Monday, 19 July 2010
Tabelina is a young London based jewellery designer who is inspired and influenced by everyday objects such as cameras, spoons, feathers and keys and in turn creates cool and quirky necklaces at very affordable prices! Daisy it somehow reminds me of all the t's your currently working on!
Friday, 16 July 2010
again with the rounded edge photos, also liked the fact they got thing s in the background that could link to different areas we do, like picture frames, cushions etc- it would be cool if we could get a photo with all that stuff in it and people could click on the frame/ girl etc and go to the area they want wither homeware/ accessories/ clothes / prints etc. Kind of links into the picture gallery idea Daise and I talked about. It was after we had wine so not sure you remember....!
Ok these are mainly layout ideas, i think the french boulangerie store front would be quite cute, if we did a pretend store front image on the website, just a thought. Also really like the use of printed fabric for the hair clasps and bunting, i think it would be a good way to use Daisy/ Emma designed fabric across lots of different areas which will help link the different products.
I doubt we would sell any as dramatic as this, but |I think these picture are beautiful, I really love the butterflies, lots of fascinator ideas on this I think! I quite like the idea of us all doing something like Enchantment as a linking theme, as that can be quite dark/ quirky as well as pretty pretty airy fairy so would allow us to do a lot with it.
love this! Can't remember who the designer is, i have a few pics for this, i like that it looks a little hardware and still on the found objects slant but not too heavy. Also, this cape is a bit random, but i was thinking we could do some little capes/ bed jackets, really easy patterns to cut and make but look fab!
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
After all every great fairy tale starts with a beautiful pair of shoes! These Miu Miu for Lola heels are currently stocked exclusively at Harvey Nichols £420 and just look how preeeety they are! They make my inner princess very, very happy!
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Alice finds on Etsy... we could easily make something along the similar vain with clashing plates, bowls and mugs!
Every season without fail there is one designer or even one catwalk look that I suddenly find myself wishing I had designed! Designer Envy has struck this season having seen Michael van der Ham most recent collection. A new designer, he graduated from Central St Martins his collection was quickly snapped up by Liberties after showing at Fashion East. I love his mix of vintage prints and different fabrics to create almost collage like clothes!
Images from Vogue.com, welcometothefold.wordpress.com, fashion.elle.com/blog/2009/12/michael-van-der-hams-newgen-awards.html, fashionista.vg/fashion-east-designer-development-30402/
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
This girl has some simple but effective ideas for accessories. loving the knots and the vintage jigsaw bird broaches and the scrabble rings. it is all the rage atm to be recycling things in unusual ways. if we can be more creative than this but somehow making un-copyable then we are onto a winner!
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Friday, 2 July 2010
I discovered this store when I was in Brighton the other week. I had seen it before but never popped in! I think it would have been safer had I not! I want everything in here! The Ceramic design is by Marimekko and the Eames chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames.
I stumbled across this gorgeous little shop in Greenwich market on New Years Eve and ended up speaking to one of the owners who does a lot of the illustration, her works really lovely! The shop was filled with all their own product which was fab. They stock everything from cushion covers to cool prints, cards to cups! www.lushlampshades.co.uk ...I think they have a studio at cockpit arts!
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Where we can source stuff to up-cyle our selves, re-vamping, customise, combine with our new products…
Auctions/ house centre
Free adds – newsagents, pinboards, shops etc
Textile recycling centre
Junk shops/ Junk yards
Rag shops (Buy clothing by weight)
Angels sample sales
Rough Prices Products
CASH COW – low value
CORE – medium/high value
USP – high value
Things we can sell
Cards, wrapping paper
We need to collect images for our inital…
We need to have a Focus Group with out target audience.
What we would need to find out…
Names they like
Where they shop
What would make thier life easier?
What they do in there spare time
What their names are even, husbands names. (Jenny, Fiona, Phill, Peter etc)
- Daisy n Em
I love love love Mary Portas - Mary Queen of shops, and thanks BBC for BBC iplayer, we love you too.
Mary Portas – 28th June 2010
Notes from the show…
Abigail Ahern – Interior Designer. Imaginative style.
Quirky and distinct but commercial and in demand.
Mish Mash of style.
Vintage mixed with modern. ‘Odd Ball’
It’s not one particular style but it is held together with this tongue in cheek twist on revamping bits of old junk into making them super sexy.
But fundamentally it is eclectic.
Calm, comforting – blues, greens, turquoise.
Wood is key, underling ecological theme.
Dip dye cushion, something you could do but just would never have the time. – hints of nostalgia.
Old and New – Heritage and heirloom items, it is about balancing the fashionable and the forever.
Old finds mixed with new – Juxtaposition them – it is something new/ something different.
As well as Nostagia some retailers upcycle – this is reworking some of these old and new finds, a lick of paint here or there, deciding to leave some bits as is, but with a beautiful yellow vase on it.
The accessible prices, something different from the highstreet but not madly different designer price tags. Something different from Habitat, Heals etc.
Ardingly the antiques fair in West Sussex. Martin Hanas