29 Mar 2011

the lost gardens of heligan {part 3}


intro {here}, part 1 {here} & part 2 {here}

lost gardens of heligan {website}

images: the lost gardens of heligan series by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2011

the lost gardens of heligan {part 2}


intro {here}, part 1 {here} & part 3 {here}

the lost gardens of heligan {website}

images: the lost gardens of heligan series by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2011

the lost gardens of heligan {part 1}


intro {here}, part 2 {here} & part 3 {here}

the lost gardens of heligan {website}

images: the lost gardens of heligan series by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2011

the lost gardens of heligan: intro

we spent my birthday, last month, wandering the beautiful lost gardens of heligan in cornwall. you can read the story of how the gardens were found & restored {here}. the gardens are stunning. we have put together some of our photographs ..... in parts 1, 2 & 3 - coming in the next posts. enjoy.


the lost gardens of heligan {website}

images: the lost gardens of heligan by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2011

24 Mar 2011

a few thankyou's

thanks to everyone that came to see us at Midcentury Modern and for all your lovely compliments about our work. we had a really nice day and managed to raise a little cash {£90 in total} for the japanese tsunami appeal too - we were donating 50% from all our sushi serving plate sales to the british redcross so thankyou very much if you bought some on sunday.

thanks to si & sarah for helping us set up on sunday and for buying me a lovely new bag from the guys at mini moderns {here}.

and finally we wanted to say a huge thankyou to trouver les bonnes choses {here} ..... we've just discovered your lovely blog and wanted to say thanks for all the features of our work!


images: pachadesign furniture & accessories copyright © pachadesign 2011

22 Mar 2011


we are home from london & the midcentury modern show ...... updates & news coming soon.
but for now - hope you enjoy this song & video from the joy formidable. we are loving it.


the joy formidable {website}

19 Mar 2011

see you at the show

hope to see you tomorrow at Midcentury Modern {show details here}.

16 Mar 2011


we've been meaning to tell you about madebyhandonline.com for a while now - a new online store that we have been selling a selection of our furniture & accessories on {see our page on the site here}. our friend sarah, along with her business partner katie, set up madebyhandonline to promote & sell high quality craft from some of britain & ireland's most exciting contemporary designer makers.

the site offers beautiful handmade work in 3 sections: jewellery, fashion and home & garden, and has profiles of all the makers so you can learn a bit more about them and their processes behind the making. there is also a great resources section, makebyhand, which includes a national directory of makers, jobs & opportunities, courses & workshops, news & more. sarah & katie have just started the mbhblog too.

we've put together a little selection of some of our favourites from the site {details & links below}. hope you enjoy looking through the site, let us know!

1: vintage plaited necklace by sarah drew {here} & small reclaimed cornish slate portrait mirror by pachadesign {here}
2: magpie bag by peris and corr {here} & cow parsley enamel panel by janine partington {here}
3: byrdhouses by chris eckersley {here} & shimmer collar by kokkino {here}
4: snow white by ecoh by eiko yoshida {here} & square textured ring by clare kilgour {here}

madebyhandonline {website}

15 Mar 2011

currently loving

for our latest currently loving collection we thought we'd feature pia's new online portfolio.

we've followed pia's blog ever since we started our own journal. we love reading her stories about distant places she's visited, or a day spent simply watching the snow fall in winter in amsterdam. her stories about artists and beautiful handmade design. and stories of her own work as a stylist, photographer & writer. they are always told so beautifully and accompanied with the loveliest of images.

pia has just launched her new website/portfolio where you can see a beautiful collection of images of her styling, photography and snippets from her books - paris: made by hand, amsterdam: made by hand & her soon to be published travel memoir my heart wanders.

here is a little selection of some of our favourite images of pia's work - click on the link below to see more & enjoy.


pia jane bijkerk {website} {blog}

all images: © pia jane bijkerk 2011

14 Mar 2011

help japan

british redcross - japan tsunami appeal {donate here}

poster by james white {here}

12 Mar 2011

midcentury modern

we are going to be exhibiting a selection of our furniture & accessories at Midcentury Modern next sunday at Dulwich College in London.
in association with Elle Decoration, the show is a perfect mix of original midcentury furniture & collectables and new contemporary work by british designers. we hope to see you there on the 20th!

"everyone from the serious collector to the design addict will love this show voted one of London's top attractions by Time Out mixing the best midcentury dealers with cool British designers dealing in furniture, ceramics, glass & textiles. Source Jacobsen, Eames, Day, Ponti, Nelson and Aalto. You can't fail to enjoy this pop up shop for the eclectic home in a 70s building filled with natural light".

midcentury modern {website}
dulwich college, london, se21 7ld
20th march 2011 {10am - 4pm}
show details {here}

11 Mar 2011


we are making one of our rust shikiri open shelving units at the moment for our next show {details about that very very soon}. the last one we made was a commission and went straight to our clients house so we didn't get to exhibit it at any shows or exhibitions. fingers crossed we will have it ready for next weekend.

rust shikiri
open shelving with cupboards

sustainably sourced local oak - finished with an eco hard wax oil
rusty steel - protected with a sealant
all glues used are non-toxic & solvent free

click {here} for more info


rust shikiri by pachadesign {website}
image: rust shikiri open shelving by pachadesign copyright © pachadesign 2011

9 Mar 2011


beautiful new pieces from noritamy - necklaces & bracelets. strong, sculptural shapes and the perfect combination of black & gold.


noritamy {website}

8 Mar 2011

thankyou charlotte

we want to say a huge thankyou to Charlotte Abrahams for the lovely post she did on her blog Style Insider about our new rustic kitchen/dining table & benches - very flattered by her lovely compliments! we needed cheering up and this absolutely made our day, thankyou Charlotte.
we have just discovered Charlotte's blog and are really looking forward to the new book she is currently working on, A Place to Live, in collaboration with Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway - you can read more about the book on Charlotte's website {here}.


charlotte abrahams {website} & style insider {blog}
new rustic by pachadesign {website}

7 Mar 2011

elle interiør

today we are wishing we could get hold of a copy of april's elle interiør - we have totally fallen in love with the kitchen on the cover! our own kitchen is a mix of black, natural wood, dark slate & stainless steel but we love the concrete surfaces in this kitchen and the walls (and the little hand broom - we have a similar one ourselves).

you can see more from the latest issue of elle interiør (soon to be re-named elle decoration norway) on their lovely blog {here}.


elle interiør {website}
kitchen image by jeroen van der spek {website}

4 Mar 2011

toast house & home

hope you have all had a lovely week. it's been another beautiful day here. we have been thinking about gardens and holidays alot lately (probably because of the lovely weather), so expect a few posts about that soon.

our toast house & home book came today. beautiful styling & photography and such lovely locations, as always. here is a little selection of our favourites. credits & links below.

enjoy your weekend.


toast {website}
photograpy by jonathan west
styling by lesley dilcock

3 Mar 2011


a beautiful song for a beautiful day. hope it's sunny & bright wherever you are today.

pictures by benjamin francis leftwitch {website}
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