Oh but I’ve had a fun morning. Our homework for Holly Decor8’s ‘Blogging Your Way’ course this week was to put together an inspiration board that summed up our blogs. We weren’t allowed to put it together on our computers but instead had to use things we had to hand.
As you’ve probably realised I fight continual battle between my childish love of bright colour and my desire to be more chic and sophisticated. On this occasion I just thought, f*ck it, and let my inner child take over.
Here are some individual elements.
Funnily enough the board began with this moody shot of Pixie Geldof from a recent British Vogue. I’ve always wanted to have very short platinum blonde hair (I have the short hair and have been blonde, but never done both at once). I think I’m too old for it now.
I cheated a bit and printed out some photos. I know this wasn’t supposed to be a digital board, but I thought it would be OK since photography is becoming an increasingly big part of the blog/my life.
The Illy coffee cup and picture of spaghetti speaks to my Italian heritage and my love of Italy, Italian design and PASTA.
I included some favourite room shots, including some favourite chairs. I do love chairs. And the paint chip is supposed to encourage me in my home renovation endeavours.
The cookies cutters, dayglo cake candles and sprinkles reflect mine and the Minx’s love of tasteful baking.
And have you noticed how much I love graphic daisy shapes? I’d never really realised how much until now.
And if nothing else this exercise has made me realise that I need to hang the beautiful Mexican embroidery I brought back from our trip there two years ago, which is currently just folded up in a cupboard.
And here are more daisies, a cute Ossie Clark sketch on a postcard from the V&A which I absolutely adore, and a photo of houses in Portobello Road, because a little piece of my heart will always remain in Notting Hill. And a cute Marimekko tin.
And there’s yarn. Because at the moment there has to be yarn.
All pics also on Flickr. I’m reviving my commitment to getting stuff up on Flickr, so do come and be my friend. I’d love to see your pictures too.