Yes, we know that Pantone Emerald was the Colour of the Year for 2013, but we're seeing all shades of greens from bright spring greens to olives, and especially lots of different blue-greens and teal all over the place. And we still love it.
According to Karen Haller, a colour expert, the main positive psychological properties that green communicates are peace, balance and harmony. It can rejuvenate and restore, giving the feeling of being connected to nature and feeling safe and secure. Symbolically, emerald green communicates luxury and eleganceas in the jewel.
Household objects, furniture and plants inspired by the Pantone Green Color Trend 2014 (images taken from Pinterest)
These are our suggestions to add a touch of green to your home. Take note.
MOB Design Lamp
Inspired by the 60's mopeds, this French designed neo-retro lamp is a superb example of the harmony of form and function. Ideal for your bedside table as well as your office desk.
Trattoria Wall Clock
Get that delicious flavour of Italy into your kitchen with this Pasta Pesto tin wall clock with the tricolore flag. Your cooking will have that extra bit more "gusto" with this little bit of Italy on the wall.
This chunky slice of 1970s nostalgia comes from England and was produced by Victor Co. under license in the UK. We love its great mid-century colour with toning keys. It's fully working, too, if you've had enough of using your phone to run your accounts. Original paper roll included.
A fascinating journey into Beard's universe: opulent, bizarre, provocative, psychedelic, simply fantastic! A perfect statement for your coffee table.
From London with love,
Anahí & Peter
Helloooo there! I'm back to London, back to reality, back to the rain! :) Yes... Nothing falls like London Rain, Nothing heals me like you do (...)
Which reminds me that there's an old Scandinavian saying that says: " There's no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing." This is something I learned when I was living in Denmark and I couldn't agree more.
Here's why. We've got our Storm Umbrellas.
These brollies are real beauties - and a clever technological breakthrough from the Netherlands. At long last, these are the umbrellas that don't collapse in the wind. The ultra-strong senz° automatic folding umbrella with extra power, which opens & closes by a simple push of the button (easy and fast). The incredible thing is that it's Windproof up to 80Km/h!!! So you won't find yourself with your brolly blowing to pieces anymore on those wild rainy days.
Also, you can choose among four different models: Black Space Place, Blue Dot Dot, Grey Leopard Silver and B&W Duzz Buzz, depending on your taste or style. I prefer a classic and elegant type like the Blue Dot Dot, while Peter prefers the trendy one - B&W Duzz Buzz.
We also have our Large Waxed Canvas Duffle Bags (H55cm) for everyday carrying of all your kit - even if you're on your bike or just as a sportsbag.
These British made bags are designed for a multitude of uses, particularly ideal for airline hand luggage as they meet all specifications. They come in 100% waterproofed waxed cotton with inner lining and a useful document pocket. The heavy duty woven canvas strap is perfect for comfortable carrying of this great piece of kit.
Features Two D-Links and a RiRi zip and the strap colour comes in Oxford Tan. You can choose between Olive or Black in this size, although we have other colours in other sizes as well.
So finally, you can be Singing in the Rain! Enjoy the rest of the week.
From London with love,
Anahí & Peter
There's no summer drink more quintessentially British than Pimm's. Everyone knows that. Well, everybody in England, because it is quite an English thing, you know dahlings. I dare compare it to Spanish Sangria, but more stylish. "Seductively tawny in colour, and festively festooned with fruit and sprigs of mint, it's a drink inextricably linked to the great British summer, especially events like Ascot and Wimbledon" (you can also guzzle one if you're simply lazing in the back garden on a hot sunny day! ).
Did you know that it was first produced in 1823 by Mr. James Pimm, a 19th century London oyster bar owner who decided to offer his clients a "fruit cup" that developed from the popular punch? The recipe is still a secret; supposedly, only six people know exactly how it is made, but here goes a Traditional Recipe, easy and quick to prepare:
Take the Jug /Drink Dispenser or a glass and add as much ice as you like.
Pour one part Pimm's No. 1 with three parts lemonade over the ice.
Add mint leaves, thin cucumber slices, orange slices and strawberry and serve.
It can also be mixed with Champagne (or a sparkling white wine) "Pimm's Royal Cup".
Now you know that it's the perfect drink to serve your guests because it's universally liked and (most importantly) looks so good in our Kilner Drink Dispenser! (Yes, they're back in stock so you'd better hurry)How pretty does it look??? Anyone for Pimm's?
I want to break. I've been seeing Tuesday and dreaming about Friday. Sincerely, it's not me, it's you...
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Yes, we've gone a bit nuts! but we're so excited about our holidays that we've created this summer package for you to enjoy on yours. Here's our selection of essentials - you'll love them for sure!
Unbelievable, right? All these goodies in one hit.
To bag this lot you need to participate in our Summer Raffle so... What are you waiting for? Just click the link for your chance to win everything in the picture.
Everyone can participate, it will last just ONE week. You have the opportunity to enter the competition from today Monday 14th July until next Sunday the 20th (my wedding anniversary, so lucky old you!)
Don't be selfish, so tell everybody about this, your siblings, your friends, your colleagues at work, even your mother-in-law! This is a pretty nice selection that we've carefully chosen and we wouldn't like someone to miss it - it only happens once, you know.