Apparently Craft Week has been a thing since 2015 but this is the first year I’ve gone to things at it. I say things, I have been to one thing and then raced home again to write this blog post. The New Road Residence is a Georgian guesthouse and former linen-drapers house that has been around for – maybe a year? It belongs to Redchurch street fashion boutique Hostem and I have visited it online more than once to drink in its Spitalfields-style rooms and gorgeous murky colour palette. It’s actually in Whitechapel just off Commercial Road, a road that instantly took me back to New York’s Lower East side circa 15 years ago when I spent hours roaming its unlikely urban/suburban streets looking for some hot concept store of the moment, hidden between eclectic corner shops.
This week The New Road Residence is open in honour of Craft Week and it’s worth making the effort to go.
In Scotland a But and ben is a little cottage getaway. The ‘but’ is an outer room or sometimes kitchen, the ‘ben’ a cosy inner room. Regular readers will recall that I was lucky enough to spend a month in an off-grid but and ben last year, and I haven’t stopped going on about it […]
I admit it. I have caved and bought a fitted sheet. You want a list of my lifelong objections to these things, check it out here. What can I say, I’m weak. I have sold out my beliefs because er, my fidgety friend needs a sheet staple-gunning to the mattress but a fitted sheet is […]
Where’s Ros? Answer: She’s out for me out on the rocks with a pokey stick and a Tesco’s bag for life. Yes, I’ve got the beach combing bug! When I was first here I swore that I wouldn’t start bringing pretty shells and stuff home. It’s tempting, but a bit like collecting vintage typewriters or […]
My headline is misleading for I am not currently roaming the streets and trade halls of Milan. I am in lovely Peckham foraging on Instagram for distraction when I’m meant to be getting on with a piece of work. Thanks to this – and despite lack of presence at the famous fair – I am […]