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Cosy Family Christmas – Think Again!

Christmas is the most wonderful time if everything in your life is as you wish but for many people it is the hardest time of the year. It can be tough enough being a grown up but trying to navigate the “season of goodwill” as a child who perhaps lives in fear, who is neglected […]

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A one time New Yorkers guide to NYC.

I had a little sabbatical in the Big Apple before working at Olive Loves Alfie….. lets call it a working holiday. My job was great but make no mistake it really wasn’t what pulled me Stateside. New York felt like a schizophrenic metropolis, infectious with opportunity and optimism and I was desperate to flow through its teeming […]

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My Debut Book Launch

I love to throw a party and what better excuse than the launch of my debut book Creative Family Home.  It was an event of huge significance to me and I wanted it to be perfect. This was to be a collaborative time of celebration for all of us. It had to be a family […]

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From Papier Mache A New Destination

I have been watching Papier Mache Magazine since it’s first digital issue went live in 2009.  It captures a spirit that chimes with my store and with my own approach and values of childhood. And it strives in all of the areas that I do – to push the boundaries of creativity and originality. Issue […]

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Inspiration for Children’s Spaces

My new book Creative Family Home published earlier this month by Ryland Peters & Small is sitting in the style/deco hit parade on Amazon in the top 10.  This weekend The Telegraph Magazine are publishing an extract from my book with a focus on children’s bedrooms. Exploring the heart and soul of 13 homes around Europe […]

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Creative Family Home – Dedicated feature in You Magazine – Sunday 6 October 2013

YOU magazine published a stunning dedicated interior feature this weekend to our founder Ashlyn Gibson and new book Creative Family Home. The book has flown into the top 10 of the hit parade for style and deco books on Amazon.   If you are looking inspiration for a creative and original present this Christmas you could pick […]

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A Day in the Life of a Buying Trip!

We are keeping next summers fabulous collections under wraps until at least January, however we thought we could keep you entertained in the meantime with some snaps of our recent trip to Playtime Paris, our favourite trade show to date………. early start, getting lost on the metro, catching up with friends, sneaky glass of French vino […]

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Kids Department At The Dalston Department Store

My latest thrill has been to join forces with the Dalston Department Store to curate their kids department.  Held in what must be one of the most atmospheric warehouse spaces in East London – DDS has the makings of being one of the coolest shopping events in London.  Selecting the best of British especially for […]

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Lichtenstein: A mini-retrospective at Olive Loves Alfie!

Finally made it to the Roy Lichtenstein retrospective at the Tate Modern, and loved it so much I went twice in the final few days! Although Lichtenstein’s distinctive pop style has been endlessly reproduced, borrowed and copied over the last few decades, the colourful images taken from comic strips, Disney and other artists still pack […]

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Brand Focus – Project Jelly

We couldn’t be prouder to be working with Project Jelly this season. Founder Natalie Collier set out to ‘repackage charity’ in a cool and innovative way, combining the best British children’s design and manufacture, with a big fundraising edge. 25% of profits go directly to Mencap a charity supporting people with a learning disability and […]

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