Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Katherine Hooker

Oliver Spencer

I absolutely love Oliver Spencer clothes for men (particularly on handsome Archblog), so it's such a disappointment that his women's collection is such a let-down. The dresses are too skimpy and the shirts too boyish. I'd really love it if he did lady versions of the yummy fisherman's jumpers instead.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Rae Jones

I love Rae Jones's beautifully simple and elegant shoe designs. She's selling her work on the really impressive new Young British Designers site.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Jessica Ogden/APC quilts

Long-time collaborators Jessica Ogden and APC's Jean Touitou have produced a really limited range of quilts (in APC shops from 28 October) using up scraps of APC and Madras fabrics from years gone by. Off-cuts of gingham, checks and stripes have been stitched together into seven different designs (with only 30 of each being produced) that would not look out of place in a Colorado log cabin. So up my street.
Via Selectism, thanks ArchBlog!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Kate Sheridan

This waxed cotton cape/mac from Kate Sheridan will be my coat of choice for drizzly autumnal bike rides.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Lost Property of London

These bags from Lost Property of London are made from 100% recycled materials - combining coarse coffee sacks and salvaged leather with delicately pretty remnants of Liberty-print.


Stationery mecca Paperchase have finally launched their online store. I think this ABC scrapbook and this photo album are both extremely sweet.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Mimi Berry

Practical yet beautiful bags you'd never tire of, from Mimi Berry.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Urban Outfitters Vintage

Urban Outfitters have just launched One of a Kind - a small collection of vintage things only available online. Personally, I'd have to be absolutely blown away by a second-hand dress to spend upwards of £70 on it (when I can get something similar down my local charity shop), but I do think they've styled them nicely.

Polaroid postcards

I love this idea from Korean designers O-Check: postcards made from Polaroids. This collection has a picnic theme (checked blankets on a lawn, bikes, etc) - very sweet - and they do a quite chic Paris one too. From Katy & June.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Miranda Thomas

I am actually in love with Miranda Thomas's fishy dishes. I need to own that jug, although I shudder to think what the postage might be all the way from Vermont. Might have to just admire it from afar...

Dolly Blake

An extremely pretty printed notebook from Dolly Blake.

Somerville Scarves

Sally's silk Somerville Scarves are about a millions times more lovely in the flesh than they look here. Really show-stoppingly nice. I have my eye on one of these spotty ones.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Paper Haveli

I think my blog has a virus, making it impossible for some people to view. I've attempted to solve it by deleting things and taking off links... but the problem remains: my blog is ill. So although I have no audience for this, aren't these gift tags nice?

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Folly and Glee

This sweet cushion by Folly and Glee is made from patched-together vintage embroidered tablecloths that were really pretty - but too tatty to use. Such a good idea.

India Rose Bunce

I am completely wowed by young artist India Bunce's paintings of her sisters. She has only just finished school - she must be about 18. Amazing.

William de Morgan

I find browsing V & A Prints really quite addictive - there's always masses of stuff I love - and now I've got my eye on these prints of beautiful William de Morgan painted tiles, which you can buy mounted, framed and ready to hang.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


I love these alpaca socks from Humm - I'd like the set.

Kew Gardens shop

The designs on Kew Gardens' new range of chocolates, tea, jams and fudge (made for them by Peyton & Byrne) feature drawings of the familiar front gates, the Palm House and other garden landmarks. Very pretty, I think.

Monday, 6 September 2010


I almost always prefer the look of men's and children's clothes to what's in most girls' shops. Men's and kids' clothes tend to be just a bit more straight-forward and unfussy and proper looking - with no pointlessly cropped sleeves or fake buttons or shoulder pads or pockets you can't fit your hands in. This new London menswear label, Percival, makes very proper Just-William-style duffel coats, jackets in waxed cotton and Harris tweed, and chunky jumpers the kind of which I would definitely wear, if only they would make them in my size.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Papier Mache magazine

I read about Australian online kids' magazine Papier Mache on Julie's blog and I love it. This shoot, particularly, by Melanie Rodriguez, is just beautiful. Sorry these pics are so tiny - see bigger ones here.


I love the look of this newish London label, Colenimo. Their recent summer collection was inspired by traditional English seaside holidays - so there were deckchair-stripe prints and sailor-style dresses. Spotted at Couverture.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Laura Bailey for Made

Laura Bailey's jewellery collection for Made is really nice. And as it's all made from glass beads, leather and recycled brass (hence it's eco-credentials), it's all affordable, too.

Built By Wendy

This is exactly how I'd like to dress this winter. That's all. Via Olivet.

Yellow anoraks

What could be more cheerful on a drizzly day than a bright yellow anorak? I love this one by yummy mens' label Albam (I think it looks awesome on her). Aubin & Wills also did a lovely sunflower yellow Sou’wester, though it's now - sadly - sold out.