Wednesday, 7 September 2011

The oldies are always the best

For a long time Marks and spencers has been a nation, if slightly faded, treasure.  But in recent years its blossomed into a great place for classic pieces thats are well made and incredibly funky. I don't go anywhere else now for winter boots, scarves and hats (they have fabulous 1930's inspired cloche hats).  Maybe I have warm feeling towards M&S from my childhood, the smell of St Michaels hanging in the air whilst looking for chirstmas pressies with my mum.  Anyway reminicing aside, I've picked a few of my favourite winter warmers for you consideration.

Turning my attention to technology.  Even though I came of age in the burgoning world of the internet and Nokia 3310's (vintage 1999!)  I really don't know my Ipad from my elbow.  I long for a simpler time of old house phones, another childhood memory.

Theres something oddly beautiful about the sleekness of design along with the wonderful colours I can't resist.  And of course there was nothing more addictive as a child than those dials, even though it took an age to dial any number, I'd still swap all the mobile phones in the world for an old house phone.

As I've discovered over the years, its quite hard to come across a good quality old phone.  But wandering around John Lewis I stumbled across  great modern alternatives.

I love the retro feel and the deep hues used (what I refer to as 'slightly off' colours, not quite primary or secondary)
LONG LIVE M&S AND ALL OLD, wheres my Ipod....



  1. I think M&S is great, and I love their new TV advert. It made me laugh.

  2. They really are, great post!
    Adèle ♥

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