Respectful Mushroom Harvesting

Respectful Mushroom Harvesting

  During our time in Nantucket we had the pleasure of walking through Squam Swamp with our friend Zak Mackay, who is studying to be a mycologist. While on this walk we were treated to a great variety of mushrooms to explore and it further heightened our appreciation of fungi. I have always found mushrooms […]

Mushroom Love

Mushroom Love

Of all mushroom the amanita is the most widely celebrated. The iconic red and white fly agaric has made it’s way into literature, art, and into our homes. It is said to be a symbol of luck. As I looked around our home, I was struck by just how many mushrooms items we have, and […]

Mabo AW14

Mabo AW14

Feeling very inspired by the Autumn Winter 14 collection of Mabo, the girls and I ventured to the woods to gather images for the Mabo lookbook. I adore working with Emily, besides her clothes seemingly made for us, Emily has become a best friend and there is a comfort that can only described as close […]

Fresh Flower Pajaki

Fresh Flower Pajaki

Polish Pajaki have caught my attention over the years, and I have periodically thought of making one. What is traditionally a paper flower and straw chandelier, that translates to mean “spiders of straw” I have appropriated with my love of fresh seasonal flora. For those of you curious to know more, Pajaki are a Polish […]

Soor Ploom AW14

Soor Ploom AW14

{ Soor Ploom : –  Scottish for “sour plum” is a sharp flavoured, round, green boiled sweet originally associated with Galashiels, Scotland. They are sold loose by weight in paper bags, traditionally in “quarters” — a quarter of a pound } I had the pleasure recently of working with Marissa Buick the designer and owner of […]

Dancey Pants Disco Dolls

Dancey Pants Disco Dolls

After many years of wishing for heirloom rag dolls and alternating between ideas of purchasing them and making some myself, we are now the owners of two of the sweetest dolls imaginable. Beautiful both in craftsmanship and design, and especially because they are the handmade work of Michelle Housel, whom operates creatively under the name […]

Wool Wonderful Wool with Marta Bahillo of Babaá

Wool Wonderful Wool with Marta Bahillo of Babaá

I met Marta about two years ago when I interviewed her for Papier Mache Magazine. Instantly we became friends, feeling like kindred spirits across the ocean, our similarities ranged from parenting style to environmental awareness and even down to a love of oats for breakfast every morning! I was drawn to Marta for her interesting […]

Hand Washing Wool with Anna Wallack of Misha & Puff

Hand Washing Wool with Anna Wallack of Misha & Puff

It is always great to have tips from those that know, and when it comes to hand washing wool Anna Wallack of Misha & Puff is very knowledgeable. I spoke to Anna recently asking her to share her hand washing technique for woolens, and I am so glad I did, the towel rolling technique to press […]