secret lives little

My book, ‘The Secret Lives of Colour’, will be published by John Murray in October. It tells the stories of 75 unusual shades, from amber to absinthe, puce to pitch black, and from shocking pink to acid yellow.

I also write about culture and design for publications including The Economist, 1843, Quartz, and I’m a columnist at Elle DecorationYou can see a selection of my published work in the portfolio section.

I am fond of all sorts of things including, but most definitely not limited to, clothes and jewellery I can’t afford, historical style, beautiful books, chocolate, spaghetti carbonara, old movies and stationery.

For commissions and general queries please email me.


Everything on my blog is there because I love it. I always credit and/or link to the creator but if it’s yours and you’d like me to remove or alter a credit please let me know.

{my profile pic, above right, was taken by photographer and friend Ed Henderson, thanks Ed!}