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My anglomaniacal tendencies. First Claudia at The Paris Apartment posted this:

Then the July 29 post about the anniversary of the wedding of Charles and Diana at The Adventures of Tartanscot here....

It all got me thinking about my inexplicable love of all things English -- and in particular the Union Jack. Here's a celebration.

Cute stuff from Jan Constantine -- available at Selfridges.

A wicked chaise in a photo by James Merrell.









Super fun goods from Notonthehighstreet.com. What could be more perfect than Union Jack egg and tea cozies?








Victorian chairs get a mod spin with flag fabrics - you just can't do that with the Canadian flag. Above left: Henry Road. Above right: Melanie Porter.

A Paul Smith wallhanging - everything he does rocks, Tara Bernerd cushion and the excellent effed up flag rug by the fabulous Vivienne Westwood -- all from The Rug Company.

And lastly...quintessential mod style brought to you by music and style icon Paul Weller (he even had his own line of shoes once) and Carnaby Street hot shop The Merc...


It's a big blog world out there. Every day I find someone new with a massive collection of inspiring posts. Today's discovery is The Adventures of Tartanscot by Scot Meacham Wood. Here is just one of the images from his post for today. It's a Hamptons home by Elizabeth Martin. I have such a weakness for the well-done white kitchen. What's not to love?

And this room below designed by Scot himself (Thane Studio) got me thinking about director's chairs. I was scouting them recently and was surprised by how few I found. For such a great design why don't more companies make them? Hmmm, what's up with that? 

also love these ones at the Bahamas home of India Hicks...

Here are the ones I scouted in Toronto recently:

McGuire, CAN$3,695 (!) -- I think this is the one Scot used above.

Kreiss, CAN$2,295

Pier 1, CAN$74 (for the standard chair height)

The McGuire one is gorgeous but that's just crazy money. The Pier 1 chair is my bargain find of the week!