Monthly Archives: July 2009

Have your say…

This lovely review has appeared on www.yelp.co.uk a directory where customers can leave their own reviews.  It was written by one of our favourite customers who moved out of London but who is still in touch with us.  Here’s what she has to say:- “It’s time to admit to my long-standing love affair with Olive Loves Alfie. […]

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Vintage Styling

When I am buying I love seeing how different people present their collections.  Justine from Cotton and Milk told a lovely story with vintage props, black and white vintage photographs, metal coat hangers wrapped in ribbon and a huge vintage tin that she kept her stationery in.   And the collection?…vintage inspired, beautifully styled and perfectly made merino […]

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Weaving Creation

At 3.30 when school is out we get to see lots of amazing creations making their way home along Stoke Newington Church Street.  Esther, age 6 , made this fantastically colourful woven art piece at school out of strips of fabrics and pipecleaners and an old cardboard box at William Patten Primary School.  When she came into the shop […]

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Kid’s Art

I came across some photos yesterday that I thought I should post here. Earlier this year the shop was taken over by about forty wide eyed 5 year olds who were on a mission to look at colour, print and shapes.  They took photographs with their art teacher and talked about what they could see. Back at […]

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A Drop In The Ocean

  OK so it may be a drop in the ocean but small things do count as Olive and her  friends have been saying.   Kids seem to love to take charge of recycling at home, making models out of waste packaging and love even more to pull grown ups up for putting  recyclables in the rubbish bin!   We worked out that we […]

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Sunday Times Style…21 June 2009

We had a lovely feature in the Sunday Times Style last weekend that featured our house in Hackney. Lots of the things we have at home are from our shop or from friends shops, others are vintage treasures and hand me downs that I have collected along the way, and others are things I collected […]

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Blackboard Art

Last week Bubble, a relatively new children’s trade show, came to town. I was thrilled to be invited as the to join Doria Mancon from Milk Magazine and Laura Kirkpatrick from CWB magazine to judge the “Stand Out Award” for the most inspiring designers stand. I love the DIY, lo fi, low budget but imaginative […]

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