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! … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Sydney and Bali

We just got back from an epic trip to Sydney and Bali. Two and a half weeks of sun, sea and overindulging. So whilst we’re all horribly jet lagged and waking at half four it was well worth it. Here’s just a few of our holiday snaps. Feast at our house-swap home in Sydney We’re going … Continue reading

2014 in review

Here’s my 2014 blog review. I’m really looking forward to 2015. Happy New Year! Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here … Continue reading

Merry Christmas

I have a 4 year old girl so this film sums up 2014 for me. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015. If you’re in London and have some Christmas money to burn please come and visit my pop-up shop on Roman Road in January and February. More details in the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading