Spring Fair 2009

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Anzu, Stand S38
Hall 3
Spring Fair Birmingham, England
1st-5th Feb

Here is a photo of a few more of our Patchwork range. We shall be at Birmingham from Sunday onwards with the rest of the Patchwork cards and all our new ranges - hope to see you there!

The Sartorialist

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

The Sartorialist is such a great blog and I loved this recent post of these two girls in Paris. Do they always shop together I wonder?

This girl in Rio looks amazing in this sweeping blue dress. If you haven't already, see more at http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com

The lure of the leopard

Friday, 23 January 2009

No-one it seems is immune to the "lure of the leopard" as Jasmine calls it...
Not anzu (these are some cards from our new Urban range),

not Eartha Kitt,

not 1930's chanteuse Josephine Baker,
not Yves Saint Laurent (these delectable pumps are available at www.brownsfashion.com)

only Cary Grant, it seems, as can be seen in this lovely clip from Bringing up Baby.

Top Drawer Spring 2009

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

I would like to say a big thank you to my Mum and a very special thank you to the ever charming Saffiah for doing such a great job at the show.
I was excited about all the new designs I had done. However, it is always a little nerve-wracking waiting to see what buyers will make of them. Thankfully the new cards were really well received by buyers so that was fantastic. Next stop Birmingham!

New anzu cards for 2009!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Here is a sneak preview of some new cards we will be launching shortly. Come and see us at Top Drawer Spring, Birmingham Spring Fair or email us at info@anzu.co.uk to find out more!

Anzu at Top Drawer Spring

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Lots of new designs
The Anzu stand D11
Top Drawer Spring
Earls Court One, London
18th-20th January

I'll be giving a sneak preview of the new ranges we have this January later this week, but just thought I'd drop you a quick note to tell you about Top Drawer Spring. Oh my goodness I have been working so hard so there are lots of new designs. I think more than we've ever released at one time. Can't wait for everyone to see them!

A new project

Thursday, 8 January 2009

I can't give anything away at the moment, but I have been busy painting this, the Chrysler building and a whole lot of cakes for an exciting freelance project. I am looking forward to being able to show the end result!

Floating cities

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy New Year from everyone at Anzu!

I just came across this article in Vogue Living Australia, on new architectural suggestions to help with climate change. I love the futuristic almost fantastical look of a lot of the designs. Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut predicts that rising ocean levels will spawn half-aquatic cities with planted housing. Ahove is one of his Lilypads, a floating ecopolis for climate refugees (www.vincent.callebaut.org)

The above proposal by Daekwon Park features stackable modules, which have garden units included.

This is how Seoul commune will actually look in 2026, where towers will become the park (www.massstudies.com). Green roofs, the article states, are quietly but effectively addressing eco-doom and have a variety of benefits including reducing energy use of a building by up to 25%. These real life plans look so fantastical to me though, that they remind me of drawings of Tintin submarines or Studio Ghibli's castles (whether it's from his "Castles in the sky or Howl's moving castle animated films).

Above Studio Ghibli's animated Castles in the sky, and below Howl's moving castle. Could the real thing be so magical? I hope so.

And of course plans such as these couldn't fail to remind of Fritz Lang's incredible vision of the future in his film, Metropolis. He was so ahead of his time in 1927, to me it looks rather like Tokyo!. I wonder what he would be envisaging for the future if he was alive today?