Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Hidden Art Fair

I've recently joined Hidden Art, a great not-for-profit membership organisation that supports and promotes designer-makers.
I was really pleased to be selected to take part in their Open Studios Fair at Abney Hall in Stoke Newington, London on 24th & 25th November. Conveniently for me, it's within walking distance from my house! I'll give more details nearer the time, but I think it'll be a great place to find some original and independently-produced Christmas gifts....

Monday, 17 September 2007

Louise Goldin - my favourite so far....

My favourite so far this season....tropical fish knitwear that looks so comfortable and wearable....

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Philip Lim

I like this necklace idea from 3.1 Philip Lim, via style.com.
I'm keeping an eye on the New York shows but it's been a bit safe and iuninspiring so far...

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Shi Liu

I have a new stockist this month, Shi Liu. It's a beautiful bespoke bridal and evening wear shop on St John Street in Islington, run by the eponymous Shi who is lovely - if you go and check out the gorgeous dresses and jewellery there you're likely to get a cup of jasmine tea and a chat into the bargain.

The shop's in a great area of London, just round the corner from Saddler's Wells theatre and Exmouth Market, home of the famous Moorish restaurant Moro. There's a really cute and ideosyncratic flower shop there too, Pod, where I bought a little organic-looking pod-shaped vase on my way back from Shi Liu. I have a bit of a pod-shaped object obsession at the moment...

(Sticking to the wedding theme, if you happen to pick up a copy of
CosmoBride this month you'll see my vintage leaf bracelet with coral featured in a 'Grecian wedding' spread! It's masquerading as a laurel leaf bracelet).