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1. Spring daffodils bring so much cheer to my days, especially as we’re still in the middle of a freezing winter.bright-bazaar-striped-book-cover
2. Each time I see the pastel stripes and sprayed yellow ends on my book, it really does make me smile!blue-yellow-stripes
3. I felt inspired by this graphic stripe pattern I spotted in a car park.saatchi-gallery
4. A return trip to the Saatchi Gallery proved to be inspiring thanks to this work by Alexander Kosolapov. It was interesting to see the variations in a pop art take on advertising and consumerism that engulfed America and the UK in the 1950s, to that of Russian artists whose lives had been formed in communist regimes. A fascinating exhibition!london-in-winter
5. London architecture often stops me in my tracks, especially as dusk approaches because the light is so soft.neon-b-light
6. This neon B light is ideal for Bright.Bazaar, right?!english-tulips
7. How charming is this florist stall sign? I loved it!simple-color

8. This multicoloured stripe mug has Mr.Bazaar’s name all over it. 9. The mint simplicity of the Modi stool is a design win. 10. I’m craving simple colour and this sweater ticks that box perfectly.

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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.

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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