I would love my walls to adorn some of the work of the artist Cornelia O’Donovan. She incorporates folklore and poetry on both canvas and ceramics reminiscent of rustic medieval tapestries - beautiful.
The Cheapside Hoard, London’s Lost Jewels - this exhibition at the Museum of London displays the collection of unearthed jewels in its entirety, known as the most important source of knowledge on early modern jewellery worldwide. It explores the mysteries as to why these treasures were hidden and why it was never reclaimed. A must see exhibition and one I am looking forward to going back to.
Other Paris Fashion Week Favourites - Antonello luxury eco-conscious handbag ranges that are designed in London and hand crafted in Sardinia. French Trotters amazing Paris Tropical s/s 14 collection - I loved all of it, ethnic inspired woven textiles with a contemporary twist.
Paris Fashion Week, Jewellery Favourites - Helena Rohner for her fantastic sense of colour and fabulous jewellery, a very stylish lady www.helenarohner.com. Roarke NYC for their beautiful beaded scarfs www.roarkenyc.com. Noguchi bijoux www.noguchi-bijoux.com was a favourite for fine delicate fine jewellery. Mehem - www.mehem.com Japanese contemporary jewellery whose new collection for s/s14 includes silver/beads dipped in pearl look resin.
Amazing new exhibition - ‘Modern Makers by Sotheby’s' in the historical setting of Chatsworth House. The Devonshire family have interspersed their new contemporary collection alongside their centuries-long tradition of commissioning and collecting fine art. Shown here are oak and leather table and chairs by Gareth Neal and a mild forged steel chandelier by Junk Mori and ‘Chatsworth Columns’ from felled Chatsworth yew by Max Lamb.
Wedded bliss - I love receiving photos of my clients on their wedding day. A wonderful feeling that the rings I create will be treasured forever! Here are some from Chris and Lauren, Danny and Lauren and Gary and Jo.
This is a preview to the new Hoard Fine Jewellery Collection. Here is the first cluster ring with garnets and diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold. More of the collection to be exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Fair, week two from 1 - 6 October 2013.
Last week I stayed with my Auntie and Uncle in their magical medieval abode in the Dordogne area. Here are a few pictures of their place, such a serene, creative and stylish summer house. The sculptures are created by Alan Ward, my Uncle, (hand, feet, ear) email@example.com. Christine Houghton my Auntie has just launched her website http://www.fecitanon.com/