Up in Scotland for the next few days, visiting Begg, Mackintosh and Robert Noble. Driving rain for the drive yesterday, but a beautifully cold and sunny morning today. My favourite weather. 

Vintage crocodile suitcase from Bentley’s. It only gets taken on car journeys, being too precious to check in. Beautiful though, with delicate brass locks and relined in Alcantara. The rest of the time it sits in a corner of the room, as decoration and sweater storage.

The same could be done with any vintage suitcase of course, and I recommend always checking out local vintage shops (outside London) whenever you spot one. Just make sure any prospective purchase is in good nick – often the repair work will be more expensive than the piece itself.