gilhoolie gets out

Tricia Guild at the London Fashion & Textile Museum

A couple of weeks ago I visited the lovely Fashion and Textile Museum in South East London with a friend. What a treat for the senses! It was well worth a trip even though my mind was begging me to stay home and snuggle up on the sofa in the warm. Bermondsey is a hip… Continue reading Tricia Guild at the London Fashion & Textile Museum

gilhoolie gets out

Top Drawer 2020 – Jewellery & Ceramics

This is the last of my Top Drawer roundups, phew! Just a few more of the lovely items that stood out for me at Top Drawer London a couple of weeks ago. Top Drawer is really an event for wholesalers but it's also great to go and have a look around for inspiration, I'd definitely… Continue reading Top Drawer 2020 – Jewellery & Ceramics

gilhoolie loves...

gilhoolie loves… botanical prints

I'm really loving all the botanical print wallpapers and fabrics available at the moment and I'm thinking about using some to freshen up our living room curtains. Coincidentally, I have also been working on some floral illustrations to liven up my website so look out for those soon. Here are my favourites. You can see… Continue reading gilhoolie loves… botanical prints


Everyone loves a tapered drum…

Tapered drum lampshades have been very popular at gilhoolie lately. Either restoration of an existing lampshade (as it's hard to find a replacement of the same dimensions) or made from scratch using a template. I particularly like restoring a client's tapered drum lampshade - it's always a happy feeling when I roll it along the… Continue reading Everyone loves a tapered drum…