Anzu area in the General Trading Company!

Saturday, 29 January 2011

We are delighted to say that we now have a little Anzu stand in that English institution the General Trading Company including our candles, bejewelled cards, notebooks, candles, boxed cards, and more.

So do drop in! The General Trading Company is located on 91 Pelham Street, South Kensington (next to Chanel) and on 84 Holland Park Avenue, or visit for more general information.

More pattern!

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Following on from my previous post, some more pattern images I'm finding inspiring. Above, the Mughal patchwork from our current collection of Patchwork cards.

Don't chuck out the chintz - a Carolina Herrera designed gown in a full-on interior. I always think the French do this so well, and have pattern on wallpaper, chairs, curtains, everything! Although I couldn't live with it, I think it looks great.

From a rather different viewpoint I love the intensity and colours on this Jose Parla graffitied wall.

and finally I'm not sure I like the metallic sheen on these, but I like the painterly look and they are nonetheless an interesting idea!

Images: Anzu, Carolina Herrera in Vogue?, Jose Parla, unknown

Dense pattern

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Balenciaga often has lovely brocade in it's collections and I love the way they've shot this piece against the patterned background for their pre-Fall 2011 collection. Ever since I was little, I've loved painting pattern and colour and always find myself drawn to images like this, that are actually quite full on. At the moment, I'm working on something not dissimilar, so I thought I'd post a selection of some images I'm finding inspiring

This Matisse painting always reminds me of my childhood as for a long time we had a print of it hanging on the wall and Matisse has always been an inspiration for me.

How amazing is this? Discovered via the wonderful

And then a piece of my own work, as featured on our current Patchwork range of cards. It was inspired by every kind of textile from folkloric Russian textiles, Chinese silks, Saris and Valenciennes lace. Apologies that the colours became a little more lurid on the upload (no idea why!).

More on this topic to follow!

Images:Balenciaga, Gaugin via, Passage Paradis blog, Anzu, Anzu.

Top Drawer Spring 2011

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Thank you to everyone that came to visit us at Top Drawer. It was a great show and actually one of our best so we are delighted about that! And I look forward to showing you some of the goodies that we have been so busy working on.
Above is an image from our Pink necklace card

Top Drawer Spring 2011

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Come and see us at
Top Drawer Spring, Stand D28
16th-18th January 2011
Earls Court

Lots of exciting new things, so we look forward to seeing you there!

Louis Vuitton store, London

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

I finally managed to pop into the new(ish) Louis Vuitton store on Bond Street, and I was really wowed by the design off it. Minimal but with character and totally luxurious.

This is even more dramatic looking when you're in the store.

Images: 1,2 & 4, 3 (Peter Marino).

What are these two up to?!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Looking very suspicious indeed - Loulou and Jasmine share a scarf on their way out for a sneaky dim sum anzu lunch today.


Thursday, 6 January 2011

We're all busy at Anzu at the moment, working on doing lots of new cards for the two tradeshows coming up. We have some new editions to our Bejewelled range with crystals on them, men's cards and more goodies!
As we will soon be busy hand decorating the new Bejewelled range with crystals I thought I'd do a little crystal post - love the bookends above from Artwareeditions.

And perhaps just for decoration? The invisible shoe by Andreia Chaves. Below is our Diamond bow thank you card