Monday, 11 February 2013

"I want a bunk bed!"

The first thing that Darcey says when she wakes up in the morning at the moment is, "I want a bunk bed like the boys!" Since she started hurling herself out of her cot in the middle of the night (a few months ago now), we took the sides off, to create a toddler bed. Inevitably as soon as she was in a 'big girl's bed' she started to envy the boys getting into their cool bunk bed every night and has been obsessed ever since!

When I designed Darcey's bedroom my plan was always to buy her a lovely double bed. I really like the Angelica from Perfect, I thought, for when she is a bit older and wants her friends to have sleepovers. I had visions of the grey wool version strewn with loads of lovely Ferm living cushions, mixed with cool bedlinen.
The wonderful Room 39 are just about to launch a double duvet in pale grey/natural which would be perfect. Both Dizzy and I have been trying to convince her that a really big bed would be SO much better than a bunk bed but fear we are fighting a losing this space.

Rain Room at the Barbican

Last week I escaped the small people for a few hours and ventured into town to experience the Rain Room at the Barbican, an amazing installation by Random International which invites you to experience what it is like to control the rain. It was a miserable rainy day, so it seemed somewhat ironic to be queueing (for an hour) to go and stand in a rainy room! However it was well worth the wait to experience walking into a torrential downpour that literally stopped raining on you as you moved through the space. The room was essentially dark but with a harsh floodlight that lights the water and silhouettes the figures walking through it. It created a very striking visual effect, enhanced by the sound of the rain drumming on the ground and I loved every minute of it. It is on until 3rd March and is free so I would highly recommend going if you can. Do get there early, 10ish, as it opens at 11am but they only let 5 people in at a time.