Have you had a chance to peruse our latest lookbook yet? If not, then surely a rainy Sunday is the perfect opportunity to put your feet up with a pot of tea and leaf through the pages of our Hardware Collection Catalogue.
The wholesome lifestyle of Berlin based photographers and food stylists Susann and Yannic has captured our imagination. Together they have created Krautkopf, an inspiring blog that they use to share their stunning photography and scrummy vegetarian recipes. Despite living life in a bustling city, the couple regularly escape to the outdoors whether it’s the mountains, woods or vegetable patch to gather inspiration. They firmly believe in food being a pure, powerful experience to bring people together, much like the recipe featured top left, peas with fried chanterelles is a great late summer dish to enjoy with friends. We’re quite sure perusing their recipes through their website, app or book will leave you spoilt for choice. Head over to their Instagram (@kraut_kopf) and give them a follow to lust over more of their lovely photography.
Step into our enchanted garden, amongst the wild flowers, the planters and the veg patch, to sit on our outdoor furniture, illuminated by lantern light; to plant a garden and to believe in tomorrow. Grab a blanket and a spot on our outdoor bench, shake up a cocktail and bask in nature’s patterns and perfection.
You can peruse our favourite pieces for the Great Outdoors here.
Hardware is too often the after-thought, the concealed and unsung machinery that plays second fiddle to the showier elements of a room. But it can also be the important final touch. Done the right way, it should underpin everything and offer the thread to draw a whole room together.
With this dawning realisation, we have extended our hardware collection both indoors and out. You can view the collection in full here and peruse our latest lookbook here.
As with many, touring America is one of the many trips on our long list of wants for the future. If we’re ever fortunate enough to get round to making the trip, this destination is a must visit. The Anvil Hotel is the latest lodging addition to the quintessential mountain town of Jackson, Wyoming, a transformed two-story 1950s motel, it is now a modern, 49-room western lodge which has been exquisitely renovated. Each room has been furnished in what the hotel describes as “alpine modern” style, two-toned walls, parquet floors and brass details provide a welcomed regional approach to design that is fitting of the rugged terrain that surrounds the hotel. You can discover more (or even better book a trip!) about this wonderful hotel here.
It’s that wonderful time of year when everything is in full bloom in the garden. Last year we planted several Fennels that are currently bursting with feathery foliage as we eagerly await the arrival of their flowers. They are at their best between June to September making them a long-lived plant that provides both colour and structure to any garden. Not only a wonderful plant to admire, you can eat pretty much every part of the plant, all of which has a distinctive aniseed-like taste, much like Marmite, it’s an acquired taste that you’ll either love or hate. As with most plant-based foods, Fennel is widely beneficial not only as an ingredient but nutritionally as well, it’s a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and fibre, making it one of our favourite plants to grow and consume.
If you’re looking for a little Fennel inspiration in the kitchen then we have just the thing. Martha Stewart has put together 25 fabulous fennel recipes, with everything from Braised Fennel with Pomegranate, to Fontina and Fennel Pizza, you can view the full selection here.
Enjoy impromptu suppers styled under the stars, at one with the elements. Our Harmen Outdoor Garden furniture is expertly crafted for comfort over homemade cocktails. Perfect for balmy evenings after you’ve cooled off under our Lyman Outdoor Shower Stake.You can view the full ‘Great Outdoors’ collection here.
Wishing every Dad, Daddy, Father and Pops a very happy Father’s Day. This photo was chosen with our very own R&W Dad in mind who’s rarely seen without a cup of coffee in hand – Happy Father’s Day Bampa! x
June is prime time to be in the garden harvesting your Rhubarb, which is exactly what Susanne from Mila’s Deli has been up to at home in Germany. From her garden gatherings Susanne has created a delicious looking rhubarb, honey and earl grey compote (pictured centre), the perfect accompaniment to natural yoghurt for a home grown breakfast. We have been following Susanne on Instagram for some time now (@milasdeli), we especially enjoy following the journey of her homegrown produce from land to table. Whether it’s freshly collected eggs baked into traditional German biscuits, or home harvested radishes tossed into a fresh summer salad.Rhubarb, Honey and Earl Grey Compote: Ingredients: 500g of rhubarb, sliced in 0.5cm wide pieces, 2tsp honey, 125ml strong Earl Grey tea, 50g light muscavado sugar, 6tbsp raspberry syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Method: Dissolve the honey and sugar in the earl grey tea, mix this along with the other ingredients and leave to stew in a container overnight, the following day heat on a medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Place into jam jars to be enjoyed morning, noon and night. Posted by Alex.
We know it can sometimes be tricky to choose a gift for the men in your life, so this year we’re lending a helping hand with a unique selection of perfect presents.
Choose from our Brass Hip Flasks for the dad that enjoys a discreet tipple, or our Stoneware mugs for those that favour a well-presented cup of coffee, we have a practical yet desirable gift solution for every dad here.
With what looks to be a beautiful weather week ahead of us, we’re planning a productive one in the garden, pottering and planting. Following a lucrative loot of plants at village fairs recently, we have plenty to plant out in preparation for the summer months ahead. We find local stands at fetes and fairs are always a great place to pick up affordable plants, especially as they will generally be full of species grown in local soil making them ideal for your own garden.
If you still have some younger varieties that need a little while longer in the comfort of a pot, then we have just the thing. Our rustic terracotta pots have been aged and mossed to provide an authentic weathered finish, making them the perfect pots for relaxed vintage planting. Designed to look as is if they have been sat happily in your garden for years already, no two will be exactly the same.
You can find out more about our Eden Terracotta Pots here.
We discovered Swallows & Damsons in the latest issue of Homes & Gardens. Founded by Anna Porter, it’s the perfect mix of a florist teamed with an interior emporium located in Sheffield. What makes Anna’s floral masterpieces particularly special is their unstructured form, mixing blousy blooms with wild foliage, every bouquet, display or bunch is a work of art (so it comes as know surprise that Anna’s background is in fine art). Unlike other florists, Anna likes to embrace these irregular floral forms, whether it’s crazy bends, kinks or droopy flower heads, rather than fighting natural shapes she instead chooses to team them with unexpected wild and scrappy foliage to create perfectly seasonal masterpieces.
You can peruse more beautiful work from Swallows & Damsons here, or if you’re luckily enough to be local, be sure to pop into the store and treat yourself.