Friday, 30 September 2011

Little Greene At Decorex

Without a doubt one of my favourite stands at Decorex was from Little Greene.  For those that were there, don't you agree with me that it was so much fun? Vibrant and quirky are just a few words to describe it. They were showcasing their new collection 'Retrospectives' where their colour range is absolutely fabulous. For more info do check out Heart Home's blog as I couldn't resist but dedicate a post to them ;)

A couple of images showing their paint colours.
Images of stands courtesy of Decorex.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Extra Lobster & Swan Images From Heart Home

I thought I would share with you some extra images from one of my favourite photoshoots we did for Heart Home Magazine. Jeska's (Lobster & Swan) home is a real treat and I see many of you have agreed with us. It is a delight for all senses, and I love her collection of vintage poscards, letters, stamps...... Just divine. Here are a few extra pictures from some corners of her home. This feature was definitely a tough one to edit ;)

Photos: Simon Eldon for Heart Home Magazine.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Today I'm Loving... Curiousa & Curiousa

Tent was probably one of my favourite events during London Design Festival, I got to meet up with some of my favourite designers whom I admire their work so much.

I finally had a chance to get to know Esther Patterson, founder of Curiousa & Curiousa. They produce the most exquisite and delicate hand blown glass lightings that you could only imagine. I could literally just stare at them all day, delicate and dreamy with an amazing choice of gorgeous colours. What's also great about this company is that Esther is committed to working with UK based crafts people and suppliers. Yay to good quality UK craftsmanship ;)

Monday, 26 September 2011

LDF: Origin Highlights

Wow!! The past week has been amazing! I cannot describe how much inspiration I have been absorbing and the long days and late nights accumulated together. I am exhausted but buzzing, there seriously has been some amazing shows and have met some inspirational people. First up today are some of my highlights from Origin Craft Fair, I really loved this show, each year the talent just gets better and better. If you do have time then do pop by, ends Wednesday 28th September. I thoroughly recommend it for all those craft lovers out there.

From left to right each row:

Thursday, 22 September 2011

LDF: Lee Broom Introduces Salon Collection

For those of you who have been following my blog, know that I adore anything that Lee Broom designs. Therefore I was really excited to attend his preview party for his new collection, Salon.

Wow is all I can say. This collection consists of six furniture pieces inspired by the curvaceous lines of 1930s upholstery, contrasted with modern stud detailing in either gold or gunmetal. The result? Bold, sexy and so rock 'n' roll, absolutely love it!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

LDF At The V&A!

London Design Festival has statrted with a bang and this week I am busy running around London to make sure I can see as many events as possible. Could be mission impossible trying to see them all but it is worth a try.

 Image Posters by Blanka.

Last week I managed to attend a press preview at the V&A and saw all of the lovely installations, ready for the LDF. Here are my Favourites:

'Timber Wave' is a fantastic and interesting installation by Amanda Levete Architects and Arup,This is situated right in front of the V&A's grand entrance. Isn't it beautiful?

One of my definite favourites, 'Textile Field' by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, in collaboration with Kvadrat, (do have a look at the latter as on their website there is a fun animation of this installation). This amazing installation is placed within the Raphael Gallery and is truly impressive, made of coloured textiles and foam. Visitors are invited to lounge on this expansive sensual field within the magnificent environment of the Raphael Court. This was the perfect lie down the day after Heart Home's launch party :)

'Beyond the Valley' is a fabulously designed and upholstered station within the British Galleries where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a unique interactive experience in such beautiful surroundings. Have fun interacting by using your ipad or iphone and play around with some creations. Cannot wait to go back and have some fun! 

Make sure to grab yourself one of these stylishly designed maps from Johnson Banks. The five designers in question are: Tom Dixon, Lulu Guinness, Annie Lennox, Dame Judi Dench and A.S. Byatt.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Heart Home Magazine Goes LIVE!

Here we are! After months of sleepless nights and hard work Heart Home Magazine is LIVE! Finally I can share it with every single one of you! The Team and I are so very proud of our first issue and I hope you will love it as much as we do! Do let me know what you think!

Go on, have a look ;)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tent Preview Highlights

September is definitely my favourite month and I certainly don't want to be away from London during this time. With so many fantastic events coming up there really won't be time to see them all. I am looking forward to so many. First up on the blog is Tent one of my favourite shows in East London. Here are my preview highlights of what Im looking forward to seeing.

Will you be there?

PS. Tomorrow is launch of Heart Home Magazine........ Nervous!

Tent, 22-25 September, Old Truman Brewery London E1

Monday, 12 September 2011

Christian Lacroix For Designers Guild

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I have been working very hard with the team at Heart Home Magazine putting all the finishing touches. Can you believe less than 3 days to go now?! It only seems like yesterday when I announced this exciting new venture to all of you. Do make sure to pop over to the Heart Home website on Thursday around 12pm as it will go live then. Don't worry if you forget as I will be here screaming it from the roof tops :)

Anyway back to interiors have you seen the new Christian Lacroix collection for Designers Guild? What do you think? I quite like the fact that Christian Lacroix couture is translated onto luxurious home accessories. Definitely out of my price range but on a whole I think the collection is bold, feminine and indeed sexy.

Images Designers Guild.

Monday, 5 September 2011

I'm back!

Hello my lovelies, it has been a long time since I have written on my beloved blog. I am sorry for the absence but with my holidays, weddings, birthday parties to attend and with the launch of our magazine, Heart Home coming up it has been very hectic. It is nice to switch off occasionally but I have missed you all very much.  It's not long now until the launch, 15th September so make sure to place it in you diaries :)

I just really wanted to say hi to all of you and I hope you all had a wonderful summer. September is an extremely exciting month with LDF and other incredible events happening. I am so raring to go and hope to see you all around London sometime :)

In the mean time here are a few snaps of my day trip to the Cinque Terre, it was an amazing summer indeed!