Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Wishing you all rainbows and unicorns!

"Life would be simpler if only we were all unicorns"
Olley White

"Wanton stars galloped neighing like unicorns in blue meadows"
William Faulkner

"Do you know I always thought unicorns were fabulous monsters too? I never saw one alive before?
Well now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn, "if you'll believe in me I'll believe in you"
Lewis Carroll, Alice Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Sara: Tegan just  recently discovered that unicorns don't exist.
Tegan: I just thought they were extinct.
Tegan Quin

"Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn"
Scott Hildreth, Unstoppable

Lazing under a palm tree

Monday, 13 April 2015

 Dreaming of lazing under a palm tree with our new Anzu jewelled palm card, photos from a recent trip to Kew and more..

Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Hope you have a lovely weekend, Anzu x

Here are just some images from our mood board. Above our jewelled Easter design,

Victorian inspired lace cut Easter eggs,

pansies in a Victorian egg cruet,

Ukrainian folk batik eggs,

and this incredible tree with 9,000 Easter eggs

The colours of Peru

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Whilst in Peru, I visited this amazing market. The colours and patterns were just stunning. I loved all the traditional embroidery.

The little girls were in these beautiful traditional outfits.

How chic is this little girl?

Whilst there, I bought some pigment. The pink and turquoise were incredibly vivid. Far more than you can see in the photo.

Even the colours of the vegetable stands looked great!

Rural idyll

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Always find agricultural shows such fun and inspiring too. Here's some little snapshots of one I went to recently. Meadow flowers,

innovative flower arrangements (loved this mock picnic box),

giant cabbages

prize winning dahlias,

and snuggling pigs.

African prints

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

I was really inspired by the African festival in Shoreditch recently. Really great to see African prints styled and used in such a modern way.

Loved these streamers that were strung across the avenue.

So many inspiringly dressed people too! The clothes designer Soboye pictured above left also has a shop click here to see more

Mexican flowers

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Sunny days, armfuls of flowers and lovely Mexican embroideries. Have a great day! Above Anzu's Otomi flower cards


Friday, 6 June 2014

The World cup is not far away, and if like me  you are planning on football parties but are not into 'football decor!' why not turn your house into a tropical Brazilian paradise for the duration of the cup

Think beach style and rig up a gorgeous lounge area in your sitting room. With overlapping rugs and lots of loungy cushions for people to crash out on.

Think of the colours of a Brazilian street and you can't go wrong. These streamers would also work a treat too

Then pile it up with lots of plants and palms. I love this outside seating area as photographed by Brazilian photographer, Tuca

Even just one will give that holiday feel. Isn't this room gorgeous?

Throw in a hammock for good measure

Then turn on the large screen tv, mix up some Caipirinhas (recipe here) and put on some crazy samba music (link here) and you're good to go! (Anzu illustration above)