Flotsam & Jetsam

Earlier this year we worked alongside our friends from Made by Jason on the facade of the lovely Flotsam & Jetsam cafe, just off Bellevue Parade in Wandsworth.

Photo: Lisa Jane Photography

They take a serious line when it comes to brunch, and we hope one day to get our hands on this epic combination of sweet potato and pulled pork & crackling hash…

Brunch at Flotsam & Jetsam


Decorating the Myla and Davis hairdressing salon

We’ve just finished decorating the interior and exterior of the new Myla and Davis salon in Brixton.

The expansion of Katya’s business is continuing strongly and we’re delighted to have worked on all three salons, with the long-established Herne Hill salon being joined by East Dulwich in November 2013.

The bold colour chosen for the exterior woodwork and masonry — Railings by Farrow & Ball — works well in the busy central Brixton location.

The carpentry in the interior — mainly 18mm stained birch ply with black powder-coated metalwork  — was designed and built by the skilled team at Made by Jason.

The salon is at 425 Coldharbour Lane.

Photos showing the facade of the Myla & Davis salon in Brixton, before and after being painted by Trim Decorating


In praise of Xero

Xero logoSince we started using Xero — the excellent online accounting software — in 2013, we’ve been acting as unpaid trade envoys for this excellent invention.

All the tiresome, error-prone paraphernalia of traditional, Bob Cratchit-style accounting — the arid crinkle of the bank statements, the caffeine-addled hours of prodding the calculator, the boredom of the Excel spreadsheet and the sheaves of joyless, utilitarian receipts — can be drop-kicked satisfyingly into the nearest bin.

Xero sweeps it all aside by importing your business transactions automatically, day by day, from the bank account. This eliminates errors, and you check off and reconcile each bank statement line as it is created … the result? Your accounts essentially make themselves. You will do less work, and will be rewarded with more information about your business, more accurately presented.

We recommend it highly.

The Xero Dashboard from Xero on Vimeo.