Month: January, 2011

Funky shower curtains

…to conquer dark, cold mornings.

Flamenco shower curtains, £98 each, anthropologie

Amy Butler shower curtains, £37 each, John Lewis

Canvas shower curtains, $55 each, izola

Fred Shand at Anthropologie

UK based designer Fred Shand has designed a range of quilts and cushions for Anthropologie, in collaboration with a selection of artisans from Delhi, London and New York.

Although they’re only available in the US – and at quite a price ($998 for a quilt, $198 for a cushion) –  each design is unique and well worth a look, combining charmingly chaotic patchwork with striking graphics and washed out colours…. Perfect scruffy luxury.

Cash vs. credit: fish salt and pepper shakers

Kissing fish salt and pepper shakers, £4.99, Amazon UK; Jonathan Adler fish salt and pepper shakers, £46, Heal’s

People we’re loving: bibicarton

frank and charles

Australian designer and generally-cool-girl Sarah Mouchot makes furniture out of cardboard, under the name of bibicarton. Her one-of-a-kind designs, made on request, are really cool and inspiration for proponents of sustainable design around the globe – and green people in general, which we all should try and be.

They also have great names.




he and she



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New season fabrics at Liberty

Each new season brings its own stellar collaborations, and Liberty‘s new springtime prints are right up there. From wrought-iron inspired florals by artist Lauren Child to wistful faded roses by illustrator Jane Ray, the collection reaches far and wide… and, as you would expect, when it comes to colour and detail, the sky’s the limit.

Other designers include Quentin Blake, David McKee and Emma Chichester Clark.

One to watch for 2011: Amy Jane Interiors

Hand stitched Victorian cotton lampshades

Having pursued fashion since her teens, working with English talents Bruce Oldfield and Jenny Packham at the age of just sixteen, 24 year-old Camberwell graduate Amy-Jane Adams designs furniture pieces with a distinctly sartorial edge – her textiles are rare and wonderful and bursting with texture and colour – and, refreshingly, a million miles away from high street fads and trends.

After her foray into the world of tailoring, Amy returned to the Cotswolds, where she grew up, to design and make interior accessories for antique dealer Christopher Howe and furniture maker Stephen Perkins. Cultivating an ever-growing love of upholstery and hand crafted furniture, she eventually set up shop after graduating from Camberwell, and her business has slowly but surely soared over the last twelve months. With such characterful and distinctive pieces, it’s easy to see why.

Her latest design, the Maharajah dog bed (below), is fit for a king.

Maharajah dog bed

Tea chest laundry bin

Vintage fruit crate dog bed

For more designs and info visit