Iris is a monthly newsletter written by a collective of brilliant women.

A modern-day commonplace book, Iris is a kind of digital scrapbook full of recipes, paintings, quotes, poems, fantasy shopping lists, must-read books, restaurant reviews, hot travel tickets and general life-enhancing stuff. 

With an aim to inspire, we highlight lovely things both old and new. A destination to visit, a poem to read, a woman to revere. 

Iris pops into your inbox just once a month, and feels as nice as a postcard arriving on your doormat. Explore our back catalogue via the archive or browse articles by clicking the Read tab above.

We hope you enjoy reading.

 

WHAT IS A COMMON PLACE BOOK?

COMMONPLACE BOOKS (OR COMMONPLACES) ARE A WAY TO COMPILE KNOWLEDGE, USUALLY BY WRITING INFORMATION INTO BOOKS. SUCH BOOKS ARE ESSENTIALLY SCRAPBOOKS FILLED WITH ITEMS OF EVERY KIND: RECIPES, QUOTES, LETTERS, POEMS, TABLES OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, PROVERBS, PRAYERS, LEGAL FORMULAS.