Monday, 9 May 2011

Inspired By London

With the new Autumn Winter season looming, we headed out into the real world to have a look around, see what's going on and  to soak up some directional and inspiring design.
We took a trip around Sloane Square and peeked a look at the stunning colours and summer prints in Catimini  Even the shop window displays are fun and absolutely filled with bright colour! 
Loving the multi-cultural mash-up trend coming through for AW12/13 with an eclectic palette and mismatched patterns. Anthropolgie has some really beautiful examples of this in bedding and home accessories.  With chevrons and patchwork also really on trend, they had some yummy designs on curtains and packaging.

Loving the idea of mixing floral with geometrics...

Even the way the shop is presented is really inspirational for this particular trend with mismatched furniture, knotted wood, painted wood and raw edges. 

So yes, we are maybe a little bit obsessed with Anthropologie but it's so hard not to be! 

Another essential stop off is Designers Guild for some super yummy and delicious kids bedding and bedroom accessories.  We were especially loving the map and travel themed bedding and also the woodland creature/forest set for design inspiration.

To be completely honest we did contemplate for a very long time buying one of those beautiful (and actually really comfortable!) pink circular chairs too... ahhh...

In the 'grown-ups' department, we couldn't take our eyes off this stunning chest unit and desperately tried to find a reason we NEEDED one in our world.. 'we could put snacks in that drawer and little pencils in that one...'

How seriously delicious are the coloured notebooks too?!

As always, we couldn't have a day in London without visiting Liberty's and perusing the lovely textile collections, here are a few of our faves...

So after a super inspiring day it was back to the studio for moodboard-making and planning (always the best bit) for the next collection!  Here's a look through the peephole, we couldn't show you everything now could we...

But in the meantime don't forget to check us out at Surtex debut next week at the Jacob K.Javits Convention Centre NYC! visit us on Booth 250!!!  
And a final little peep of the goodies we'll have there...



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