Little Pop Studio

Have you heard of Little Pop Studio?  I only heard of them late last year and immediately knew I had to have their batman watercolour prints for the website. We also happen to be their first UK stockist and we are kind of proud of that title!

I found them via my current favourite social media platform – Instagram I love when I find a gem and just a couple of months later it makes it to my shop. Little Pop Studio is the brainchild of Bianca Acke, a New Zealander and very talented artist who creates these prints. There is definitely a trend for batman/superheros at the moment and these are such a cool take on them.

What do you think? Cool or what! Perfect for any superhero fan whether little or big.  Now available for purchase HERE

Bye for now

Maritza

 

Bedroom

My next project at home is to tackle my bedroom.  We’re lucky enough to have high ceilings and a large enough room that it shouldn’t look too cluttered…but sometimes it does!  It hasn’t been decorated in a few years, and although it’s quite neutral now, I feel it needs to be made a little warmer and as my husband says a ‘little bit of boutique hotel glamour’.

The following images are what are inspiring me at the moment but the end result is probably going to be something that is an accumulation of all things both by husband and I like.

I guess I’m drawn to simple designs. But sometimes simple designs are the hardest to create!

I think you’ll agree the above bedrooms are kind of slick and I will aspire to create something along those lines but you always need to add your own slant on it.

For personal touches, I’m thinking of using this mirror and this jewellery box from our own collection and also love the idea of using this lamp by House Doctor DK.

For bedlinen, I was so happy when Soak & Sleep reached out to me to let me know about their amazing range of bedlinen and bathroom products. They’re about to have a re-brand – formely Duvet & Pillow Warehouse and are currently having the best sale with up to 40% off all their products. So if you’ve ever dreamt of crisp white linens or need an injection of luxury in your bedroom or bathroom – go ahead and take advantage now as the SALE ends 4th March when the brand will move to their new home www.soakandsleep.com

Charlie Hunt, Founder and CEO of the brand comments; “We have become famous for fabulous bed & bath products at a fraction of high street prices and quite simply wanted a fantastic new name to match the quality of our product offering. We love Soak & Sleep as its catchy and sums us up perfectly. We have a new logo, a new website and sleek new branding to go with our name change and are really excited for what 2014 holds.”

We wish them luck with their changes. After having our own re-brand earlier on this month – it’s certainly an exciting time ahead!

In the meantime, I’m hopping over to their website -  I have my eye on THESE

Bye for now

Maritza

Image credit : Pinterest

 

Diamond Lights and some Danish Love!

Image credit : House Chic

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image credit : de zeen magazine

Diamond Lights have become sought after in the world of design and can be found in as many homes across Europe as restaurants, bars and shops. They can give your room an industrial chic look but in a subtle way and look great hung singulary, grouped together or as an alternative table lamp.

Designed by Swedish designer, Eric Therner in 2009 – it’s a modern and contemporary take on the classic round shape bulb. It gives off a warm glow and the distinctive diamond shape creates beautiful patterns and shadows on ceilings and walls

Image credit : Pinterest

I first discovered Diamond Lights when I visited a trade fair in Denmark a few years ago.  They were probably the first lights of its kind that I had come across and a trend of bulb lights soon followed but these are probably still my favourites.
Other favourites…
That trip to Denmark also introduced me to Ferm Living and Lucky Boy Sunday. Ferm Living I have stocked in the past and will do so again in the near future and have especially got my eye on the tent above!  However Lucky Boy Sunday, even though has gained such a massive following in recent years,  somehow I have never stocked them. This year, whilst visiting Maison Objet in Paris, I happened to meet up with the ladies behind the brand. After recently taking the reigns back from the distributors, I guess you can say they won me over with their charm and off course the quality of their products and I’m looking forward to placing an order with them soon.
So watch this space all you Lucky Boy Sunday fans out there!

Design Families

Interior designers, architects, stylists…these are all professions that I admire, more so because I like good design but also because I love how the people behind these professions have such creative minds and can see the whole picture before anyone else. I thought I’d explore in a little more detail, designers I have followed over the years and how they seem to incorporate their busy family lives with their design profession.

First up are the Novogratz family. You may or may not have heard of them. They’re very well known in America, following the success of their high profile design projects, books and later on TV series based around design duo, Robert and Cortney’s projects as well as the dynamics involved with juggling their 7 children.  They have been called ‘The coolest family in the world’ and I think I might be inclined to agree.

I first found out about them when I purchased their design book Down Town Chic a few years ago. What immediately attracted me was their eye for seeing potential in the most unlikely pieces and incorporating them into the homes of their clients. These could be items salvaged from factories, industrial sites or offices. Items that some of us may not even bat an eyelid to – Robert and Cortney,  however can see out of the box and are not confined to conventionality. This I love!

I’m so pleased I discovered them when I did and have watched as their success has grown from strength to strength.  You can find out more about them, their projects and subsequent books HERE They are surely an inspiration for going for your dreams and aspirations – and if you have children…all the better!

Although the family live in New York, they also have a holiday house in Brazil which is just stunning. Check out the pictures below…

 

Image credits: Marco Antonio, via Casa.abril

I don’t know about you but these photos make me want to go on holiday there!

Bye for now

Maritza

Retro Chairs

How cool are these chairs? I first saw them at a trade fair in Paris and fell in love with them straight away. At first I thought they were vintage as I admired them from afar but as I got closer I realised they were new but designed to look like a chair straight from the 50′s.

Available at Home & Kids Mid November 2012

Available at Home & Kids Mid November 2012

Available at Home & Kids Mid November

These cute chairs are designed by a French company called Les Gambettes and they also make little desks which accompany the chairs as well as adult sized tables and chairs.  For now we have ordered the little chairs only but next time we will definitely go for the desks too.

Delivery should be with us soon and I can’t wait!

Spotted THIS and THIS over on pinterest and so want to recreate these rooms for my own children!

See you soon

Maritza