Jack and I have started flat hunting for next summer and its got me all excited about interiors. I was never so bothered by homewares until I got my own place this year and now I just love looking for new decor inspiration, whether on Instagram and Pinterest or window shopping around Edinburgh. A couple of my favourite shops for homeware are Oliver Bonas and Lifestory; read on to see my wish lists for each room in the home. My inspirations? Geometry, marble, pastels, distressed wood and metallics.(more…)
On Friday, Jack and I were treated to a date night at the Odeon cinema at Fort Kinnaird to see the newly released Disney film Moana. Check out the trailer; it was honestly one of the best kid’s movies I’ve ever seen. Starring the legend that is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and full of adorable animated animals and beautifully depicted Polynesian islanders, we couldn’t resist grabbing two premier tickets to see Moana, the story of a demigod and a badass princess fighting to save an ancient paradise island and its people. Its full of catchy songs that will stick in your head all day, and is just as emotional as it is hilarious. Total harmless fun for all ages. I have zero shame when it comes to seeing Disney films at the cinema!
If you’ve been reading Urbanity for a while now, you’ll know that I do love a pop-up shop. From Wear Eponymous to Scotland Redesigned, and from Craft Scotland and Urban Reivers to Don’t Look Lingerie and Isolated Heroes, Scotland has been spoilt for choice recently of independent, local designers in exciting new retail experiences. While these fab pop-ups are sadly over, fortunately I’ve discovered a new one just in time fro Christmas; Makers and Friends. From now until the 19th of December, you can shop from a range of UK artists, designers and makers at 17 Dundas Street, Edinburgh.(more…)
On Thursday night I went to a party at St Stephens church in Stockbridge. There was a DJ booth at the organ and the altar was filled with magazines and balloons. The pews were filled with creatives from around Edinburgh and beyond, drinking Brewgooder Clean Water Lager and munching on macaroni pies and cinnamon swirls from Twelve Triangles. In place of the priest and the preacher were Rachel and Jamie, creators of Boom Saloon, a new Edinburgh-based monthly editorial magazine (although that word sounds frivolous, I would call it an exhibition in print form, a scrapbook of creativity perhaps). (more…)
I am so excited to finally be able to share a project I’ve been working on for the BBC: Illuminate, a series of 12 mini documentaries about Scottish designers and artists. Together with the most hard-working twenty-something I know, cinematographer Perry Jonsson. I’m so proud of what we achieved, and really enjoyed being involved in project based on supporting local creatives, a subject of true passion for me, and working with a talented friend was the icing on the cake. (more…)