I have planted a whole garden full of foxgloves.
I don't know what I like most about foxgloves, their sloppy loose bells, like empty socks or their spotted throats.
I also have a minature version of Magnolia Grandiflora. They have amazing huge white blossoms and beautiful glossy green leaves backed with rich brown suede-like fuzz.
Last week I went to visit my friend who lives in an enchanted house in a forest in the very middle of Brisbane. Her house is like an art gallery- a livable art gallery. Full of fascinating objects and paintings. She has 2 Karin Eriksson beakers. (www.karinericksson.se) They are beautiful hand thrown porcelain with a matt white glaze and a 1950's rose decal colllaged onto them. I love how these beakers combine the handmade aspects of thrown ware and rustic, studio pottery glaze with the nod to industrial processes and the contemporary collaged decal.