27 Jul 2010

dreaming of days off

gosh, a couple of missed days seems to have turned into much longer than we thought - it's been 10 days. we haven't forgotten about our blog or about you our lovely readers! we'll update you with everything we have been up to very soon. needless to say, we have been working hard and are dreaming of days off!

this is keeping us going. enjoy.


young blood by the naked and famous {website}

17 Jul 2010

return of risk exposure

we went to the private view last night of Return of Risk Exposure - a joint exhibition between 7 artists all based in Hartland. Our good friends Paul & Rose Anderson were exhibiting beautiful new work - Rose was showing a new collection of paintings: delicately painted trees and flowers with the most beautiful blues, yellows and oranges, all on handmade paper. Paul's work we always love: new sculptures and artefacts and a lovely collection of his latest planchettes.

Beautiful work from the other artists too: handmade books & marbled paper from Grizell Luttman Johnson, wood engravings from Jay Luttman Johnson, paintings from Bill Clarke and Roy Collins and paintings and sculptures from Tony Haslegrave.

Return of Risk Exposure is open from today until the 23rd july in the Church Rooms (in the car park) in Hartland.

15 Jul 2010


we love these pieces from the Machine de Terre collection from Aesa - we think they are stunning. created by designer Randi Mates (cool name), you can see more on the website {here} and there is a great interview with Randi on Dossier Journal {here}.


Aesa {website}

14 Jul 2010

neil krug

we need bright, sunny images today, for a few reasons.

Neil Krug is one of our favourite photographers - vintage, psychedelic, beautiful. check out his website for more of his stunning work. credits and links below.

all images copyright © Neil Krug

top: from the kauai series
middle: from the montserrat-badlands series
bottom: from the ladytron series

Neil Krug {website}

12 Jul 2010

le petite bastide

we have fallen a little bit in love with this house. we know it's been featured on blogs before (we remember seeing it ages ago but can't quite recall where) but we were reminded of it the other day via deb's tumblr and sarah's blog. we couldn't resist featuring it here.

there is so much we love about it: white washed walls, beautiful concrete floors, the stunning mirror above the beautiful sink, simple pieces here and there that just work perfectly together - pared down elegance.
the location is beautiful too - in amongst olive groves and vineyards in Luberon in France. enjoy.


le petite bastide {website}


yesterday it seemed that all the poppies in our garden opened up at once. these ones are growing in one of our vegetable beds, in amongst the onions and the lettuces. they look beautiful.

hope you all had a lovely weekend.


images: poppies in our garden copyright © pachadesign 2010

10 Jul 2010

wild flowers

we managed to grab 10 minutes in our garden yesterday and timed it just as the sun came out - it's been pretty overcast here lately and a little rainy too, but warm and muggy, which consequently means our garden has gone mental. lots of weeding to do (again) but lots of lovely stuff ready to eat too .... baby broad beans, mange tout, green & yellow courgettes, potatoes, lettuces, shallots, cavolo and we are going to make some jam and other yummy things this weekend with our redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries.

there are so many lovely little flowers growing in our garden too, mainly wild ..... red campion, wild marjoram, borage, forget-me-nots, poached egg flower and lots of poppies just about to flower. we picked a few to put on our kitchen windowsill.

hope you all enjoy your weekend.


image: wild flowers copyright © pachadesign 2010

9 Jul 2010

thankyou sarah

a huge thankyou to Sarah over at Haute Design for featuring our leaf lanterns and to everyone that has commented on her post about them. we are thrilled and flattered to be Detail of the Week on Sarah's beautiful blog. you can view the post {here} and do check out the rest of Sarah's blog - she features the loveliest things.

at the moment, the "add to basket" button on our website to buy our leaf lanterns is only for mainland UK but we do post them everywhere else, so if you would like to buy our leaf lanterns, simply email us
update: we have just added a buy button for the rest of europe and for the US & the rest of the world. 1 lantern is £15, which includes the p&p to mainland UK (+ £4 for the rest of europe or + £5 for the US, Australia & the rest of the world) - click here to buy. If you would like to buy multiples, simply email us and we'll let you know the p&p costs.

don't forget to check out Haute Design and thanks again Sarah.


pachadesign {website}
haute design {website}

image: leaf lanterns by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2010

8 Jul 2010

currently loving

we haven't done one of our currently loving collections for a while - we thought it was about time we did. hope you like this one. info & links below.

top left beautiful tunic by barbara munsel - gathered balloon sleeves, shown with cotton guaze tutu. 100% organic, hand-dyed, hand-printed, locally hand-made {website}
top right plume by katherine dejarnette babin - glass vessel holding a feather with delicate antique brass chain {website}
middle ring-pendant by gaál gyöngyvér - silver, quartz, amethyst {website}
bottom the bird's nest dress by mika organic - "protect trees for birds". 100% organic cotton, water base silkscreen printed {website}

7 Jul 2010

former church building, south africa

we love the simplicity of this former church building in South Africa. the interior has beautiful chalky coloured walls with the outside painted black and brown - the cacti in white pots are a great contrast. we love the use of rustic furniture, sculptural mirrors and the beautiful chandelier in the bedroom.

the beautiful images are by photographer Craig Fraser. links below.


all images by Craig Fraser {website}

5 Jul 2010


a huge thankyou to everyone that came to see us at the Exeter Craft Festival this weekend - the rain held off this year so it was a really lovely weekend. if you couldn't make it, we have one more event this summer - our open studio in august as part of Welcombe open studios (more details soon).

and a huge thankyou to pia for featuring our little garden at twilight photo set! {here} - it was a lovely surprise to come home to after our show. pia has been posting about quiet spaces and featured our garden along with beautiful photographs from heidi swanson & katarina krizanovicova. thankyou pia!


image: twilight in our garden © pachadesign 2010

1 Jul 2010

maybe sparrow

one of our favourite neko case songs, maybe sparrow, with beautiful animation by julie and paul morstad. links below.


p.s. come back sunshine, please.


neko case {website}
julie morstad {website}
paul morstad {website}
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