• A new gift collection from an oldie (but a goodie)… plus your chance to WIN!!!

    by  • Monday, February 8, 2016 • 0 Comments

    It may seem like the homes and gift market has become somewhat saturated over the last few years, (although we’re not complaining, we love discovering new companies popping up with more lovely products for us to share and feature!) but one of our long time favs, has to be Dotcomgiftshop. Opening its virtual doors to consumers in 2005, (but running for trade since the 1980’s)  it continues to sell original and stylish prints, gifts and decorations straight to you before anyone else.dotcom1

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    Sneak peek of icon Sue Timney’s new collection for Marks & Spencer

    by  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 • 1 Comment

    Famed for her maximalist aesthetic and eclectic, quirky designs, Sue Timney has worked in interior design for over 30 years. Her accolades include serving as President of the British Institute of Interior Design, and receiving the Prince Philip Designers Prize for Design of the Year. She’s also worked closely with The Laura Ashley Foundation and collaborated with The Rug Company and House of Fraser, as well as releasing a series of books.

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    Monkeying around

    by  • Thursday, February 4, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Happy Thursday! As your reward for making it this far through the week (why is that sad January feeling still dragging into February!) I thought I would treat you to a troop of monkeys….now you weren’t expecting that were you!

    There is something slightly menacing, dare I say nightmarish about them all grouped together like this (my fault entirely!), but like the pineapple and flamingo before it, I think this surprising trend is already growing on me! Although perhaps it’s no coincidence that it’s the Chinese new year of the monkey come Monday.

    N.B. the side effect of this blog post has been the permanent loop of the Specials Monkey Man in my head for the last 2 days.

     

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    So hot right now….. Desk planners

    by  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016 • 3 Comments

    Well thank goodness January is over- longest month EVER!! Now that February is here, I feel like it’s practically Spring (well maybe not quite) and have found a new lease of life and energy and am ready to get organised for the year ahead! (or maybe its just the coffee thats whipped me up into a frenzy this morning….)

    Either way, I can’t hope but notice that lovely desk planners seem to be everywhere at the moment, there to help us all plan out our weeks more efficiently (or maybe just to count down to the weekend), help our time management and increase productivity.

    Here are a few of my hot spots…deskplanners

    1. Weekly planner desk pads, from £11 each, Betty Ettiquette 2. Say so weekly planner, £7.50, Caroline Gardner 3. Pink floral weekly desk pad, £12, Papermash 4. A4 monthly planner pad, £6, Kikki-K 5. Weekly keyboard planner pad, £5.75, Lollipop Designs  6. Hopes, dreams and wishes desk jotter, £9.95, Etsy  7. Weekly desk pad, £10.80, Northlight 8. Weekly planner pad, £9.50, Not on the highstreet

     

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