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This morning I had coffee (and birthday cake) with my sister in Borough Market - for 3 weeks of the year we're the same age (34) and so we split the weeks down the middle and take the time to congratulate ourselves on this recurring oddity. On my cycle back to Islington, I passed Atomic Antiques - one of those quirky little shops tucked in between bits of Shoreditch cool. Their window displays are confidently understated and they seem to change daily/weekly which I think is a sign of a healthy business. If you're in the area you really should pop in. Each time I do, I fall in love.
Current pash: the teal/blue early 50's sofa which is in great condition and the bronze round mirror that lights up, casting a warm (read: flattering) glow. I'm also quite taken with the 1940's writing/dressing desk and very reluctantly - because I want this desk but I really don't need it, I will tell you that it's £490. (In mint condition.)
The Forties and Fifties seemed to be about capturing a flattering view of life. What do you think they'll say about the early 21st Century?