Here is a thing of amazingness. A beautifully shot and designed free (yup free) online magazine from Paul Lowe aka sweet paul, a food and prop stylist and crafter who lives in New York. He is a prolific blogger and every season he puts together a magazine full of recipes, craft projects and interiors to create, pour over and ‘pin’.

You can view it online here and buy a print version here. Online the images are beautifully backlit and look even more lush.

Apparently it’s been going for ages but I only stumbled upon it the other day. I’ve found it now though, so while I wait avidly for the next issue I have 5 back issues to look through and hurrah for that.

Today’s post is bought to you by the letter Y.

Y Facts

1. This letter Y is small about 12cm tall
2. It’s a bronze metal affair
3. I bought it about eight years ago from a small junk shop in Bath.
4. It’s in the king of fonts: Helvetica.
5. Good words that begin with Y: yummy, yay and yoikes.

I went to France with Ladies K & L. It was like being back at school and learning about the village shops and their keepers; Mme Gateau le boulanger, M. moules du poissonnier,  Martin, le pâtissier and M. saucisses du boucher.


Last Thursday me and a band of Ladies visited Pick Me Up at Somerset House, the annual graphic art and illustration exhibition featuring new and established artists. It’s on till the 1st of April so you can totally still go.

When I visit exhibitions like this I am inspired and frustrated in equal parts and I always come away from them wishing I did more drawing in my daily life. There was fine work by the people of the Soma Gallery; a print collective from Bristol, Alice Hoults little blue elephant almost made it home with me and the cat illustration by Gemma Correll made every one of us ‘ha!’ out loud when we saw it.
Annoyingly I wasn’t concentrating enough (too much gossiping) to take down all the names of the work I liked so though I Really Want a fox and tree print (top left) I don’t know who did it or where I can get it from. Doh!


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Oh and if you do go to the exhibition you get to walk past this amazing installation by artist Fernando Casasempere. They’re flowers made of clay, loads of them and really beautiful.