I will own you.

Through the power of positive affirmations, I may will own the following, one day:

Eames Lounge 670 and Eames Ottoman 671, designed by Charles and Ray Eames
Philippe Starck‘s Bedside Gun and Lounge Gun. Third lamp you don’t see – Table Gun. One of each please.

 LC3 single seater designed by Le Corbusier. A classic.

Bourgie lamp by Ferruccio Laviani. I’ve adored these lamps for years, and I still think they’re amazing.

Barcelona chair {plus ottoman, not pictured}, by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Yet another classic.

Day Bed by Eileen Gray. I’m surprised at how much I enjoy Eileen’s work. Represent. I hope to visit her E1027 home one day. But for now this {ridiculously expensive} day bed will do. 

A rolling stone

I’ve wanted to make my first terrarium for a long time now. I have a terrible curse on my head that kills any plant that enters my care. For example, I recently bought a tiny hydrangea plant, and it’s barely hanging on. So this morning I was in a rather productive mood, and decided to gather the necessary materials to try my hand at moss. It’s very simple : all you need is a clean jar {preferably with a lid}, some pebbles, and some moss.
There are many types and variations of moss. Moss is a non-vascular plant and lack roots, leaves and stems and because of this, moss does not contribute to hay-fever or allergies. It has been used for centuries by the Japanese in gardens as it is believed moss brings a calm and contemplative state of mind {something we could all do with}.
There are a lot of good websites to give you tips on keeping moss {here’s one}. You can easily scoop up a tuft of moss within walking distance from your home. Place the moss {plus attached soil} in a jar. You will need to make sure the moss is packed and not too loose in your container, to ensure it takes on it’s new surroundings. Mist your moss when necessary, and since moss is quite hearty, it can be revived should it take a turn {fingers crossed}.
I took these pictures in my bathroom, since there’s very good light in it. But I’m beginning to think my terrarium looks really good on my cistern. And I think a cluster of terrariums would look even better …

Thrifty things – jelly setter

I’ve been finding some lovely items in charity shops these days. And I want to show them off. 
Back in Canada, charity shopping was something a lot of people did. Here however, there seems to be some kind of stigma attached to it. There are some amazing things you can find in charity shops. Plus, it’s super cheap. 
This past week I found this glass stand. I had to have it once I saw it. There was actually a pair of them, but the second one was cracked, and I’m skint so I only bought one. It is cute and petite and was marked as a ‘diner style glass jelly setter’, but I will put all sorts of stuffs in it. €5.00 in Oxfam, Rathfarnham.