Hokolo – new woven fabric collection

London based designer Jen Taylor, owner and designer at Hokolo has just released her fabulous new fabric collection. Woven in Scotland, the collection includes luxurious cushions and lampshades. Benedict Dawn cushions 100% pure new wool front, 100% cotton canvas back The Benedict Blue Lamp Shade comes in two sizes Wonderful designs and stunning photos – I want them all! Read more about Jen here. She’ll be at the Country … Continue reading Hokolo – new woven fabric collection

The Poundshop Mobile

I love this. A Pound Shop but not as we know it. Created by the Designer Sitraka and art project The Poundshop, the Poundshop Mobile is  a platform for designers to sell designer goods under the strict brief that the product is to be sold within the affordable price bands £1, £5 and £10. I’m not sure if it’s still touring  – If anyone sees it around London please let me … Continue reading The Poundshop Mobile

Cushions – the secret to happiness

I have finally got around to taking some photos of the cushions and prints that I have stocked in my pop-up shop,  Anchor + Hope for the last two months. The lighting in the shop is perfect for a photo shoot. You can find them on my new website and I’ve included a small selection below. I’m pleased to say that Holly will continue to sell my … Continue reading Cushions – the secret to happiness

Chicken shop hot sauce

A Dirty Burger in Whitechapel

After a very boring start to our Sunday (a visit to Topps Tiles -yawn) we went for a rather messy burger at Dirty Burger in Whitechapel. With a pared back menu of just a few burgers and chicken from a spit, it’s a great place to go if you’re hungover and struggling to make those difficult choices.  We were surrounded by a bunch of 20 somethings … Continue reading A Dirty Burger in Whitechapel

Live like Don Draper with Ikea

I don’t normally post about multi-national retailers but I feel in this case I need to make an exception. Ikea has reissued a range of furniture from the 50s and 60s. The ÅRGÅNG collection is made up of  more than 20 ‘greatest hits’ pieces from their 70 year design history. The pieces are all limited edition and not all are available in the UK as yet. I especially love … Continue reading Live like Don Draper with Ikea

Melting Moments

Now this is cool. British artist Alex Chinneck has unveiled his new work—a life-size two-storey house made from wax. Called ‘A pound of flesh for 50p’, It has been built using 8000 was bricks and is designed to melt using special heat devices. It is designed to celebrate an old candle making factory that is located in the same area. The house is located on Southwark Street in London … Continue reading Melting Moments

OHH DEER Pillow fight

OHH DEER the quirky illustrated gift site are inviting designers to enter their pillow fight competition. All you have to do is upload your designs onto their site  ( you can see mine here ) and they’ll perform the pillow magic. The designer with the most social network activity – called viral shots – will win a chance to be their next contributor.  So please have … Continue reading OHH DEER Pillow fight