Author: Daisy Jensen

  • Fifty shades of white: winter wall decor

    Fifty shades of white: winter wall decor

    Looking for Scandi-appropriate wall decor is easy during the cooler months of January-March. Snowcapped mountains and snow storms are in vogue this season. A new-look Affordable Art Fair kicked off in Battersea and there was plenty of white around: oil on panels, acrylic on canvas, photographs etc. Prices of paintings are between £70 and £6,000…

  • Scandi artist Oliver Bak opens his first show in Knightsbridge

    Scandi artist Oliver Bak opens his first show in Knightsbridge

    It’s Bak’s first solo show in London, at the Cassius & Co gallery a stone’s throw from Harrods department store. The theme of the show, Caves in the Sky, is also the title of a limited edition artist’s book where Bak interprets poems by French writer Roger Gilbert-Lecomte (1907 – 1943). He discovered Gilbert-Lecomte’s ‘Caves…

  • It’s party time in the world of art and design

    It’s party time in the world of art and design

    It was a busy week for art and design lovers – party time as studios and galleries went out of their way to inspire, provoke, entertain and sell. Anyone looking to furnish their walls or shelves needed look no further than London’s Mayfair where there were plenty of beautiful objects to choose from. Here we…

  • Fun and profound art in the West End

    Fun and profound art in the West End

    Rather than hang out and banter about nothing at the pub – I know, it’s fun sometimes – why not head for a good art show instead? London’s West End is buzzing with exciting pieces on display at the moment. Check out the National Gallery’s Lates evening in Trafalgar Square, when access to the Lucien…

  • How to save money on home energy

    How to save money on home energy

    The cost of living crisis is biting hard, but it was well before the current energy price hikes I discovered how to cut an energy bill by more than half. Energy bills can shoot up even during the summer months when radiators are switched off. But here’s one excellent way to save money on home…

  • How to decorate with handpicked sea shells

    How to decorate with handpicked sea shells

    Sea shells are among my favourite home decor accessories, not least because they remind me of sunnier times on the beach – and days like that can be few and far between in the cool north. Here we show how to decorate with handpicked sea shells, as well as bought in shells. So a bowl…