Friday, 12 February 2010

Spring is on its way - PLEASE

I found these gorgeous striped fabrics that really made me wish for spring to arrive fully. I think a blind in one of these in the kitchen would be amazing with a pom pom fringe. Gorgeous. Pop over to

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Hidden Eloise I am sure is not the first

I have just found the lovely artwork of Hidden Eloise but it seems that a studio who supplies Paperchase with artworks found her designs some time ago. But this is not the first or the last case of very close reproduction of an art work. Design studios work at such a fast and high pressured pace that the designers turn to resources such as the internet and individual creatives. Big Blue Chip customers may also just give the studio reference and ask for the design to be "parallel developed".
Most of the time the designer has no way of commenting but thanks to new technology Hidden Eloise has created a fire storm on twitter and is now in the Metro, The Independant and has Channel Four news asking questions and I am sure that is just the beginning. Paperchase has been updating its internet site with comments all day. Its great that the individual designer has been able to exert some power - but I am sure this will not be the last case of 'replication' of a designers work.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Granny Chic

I am in love with Emma Lambs work and the fantastic Granny Chic of her crochet. I have been inspired especially as last month for my birthday I got a book on crochet to brush up my skills. When I am feeling fully well I will get making.
Check Emma out on her blog or at her Etsy store.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Cute new online shop

Well I am in recovery at home after a spell in hospital - hence a delay in posts. But I must be feeling better as I have started have a good look around at things to buy again - well things to dream of buying if I wasn't being made redundant!!! This is a new online shop that I found today - very cute things - lots of retro items so check it out - Happy Loves Rosie