Cherry blossom

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I recently did some painting work for the new Jo Malone Sakura perfume, which has just been released. To research I trawled through lots of images - I love this 1940s/50s Japanese print above.

The perfume itself! The illustration I did was for their own private correspondence.

Loved the black and pink on this image - just makes the cherry blossom look more contemporary, I think.

And aside from spraying yourself with Jo Malone perfume, you could get this Guerlain cherry blossom blusher,

and this Paul & Joe dress!

Anzu at Progressive Greetings Live

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Anzu at Progressive Greetings Live
Islington Design Centre, London
Stand number 142
24th-25th May

Look forward to seeing you there!

Jewel colours and rich gold

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Very much into this at the moment. Although I love to see modern white flowing interiors, sometimes it's just good to see rich jewel colours, lavish gold and just a sumptuous over the top interior.

Images: Dawnridge drawing room, Berge, Camilla Krishnaswamy

Anzu in NY!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Visit us at the N&Q booth, 2602-2709
So excited for our cards to be there again, and that our candles got chosen as one of the best products in show!!

Present from Japan..

Thursday, 12 May 2011

One of the best and lovely things about doing cards is the response you get from people - it really makes it worthwhile. Recently I have been writing to a lovely lady who buys our cards in Japan, Sumi, and I was delighted to receive this package from her, packed full of beautiful Japanese stationery and paper (there is such great paper things to be bought out there), pretty bookmarks that she had personally made and this tin of Apricot tea. Anzu means apricot in Japanese, and the tea is AMAZING!

And then to top it all Sumi sent this photo of Anzu cards that she had had beautifully framed. I am so flattered! Thank you so much Sumi!

Some beautiful photos...

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

I recently discovered the melisaki blog, which has the most beautiful photographs. Above Canasta de luz (basket of light), Sumpango, Guatemala by Flor Garduno, 1989

Ministers meeting in Rome 1940, by Carl Mydans

and Elephant in Amboseli by Nick Brandt 2008

Treats from the Columbia Road flower market..

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Guest blogger: Saffiah, Scribbles and Ink

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Last summer we had a few blogs from members of the Anzu team and we thought we'd revive that. A few weeks ago Saffiah joined the Anzu team doing sales and creative work. Over to you Saffiah:

'I think the large scale scribbled wall, created by Kelly Wearstler, is really eye-catching and bold especially in comparison to the grand staircase and sculpture. The geometric carpet on the staircase works well too.

The same goes for this look too. I'm not sure who created the piece of art, but I think the ink splatter works well against the monochromatic bold stripe of the furniture. I also love this inked backdrop with primitive style drawings in this artist's studio. To see more of this gorgeous apartment, click here

This is a lot more understated, but I think it looks great, just a massive gold scribble adds something different to the traditional style wallpaper!

And if you wanted to get the look, you could get these ink splattered espadrilles from

or our very own ink splattered Union Jack notebook.'

Images: Kelly Wearstler, via, Rue Magazine, via, Design for Mankind, Anzu

Another warm day

Monday, 2 May 2011

Sunny days in England? Practically unheard of. Sunny days here in April? Rare. Sunny days on Bank holidays? It's a miracle!!
Just need one of these fantasy pools now..

Images: via, Chanel, Klaus Pichler