Monday, June 13, 2011

LOVE letters give away

Fancy some LOVE in the form of this gorgeous wooden letters?? My friend from la casita de Margaux is doing the following give away: All you have to do is head over her facebook page, leave a comment with your name and email, and the comment "Love is in the air" in the entry, plus a like, plus make a mention in your blog, twitter or facebook. The deadline is the 25th of June, she will announce the winner on the 30th, more info at her blog. Good luck to all, I hope to win so I can bring home this lovely letters as a lucky charm so when my boyfriend from Spain come to visit and see them, realise that his love and place are in London and finally decide to come and join me here haha...

NEW Nightwood shop opening

I am a big fan of Nightwood furniture and products, this people never stop surprising me with their work, which I find very creative and down to earth, I love this side table so much!! They have big news, they have just opened a shop in Brooklyn, where their studio is based, so if you are around visit their site for events and collaborations, or pop around, I wish I could, I guess I have to wait until I do my ever first trip to the States!!
Congratulations Myriah and nadia and all the best for the shop!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

BLOGNIC: Meeting other bloggers

Fancy meeting other bloggers in London? Lynne and Ellie have organised this up coming bloggers event on the 10th of July at Regent park, register here. I am hoping for some sunshine and lot of chatting with some of you, I love meeting new people and sharing our experiences on blogging, design, craft, business etc...So see you there!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

NEW lavender sachets and organic cotton gift bag

A nice and peaceful Saturday evening in South London, mum (who is visiting for a few weeks), is helping with the sewing and I am here working in my shop. It has been a funny rainy/sunny kind of a day. We ate a nice risotto in the garden and had a lovely coffee and cake indoors... glad my mother is around helping with my work, she is amazing and a great member of the team when it comes to developing new products, I wish we lived closer so I could enjoy her company more often...
Piero took these photos of the NEW lavender sachets and organic cotton bags yesterday, so I am glad I can finally upload them in the shop. They are made of natural linens and filled with fresh lavender. They come in a reusable organic cotton bag and make perfect gifts.
WEll, off to have some rest, and wishing you a restful and nice weekend!

(Photos by Piero Pierini)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

£40 OFFER on the deer cameo cushions

The deer cameo cushions have been out of stock for quite sometimes, I know that some of you have been waiting ages for them, so apologises for the delay, I was waiting for the fabric to arrive, and it is finally here!! It is a mix of hemp and organic cotton in a creamy color, soft and nice to work with. I have been trying different colors and fabric combination, and have made these 3 cushions to test colors and fabrics. They are 37cm each and have the back in cream plain color, since they are unique and only have 1 unit of each, I will be selling them for £40 each.
I hope to get on with the new sizes and color soon, specially since I have heard that habitat is going big on the Victorian cameos look, I better hurry up before they launch their own collection!!! Will keep you posted on the new cushions!!

Fantastic locations in the X-men: First Class the movie

OMG I so much enjoyed watching the new movie X-men: First Class last night. I am a fan of well done action movies, the ones that leaves you stick to your seat for the whole duration of the film, and this one is one of them. They have, as well, done a really good job on the locations, interiors, styling etc...I could even spot the Tom Dixon lamps, cushions from Sanderson and one of my favorites desk lamps that they have used in their styling. Most of the locations were filmed in England and the action takes place on 1960s-style sets, conceived by production designer Chris Seagers. Below are some snaps of the constructed interiors, one of my favorites has to be the transformation of the Australia House, a 1918 London landmark, into the Kremlin's war room. I really recommend the movie if you enjoy action, done on James Bond style with amazing interiors and styling. The movie is a visual master piece!

Lets not forget the gorgeous men in the movie...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

First Spanish press cuttings for chocolate creative

It makes me very happy to see my products being featured in the press, specially if it in Spanish publications, as the brand is known in England, Europe and States, but not so much in Spain, so thanks to AD and micasa for showing my products in their June editions. You have made a happy woman!!

AD has my LOVE tea towel in their Kitchen special, and micasa features a couple of my cushions from the Decayed Glamour collection, in their what is currently new at hot section.

Perfect space and sense of style

Sometimes when I see places such as this, I start dreaming about my perfect house back in Gran Canaria, being able to buy an old flat or house in the old part of the city, with plenty of light and space, and decorate it with furniture and objects from all over the world, specially, from my dear England, trips to France. Germany, the Netherlands, the States, far Asia and South America, you see this is all in my dreams...but somehow this day dreaming make me keep going and work even harder in this very tough times to achieve my goals and never never give up, unless of course I stop feeling this passion and love for what I do.
These images are from the owner's house of the Dimorestudio, who opened its doors for Yatzer magazine. I really admire their style, almost not following any rules, I guess just based on their love for certain objets, furniture, respect for the space and and their immense sense of style, PERFECT!
(Images from Dimorestudio)