Friday, September 12, 2014

drawing


giving illustration a bit of a go - not very well proportioned but was a fun first attempt

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Kantha Quilt

So as i was cruising through the Anthropologie website lusting after the crockery and the knob handles and the poster prints and of course the bed linen, i decided rather than continue down the 'when i'm rich i will buy...' route, i would hit Etsy and track down the same stuff for half the price.

Anthropologie - £150-£200


Etsy- Craftzone/ BeingGypsy/ CraftAuraHome/ JaiporHandloom£25- £75







Saturday, August 2, 2014

Marks & Spencers

I really love Marks and Sparks new crockery collection sets. It reminds me of some the things my Granny has in her china cabinets. I saw these on display in the shop and unfortunately can't validate a crockery set at my age, but i can admire and imagine.

Blackberry Floral Dining Set.




I also really like their Nomad Collection, which look like unique hand painted pieces despite being from M&S and super good value. Its like a modern contemporary version of something you might find in Mongolia. I also get hints of that Moroccan design in the centre with with the circular islamic design.




Friday, June 20, 2014

Liza Bruce- Moroccan Pad

So i have found a house that completely encapsultes this Moroccan bohemian style i have been obsessed with this year.  Liza Bruce is a fashion designer who seems to mainly do swimwear. And Kate Moss wore that silver see through dress of hers which only Kate Moss could ever pull off.
Heres Liza's house...I think you can only get away with that amount of Moroccan flair if your actually in Morocco, otherwise it might look a little bit over the top. But this house is still stunning, and you can take so many ideas from the way she has used fabrics, and tiles, and this bursts of colour.








Theres hints of traditional islamic art and design throughout, with the arches and the artwork. She marries that with bold -almost neon- colours in the fabric and decor, but set against stark modern white walls. Theres some parts of the house where it looks like the trees and plants are taking over but it's fantastic. It really reminds me of the opening of A Little Princess, where it shows her life in India in the gardens, with all the beautiful colours and fabrics. This house is STUNNING!!!





Thursday, June 19, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

etsy

i have been looking for an ethnic beaded pompommed colourful ridiculous purse for a while, so i thought i would check etsy to see if there were any cheaper options that the silly overpriced ones on asos etc. And i found this little online boutique which sources bags and fabrics from thailand. Really nice clutches AND amazing pillow cases which i will invest in for next year/oxford house!








Wednesday, May 14, 2014

summer design inspiration


these rooms are fun and fashionable. Its almost chaotic but in a fantastic way. I love Turkish tiles and Moroccan throws and pillows and rugs