Anzu pick of the week: by Saffiah

Friday, 30 September 2011

Saffiah: 'This is one of my favourite Anzu limited edition prints, because I just love the rich jewel colours in it and they are very on trend this season too! It reminds me of a hidden treasure trove, full of gold, pink sapphires and rubies'.

This limited edition print is hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals and is currently on sale in Harrods. The exhibition has been going so well it has just been extended for an extra week, so you have until the 7th October to visit us!

Hot day

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Unexpectedly hot day, perfect for this...
The Icebergs in Sydney,

The Joules hotel in Dallas,

don't know where this is, but love that it goes from inside to outside. And if the weather turns bad tomorrow, don't despair you could build something like this instead

the amazing and most beautiful swimming pool at the Randolph Hearst mansion.

Office inspiration

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

We are still in the process of decorating the new office, and I've been collecting lots of images for inspiration. I definitely want an inspiration board,

grey and white with touches of gilt and brass,

plenty of glamorous touches as in the Astley Clarke showroom,

a little topiary,

a long desk for the graphic designers,

and grey tone wooden floors.

Anzu's Pick Of The Week: by Patricia

Friday, 23 September 2011

Anzu's Pick of the week: 'I wanted to pick our Anzu daisy limited edition print, which is a bestseller at Harrods. I love the understated simplicity of the design, and it reminds me of meadows, English summers and also of making honey when I used to keep bees'.

Nihan Buruk

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I recently discovered this mysterious and quite magical shop in Istanbul. It looked like an interior shop from the outside, but it is actually an atelier. The door was opened by a lovely lady with a King Charles cavalier spaniel, and I walked through to see elegant room after elegant room. In one a strikingly glamorous lady was sitting surrounded by elegant silverware and sipping tea from a china cup. I felt like I'd walked into Poirot! It turned out that this was the shop of Nihan Buruk, a supermodel from the 90s who went on to become a fashion designer. Above she models some of her clothing.

Each room was elegantly decorated with sumptuous fin-de-siecle antiques. There is a video showing a tour of the atelier here (definitely worth a visit).

And as above, some more of the clothes, modelled by Nihan Buruk herself.

James' Anzu pick of the week

Friday, 16 September 2011

James: 'Last weekend the Anzu graphic design team (Ben and I) had a lot of fun surfing on the Wales coast so I had to pick the Anzu surfing card!'

Embroidered jewels, peacock blue, and chandelier earrings.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

By a very strange coincidence both Saffiah and I ended up at Indian and Pakistani weddings in exactly the same banqueting hall in Manchester at the weekend. Very funny as we both live in London - we could hardly believe it!

I had never been to a Muslim wedding before, and I loved all the glittering outfits and crystals, colour and music! A perfect antidote to the miserable weather we've been having. Saffiah took much better pictures - below is her sister's outfit. Love the bright pink and piles of bangles.

Matching black and gold feathery sweeps make these girls a dramatic looking duo!

The detailing on Saffiah's sister's outfit.

Peach, silver and clear crystals combined for the bride's sumptuous wedding dress.

This lady wore a gorgeous Churidar in peacock blue with gold embroidery and clear crystals.

The gorgeous detailing on the back of the tunic.

At the wedding I went to the peacock blue continued and the beautiful bride combined it with topaz and coral and gold.

Loved this fun photo below of all the bejewelled girls.

The lucky groom!

And to continue our theme, our own Anzu Indian Peacock limited edition print, hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals, which is currently available at Harrods.

Happy 10th Anniversary InStyle!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The lovely people over at Sisley recently asked me to produce a fun congratulations painting to celebrate Instyle 10th Anniversary. Happy Birthday Instyle!

Roof gardens

Monday, 12 September 2011

I always love the idea of roof gardens, but imagine having one at work, as with this Hermes one on the top of the shop in Paris.

This quirky rooftop garden was designed by Midori no Tobira using moss.

Anzu Pick Of The Week: by Ruth

Friday, 9 September 2011

This week I'm choosing our Summery 'A day at the beach' card because I'm hoping the sunny weather will return!

The card was inspired by long lazy days at the beach, colourful bikinis, Hawaiian print towels and flip flops!

To buy, click here.

Blue pattern...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Just some random images - pattern on pattern, in lovely shades of blue...

Images: Fendi, unknown, Rodarte Ming dress, unknown

Gorgeous bags

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Winter is on it's way and there has to be something to cheer us up! Here in the office, we are lusting after these gorgeous bags from Lanvin.

Also love these totes from Sophie Hulme.

We're also loving the new Phillip Lim 3.1 'Pashli' bags but there is just not enough space here - or in our wardrobes for that matter!

Anzu exhibition Harrods

Thursday, 1 September 2011

We are very excited about our new Harrods limited edition print exhibition, which opened today in the Writing Room, Harrods. We hope you have a chance to visit it! Here is a little shot of part of it.