Cool stuff from The Indigo Bunting who made it for a family party with a presidents theme. If the attention to detail and creativity is familiar it’s because The Indigo Bunting was involved in last year’s Colour Factory installation in New York.
Always a fan of a bold wallpaper and I like the echo of David Gentleman
A group of Edwardian workmen discovered this hoard of mainly Elizabethan/early Stuart jewels. In amongst the Colombian emeralds and Indian rubies were several amethyst pieces, including this older, Roman carving.
Photos of the artist Ivo Hitchens’ house, with its yellow-painted critter windows. When I came across a similar idea on a Cup of Jo house tour (apparently the couple used it as a remedy against the often grey Seattle days), I was also delighted. Such an easy way to make a house colourful.
Photos by @simonmartin_art
Dora Carrington, 1924. Part of the current exhibition of 50 works by 50 women artists currently on show thanks to Liss Lwellyn
I never knew this display existed in Berlin and now it’s making me want to go back! Photo from the @accidentallywesanderson feed on Instagram.
Colleen of @vintage_egyptologst is not only stunningly beautiful with a beautiful collection of vintage dresses and full access to my Amelia Peabody fantasy life, but she is also great at using Instagram to give bite-sized lessons about bovid deities (yes, I had to look it up too), Peleset headdresses, the stage-like purpose of Egyptian temples and the civil wars of Karnak. Sign up now on Instagram to follow her for more.
Day trips are possibly my favourite kinds of escape. You’re still home in your own bed (revelling in cool, clean sheets for added summer pleasure) at the wnd of the day, you’ve had a pleasant and slightly special breakfast before setting off and you’ve still had a whole day of fun and exploration.
Lyme Regis, Kings Lynn, Oxford or (my latest set of plans) the Kent Coast are all perfect for this from London. Enter Bleak House, a shop with a sideline in recommending both walks round London and day trips out of it. Both Ightham Mote and Hambledon on their list sound good – and also remind me that I want to get to Bateman’s as well before the National Trust season closes.