Thursday, 19 May 2011

Pretty in the City: Shoreditch

Wording on either side of Ebor Street. The black building is Shoreditch House. I love the way the colours pop.

Redchurch street, I didn't even notice that these were faces on this doorway when I first walked by, it's only when I went back to take the photo I saw how much work must have gone into them.

Curtain Road, kind of cheating as it's the outside of a gallery, but still!

All photos (c) Colour Lovin' Mother All rights reserved.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Mibo's Eclectic Offering

Mibo are a lovely company I've been following for a few years now. Founded by designer Madeleine Rogers, they began with some fabulous printed lampshades, and have grown to offer a small but perfectly formed range of diverse products, from cut-out paper animals to tile stickers, all designed by Madeleine with her individual, folky Mibo style.

The thing that makes Mibo stand out from the crowd for me, is that the designs take an original step forward. They could make a stuffed fox, but for all you sew and sews, they've designed a tea-towel which you can use just as it is, or cut up and make a fox yourself. Equally, what's so great about paper animals? the point is in the making, the cutting and the sticking. Far too good to leave it to the kids.

Each year I have bought their beautiful calendar downloads, and even downloaded the most brilliant valentiny card, a 3D paper owl in a crate with love message to deliver. I highly recommend you sign up to their mailing list to be kept in the loop about these special exclusives, this years calendar is beautiful.

Mibo range
2011 Calendar



Thursday, 5 May 2011

Designer Babies

Before I had a baby, I thought expensive baby things were a frippery. A fools game. I was right, to an extent. This morning's blueberry and banana projectile vomit proved me so.

However, I have learnt one thing. That actually, up to about 6 months, babies are actually very tidy beings. Well, as long as the nappies fit, and you're a tidy sort yourself, they really can't move to make any mess for themselves. So certain expenses could be justified.

Maybe, just maybe, even these new buggies from Bugaboo, in collaboration with Missoni, coming to a Clapham cafe near you in July 2011.

Beyond 6 months however...

Monday, 2 May 2011

Thanks William

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”-- William Morris

My birthday gift. Some may ask, 'Why make a watering can pretty?' They obviously have sheds to keep their watering cans in.