni Outdoor Chair and Arne Jacobsen Leather Drop Chair.
Just discovered the work of spanish photographer Sanchez-Montanes. In awe of how he cleverly combines the serene and dynamic. See more at alvarosh.es.
Wowed by Jamie Shovlin's latest show at Haunch Venison, London. Highly recommend a trip to see his take on the Fontana books that didnt quite make it into print.