Current Inspiration…

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Working from their East London studio, Bert&May have a team of designers and salvage enthusiasts, who specialise in both unique and original materials – creating some of the most beautiful and bespoke tiles around…

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It’s also work checking out their tailor made, design led ‘lifestyle boxes’ here

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We’re loving these majestic ruffles from Kym Ellery – an Australian designer who crafted her talent at London’s Central St. Martins … definitely one to watch for timeless elegance!

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Rigby&Mac have it all going on when it comes to home accessories and gift!  Their current theme of monochrome and mustard equals interior magic… and these cactus vases are just what we need to get summer started indoors or out.

Our latest designer crush …

For those who don’t already known Camille Walala (even if you’re not reading this blog), you soon will. Since establishing her brand with those directional & graphic interior textiles back in 2009, she has successfully collaborated with like-minded creatives, applying her iconic aesthetic to some of the most eye catching and innovative interior spaces we’ve seen in a long time… we just love this recently completed building exterior that has popped up in Shoreditch, East London.

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Some more examples of her engaging design work…

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Her designs have us feeling like a Keith Haring illustration dancing inside the pop video to Pulp’s ‘Common People’ …

(Just where can you pick up a dance floor like that these days?!)

Currently loving…

A little oh la la with french slogan T’s and geometric tights…

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Still loving yellow’s hijack of the interiors world…

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The antipodeans have done it again, with their perfectly balanced collection of directional yet commercial home textiles… all beautifully packaged too!

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Hello 2015! We’re back …

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Well that was an interesting year…  I’m not sure we could have packed any more into 2014 if we had tried!  We have returned to the UK from Singapore, having multiplied by two, moved house (twice) and are now happily settling into family life, living on a hill in SE23.  (Hello London, we missed you x)  I guess you never quite believe how capable you are of certain situations until you have little choice in the matter! The whirlwind passes, and then you have a quiet moment for reflection, and quietly whisper ‘wow’….

So, we’re not making any resolutions this year.  Just a simple reminder to help us achieve balance and happiness.  After all, a little bit of everything never hurt anyone…

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We’re literally loving our new cushion from Plümo .  It’s currently on sale too…

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Feeling inspired…

By this beautiful picture shelf in Grace Coddington’s apartment.  We’re going to try this one at home… The perfect solution for showcasing your treasures, whilst keeping them out of reach of little people’s mischievous hands!

Spring greens

Since labelled ‘colour of the year’ 2013, green shades have focused towards rich and elegant Emerald tones.  With the introduction of Spring, we are seeing much brighter shades with a vivid energy and playful vibrancy.  We particularly love pea-green, such a happy colour!

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1. palm wallpaper    2. latte bowls   3.  emerald rug   4. velvet sofa   5. cushion

 

The colours reminded me of some works by one of my favourite painters – Alex Katz.  In particular, these three paintings show the uplifting feeling this colour spectrum brings, of course, as well as the time of year… happy days!

Screen Shot 2014-04-21 at 02.33.29The Green Cap – by Alex Katz

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successfully ethical

A Peace Treaty is a wonderful example of the kind of business we both admire and aspire to…

They create ethically produced fashion accessories by empowering local artisans around the globe, as well as protecting local economies and ancient craft traditions from factory based mass-production.  Currently working with master craftsmen in nine countries – Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and the US – their jewellery and scarf collections have re-established handmade techniques like embroidery, weaving, natural dip-dyeing, woodblock printing, knitting, indigo and mud printing, camel bone carving, hand enamelling and stone setting.  They have successfully designed an ethical business model, while producing fashion-forward accessories that continue to go from strength to strength.  Here’s some of our favourites scarves from the latest collection…

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We have previously featured some of their gorgeous jewellery here

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