Sunday, January 31, 2010


I think Matteo make stunning products and now here is one of their gorgeous marketing images that I find totally inspiring - I love this, its just so subtle and tonal and well just beautiful..

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Is it just wrong?? New MIni Countryman!

Ok is it just wrong?? New Mini 4WD "Countryman" even the name is abit well "nerdy" and it is to be built in Austria - well I can understand that I suppose as the UK plant is just too full making real minis! Forgive the car blog but I am abit of a Mini devote having my own beautiful R56 Cooper S if you interested in this new mini "concept"  Read more here.

New Haven Collection

Thank you Marie @ Wholelottalovely for your above blog post on our new AURA haven collection - I am pretty excited about our new shots too - our new Landscape and Sheer Leaves Haven designs will be available in March..

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cool Bookmarks!

Super cool bookmark by Ankul Assavaviboonpan for Propaganda - totally stylish and a very hip colour - And above a waving bookmark - I love it!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Welcome to the Darkroom...

A new store in London's bloomsbury called the Darkroom has been created by a graphic designer and a textile designer and showcases fashion, accessories and interiors - all quite beautifully blended together in a lovely dark setting - showing us that Black is here to stay in retail concepts for a while..
I do love black....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Havaianas in Brazil

I do admire the folks at Havaiana for their amazingly bold use of colour and for making a world wide brand from what started out as a simple low cost rubber flip flop - the Havaiana brand was created back in 1962 and this is their first store in one of the most expensive stripes in Sao Paulo Brazil - the store looks fabulous - read the whole article here - photography Nelson Kon

Monday, January 18, 2010

Beautiful Gold Mosaics

Looking through hotels in India for my next trip and surprised at what I found! Just stunning - a very glamorous bathroom in hotel Thikana Delhi - i'm excited about heading to India again it has been awhile and looks like I could definitely find inspiration for our Luxe range!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Just adorable - the return to craft is bringing all kinds of beautiful things out of the woodwork - look at these guys they are just lovely - knitted in mohair by the very talented Natasha Fadeeva could be a good option for a low maintenance pet? 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hello Sienna!

Look who's just arrived! Im very excited as our stunning new SIENNA collection is here! The first Autumn/Winter 2010 design to hit our shores. Sienna in Empire yellow shimmering against bold black! She is a provocative guest in the bedroom, an audacious geometric floral that makes an unabashed statement, a fresh take on the mesmerising patterns of victorian wallpapers! I do hope you like her and our new photography!


The wonderful Diane von Furstenberg - never shy of stunning colours and great prints! I love the strong mustard yellow with fabulous gold in this mini style "frock" - I just need the legs!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thought for today

So true - and a beautiful image - ABC Store New York.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Isn't she lovely

More Anthropologie - beautiful shoots from their Jan Catalogue - such amazing locations and isn't she lovely - makes me want to just up and away to somewhere exotic (well most things do) .......

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Anthropologie doing good

Just fabulous - Anthropologie who are always coming up with amazing instore and window displays have just called in used water bottles for their new Chicago, DC and NY stores - what a great thing to do with all of those dam water bottles! Well done Anthropologie.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Years Resolution

People keep asking me about my New Years resolution and I really cant think of one I am honestly going to stick to so I thought this image summed it all up for me - image from Third Draw Down.

Lovely styling

Such beautiful relaxed styling - I love it - a simple shot in Jan Country Style, the mag is certainly becoming quite inspirational in its photography lately - very contemporary country.