Monthly Archives: February 2011

It’s Nearly Time To Go.

  Its been lovely having IMMI here but the ice is starting to melt and spring is on it’s way so pretty soon she will be leaving us.   We have a new pile of signed copies of Karin Littlewoods book and a few last minute bargins in the final days of our winter sale so […]

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Sig Waller At The Freedom Gallery … January 2011

Eco warrior in your midst? Don’t miss ‘Gomi (almanac of the disguarded)’ at The Freedom Gallery, Whitechapel E1. Sig Waller’s installation created from lost and disguarded objects collected over a year raise questions about consumerism, waste, value and recycling. And yes I did check and it is child friendly!  

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Olive Loves Immi

Karin Littlewood, Hackney based children’s writer and illustrator, came to our pop up shop last week with signed copies of Immi and her own copy to read.  Here is Immi who started out on the front of a christmas card Karin made a few years ago.  Immi snuck into the new year pinned on Karin’s […]

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Love & Peace Anna Jouli Style … December 2010

There are designer maker markets cropping up all over the place this year.  Bring it on I say but try to work with your local traders who stick it out day in and day out come rain or come shine.  I love the variation and creativity with which some pop up shops and markets appear.  […]

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Brown Paper Bows … December 2010

I have always loved kraft paper and use it at any given opportunity.  When I had a jewellery label in the 80’s we took a huge great roll of kraft paper  to the printers, chatted them up and got them to cut A4 sheets and print them with our logo.  I still think it was the best headed […]

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If You Love Amelia’s Magazine … December 2010

If you follow Amelia’s Magazine check this… Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration has just arrived hot of the press…showcasing work from over 30 up and coming illustrators with a beautifully illustrated positive bent towards ethical fashion…a must for anyone interested in fashion or design with a love of our planet…i’m taking a copy home with […]

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Our Girls Are Rocking These In DM’s… December 2010

whoop…putting the fun back into being a girl without buying into a pink gender sterotype…it’s taken months to get the colours that we really wanted…more 50s inspired than twee tutu our girls are rocking these with DM’s…arriving in store on saturday 11th december just in time for christmas…in sizes from 1 to 10 years…in stormy […]

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Nina Chakrabarti…Nice Work!!! December 2010

Back in 2004, when i was Head of Creative at Red or Dead Footwear, I commissioned a graduating illustrator from the RCA.  What a treat 6 years later to see the new doodle and drawing book by Nina Chakrabarti  Not only do we have the book here but i have a few posters from my […]

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The Secret Arcade Love Us … November 2010

Check out The Secret Arcade for an interesting and inspiring mix of independent on-line retailers.  With only 5 stores chosen in a dozen different categories we were thrilled to be just 1 of 5 kids on-line retailers who made the grade.  If you want to support independent businesses this is an inspired and fantastic place […]

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The Monsters Are Leaving The Building…November 2011

We’re going to miss them and so are the kids who walk down Church Street and see them almost at eye level.  They have been stopping and staring and talking to them for the past month but they are about to leave.  I wish I had a better photograph of Galia Durant’s monster window but […]

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