Every year, twice without fail, I go to the Cockpit Open Studios. Each time, I share an awkward glance with Claire Coles, because I know she's seen me looking adoringly at her range of products, not once, not twice, but several times before...I've even spoken to her about commissioning some artwork - and I still intend to do so, someday. She has a range of stunning and unique stitched wallpapers, pictures, porcelain and accessories. One of my favourite purchases of the last few years was one of her bird brooches, like the ones above. It flew away one day, literally. So the next time I go to the Open Studios, I know I'll definitely be making another purchase.