Bow Common


Every time I travel out east, usually en route to my godfather in the Isle of Dogs, this church intrigues me. I’ve never seen it open or got to go inside, but hopefully these photos (top one by @miloliren, second by @clau500) shows why.


St Paul’s Bow Common, built 1958-1960

Milan apartment


Excuse the poor quality of these photos, but I literally snapped them directly from my copy of Elle Deco. Loving the wild wallpaper, jade green hall, mix of rattan and willow-weave textures in the furniture and just the simple yet bold look of this home.




A taster for the Royal Academy’s exhibition this spring on Charles I and his art collection, where I’ll be hoping for more Van Dykes like this one. Thank you Becca for flagging it up to me.

Madame Gres


The iconic image for a Madame Gres dress would have to be one of her white, neoclassically-draped numbers, though in fact she made them in both deep teal and scarlet red as well. This is a halfway house; still in white but in a style hinting at a sari.