I just wanted to share with you a really gorgeous vintage fashion collector on ebay; one which I can highly recommend for her service, personal style and sheer overall loveliness. Welcome to My Foolish Heart.

I’ve hand-picked a few items below which are currently available, but if any catch your eye, be quick to pay a visit as these beauties may disappear quick! I am absolutely loving the 1960’s sheer bow blouse shown first below…how lovely?!! Yes – definitely worth a regular visit!!!

 


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“One of the UK’s hottest Interior Designers” – Mary Portas

I added a link to my blog for Atelier Abigail Ahern last year when I first came across her fantastic shop on 137 Upper Street, Islington, London, but foolishly never wrote an actual post! What was I thinking!?  Described perfectly as an “Aladdin’s cave of gorgeousness, bang on trend, gracious and grown up”, it is filled with an abundance of stunning items for the home – from lighting to art, to mirrors, furniture and animal heads. And what’s even better – you can now choose from her eclectic collection from her online shop. Hurrah!

What has really caught my eye, however, are these wonderful lamps below… I officially LOVE . THEM! Prices start at £195 upwards, depending on your favorite piece…but I really really really want one. Really!

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Check out Abigail’s blog here too.. to be kept up to date with her latest likes, influences and favorite things!

..a little Valentines gift and message for us all, from the lovely Ros Shiers:

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Hello…Happy New Year to you all!

…with Valentines fast approaching I thought I would contact all my lovely customers with a discount voucher to treat yourself or a loved one to one of my *NEW* prints. With lots of new designs just uploaded into the shop there is plenty of inspiration to let the people you love know just how special they are.

– My classic ‘LOVE‘ print is now available as a Red Limited Edition Screen Print:£25 – 25% DISCOUNT = £18.75

– *NEW* ‘Love is the drug’ and ‘Je t’aime’ Digital Prints: £20- 25% DISCOUNT = £15

– *NEW* ‘Someday I’ll wish upon a star…’ Digital Print: £20 – 25% DISCOUNT = £15

– *NEW* ‘A little of what you fancy does you good’ Digital Print: £20 – £25% DISCOUNT = £15

Or use the voucher to show a friend how much you love them this Valentine’s with my ‘You are the friend everyone wishes they had‘ print. This print can be changed to Mum, Dad, Sister, Brother, Husband, Wife etc.

Just enter the DISCOUNT CODE: VALENTINE25 at the checkout to receive 25% OFF your purchase.

Wishing you all lots of love this Valentine’s Day.
Best wishes,

Ros x



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Who doesn’t like a nice pouf or beanbag, eh? If I was blessed with lots of floor space, I think I’d go a little bit pouf-crazy… Seriously – I would! And these AMAZING beanbags below would definitely be included in my pouf-athon… How cool are these? I can’t work out which one is my favourite… (let me know which yours is?).

Woouf are a Barcelona-based company, offering these fun – and unexpected – bean bags and cushions to the whole world via their excellent online store. I love them!!! Their cushions are damn nice too… Prices for the bean bags start at around 95 euros for the smaller pieces to 235 euros for the bigger ones..and from 45 euros for the cushions..

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How brilliant are these artworks? I came across these Vivienne Maun pieces at the Maison et Objet show last week, and really loved them! And on closer inspection of their website, discovered that they had even more – all equally slightly bonkers and brilliant!!!! These chappies can be found on Vivienne Maun’s website here so take a look!

I love animal-busts anyway, but particularly when it’s done in a new, inventive way… I absolutely adore the pink piggy and rather cheeky doberman! Heee heeeee!

 


I came across Miho – Unexpected Things in the amazing Fleux store in Paris last year, but they also had a fantastic stand at the Maison et Objet show in Paris this week! I really like their products – so much so that I have a new little birdbox ready to construct in our new home (which hopefully I’ll be able to put up soooon!). Miho’s products are really sweet – a DIY little beauty which comes flat-packed but which is really easy to put together. I have it on good authority that you can purchase the range at the V&A shop (or is it Tate Modern?) as well.. And so for anyone without a garden but who would like to get in touch with their ‘feathered friend’ side, then these are for you….

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Ohhhhhh friends… how long has it been? Too long.. that’s how long!

However, I return with treats! I have just come back from visiting the amazing Maison & Objet show in gay Paris, and was blown away by so many wonderful, inventive, pretty, exciting things.. and so I am trawling my way through all of my finds to share some of them with you… Formidable!!!!

Firstly, please meet Gong – the collaboration between Belgian designer Jo Plismy and French designer, Guillaume Evrard. Gong produce bespoke furniture, handmade silk lamps and an array of interesting and unique objects for both the contemporary and traditional interior…but what caught my eye and my heartstrings was these absolutely breathtaking lampshades…

I am not alone in thinking this, am I? These are gorgeous!!!!! The pair have worked on a growing number of private residential projects and restaurants in London, while the wholesale part of the business continues to grow… and so watch this space!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!! I am so so sorry for my recent absence.. the whole Christmas and New Year fever knocked me off my feet (and straight into a box of Ferrero Roches) and I have been very neglectful on my posting-front! But I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday and relaxed to the max!

I wanted to kick start 2011 with something I’ve been holding on to for a little while.. but which I adore and have been wanting to write about since first finding it! Have a look at the gorgeous ‘Dressed Furniture’ by Soojin Kang below. How beautiful are these pieces of furniture? I love them love them love them love them love them love them!! The colours are delicious too…

To give you a bit of background detail re; these lovely works, ‘Dressed Furniture’ is inspired by traditional crafts and antique raw materials, hand made by Soojin Kang.  The scarcity of the antique furniture she uses means that each item produced is extremely limited and wonderfully unique. Please enjoy!…. x

For anyone unsure of what Christmas presents to buy.. I can heartily recommend ToDryFor.com! To Dry For is an online boutique specialising in designer tea towels (set up by a husband and wife team based in Oxford, UK)..and their teatowel collection is fantastic!!! Anyone who knows me (and may be expecting a Christmas present from me) better look away now, as I may spoil Santas’ surprise! But yes – feast your eyes on the following designs… there is sooooooo much choice!

Designers include Rob Ryan, Lush Designs, Darling Clementine, Puntuck, Snowdon Flood, Jay Jay Burridge, Charlotte Farmer, Maria Dahlgren, and LovelyLovely – to mention but a few! (pheweee!) So it’s a really nice way to purchase some of these fantastic artists’ work! Teatowels are priced between £8 – £12 each (and you get free postage when you buy 3 or more!).. so yes… happy Christmas shopping one and all!!!!!! x