Friday, 25 February 2011

Louis Potts

Louis Potts is a one-stop-shop for all the prettiest English china - from Cornishware to Portmeirion - and also stocks every size of Kilner jar you'll ever need, Mason Cash mixing bowls and these lovely jar covers for homemade jam.

Tamasyn Gambell

Tamasyn Gambell's silk and wool scarves are incredibly beautiful. I love her vintage-scarf-covered notebooks, too.

Pictures: Tamasyn Gambell, via Toast Travels.

Thursday, 24 February 2011


Sophie Mason's label, Still, has impeccable ethical credentials. Her (lovely) duffle coats, shirts and dresses are all hand-made using traditional skills in small, family-run workshops in India. She also sells are range of rather more glamorous vintage dresses from her shop in Notting Hill.
Pictures: Still.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Pedlars + Ilovegorgeous

The small, summery range for grown-ups that children's label Ilovegorgeous have done for Pedlars is very sweet indeed.
Pictures: Pedlars.

Gudrun & Gudrun

Gudrun & Gudrun are two women from the Danish Faroe Islands who make handknitted jumpers and cardigans from organic, undyed (expensive) Faroese wool - a wool which is naturally very oily, so the jumpers are practically waterproof. Helena Christensen loves them, apparently.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Loopy Design

Nancy Krzyzanowski enlists knitters, seamstresses and embroiderers from across Britain, working from their own kitchen tables, to produce things for her whimsical and nostalgic children's label, Loopy Design. I think her embroidered bloomers for babies are really quite special.
Pictures: Loopy Design.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Louise Kragh

Danish jeweller Louise Kragh's handmade, porcelain earrings are simple, pretty and inexpensive. These ones would be perfect for a date with your Valentine.
Pictures: Louise Kragh.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Konk, Berlin

We're going to Berlin this weekend, and while I'm there I'm going to make a beeline for this very lovely looking shop, Konk, which stocks small German labels like Ansoho and Isabell de Hillerin. These pictures are by Kristina, who writes the beautiful and indispensable blog, Mostly Berlin. She likes cafes, and flower markets, and going to galleries, and is a girl after my own heart.
Pictures: Kristina for Mostly Berlin.

Friday, 4 February 2011


Walks in the Wiltshire woods when the bluebells were out were a firm part of my childhood, so I love that The Woodland Trust are setting up this new website which will list all the best bluebell woods across the country. From April (when the bluebells will be flowering, of course), you'll be able to type your postcode in to find your local bluebell forest.
Pictures: The Woodland Trust.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Ella Moss

Nice stripes from Ella Moss. Bonus: you can dress your baby to match.
Pictures: Ella Moss.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Huxley's range of merino jumpers and cardigans, socks and belts, in upliftingly bright colours like ripe tomato, raspberry and cobalt are all made in Britain and are exceptionally cheerful. I think their cardis would look great on girls; I am obviously sold by the little H embroidered on the arm.
Pictures: Huxley.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Vanessa Arbuthnot

I love these gray, organic linen fabrics from Vanessa Arbuthnot.
Pictures: Vanessa Arbuthnot.

Samantha Barnes

These greetings cards, featuring Samantha Barnes's watercolours of animals, are charming. You can buy them as signed prints, too - nice for a child's bedroom.
Pictures: Samantha Barnes.