• Posts Tagged ‘tea’

    KUSMI tea – stylist's treat

    by  • Thursday, October 8, 2009 • Food, Stylish shopping • 10 Comments

    Yesterday I popped into Mitsukoshi on London’s Regent Street to pick up some pretty origami papers and a tin of my favourite Kusmi tea. The tea is delicious, of course. But the real treat is the tin…

    Picture 9This is author and stylist Selina Lake’s kitchen – she’s clearly a Kusmi fan – and no issue of Livingetc magazine is complete without a Kusmi Tea tin prop in at least one photo shoot. The brand was founded in 1867, and today has over 700 followers on Twitter – it’s thriving!

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    kusmi_tea_packaging_design_3With Baroque-style funky-coloured tins, and delicious tea, it’s no wonder the Kusmi Tea collection is considered a style statement all over the world.

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    Last night I went to the launch party of a new Homesense store in north London. We were taken there on a vintage Routemaster bus, sipping champagne – it was all very decadent! I have to say that I was REALLY impressed. I’ve never been to Homesense before, and I was kind of expecting it to be a bit like TK Maxx, but it was much better. There was loads of really beautiful furniture at tiny prices – I bought a fantastic, retro anglepoise chrome floor lamp for £69.99. I’ve just found the same model online for £225, so I’m pretty chuffed with my bargain buy! I also spotted Missoni blankets and Cath Kidston bedding at low, low prices so I’ll be back! – Ellie

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    It's TEA o'clock

    by  • Wednesday, September 9, 2009 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 0 Comments

    Hurrah for Megan Price and her funky Mr PS designs. It’s always refreshing when a new designer hits the interiors scene. Megan’s work is now stocked in Pedlars and we think she’s definitely ‘one to watch’.

    megan priceHer pieces are so colourful, cheerful, and quintessentially British…just the tonic for a dreary Wednesday afternoon. Check out her new raspberry ‘coffee and cake’ designs, and these lovely new greeting cards:

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    megan price3I think I’m going to order a set of these and frame them in my kitchen. It’s all about the cheap artwork, folks! I’ll leave you with this pleasing photo pinched from Megan’s blog, showing the coloured inks she uses in her studio:

    6a00d834520b2869e20120a55958bc970b-800wiCheck out that pink, top right – lovely! – Ellie

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    Time for tea?

    by  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 0 Comments

    Today I saw these gorgeous tea cups from ceramicist Clare Gage. I love the way the way Clare uses textures and techniques from weave, embroidery and jewellery making in the production of her beautiful ceramics – she creates china pieces that look as if they have been sewn together using fabrics and lace.

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    To see more of Clare’s work, or to treat yourself to a posh cup, visit her website.

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