Raspberries

I like how a simple twist (reversing the raspberries) has turned these traditional patisseries into something that look quite different.

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Photo by pastry chef of the moment, Cedric Grolet

Summer dresses

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with the rising temperatures come the catalogues full of summer dresses. These ones from Hush perfectly capture a sense of hot, languid afternoons.

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Quite like this one but my shape’s changed over the last year and it wouldn’t work for me now

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Also like these very different, brightly coloured offerings from Mother of Pearl. I’m a sucker for a bright red/blue combination like this.

Art ideas

As part 361 of my ongoing rant about how art and decoration don’t need to be expensive, fancy or hard to find to look wonderful, I bring forward more witnesses for my cause. First up:

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these two scribble pieces, one from @jyoungdesignhouse and one from Danielle Moss of “The Everyday Girl”. I imagine they’d be quite satisfying to recreate.

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Next up, again by @jyoungdesignhouse, I like these easy ways to add punk to a bit of regency art. I could see it being easy to add a splash of acrylic to a postcard bought on holiday, and then you could either clip it up, put it on the fridge, or carry the joke on and frame it in the biggest ornate frame you can buy. It reminds me a bit of this simple but effective series too.

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And lastly, from @nicoledavisinteriors, this corner of family photos. Although the style is way preppier than I’d go for myself, I like the reminder of making something special out of an otherwise empty corner. It also reminds me of my favourite Cup of Jo house tour with the red frames.