Wrapped up in layers, swamped by blankets and kept company by a trusty hot-water bottle, my attempts to stay cosy in the midst of this December weather is a winning formula. 

Soothing my winter sorrows with the sound of the soulful Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara from First Aid Kit filling my bedroom, a little oasis of folky desert dreaming is forming this evening, especially with the help of Caroline Mackintosh's 'Desert Star' shoot for Oyster Mag, leaving me longing for golden skin and freckles.




As tempting as joining the mayhem masses that descended on Oxford Street this Black Friday, I swiftly retreated to the V&A museum after my day of interning. The end of each month sees the V&A open its doors for free passage to anyone who fancies a nosy round the exhibitions. This 'Friday Late' was based around Typography 'exploring the secrets and charms that shape our much-loved fonts'. Events taking place throughout the evening included: dressing up as a letter to create words with other visitors as part of a typographic performance by Amandine Alessandra. A watery installation by Netta Peltola spelling 'stressed' whilst reflecting 'desserts' - two opposite emotions. As well as interactive workshops where you could design your own font using a mixture of crafty methods such as collaging random objects, ink block printing and using perforated punch cards, then having your curated alphabet photographed and processed ready to download for your own personal use. The busiest seemed to be the Typo Tattoo Studio where you could hand-letter your own temporary typographic tattoo with lettering artist Oli Frape. If you're ever stuck for something to do on a friday evening at the end of the month, I'd highly recommend checking out what the V&A are up to; it's free, there's art, a bar and a DJ… night sorted! 

If this little typography teaser got your tastebuds tingling.. check out these three blogs influencing the print and graphics scene at the moment. Guaranteed to provide you with hours of scrolling, my gift from one procrastinator to the next.  

TREND LIST - your go-to blog for typographic and poster design inspiration

THE JEALOUS CURATOR - an eclectic mix of art, photography, illustration and design

YONDR STUDIO - Inspired by Americana, Nathan Yonder's blog is filled with his hand-drawn illustrations and typography




With Halloween looming the stress of choosing costumes is fittingly scary, especially for those less enthused dresser-uppers among us! So with minimal scare and maximum style, find below some inspiration for Halloween attire - top them all off with heavy smoky eyes, a slick of velvety red lipstick and black talons for nails and you're set! 


(Click links through to Polyvore for everything featured) 



My little blog has finally woken up from hibernation. It's been a year since the farewell summer I spent in Jersey, a summer of sad partings and boxing up of belongings before the whirlwind of London living began. Finding my footing in a new big city full of inspiration has been amazing. Being able to dip in and out of London's diverse culture with nothing more than an oyster card and a good group of friends, has given me the freedom I needed after living on a 9x5 mile rock! With a house in North West London providing a happy base for this new school year, I thought i'd photograph a few nicknacks and neighbourhood snaps! 
Envious of the yellow door! One day
 Back garden views 
 'Home away from home' 
 Sexy clay couple keeping my windowsill company
 Polaroids/film from this summer
 collection of postcards and posters
…bowling is a sport...
 Poster game is strong in our lounge 

Stick around for some more posts, ACC is back!