Tag Archives: colour storyteller

Shelfie Sunday with Pascale Banks

For me, every day of the week is a shelfie kind of day (though the alliteration afforded by Saturday and Sunday adds to the geeky linguistic pleasure of a weekend styling session). Today my model for Shelfie, the book, is my gorgeous pal Pascale Banks (who, for those of you who don’t know, I met […]

Colour File HQ & me in Your Home mag

Colour File HQ is in the March 2019 issue of Your Home @yourhomemagazine and the living room is looking calm, organised, serene, even.  Grab a copy of Your Home to hear about how lovely Dilly Orme @dillyorme came and interviewed me about my incurable love of colour (follow her – she’s amazing and now a […]

The story of the colour, heliotrope

Are there any words you love and, conversely, any you don’t like? Apparently, the least favourite word in the UK is ‘moist’ (and in the States, too) with ‘Brexit’ coming in at fourth place. I’m not mad keen on beverage and platter (they make me visibly cringe) but love parsimonious and profligate. And today I’ve […]

The story of red and white candy canes

Do you put candy canes on your Christmas tree? I tried it once but realised it was a no-go when Harry our (now sadly departed) Norfolk Terrier chomped his way through a few, including the wrappers (this made a nice change from his usual snack, which was SIC’s Lego). The candy cane story is that […]

The story of the yellow smiley face

I often muse upon the whole ‘What did the first person to do X really think?’ thing. You know, the first person to discover fire, the first person to speak a primitive word, the first person to daub a smiley face on a cave wall. The yellow smiley face symbol is now ubiquitous, especially since […]

The story of Porto’s colourful swallows

In Porto I saw ceramic birds for sale at every turn. I was told they first came about in 1891 when artist Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro decided to produce a set of ceramic pieces that looked like swallows and put them on the outside of a building. They soon became part of the culture, symbolising values […]