Monthly Archives: February 2011

Olive Loves Anna Jouli

Hey Spring!    Walk this way with Anna Jouli… Memories of Annas childhood in Russia are integral to her creativity and her imagination. “Early one spring. I was in the kitchen with my mother and the sun was pooring through the old laced curtains. Then my mother asked me to look out of the window and said that […]

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A Few of Our Favourite Things

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Getting Colour So Right!

I had a colourful conversation with  Anna Starmer from the design consultancy Luminary Colour a few months ago. A colour and trend forecaster, Anna loves our take on colour at Olive Loves Alfie so she made a special trip to come and see us when she was researching for her new book on colour, Luminary SS2012. Anna […]

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Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market in East London is my favourite market in London.  With East End charm and banter galore it is always a colourful experience.   Originally a flower market it has grown from selling herbs, plants and flowers to being central to a  thriving community of vintage stalls and independent retailers and galleries.  If you like photography […]

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Marimekko & Robert Fry

It’s buying season again and fashion week is here.  Just before the hectic schedules of shows started we had our Marimekko buying appointment in the.   In one of the most beautiful spaces in London, The Saatchi Gallery,  we played with the collection and wrote our order right in front of my favourite  Robert Fry painting…Drawing Room Study 4 […]

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Helsinki…notes to self

Best boutique … Ivana Helsinki … store interior mix of bespoke and vintage wall tiles (indigo/cream/gold/purple) Best concept store. .. Helsinki 10  … art … design … vintage … gallery … bar … fashion (corso como) Best for textiles … Marimekko  Best for art … Kiasma gallery of contemporary scandi art (closes 20.00) and Jacob Dahlgreen (wonderful […]

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Super Duper Sale…Come On…X

We are getting closer and closer to the re-launch of our website so for the next few weeks we are having a extra super duper sale of our AW10 collections.  We are selling out fast but there are still some great bargins with upto 70% off.   We can’t promise that we will have everything on […]

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Youth Style Icons I

Music makes my world go round and I love discovering new bands.  This isn’t a new discovery but is the first music link I am posting on my blog.  Why?   Because I have seen Olive grow up so much in the last 6 months.  This speaks to me of growing up and of friendships and […]

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The Best Breakfast.

I always try to make sure that Olive has a good breakfast…in truth?…sometimes we sit down at the table together and take our time…other days we hit the ground running…”late” “late ” “late” like a couple of white rabbits and eat whilst looking for keys and school bags and carry on whilst we are rushing […]

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This Was Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Art for kids should be more common place and by that i mean art that encourages children to interact that isn’t behind glass or ropes that any child in their right mind will really just want to swing on…Kiasma the gallery of contemporary art in Helsinki nailed it so perfectly with an installation by Jacob […]

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