Happy New Year!

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Have a sparkling New Year!
With love from Anzu x


Monday, 30 December 2013

Really enjoyed seeing the Hello, my name is Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum. Here are some of my favourite corners, and Paul Smith quotes.

'You can find inspiration in everything. If you can't, then you're not looking properly'

'Take it easy, grow gently, and you'll have a lovely life'

'Every day is a new beginning'

'Don't dress for fashion, dress for yourself'

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Wishing you a very
Merry Christmas!
Have a wonderful day,
Anzu x

Images from top: Anzu Angel wings card, Angels in Manhattan, photograph for Vogue by Paolo Roversi, Ileana Makri angel earrings with brown diamonds from Barneys, Art nouveau angel at Kirche am Steinhof, An Angel playing a Flageolet by Edward Burne-Jones, Angel dress by Alexander McQueen.

Festive windows

Monday, 23 December 2013

Some of our favourite Christmas windows this year. Silver stags in an icy frost at Asprey,

an explosion of pink and stripes at House of Hackney,

fun Flamingos, pineapples and palm trees at Lunda & Curious,

a gingerbread Kremlin in Zurich,

gilded tree and birdcages in Penhalgions,

traditional wooden Christmas decorations in Zurich.

Starry nights

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Anzu Christmas tree card from the Diamonds are Forever range, hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals.

Antique diamond star brooch. These star explosions were popular in the Victorian era.

Van Cleef & Arpels diamond snowflakes.

Anzu Christmas Star Trail card, also from our Diamonds are Forever range.

Aquamarines and icy diamonds

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

We love Aqua and white for Christmas decorations, and icy diamonds and aquamarines inspired our Diamonds are forever bejewelled Christmas cards this year. Above our Anzu Aquamarine decorations card, hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals.

Romantic details from the Tiffany windows this year.

The Anzu Snowflake decoration card. To buy simply click here ! 

Anzu exhibition in Globus, Switzerland

Friday, 6 December 2013

Ellen will be painting in the Globus stores in Berne and Zurich this weekend to accompany her exhibition of sumptuous Bejewelled prints. Perfect Christmas presents or perhaps just a treat for yourself. Hope to see you there!

Happy Birthday and thank you!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

We are 14 this week! Thank you so much to everyone for all your support and wonderful comments over the years. Anzu x

Paper making

Friday, 15 November 2013

Whilst in Japan, I visited this paper factory that makes the traditional stunning Japanese origami paper.

Origami was first mentioned in Japan in 1680 in a poem by Saikaku, which describes paper butterflies in a dream.

Love the look of this old origami book in the Japanese folk museum Tokyo.

Origami hanging bundles in a temple in Kamakura. Whilst in Japan, both a wonderful friend and a lovely lady who was a complete stranger (more on that story later) very kindly bought me origami sets. Just need to get practising now!


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

We've been a little inspired by peacocks recently at Anzu. Above, the Anzu Sapphire peacock card.

The peacock room by Whistler

Not sure who this bracelet is by, but we want it!

Another Anzu peacock illustration, as featured in our Eden range.

That stunningly unforgettable Alexander McQueen peacock dress

Vintage enamel peacock ear-rings from Thea's Vintage