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Festival Project

Great to see pics from last summer by Elena Neocleous!  Worth waiting for the pics from the Olive Loves Alfie dressing up camp at LolliBop last summer bought back lots of sunny memories of a great weekend that has already inspired lots of new ideas and made us look forward to the summer holidays even more […]

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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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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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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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Photographic Montage

A few weeks ago I met a brilliant London based photographer and film maker whose work I found beautiful and fascinating.   In his photographic work Phil Miller creates montages using projections, artwork and multiple exposures.  Layering inanimate objects, scenic and typographic elements together his work has an amazing depth and quality so that each piece of work becomes a compelling contemplative […]

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Love love love Cornershop

Vibrant colour, illustration, music and nostalgia are just some of my passions. You can imagine my delight at the sound and sight of the new Cornershop album and their new video Soul School.   I love the pop vibe of orange and pink combined together.   It was the first choice for my own logo when we […]

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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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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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Kid Acne

We have just finished our first design collaboration that was commissioned by the V&A for their Top to Toe exhibition at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green which runs until the end of April 2009.  It came together brilliantly when our kimono inspired jacket was printed by Aida at Brag Clothing with a repeat […]

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