Friday, 28 January 2011


Mood-enhancing gingham things from this amazingly nice Danish label, Ganni (lovely website). Find it online here and here.
Pictures: ASOS.

Thursday, 27 January 2011


Cute sheepskin hunter hats for small boys to wear on seriously cold days, made in Somerset for Sarah Holden's children's label, Thumbkin.
Pictures: Thumbkin.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Nicole Heidaripour

I'd like to collect the whole set of Nicole Heidaripour's alphabetised fish and farmyard prints, sold at Hooper and Shaw, the lovely shop she runs in Port Isaac in Cornwall. See more of Nicole's work here.
Pictures: Hooper and Shaw.

Judith Needham

Judith Needham weaves these romantic, fairytale hideaways from English willow.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Absolutely enchanting clothes for children up to age five, made in Bolivia from baby alpaca, by Marina Scrymgeour's company, Waddler. Her knitted bombachos and wolf and bear jumper look especially cosy.

The Mariners Supply Company

The Mariners Supply Company started making rigger's buckets, duffles and ditty bags for local fisherman in Falmouth 20 years ago. Their sturdy, functional bags, perfect for beach or boat trips, are made from canvas, copper tacks and chunky rope, and come in lots of lovely colours which fade beautifully over time.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Helen Gordon

These delightful denim and needlecord pinafores by Helen Gordon are just like the kind I wore when I was two.

Tonder & Tonder

Hannah Tonder's pink and blue bed linen is absolutely lovely, and quite unusual. The blue cotton lavender range is the one I'd choose.

A Farmer's Daughter

I love these drawings of a pheasant and a partridge by Helen from A Farmer's Daughter. Buy them as prints here.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Runaway Coast

Pleasing striped things - including blankets and baskets - made in Suffolk by Runaway Coast.


The perfect pair of sunglasses from Illesteva.

Laura Ashley & People Tree

I like the look of this soon-to-launch collaboration very much - particularly the shorts (bottom left) and the tunic (top right).

Thursday, 20 January 2011


Caroline Hoyer Millar's online shop, Twice, sells the sort of thing I really love. From horn porridge spoons made in Lancashire, to lovely Scottish stoneware and vintage patchwork cushions, everything she stocks is traditional in design or production methods, made in small quantities, and designed to last.

H & M

It's always a tiny bit sad when something you really, really love gets very popular... but still, I'm sure I'll be queueing up with the rest of them on 20 April, at the launch of the SwedishHasbeens range for H&M, and be snapping up those red clogs in a size 5.

French and Floral

Adorable pinafores for girls, to wear over jeans, from French and Floral.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011


I wandered into Mango on my way back from lunch today, and was quite tempted by this flecky-orange cardigan (it's better up close) and soft, oatmeal jumper (which could pass for APC I reckon) for under £30 each.

Ana Verdun

Chiswick-based jeweller Ana Verdun's Botanica range is inspired by acorns, eucalyptus flowers, seeds and petals. These tiny gold earrings are the sort I would wear day in, day out. Found via this newly discovered and very lovely online jewellery shop, Damson.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sarah Woolfenden

Sarah Woolfenden's very detailed pen-and-ink drawings of trees near her home in North Devon are quite magical, I think. You can buy them as prints and cards here.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

The London Honey Co

London Honey - harvested by Steve Benbow from his various urban hives around town (including some on the roof of Tate Modern) is not cheap, but is the best honey I've tasted.

Lindsey Thornburg

What I would do to own one of Lindsey Thornburg's cloaks... Truly magnificent, they are. I love her outfit in this Sartorialist portrait - and this dress of hers is also beautiful.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Silk underthings to cheer up this grey January, from Aloe.