The past week has been a time for the arrival of new things in my world, new felted slippers (on order since December), a newly completed front tooth (2 years in the making or 20 depending on the version of events one chooses) and this beautiful little sewing caddy (recently shipped in from Germany). When I first encountered these retro sewing boxes on ebay it was love at first sight. I watched a few sell for outrageous prices and then managed to to get this very lovely one without going to auction. Opening its little drawers and deciding where my knitting tools should live is very pleasing and an evening of knitting on the sofa has taken on a whole new level of fun. A delightfully stylish and practical addition to our home.
Last Friday I went to the 100% Design expo in London. I had intended to go for a few years but never managed it. It was a great day with many very lovely and inspiring things to see. Also delightful to spend a day surrounded by people who had brought their ideas to fruition. One of the best sections was 100% materials, which featured a vast selection of newly developed materials for architectural and other purposes. The blue image above is an example of a translucent concrete. How very pleasing.