1. Loving these three recent buys: a old-style sweet jar, a yellow hurricane lamp and a sweet little owl to add to the collection!
2. I felt inspired by the colourful wrapping paper on this present from The Conran Shop.
3. Enjoyed walking around Hampstead in Saturday’s crisp and foggy weather.
4. Proving life isn’t all about vases and pretty things: here I am getting my hands dirty teaching myself how to change a wheel on the car after it suffered a puncture on Saturday afternoon!
5. Big Ben looked even more impressive than usual on Sunday as it pierced the clear, winter blue sky.
6. Loved how this back lit tree looked illuminated with a warm orange glow.
7. I started looking for my Christmas cards and this letterpress card caught my eye.
8. Polar bear jumper? Adorable.
9. How fun is this circular candlestick holder from Ferm Living?
10. Tempted to add this little fellow to my Christmas decor!


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. oh i love Hampstead…especially the Heath! Spent many summers there with my grandparents….such lovely memories!

  2. Fun to see you getting your hands dirty changing the wheel 🙂

    I really like the huuricane lamp in yellow, and that brass reindeer is great. When I followed the link I discovered that it's quite big too, even better!

  3. I love the yellow lamp from the first picture. My parents have the same at home forever and some day I will steal it for my house

  4. I love the wrapping paper! I love how your weekends are always so colourful!

    Have a great week ahead!

  5. @Igor – I think I'll be needing it in Munich next week! SO excited! xo

    @Michelle – I'll co sign that! 😉

    @Rachel – Thanks, lovely. I bought it from SMUG boutique in London but I've seen it online lots of places as well. Here's one store that sells then: http://www.roseandgrey.co.uk/store/p112-new-arrivals/Owl-Candle-Holder.cfm Hope that helps! xx

    @Designwali – Isn't the Heath just beautfuil? Stunning views of London, too.

    @Jessie, classic casual home, Nuhu, homeboundtheheartoflife – Thanks so much! It's last season's Zara but I love it so much because it's warm and colourful!

    @Ashley – Thanks! That tree was so beautiful, I had to stop running back to the car (parking money had run out) to take a snap of it quickly!

    @fox and fawn – The little footprints are so sweet!

    @Camille – It's a lot easier than I thought it would be but not something I'd choose to do regularlly! 😉

    @Itzi – I loved its yellow hue from the moment I saw it!

    @Mon – Thank you lovely Mon. xx

    @Hannah – Isn't it fun? It's from The Conran Shop!

    @Vicki – Thanks for stopping by! xx

  6. What a lovely weekend Will! Apart from the tyre – I wouldn't know where to start 🙂 Love the yellow lantern and the polar bear jumper – adorable 🙂

    Abbey x

  7. Good on you a loving and learning weekend!!
    From getting your hands dirty to taking fabulous photos, throw in a little shopping and voila….recipe for a fabulous weekend.
    Thanks Will you have brightened my Monday
    Carla x

  8. Blimming love that gold reindeer and your new purchases. The lamp is fab! Love that you included the pic of you changing the tire – that is real life!! (But you still look stylish!) 🙂

    Rachie xo

  9. Look at you in the cute vest and able to change a tire! Something I must definitely learn someday – hopefully before I actually need to know how! Love your finds 🙂

  10. Oh no! Flat tire on the way to the country? Bummer, but always good to know how change it. I l o v e that christmas card, I'm starting to really feel in the spirit lately. xo

  11. @Deborah – Excellent choice; I love Grazia!

    @Ilaria, Marina – I'm addicted to buying little owls!

    @littletree – An excuse to buy sweets?! Love your thinking!

    @Abbey – Isn't it cute?! So tempted!

    @Lauren, White Tapestry – The little guy on the card is so sweet with his small foot prints!

    @Carla – You said it: the recipe for a fab weekend! Thanks for stopping by! xx

    @Rachie – The reindeer caught my eye in an instant! So fab! xx

    @wunderkammer, lisa – Thank you! It's from Zara last season.

    @Reshma – It's $48 and from here: http://www.highstreetmarket.com/collections/home-decor/products/brass-reindeer

  12. I love your ten things lists so much. Probably because I get to catch a glimpse of your handsome face and stylish ensembles. That dapper brass reindeer in this one doesn't hurt either 🙂

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.