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Name It With Galia

I knew that illustrator and self named drawist Galia Durrant had it going on when she burst into the shop with her slightly crazy enthusiasm for all things weird and wonderful. With a dynamic individual streak she is better known as one half of critically acclaimed duo Psapp who put toytronica on the map with […]

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Making News In Japan

Our home has made it onto the pages of another new Japanese interior book, A Girly Interior in London, published by Editions de Paris.  Just inside the front cover there is a beautifully illustrated map that puts Stoke Newington right up there where it belongs as an exciting and diverse London neighbourhood.  We have already been asked […]

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ABC….

Alexandra came to see me a few weeks ago with a simple but lovely idea for a contemporary kids alphabet poster that doesn’t have a bias towards boys or girls.  I loved her use of colour and nature inspired illustrations and thought that the poster would sit perfectly in Olive Loves Alfie.   Ali went away to find […]

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Illustrate Your World

Before I met Vicky I had seen her work on her website and loved its psychedelic exuberance.  I  wondered how children would interpret her illustrative style. When I showed Vicky’s work to Olive she made up more than one story for each illustration.  Having an insight into a child’s view reinforces just how much scope […]

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Bespoke Christmas Stockings

Our bespoke name cushions have been a big hit so we asked Gina Lely to make some bespoke name stockings for Christmas. Olive and Alfie's arrived yesterday and we have been taking lots of orders for children and grown ups of all ages. So for something to treasure each Christmas you can now order a […]

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Dumpling Dynasty

I fell in love with Eastern styling during my design days at Red or Dead when we travelled to China and Japan three or four times and year. It was there that the design team always found new and exciting inspiration. We spent time scouring fabric markets in small towns, flea markets and night markets […]

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I Love Tokyo Milk

Making new discoveries has always been one of my favourite things.   Finding Tokyo Milk , in a tiny artisan perfumerie in a quiet Parisien back street in the Marais,  last month is quite possibly my favourite find of the season. The hand glittered packaging make everything Tokyo Milk produce a miniature work of art that is almost collectable.   That is before […]

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Bespoke Names Cushions

If you are looking for present inspiration look no further.  Last year we worked on a collaborative project with Gina Lely to design heirloom cushions that are perfect for naming days or birthdays.   They are just as popular for presents for grown ups too.  They are also perfect for putting messages and we are having JOY […]

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Cherry Blossom

Just before  I started to decorate Olive’s new bedroom I had spent a week in Japan researching for a new collection during my time as a footwear designer at Red or Dead.  I have never quite managed to be in Tokyo to experience the beginning of the cherry blossom season but it is way up there on […]

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Bespoke Name Cushions

  One of the things that I thought I would miss when I left  Red or Dead was the opportunity to  develop products and to collaborate with brillant designers and illustrators.    I am grateful that so many designers want to talk to me about their ideas for children’s products.  When Gina Lely came to see me with her […]

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