Thursday, 25 August 2011

Eden Pottery

Handpainted spongeware jugs from Eden Pottery in County Down. Pictures: Eden Pottery.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Hurley Burley

Gold vermeil and aquamarine earrings - £40 from London jeweller Hurley Burley. Picture: Hurley Burley.


These summer sandals would look good with thick wool tights and dresses in winter, too. They're from Ash, but only available in lots of sizes at (the new-to-me fantastic discount shoe store) Sarenza, because they're last season. Ash also make these excellent looking, simple and sturdy biker boots, which I also have my eye on. Pictures: Sarenza.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Black Lily

Black Lily is another lovely Danish company to add to the list. They have an online shop where you can buy things like this perfect little blue suede bag and this embroidered scarf.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

EP by Easton Pearson

The prints at Australian label EP by Easton Pearson are amazing. I love that top in the middle. See the whole collection here. Pictures: Bahamonde Weather Girl.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Marie Walshe

A gold vermeil twig bangle from Brighton jeweller Marie Walshe. It's £105, and you can buy it here. Picture: Walshe.

Margarete Häusler

Hand-painted linen bags from Berlin, by Margarete Hausler. Pictures: Margarete Hausler.

Scholten & Baijings

Beautiful, amazingly colourful merino blankets by Dutch company Scholten & Baijings, available from Darkroom. They're £295 each. Pictures: Darkroom.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Brittany pottery

Many of my childhood holidays were spent in Brittany, so I'm so fond of this traditional Quimper pottery, painted with quaint men and women in national dress. As with anything that's popular with tourists there are masses of cheaply produced copies around, but if you want the real stuff you can buy in online at HB Henriot. I would love a set of his-and-hers bowls. Pictures: HB Henriot.

Rowen & Wren

These bud vases from Rowen & Wren look lovely in groups on a supper table; fill them with sprigs of blossom or individual blooms. They come in a pack of six (all slightly different shapes) for £18. Picture: Rowen & Wren.

Sarah Hickey

Sarah Hickey makes beautiful, rough-cut jewellery from her garden studio in Northumberland. These earrings are £59 (top) and £39; all Sarah's pieces are handmade with natural stones so each one will be unique. Pictures: Sarah Hickey.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sparrow & Co

Glasgow-based Samuel Sparrow will be launching his online shop soon, selling beautiful handmade things for your home, such as Moroccan glasses, sheepskin rugs and notebooks. Pictures: Sparrow & Co.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Martyn Edgell

I can waste far too much time looking at antique pottery online. I actually don't mind things that are chipped and a bit shabby, but if I had lots of money to spend, I would shop at Martyn Edgell. Pictures: Martyn Edgell.


I always find so much to love at Ganni. I just tried on this new-season dress in Anthropologie (although I see it's £40 cheaper at ASOS) and can confirm it ticks every good-dress box. Really lovely. Picture: ASOS.
UPDATE: A reader has pointed out that the dress has been removed from the ASOS site. It's still available at Anthropologie, Regent Street (London) - though not online.

Friday, 5 August 2011


Talking of Swedish things, I love the look of this label from Stockholm, Bric-a-brac, run by two super-glamorous Swedes, Malin Engblom and Christina Wingas - selling lovely, simple things to wear for women, men and children. They ship internationally. Pictures: Bric-a-brac.


Swedish textiles for your home, from Himla. Pictures: Himla.

Barcroft Hall

I am wowed by the wildflower fields at Barcroft Hall - created by Brian and Denise Herrick in what was a rubbish-strewn bit of abandoned land in Somerset. They grow more than 50 types of native flowers there - it looks like my idea of heaven. You can visit it for free this month. Pictures: James Dadzitis/, via here.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Woven Oak

Sussex company Woven Oak produce a small range of woodblocked textiles, printed by hand in India, which they make into exceptionally beautiful napkins, bags and other nice things. I badly want that washbag (£16.50). Pictures: Woven Oak.

The Rug Company

I love this wool cushion by Paul Smith for the Rug Company - and it's called "Painter's Smock", which I like. But £495? Wow. Picture: The Rug Company.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Brenda Green

Prints of Brenda Green's botanical drawings are just £25. These two are my favourites - the Clematis and Auricula. I like her pots, too. Pictures: Brenda Green.