like most, I've been preparing for summer since October hit. in my head I am drinking straight Aperol and conjuring up strange new cutlery configurations on a table poised for a long summer evening with friends- possibly in a kaftan.
june is here and it'll be a little while longer until this dream comes true. but for now, here are some bits and pieces to get excited for...
LOU LOU LA DUNE
Alice in Wonderland meets Mrs. Dalloway is the best way to describe the table trinkets of the amazing Lou Lou La Dune. what I mean by that is; dreamy with a little edge. perk up your picnic with these scalloped, floral-print numbers. @loulouladune
there's a reason why the golden fleece was so elusive; the perfect rug is kind of hard to find. the ladies at Yarn Home have come close with their curated edit of vintage rugs which are gorgeous, one-offs for any room. yarnhome.co.uk
ALICE PALMER & CO.
throw some shade with Alice Palmer's bespoke lampshade covers. pleated, printed, puckered...she does it all. Alice will create a bespoke size and fit if you have a certain light in mind. alicepalmer.co
founder Tabara grew-up weaving baskets, honing her skills watching artisans in Senegal. this incredible tradition can be felt in the detail and diligence poured into each piece. as the mercury rises, we'll be cooling down with her handwoven fans. labasketry.com
more works of art than ceramics, Noa's intricate pieces reference traditionally ladylike past-times; lace-making, flower-arranging and cake-baking. her flower bouquets are bloomin' brilliant. noaweintraub.com