Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ella Robinson @ Origin

Ella Robinson seizes the potential of found objects and reinvents them.   My favourite  piece ‘One Little Lie’  displays hundreds of pieces of vibrantly coloured plastic and glass that have been washed ashore and collected from numerous locations over a period of years.    Arranged in neat rows every little piece has had it’s own adventure.    Creating order out […]

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Tanya La Mantia @ Origin

Tanya La Mantia’s intricate work in bone china has a calm and serene aura that would sit beautifully in a minimalist styled nursery.  The whiteness, fineness, transulcency and strength of bone china make is the perfect media for contemporary lighting.   Tanya also works on lighting commissions.  

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Esther Coombs @ Origin

Loved meeting Esther Coombs at Origin the contemporary craft fair today…we talked vintage cups and saucers…Esthers love of architectural illustration…landmarks…heirlooms…girls names…Esthers blooming pregnancy and the possibilities of bespoke name plates that would sit perfectly at Olive Loves Alfie alongside other heirlooms.  Love Esthers iconic china and glass cake stands available from her Etsy store. With an impressive press book you may […]

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Melanie Bourget @ Origin

The decision to make Origin, the contemporary craft fair, part of the London Design Week last year was an inspired move that has given ‘crafts’ a new kudos that is appealing to a new younger generation of designers and artists.  I was struck by the beauty of  Melanie Bourgets work and moved by the emotion she spoke of at the mercy […]

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Recycle, Reinvent, Reuse.

Out with the old and in with the new… Olive is lucky enough to be growing up with an enviable source of lovely and interesting things around her from our store…so it’s my job to make sure that:- a. she doesn’t end up with too much b. she appreciates all she has As well as a visit […]

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Talking Shoes & Daughters With Tracey Nuels

i happened upon my favourite contemporary shoe designers new store today…oh joy tracey neuls has just opened her 2nd London store in Redchurch Street Shoreditch… Sitting on one of the most wanted streets in London Traceys new store  alongside graffiti and beautiful stores like Aesops skin care emporium, the utilitarian homeware store Labour & Wait and rhe newest opening Story […]

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Surely Inspired By My Mums 1960s Swimming Cap

One of the occassions where pink made it to the final list.  Why?  because this hat from Knatofs is so perfectly old fashioned we wanted it to sit in startling contrast at Olive Loves Alfie next to jet black Morel hats that were made just for us.  The Morel Baby Hat fair trade made in Bolivia […]

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Behind The Curtain

photography – Olive Loves Alfie copyright 2011 Fortell Balloon Skirt by Mini Rodini available from Olive Loves Alfie £29.00 Fortell Balloon Blouse by Mini Rodini available from Olive Loves Alfie £39.50 Mini Rodini  available from Olive Loves Alfie Olive Says…. If you are looking for fun, cool and directional clothing for kids 0-11 years Mini Rodini […]

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A Work Of Art

I keep on writing about my favourite things this season and i’m not going to stop now…we have discovered THE most amazing designers and wares this season and are proud of each and every delight that we have in our store…         The 2nd collection from Emma Levine is a visual treat…hand embroidered […]

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Bloombury Yes Yes Yes

The newest collection that we fell in love with and backed with glee this season is gaining fans and acclaim amongst some of the hottest bloggers on the block (and rightly so)…London Fields, Hackney based Bloombury heralded here by Madmoiselle Robot by going straight to the top of her wish list…check out the collection on our website or email to […]

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