50 shades of Green

Posted on October 14, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

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.

Victor Calculator
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.

Peter Beard
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

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Singing in the rain...!

Posted on October 06, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

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

 

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Bon Voyage!

Posted on September 04, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

Ladies and Gentleman, September has just arrived and with it we're introducing Bon Voyage, the new section for all you "intrepid travellers". All the goodies you can see here plus many others are now up and running in our shop. Saddle up!

Handmade Saddle Bag

 

 

This bicycle bag is made with old-school British detailing using the finest leather to ensure durability. Created to carry your tools for the day, it's the perfect combination of utility and design. Agreed?

Retro Ladie's and Men's Bikes
 
 
Inspired by 1950s and 60s California cycles, designed and hand assembled by United Cruiser in France, these stunning pieces of equipment have got to be the most beautiful bikes on the road today! You can't buy happiness but you can buy a bike and that's pretty close.

Leather Bluetooth Speaker
 
 
Based on the iconic transistor radio designs of the 1960s, these were created with the highest quality audio circuitry and wrapped in a classic hand sewn perforated leather case to protect them. Who says Bluetooth speakers need to look like ugly plastic? Perfect to pop on your bike.

Now what? Do you feel ready to get up and go?
 
By the way, just wanted to remind you that our  * * S U M M E R  S A L E * *  is still ON with products at 40% OFF and ALL ORDERS placed by September 20th will come with this lovely free gift - Fine Italian Pasticeria Tin.



From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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Cycling Fever

Posted on August 14, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past five years you will be aware that this country is in the grip of a cycling pandemic. Even the Tour de Francearrived this summer, with the Grand Départ in Yorkshire. All the brits are in the mood.

The number of Londoners cycling to work has doubled in the last ten years, with Londoners braving the busy roads to escape sweltering tube temperatures, chaotic rush hours and increased commuting costs. So is all about being ‘cycle-friendly’and I am quite like this as I was living in Aarhus last year and I must say that for Danes is a way of life, is part of their culture.

Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it's also a form of transport. It saves you money, gets you fit, reduces stress and is good for the environment...What else? Oh yes, cycling benefits the whole of London as it reduces pollution and drastically cuts congestion on public transport.

As the popularity of cycling grows and grows, here is our selection of products we have prepared for you to be in the mood too. Coming soon. Very bristish. Hope you like it.


 

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Ignore this at your peril

Posted on July 14, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

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.


Peter says that you really need to pay attention to our social media, because we will announce the lucky winner next Monday 21st of July... May the Force be with you ;)

From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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