Saturday, 7 July 2012
This week I managed to have my quick annual visit to the Hampton Court Flower show and there was one stand and garden which really caught my eye. The Pretty Nostalgic Garden - Preserving the community, was wonderful. The idea is that it was built on a once disused piece of wasteland and it had been brought back to life by a small community team for the benefit of all. What a lovely idea. The tin shed is intended as a work space for preserving pickles and making jam. I would love a little shed like this! Some the ideas were quirky and clever. Using old colanders and enamel bread bins to grow flowers and vegetables in looked great. Near the garden was the stand selling a new fabulous magazine called Pretty Nostalgic. http://prettynostalgic.co.uk/ It is beautifully styled and has a wonderful ethos. It seems to chime with the current zeitgeist summed up by Vivienne Westwood "buy less....buy well". This will be a magazine to keep and treasure as its matt paper makes it feel rather more like a book than a magazine. It is also full of inspiring of things to do like creating natural perfumes, foraging for food and creating paint effects. I can't wait for issue 3.