Writing and Film

‘Some problems of a woman’s life’ Rose Macaulay (1923)

‘A tradition has now for long been established that cooking and cleaning are woman’s work. As these occupations are among the most tiresome which humanity has to endure, this tradition is very unfortunate for women. But there it is; and the problem is how to get what is needful done as rapidly as possible, so that one can go and do something else, more lucrative, interesting, or amusing. The general

Catalog Living

Catalog Living, ‘a glimpse into the exciting world of the people living in your catalogs’, is one of the funniest sites around. Ridiculously over styled, high concept roomsets from American interiors catalogs are brilliantly captioned by Molly Erdman to bring us the domestic highs and lows of Gary and Elaine, 1234 Fake Street, Anytown USA.  Apparently a book is in the offing – looking forward to it from this moment.

The benefit of the La Redoute

Ooh la la – the new La Redoute catalogue est ici! Better known for a fashion range which represents reasonable value with a soupcon of French flair, La Redoute is actually more useful as a homewares source. They do good, simple curtains and tablecloths in cottons and linens in highly usable colours like grey, aubergine and taupe. Their towels and bedlinen are excellent quality and reasonably priced. They usually do