Three’s a crowd, six is a freak show

Walking past local curry house The Cardamon Club in Tooting we notice a poster in the window. It’s a flat, so naturally, eyes peeled we investigate further. It’s a three (generously sized) double bedroom flat located above the Indian takeaway. We ask for further information and find that it’s a newly refurbished, furnished, two storey…

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Gifts from afar

We were gifted this a while back now but completely forgot to blog about it. After going to the newly opened Imperial Durbar with its ‘British Indian’ interiors we were reminded about this lovely photo that Mark’s flatmate Anna got us from her trip to India. It’s dated back to 1967 and it’s a photo…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Refreshed from a long weekend in Glasgow we thought we’d include some of our favourite things from the city (see fashion and food) amongst the mix of usual London based Friday Finds. Thanks for having us Glasgow, we had a wee belter of a weekend! Fashion: more Mr Benn then Uncle Ben, FYI… We love our…

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The brick effect

We’re slightly undecided on this one. You may remember us not long ago raving about exposed brick walls, and our feelings on that one certainly haven’t changed but on skimming through a weekend supplement Mark pointed out brick effect wallpaper. Now, the first downfall to this one is that once in a blue moon would…

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Inspirational Places: Glasgow

While most tourists to Scotland may revel in the medieval landmarks of Edinburgh, Glasgow is also not lacking in inspirational architecture and design. From converted carpet factories to lush green spaces, Glasgow should not be seen as the poor cousin of it’s Capital counterpart. And we’re 100% not bias by the fact Mark is Glaswegian.…

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Keeping our eyes on the prize

As we’re looking at our provisional room date in September, we can’t really start looking for our flat just yet. However, we think it’s a good idea to keep one eye on the property market – the rent prices in the Balham and Tooting area in particular. Imagine our dismay at seeing recent headlines such…

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Brickin’ it

After spending what seems like a lifetime (actually one day) painting Mark’s current room, we’ve gotten a little bit obsessed with exposed brick walls. After seeing this flat in Tooting, we’re considering holding out for a property that incorporates this unlikelly design feature. Combining New York loft with Parisian bohemia, an exposed brick wall brings…

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Whites and brights

As we’ve expanded our search for a flat South, towards Tooting Broadway, we spotted this quaint two-bedroom terraced house on Lessingham Avenue. Just a five minute walk to both Tooting Bec and Broadway stations, the flat is still in our perfect location in this South London bubble! The large kitchen in this property is made…

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Monkeying around

Before Christmas David decided he wanted to make a patchwork quilt. Ideally, it would be a magic cape quilt, just like in Stepmom… but we’re sure he’d get some funny looks, so a grown-up quilt it is. Well, we use the term ‘grown-up’ loosely. Already, the fabric includes a clowder of cats, neon lights which say…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Fashion: Reigning vintage In the heart of Soho, you’ll find Reign Vintage. Stocking vintage finds from Austria, Germany and Italy, the store has a quirky interior and we’ve found a few amazing pieces in there. You’ll find everything from designer labels to unknown gems and there’s always a friendly atmosphere. We love how the store has…

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