Colour and Design


Can a personality be beige? How is an iconic building like a cushion? These and other pressing questions are explored in the latest edition, from Abigail Hall and Rachel Fisher.

This month I:

Rachel’s been to the theatre to see the re-imagining (revival) of the Sondheim classic Company. Neon sets and grey pallet sets play the part of New York City – in a show that makes you laugh, cry and reflect. How is turning 35 different for a woman than for a man?

Abigail has been watching (a lot) of TV to stay out of the rain. In particular she’s been immersed in the Amazon Prime Original The Marvellous Mrs Maisel soon to start its second series.

Good Design / Bad Design

Rachel continues her theme of kitchen-ware that isn’t fit for human consumption by questioning why all her pepper grinders seem to break. Having sought high and low – she’s obsessed with the Crushgrind. Seven years and counting!

Abigail is always on the hunt for the perfect finishing touch – and in particular seems drawn to

A couple of Rachel’s friends have Etsy shops which you should check out.

Lucy Springall, Artist

Kate’s Vintage Shop GB

Designing Together

It’s been an exciting month for colour – lovers. Farrow and Ball released their NINE new colours. Rachel and Abigail went to the shop in Marylebone to experience the new colours and learn more about their favourite paint!



It’s fair to say that the launch of the new colours caused something of a stir, and there was even a deeply amusing article in The Times.


Colour in Design

Abigail wants people to bring colour into their homes and be less afraid of colour – what’s the worst that can happen?

Rachel is wary of too much colour – though clearly it has it’s place. But wonders whether cities can have a colour.  She also got very excited recounting her trip to Pyrgi ‘The Painted Town’ in Greece last Easter.

Next month I will….

The Royal Academy is clearly the place to be, with both the Oceania exhibition, and Rachel’s favourite We are They in the Architecture rooms.

Rachel, will be visiting Florence, and in preparation is reading Mary McCarthy’s The Stones of Florence.




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