A colour palette story we posted over a year ago, which still inspires us now - hope you find it just as lovely.
The Easter weekend and I went on a tour of seaside towns. Aldeburgh in Suffolk has next to no ugly developments on the seafront. Instead handsome painted houses and funny little cottages face onto the big shingle beach, intercut with alleyways. It was the colours that struck me. Seaside houses are often painted in pink or blue, but Aldeburgh mixed turquoise with emerald with pastel pink and calamine. It looks so modern, so spring 2013.
The photo above is by me, snatched while my companion was in the chippy. Below are some nicer ones from Louisa Hennassey’s Flickr.
This post was first published as ‘Black, red and green: Whitstable fisherman’s huts in June 2013. It’s a beautiful place to visit for the last bank holiday of the year, even if you can’t stay in a hut. And looking back on this post I am also reminded of what turned out to be a […]
This post was originally written when WillKat were newly engaged – remember then? This is Margaret Tyler at her home in Wembley, north London. She has a collection of around 10,000 Royal memorabilia items including mugs, teapots, plates and plastic bags. Yes, plastic bags. You can bet she didn’t yell ‘who cares?’ at the […]
What’s in my fridge is perhaps a post for another day. A day after I’ve been to the Londis. But what is on the door? … ah, that I’m about to (real) reveal. In principal I don’t really like things on fridges. But in reality I have no office, no pin board, and I work […]
Hello and welcome to My Friend’s House Greatest Hits II – our look back, for the second time, to posts from our archive. We’ll be doing it all week before resuming normal service. I picked today’s post because I was feeling nostalgic about an old holiday and because it struck me how long the patterned floor fixation has […]