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

Little still lifes from Tokyo

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Moving shadows of bamboo against paper screens

A little detail in the exquisite restaurant Kuroiwya in Ebisu.

Foxes at Sasuke Inari Shrine, Kamakura

Hanging lanterns in the Quentin Tarantino-esque Hotel Okura lobby

Washing money for good luck at Zeniarai Benten Shrine