What type are you?

Saturday, 23 April 2011

I've always loved questionnaires and typography and this combines both. See what type you are over at the Pentagram site. Just click here

I ended up being Pistilli Roman!

I think it's a bit bold to truly reflect me, but I like it all the same.

If you're also a typography-nerd, you can get this typography manual app for your phone, just click here

Happy Easter!!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Thought we'd do a little post on Easter gifts - if you're feeling especially flush, you could opt for this golden Faberge egg,
this Fortnums egg is almost as amazing as a Faberge egg with the added bonus that the lucky recipient actually gets to eat it too,
if you're feeling a bit English you could opt for this traditional English simnel cake (also from Fortnums),

or if you're buying for somebody who is tired of cute bunnies and chocolate this Easter bouquet of roses from Only Roses could be just the thing,

another artfully crafted concoction for someone with a sweet tooth, this time from Maison Blanc,
or finally this funny Rabbit egg cup from Liberty. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Amazing places to live

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

well, maybe not this one..

Images: unknown??

Bigger than Kate's!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Kate Middleton might be a bit jealous when she sees this Anzu whopper! Anzu's Ruth will be outshining all and sundry when she wears hers to the Royal Wedding.
To make, simply buy one of our Anzu engagement cards, decorated with Swarovski crystals, cut round and tape elastic to the back and you're ready to go.

The card is currently on sale at Harrods,General Trading Company or email us info@anzu.co.uk to buy direct or to find a stockist.

Perfect day for a picnic

Saturday, 9 April 2011

It really is the perfect day for a picnic. My ideal would definitely be a bit Brideshead Revisited style, and essential ingredients would be champagne, strawberries, ginger beer, salami sandwiches, cucumber sandwiches, crisps and there has to be scotch eggs. Click here for the perfect scotch egg recipe.

And it would be in a location like this (is it Hever castle?), but perhaps not with 1960s pop bloke Donovan..

Images: via guromusic.blogspot, Donovan from unknown


Thursday, 7 April 2011

We had some rather nice treats arrive in the Anzu office this week. Makes a nice change from bills! This Mingei cow arrived from the lovely Mlle Paradis over at the Passage Paradis blog I love it!
Mingei are Papier Mache folk art created in Japan, and as far as I could find out Mingei cows are the symbol of Fukushima province, and are a talisman against sickness, so it has extra meaning.

Then this chocolate handbag arrived thanks to Paulie. Paul Smith is a music producer who works in the studio below us and who has produced the likes of Sonic Youth, Chrissie Hynde, Kings of Leon, and Gorillaz, and is now training to be a chef! I can safely say after a period of admiring it, this delicious concotion was very quickly wolfed down by the Anzu team along with some champagne... Yum!
Thanks Paul and Claudia!

Anzu on Facebook!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Anzu has finally joined Facebook, and to celebrate joining, we are giving 3 goodie bags away. To enter simply click here and add to us to your likes!
Also be sure to click enter to see the animation.

A Japanese day

Friday, 1 April 2011

Last weekend I went to the Japan at Home exhibition at the Geffrye Museum. The purpose of the exhibition was chiefly to show that people have an idea of Japanese homes as being minimal, whereas often the reality is the exact opposite due to the lack of space. Above a little collection of objet - I didn't know owls are considered to be lucky.

Drawers with lovely kimonos in them.
After visiting the exhibition on the way back, as well as spotting about 20 Vietnamese restaurants all on one street, I came across this gallery, the Flowers galleries by accident.

And what a great surprise it was too! A really fun exhibition. I liked the cardboard people bowing by the door. In fact the whole exhibition of work by Jiro Osuga was amusing.

From the fake vending machine and slippers,

to the ninja poised above you ready to strike as you climbed the stairs,

to the people having fun trying on the masks

to the fortune stand at the end. Traditionally in Japan, these are in temples and the fortunes range from good to bad - if it's good you tie it on the line, if it's bad you throw it away.

This was my fortune - oh dear. Hasten to say I put it straight back!