"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around." - Love Actually
When our owner, Diane, was asked about her favorite movie, she quickly responded with, "Love Actually....I love the quote in the beginning...do you know what I'm talking about?" With a quick flick of the iPhone switch, she was reading the above quote with a tinge of excitement as the rest of us listened (and when she was done, collectively sighed). Ok, so we are a bunch of girls, and we actually love that stuff. It's what separates us from the boys...and we're good with that. We understand we're not perfect. Sometimes we get caught up in a moment, we say silly things. But, what makes us great women (and designers) is our ability love the perfectly imperfect. Whether it be a loved one's quirks or a well-loved collection of curiosities, we believe it's the flaws that make them distinctive...and the ability to appreciate those flaws is love, actually.
No one does the "perfectly imperfect" look as well as designer and stylist, Sibella Court. Below is a look inside her book, Etcetera etc. As we know, the term "etcetera" is Latin for "and so on" or "and other things". We firmly believe, it is the final layer of "other things" (curiosities) that give a space character and life.
Be inspired...and curious.