A retreat...

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Things have been so busy, which is great, but it would be lovely just to take some moments and relax here with a cup of jasmine tea and a good book. And be warm!

Anzu on hit Korean tv drama!

Monday, 24 September 2012

We were delighted to see that our notebooks have been featured on a top show in Korea. It is apparently a kind of male version of Sex and the City.
In the story the heroine discovers a very bad secret in the Anzu Indian bangles notebook, and takes it with her to confront the man with it!! We can't wait to watch it.

Tord Boontje

Friday, 21 September 2012

Whilst walking around Shoreditch/Hoxton the other day I came across the newly opened Tord Boontje shop. Famous for creating the Garland light, Tord creates magical fairytale design pieces for the home. I love the Swarovski chandelier above,

the mythical Icarus light,

charming Scandinavian style pottery,

this stunning icicle coffee table, 

and this fairytale throne (would be quite funny sitting in this at home!).

This was a light installation he did for Selfridges. You can see more here or better still visit his shop in Hoxton!

Just some flowers for you..

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Looking at lots of floral images today for inspiration. Above, the illustration from our tropical jewelled bouquet card. Have a great sunny day!

One of my favourite places in the world, the Spanish steps in Rome.

Urban, futuristic and minimal

Monday, 10 September 2012

Although the fashion right now is for embroidered luxe opulence, I am finding myself being drawn to some rather more modern, simple and futuristic images. How amazing is this swimming pool?

The amazing architect Oscar Niemeyer

The futuristic cold glamour of the Gattaca film. The ethos of the film is great too - do watch it if you haven't seen it.

A classic Tom Ford dress from his Gucci days.

A dress from the latest Stella McCartney collection

And that icon of 90s minimal elegance (and poster girl of Calvin Klein) the late Carolyn Bessette.

Celebrating Eid

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Earlier this month Saffiah celebrated the festival of Eid which marks the end of Ramadan, (a month of fasting during the hours of daylight centered around the moon). Here are some romantic images she chose inspired by the occasion.

It is traditional to wear something new on Eid, and for women to dress up and decorate their hands with henna and jewellery - we love the necklace below!