Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A few years ago White Rabbit England were featured in a beautiful book, Babies' Rooms from zero to three by Judith Wilson.

 A must have guide for decorating rooms for babies and small children. It really shows how to design neutral nurseries and sharing rooms with siblings.

The book shows Charlie and Florence's shared room at the time with our nightlights.

It's a great gift for new parents.

Available at Amazon

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hugo guinness

Most people probably know the fabulous work of Hugo Guinness.   I am a huge fan, and have the great pleasure of knowing him, being a local in my neighborhood and a fellow Brit.

He showcases linoleum cut prints of normal objects we find at home.

My favorites are the botanical silhouette flower drawings.

I am lucky to have the underpants–  a gift from my husband.

Available from John Derian's devine store in the Bowery NY.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Le Jardin

Two years ago we bought an old run down house in Brooklyn NY.

The garden was a jungle and we just couldn't make out where it started and finished.
Anyway with a lot of back breaking work removing the mess we managed to clear a lot.

Oh my, you find so much rubbish in old gardens... no treasure though.

Then I had to start designing.

Having children and loving the sun I knew we needed,
play area, a sun deck, space for entertaining and of course plants .

Well, after a lot of hard work, and a deck that my husband built with our friend John it finally looked like a Brownstone garden.

There is still a lot more to do in the Spring, a dinning area and of course more planting.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Snowy Winter Brooklyn Paradise

I wanted to show you what us Brooklynites do at the weekend when snow is solid on the ground.  Hit the slopes!!  Well, kind of.  We head to a local beauty spot Fort Green Park for sledging.  Its not quite St. Moritz but good enough for us.


Also this weekend our friend  and neighbor Shane built this amazing igloo in the garden for the kids or possibly maybe just for the men folk.  We are very lucky to have 4 families with connecting gardens so all the children can play together  in a safe environment. 


The igloo is totally soundproof once inside! 

The igloo is totally soundproof once inside! 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tie Backs

So I've been looking for some tie backs for my bedroom curtains and I need 6.
Always on a budget and not finding anything out there that I really like yet I found some really hideous and very cheap tie backs for only a couple of $ from a hardware store. Probably found them at Home Base or Home Depot.

How to make stained tie backs:

  • 1 Tblsp gray paint in a bowl ( mixed a bit of pale blue)
  • add warm water
  • put tie backs in the paint and leave for about 10 mins to soak
  • take out and leave to dry on an old plastic bag
  • if not dark enough put them back in before drying