1. Seeing Narcissus at the flower market for the first time this year.10-things-2
2. Starting the weekend on a high signing an exciting new contract – kapow!10-things-3
3. The industrial chic interior of HARE AND BONE – one of London’s newest (and most stylish!) hair salons.10-things-4
4. Spotting a slice of graphic monochrome magic on Saturday in Soho.10-things-5
5. This was a total #whenpeoplematchplaces moment in London on Saturday!10-things-6
6. I need an anchor door knocker in my life. NEED!10-things-7
7. I was thrilled with my haircut by HARE AND BONE’s Sam Burnett on Friday.10-things-8
8. An afternoon at the Saatchi Gallery introduced me to the work of artist Gary Hume – his ‘Four Doors I’ painting was one of my favourites. Further reading led me to learn about his love of colour in paintings, so it’s no surprise I felt drawn to his work.10-things-9
9. Charming and colourful scenes like this literally make me smile.10-things-10

10. I love those perfectly timed moments when you step out of the Tube and the sun is setting directly down the street in front of you. Golden hour perfection.

Mariska and I started our respective adventures into new businesses around the same time – her as an artist and me as a freelancer – and have supported one another since day one. I’ve enjoyed writing about her work right here on the blog before; I travelled to Amsterdam to shoot her apartment for the Bright.Bazaar book (worth getting to see her amazing hot pink kitchen alone!); and Mariska travelled to the Balearic Islands last summer as a guest at our wedding. So I’m excited to once again feature Mariska’s bright, bold and original works on Bright.Bazaar today. The spotlight is on her French Blue Cubism table which now sits in my office.mariska-meijers-tray-table-2
The tray is the perfect spot to house a vase full of my first bunch of daffodils this year! I love daffodils so much and so I try to have a bunch in the house for the majority of the season that the are in bloom. It turns out that the blue and yellow colours of the tray are a perfect fit to pair them with – hurrah!mariska-meijers-tray-table-3

The graphic cubism pattern of Mariska’s design doesn’t just pair well with the daffodils, but with my striped rug, too. What do you think of this new addition to my home, folks?

// Photography by Will Taylor

1. This trio of wooden dolls add so much cheer to my home office. They were designed by Donna Wilson after she was inspired following her travels to Scandinavia and Japan. Each one reflects a person she has met or known in her life.will-taylor-bright-bazaar
2. Saturday was my first full day wearing glasses. I’m slowly getting used to it and enjoying seeing the world crystal clear again!lacoste-sneakers
3. On Friday I had fun on an impromptu photo shoot with Vogue magazine for London Collections: Men.beach-hut-print
4. I love this print, The Cabana by Amy Stone, that hangs in my home office. I like the art to reflect my love of seasons!sophie-and-lili-gay-wedding-watercolor-illustration
5. I finally framed the watercolour of my heartmate and I at our wedding that Sophie and Lili kindly sent us as a surprise wedding gift. I love it so much!lights-of-soho-neon-chris-bracey
6. Enjoyed a neon high from the God’s Own Junkyard exhibition at Lights of Soho.prints
7. Spent a cosy Sunday afternoon arranging prints at home. I love how the splash of yellow looks against the black theme.mint-mug

8. Thrilled with my new uplifting print. Can you tell I am addicted to art prints?! / 9. Love the colour of this sweater. / 10. I need another mug like a hole in the head, but this cup is just so darn cute!