Saturday, 31 August 2013

The home of...Ali of A Noble Savage

The Home of Ali of a Noble Savage.. All images via Style like U

Ali's eclectic home is everything that my home will never be. Perfectly organized, luxurious, full of leather and classy, but I love this home and Ali's many collections. Everything in Ali's home is well crafted, beautiful and just seems to fit...
To see more of Ali and his beautiful creations visit A noble Savage here, to see the full set of images and interview visit Style like u here

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The times they are a changing.....

Michele Breton, Anita Pallenberg and Mick Jagger on the set of Performance
Moon to Moon has been growing really quickly this year and combined with other 'life events' I have not had the time to keep up with emails or comments which has been such a major bummer!!......

....So after a lot of deliberation I have decided to cut down to Part time hours at my main job to spend more time blogging, twittering, Tumbling, Pinning, etc..... This means from September Moon to Moon will have: more frequent posts and will see the return of the Give aways .. Hurrah!! I may also try out a couple of things I havent tried before so your feedback will as usual really valuable..

Sponsorship slots will be open again for September too, so if you are interested email me at

I also want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the readers, commenters and emailers who have made Moon to Moon such a lovely rewarding project for me...

xx Gabi xx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Houseplants: The Chinese Money Plant

The Chinese Money plant aka Pilea Peperomioides
Chinese Money Plant

Pilea peperomioides

This odd little plant, native to Western China and brought to Europe by a Swedish Missionary in 1946, is  the Chinese Money plant, its latin name is Pilea Peperomioides.

The Chinese Money Plant is an ideal houseplant as it is pretty undemanding, fast growing and leafy all year round. Like the Maidenhair Fern in my last houseplant post, the Chinese Money Plant does not like direct sunlight and in fact shade will encourage larger leaves...

If you would like to know the history about these beautiful little plants you can read more here

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Boulder Village of Monsanto, Portugal

The town of Monsanto, Portugal. A village build around giant Boulders

This extrodianry place is the town of Monsanto in Portugal. The homes as you can see are built around and into giant boulders. The town was named "the most Portuguese village in Portugal" in 1938 and has building restrictions to ensure it is not developed upon.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Bohemian and Eclcetic Style Sitting Rooms

Comfy Chair in Bohemian Cafe 'Dr Bombays underwater tea party'
Bohemian Sitting room with Lilac couch
Arty eclectic sitting area: love that Vintage ceramic lamp
Daryl Hannah's Beautiful Bohemian sitting room
Bohemian Sitting room (with wrong way flag)

Sunday Chillin with Janice

Magazines sprawled across the floor. Mismatched furniture.Coffee and Incense. Vintage Lamps sat on battered hand-me-down tables. Bob Dylan played on your mums old Record player. Tea stains on the rug. A slight headache from too much Rioja at lasts nights dinner party. Sat on the floor in your PJ's at 1pm. This is what Sundays are made of....

Overgrown Cabin: Now you see it.....

Overgrown cabin

I just love this :)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Houseboat: Retts Woods London Home Photographed by Todd Selby

Retts Wood on her houseboat home in London

I have always had a bit of a thing about houseboats. When I was 10 I joined the Sea Cadets and loved knot tying, rowing and Canoeing and spent a couple of awesome holidays on Canal boats. At 15 and listening to a lot of Portishead and Massive Attack, having quit sea cadets because I thought myself to cool, I dreamt about moving to Bristol (home of Massive Attack, Portishead and Banksy), being an Artist and living on a houseboat that I could just float away on when I wanted.

 1 out of 3 isn't bad... I moved to Bristol....

However, as I currently own a house with noisy neighbors the idea of owning a home that you could simply move to a different spot if you were moored next to a inconsiderate knobhead, is becoming even more tempting, and having a look at these affordable homes, the dream is actually not really that unobtainable..

This particular houseboat is owned by British Photographer Retts Wood and is moored in London. The images are all by Todd Selby and many more of this beautiful home can be found on his site here. Being tall, having a 6'3 fella and currently thinking about starting a family this one would be too small ( I am thinking more Dutch Barge), but these images are so inspirational.....

expect plenty of Houseboat posts to come :)

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Kitchen's with Character

Beautiful rustic kitchen with exposed brickwork
Rustic, homely Kitchen
Vintage electrical s and Wood... dream kitchen?
Michael Allens Kitchen via Freunde von Freunden
had to sneak in this beautiful shot of the Wonderful Ashley Ording
Lovely readers I need some advice/ feedback....
I am not sure how long we are going to be staying in our current house but it 'needs a new' kitchen. The question is, in a house you may want to sell in a few years do I paint it how you want (homely and probably turquoise) or go for a standard shop brought 'clean, crisp, white' kitchen that would appeal to most people to help sell the house?

Comparing the above pictures to my mound of sterile kitchen catalogues I am pretty sure which way I am leaning, but it is still a conundrum. Do you think too much personal taste would deter you as a buyer?

Friday, 9 August 2013

Shop Focus: Millie's Cheeseboards

'The Tree Climber' handcrafted camphalaurel cheeseboard
'Our Mountain' Cheeseboard
Millie's ' Light as a feather' Cheeseboard
Millie's awesome hand painted cheeseboards via Instagram
I discovered these beautiful natural cheeseboards yesterday via the fabulous Kerrie from Gypsy River and just had to share the love. The cheeseboards are all designed and hand painted by Millie Fairhill and sold in her online shop here. She sells out quickly, but does do custom orders!!! Awesome aren't they?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Help save this beautiful handmade roundhouse

Charlie Hague and Megan Williams hand built this beautiful timber-framed roundhouse house, with straw bale walls, an earth floor, and a living roof, in Glandwr, North Pembrokeshire last summer for £15,000. It was built on the plot of land owned by Charlies parents that the couple had been living in a damp caravan on for the last 4 years and with the news that Megan was pregnant Charlie decided to build their own home.

Sadly now the home may have to be demolished as the couple did not have planning permisson for the property and the council feel the

" benefits of the development did not outweigh the harm to the character 
and appearance of the countryside"

The home is actually situated next door to the Lammas Eco-village!!!! How their home can impact negatively on an eco-village is beyond me

So Moon to Moon readers I urge you to sign this petition to grant retrospective planning permission to Charlie and Megs roundhouse. With over 22,000 signatures already they only needed 2961 more signatures at the time this post was published. All that is needed is your name and where you live...

Thank you Kath for drawing my attention to this story xxx