Whilst its been almost unbearably cold for the last few days, one of the most beautiful things about this time of year can be the quality of light.
On a bright, crisp day, with the sun low in the sky, some of the shadows cast can be exquisitely beautiful. I couldn’t resist taking a picture of those created by the sun streaming through the slatted blinds in my living room onto the mantelpiece:
A lovely interplay of light and dark, captured one bright sunny afternoon.
I haven’t bought anything new for the house for a while, so I allowed myself a little splurge the other day on some beautiful drinks coasters.
They’re the Geo coasters, designed by the very wonderful Ella Doran for SCP. I love the geometric 3D pattern, whilst the muted concrete-grey tones are perfect in my grey-walled living room. I’ve met Ella a few times, and I can confirm that not only is she an amazing designer with a fantastic eye for colour and pattern, she’s also a really lovely lady.
Moving on from that terrible bit of name-dropping, here’s my pick of some more must-have coasters out there…
Images (clockwise from top left): Rockett St George, Not on the High Street, Etsy
Functional yet decorative, there’s a coaster out there for everyone.