Sunday, 11 April 2010
Sibella Court is an Australian stylist whose New York Loft I remember from Living Etc a few years ago because of its gorgeous tin ceiling tiles. So, I'm not surprised to find that her new book, Etcetera, is just my style. The book is beautifully presented, using brown paper, some translucent pages and a typewriter font typeface. This book focuses mainly on the small-scale - encouraging us to imagine our homes as 'a personal museum' and style it with lots of little collections. Not one for the minimalists perhaps, but any book which mentions glassine, origami paper and vintage French ribbons has my vote. A visit to the car boot sale next weekend? I think so.
The white flags look similar to these Mexican paper picados.
At first my favourite item here was the tiny taped leaf, but now I'm wondering whether I should try hanging a lamp off a picture rail as I'm always knocking my table lamp onto the floor (maybe using some silk flex?)
This was my favourite idea - simple brown paper cuffs for glass jars.
Originally, I had this book lined up for a giveaway - but I love it so much I'm keeping it for myself! Luckily for you, I've procured an extra copy. This week I'm having a trial run for my blogging course, so I'm asking for a little input from my readers. To enter the competition, please answer the following; what are things you love and hate about blogs? For me, I like large photos, and my pet hate is truncated or partial RSS feeds - there's nothing which will make me unsubscribe quicker. Good luck! The competition will close at midnight (GMT) on Monday.
Update: the winner is The Crafty Currant. Congratulations!
Photos by Chris Court, courtesy of Murdoch Books.