Thursday, 30 July 2009

Roddy and Ginger Shop

We have just discovered a wonderful shop called Roddy and Ginger thanks to the lovely Kickcan and Conkers blog. We've really fallen for their beautiful prints and gorgeous soft furnishings and how cute are those canvas bags!!

Olive and Moss Greeting Cards

Just added these adorable Olive and Moss greeting cards to the shop. Produced by 1973, they were designed in the UK by Olive and Moss who also create gorgeous clothes for babies and kids.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

New Lagom Cards

Here are the latest Lagom cards now available from our online shop. Love the blue and white patterns!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

New Thank You Cards

Just added these to the shop. They have a lovely retro feel, very dreamy and feminine.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Gorgeous Cards by Ellen Giggenbach

We've just finished loading up a really fabulous array of gorgeous greeting cards, including these designs by Ellen Giggenbach whose artwork is created by hand-cutting specially coloured paper to produce 1950s and 1960s inspired designs.

Papergrain in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine

We're very excited that our St Jude's Cookery Notebook was featured in the Saturday Telegraph magazine this weekend!

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sneak Preview

Look out for these gorgeous new greeting cards which will arrive in stock next week! They were designed by Swedish Children's illustrator Ingela Peterson for hip card publisher Lagom and are produced using 100% recycled paper- we just love them!

Monday, 20 July 2009

A visit to the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris

I was taken on a wonderful tour of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris at the weekend and was so incredibly impressed with the museum's wonderful collection of beautifully displayed decorative objects, from furniture, ceramics, glass and sculpture to textiles. Here are some pics of fashion designer Jeanne Lanvin's fabulous apartment which has been meticulously re-created within the museum.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Pet Sympathy Cards

Quite a few of our customers pointed out that we should be stocking Pet Sympathy cards. Well, we searched high and low and while in the USA, we tracked down two tasteful designs produced by Caspari. These are now available from our online shop.

The Best Tea Ever!

This blog is turning a bit foodie this month, although it would be true to say that good food and drink are never that far from our minds! Anyway, were you to buy a few tasty bites from Gail's Bakery ( see post below) you could definitely pair these up with a cup of Tea Pigs tea! We recently stumbled upon their lovely online shop and have become completely hooked on their peppermint tea. Once you taste the magical stuff, you will never want supermarket peppermint tea again! Their breakfast tea is really exceptional too and we are definitely a lot more productive when we start the day with it!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

The Best Bakery in London

We're huge fans of Gail's bakery in Hampstead. They produce scrumptious old fashioned bread which is entirely free of chemicals and additives and tastes as good as the bread that comes out of the best French boulangeries ( if not better!). My favourite is the malted brown bloomer but am not averse to munching on the poppy seed loaf! I think there are several branches across London ( there is one in Notting Hill and another in St John's Wood).

Back Due to Popular Demand

The quirky notebooks and greeting card designed by We Are Family are now back in stock due to popular demand!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Beautiful New Print by Dee Beale

We're already proud owners of one of Dee's gorgeous prints and lo and behold, she has just produced a new series featuring these stylish nordic hares. Another one to add to our shopping list! Check out her etsy shop here

Orso Bear Esq Blog

Have a look at this marvellous blog by a very special and talented bear! I hope he won't mind us putting his picture up here but we really couldn't resist. He really is one in a million. Bears like that don't come along very often in our view!

Fabulous Anniversary Card

Anniversary cards have just got a lot more exciting thanks to this brand new design from Caspari now available from our online shop.

Summer in the Country

Ah, to be in the country now that summer's here! We've just added this gorgeous greeting card by Yorkshire-based Simon Palmer who is a winner of the Royal Academy Turner watercolour award.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Not Forgotten

As a Londoner, I will never forget the 7 July 2005. Yesterday a monument was unveiled in Hyde Park in memory of the 52 men and women who died that day.

New Floral Note Card sets

Not sure if it's the influence of Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time but we're feeling very inspired by floral designs at the moment, and we've just added these lovely new packs of note cards to the site.

A New Novel by Salley Vickers

Just heard that Salley Vickers who wrote the wonderful Miss Garnet's Angel, has just published a new novel called Dancing Backwards. Off to my local bookshop later to see if I can buy a copy.

New Anita Klein Greeting Cards

We were so inspired by Anita Klein's exhibition at the Marine House Gallery in Beer that we have added two of her new greeting cards to our online shop. Aren't they gorgeous!