Author Archives: Jane

Fudge: Japanese Fashion Magazine

Much as I’d like to think otherwise, my magazine addiction is still running strong. However, as a perfectionist, the more I spend, the more I expect from a title. (And magazine prices seem to be heading up.) Scrolling through the internet, I was immediately drawn to Fudge magazine‘s December cover (above), despite the fact that […]

London Shop: Pedlars

One of my favorite shops at the moment has to be Pedlars, which is based in North Wales but has a retail shop in Notting Hill. (128 Talbot Road, a stone’s throw from Portobello Road.) Long known for its design-lover’s assemblage of clever-yet-quirky British homewares and accessories like Hovis tins and vintage bus blinds, the shop […]

Fall Books for Gifting (and Keeping)

If print is dead, someone forgot to tell the gift book industry — there are so many great new releases this fall. Perfect for holiday giving, and keeping, too: Minimalist Crafters will love Sally Shim’s book, Pretty Packages. I’ve followed Sally’s blog for years*, and have always marveled at her gift wrap and party favor […]

What Instagram has taught me about letting go

Instagram: it’s my of-the-moment social media salve. (Perfect for scrolling through at 3am London time, when I can’t sleep and it seems like my friends in California are having loads of fun.) Visual stimulation and inspiration plus connection? Yes, please. But Instagram has also taught me a lesson. Its policy of only allowing you to […]

London Shop: In House

New to London’s Redchurch Street (Shoreditch), In House is a clever combination of exhibition and shop. Curated by the design team at In House Studios, each month presents a new shoppable theme. The debut collection, “In Print”, is dedicated to all things paper and ink (filled with pencils, notebooks, rulers, and such — right up my […]