Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Driving past the Wolesley late one evening we all remarked on the doormen with bowler hats and lamented the loss of the bowler hat in society generally.
I know they can be seen on Pete Doherty and others but I mean the loss of them on rotund city workers in pinstripe suits. I love a top hat too but there is something about the bowler.
I have always meant to have a bowler artfully hanging over one side of my dressing table mirror and never quite gotten round to it.
Now my new favourite thing to want when (if I ever) have my own place is a row of these fabulous lamps from innermost which I saw in this Saturday's Telegraph magazine.
Normally I don't go for anything comic in interior design but I think the bowler is a true design classic, like the mini, that even if it's no longer used in everyday life should still be seen because it brings a smile to people's faces. Well mine. I want one. And a flat please.