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Ok – how excited am I?? Fornasetti is launching its first ever temporary shop exclusively at Selfridges in London… for one month from 23rd Sept. SO IT’S ALREADY OPEN!!!

Situated in the Wonder Room Concept Store, the pop up shop is housing the largest collection of Fornasetti products available for sale ever assembled in one place in the UK. The Concept Store is showcasing some of Fornasetti’s most recognisable products, from crockery collections and ceramic plates to larger furniture pieces. Over 100 different lines will be available to buy, including new products and limited editions. Eeeeeeeeeek!!!!!!

Sorry guys… gotta dash to Oxford Street….


Thanks to everyone who came down to our market stall yesterday at the Sunday Up Market on Brick Lane. It was a great day.. and so many lovely things to see! We’ll be there again next Sunday (and the one after that!) so please do come down and say hello if you can! Here are some piccies of our stall…

For anyone unable to visit, don’t forget to have a look at Karin Akesson and Ros Shiers‘ online shops to buy direct! And of course, if you like the look of my ceramic Pianoforte tiles, please just give me a shout!

For anyone who might be in the Brick Lane area this Sunday, pop along to the Up Market at the Old Truman Brewery, where I will be selling my Pianoforte ceramic tiles (stall number 084). Each tile is £15..though I am offering a very *special* price of £25 for a pair – should two happen to catch your eye!

I am sharing a stall with the very talented Karin Akesson and Ros Shiers.. so you can come and have a peek at their fabulous items also!!!!

Please come along and say hi! It will be lovely to meet you! Kx

Thanks SO much to the kind people at Qype.. who approached me for a little interview! For any readers who might be curious about me, the background to All Kinds Of New..and my favourite places to shop in London, have a read here (and ignore the horrible photo)!!

Here are some really nice, original pieces of jewellery (plus a door stop!) to share with you, thanks to OFFCUT design. Michael Harris and Gemma Gourlay formed OFFCUT in 2008, designing and making their own range of homewares and jewellery (predominately from discarded materials!). They are lovely, aren’t they? I really like the bow necklace particularly!!



Have a look here to see where you can by your own piece of OFFCUT!!! Pop into Shelf on Cheshire Street just off Brick Lane, also, to see some of their collection for yourself! Shelf is a fantastic little shop where (on Thursdays – Sundays!) you can find all sorts of amazing pieces of..well.. everything! Ceramics…homeware…jewellery…furniture..artwork…everything! It’s definitely a fantastic place to visit for any pressie-buying!!


Wooooo hooo! Happy Birthday Ros!! Thank you for your superb present to us! 🙂

Check out Ros’ brand-new digital prints above.. only £14 with discount!!!!!!

SO lovely!


I have been keeping my eyes open for something like this for a little while now…(for whenever we finally buy our new home!). I am not a great lover of net curtains..they get too dirty too easily and don’t always fit into the overall ‘look’ of the room..and I often like having objects on my window frames (cos i’ve got too darn many!). BUT I like the patterns that these friendly, cosy, homely ‘necessities’ can bring..not to mention the privacy. Especially if you are blessed with very little space between you having your dinner in front of the telly, and the no.36 bus!

Soooooooooo Emma Jeffs has the perfect solution. Her White Collection’ window films are – to my mind – wonderful!!!! They are white, beautiful patterns printed onto a frosted film. They allow light in, but the view is blurred if you look out, giving the appearance of frosted glass.. And from the outside, if an internal light is on, it is only possible to make out diffused shapes. I love the patterns..inspired by textiles, architecture, nature and geometry…

Here they are in more detail, to give you a better picture…each roll /sheet size is 100 x 120 cms (1 x 1.2m) and costs £49 plus p&p. For more sales info click here:

If you are keen to experiment with these patterns above before committing to a whole roll, you can purchase a sample pack online for a mere £4.00, incl.p&p. Each pack contains 6 x A6 samples plus 1 x White Collection booklet. Yay!

Anyone who is anyone must be aware of Marimekko. Established in 1951, this Finnish textile design company began designing and manufacturing beautiful, Scandinavian-inspired, clothing, interior decoration textiles, accessories and tableware. They are, in fact, gods.

I wanted to share with you one of their ranges which I have liked for ages and ages, and have been meaning to feature for some time. Say hello to the Oiva tableware collection below…also known as In Good Company… It’s what Marimekko want you to do – to enjoy this collection while enjoying good company! The collection has been designed by Sami Ruotsalainen, a graduate of the University of Art and Design Helsinki with a Master’s Degree in ceramic and glass design. It’s gorgeous isn’t it?

To find your local Marimekko outlet, have a look here and pay them a visit – d e f i n i t e l y worthwhile!

Pet portraits!!!!! Need I actually say anything more?! Probably not.. though i’m going to anyway… How brilliant are these little fellows? Especially in the frames. Each chappy is crafted reusing and preserving old lace, buttons, cut-glass buttons, pearls and other found treasures. The very clever Donya Coward has created these by hand…and two of the gang will feature in a collaborative installation with Margo Selby at a forthcoming exhibition (private view 1st July 6pm – 8pm). Ad-or-ab-le.


NEW products from the wonderfully talented Karin Åkesson!!!! Go direct to her website for these fantastic purchases:

‘Sweet Dreams’ Pillow cases back in stock! Set of pillow cases, two different birds with messages -‘Tomorrow something wonderful will happen’ and ‘Tomorrow will be a great day’.
£24.99 (including UK delivery)

Bird collection cards. A set of three greeting cards with bird drawing & messages.
Suitable for any occasion to brighten up someones day!
£9.50 (including UK delivery)

Adhensive labels for your special occasion! Choose one of the three designs and add your own message, date or name and stick them on wine bottles!

A perfect way to give a personal touch to wedding day or birthday party! Each pack contains eight labels with the same design. UK postage and packing for this item is FREE! (go to Not On The Highstreet for this particular purchase!)