Archive for: May, 2012

Well, friends, as we’ve reached Friday I think we’ve earned a little Time Out, don’t you agree?! So, for today’s post I thought it would be fun to choose which of these two wallpapers from Sandberg each of us prefer. The first, Elin, has a summary, country cottage feel to it with a palette of cool blue, cheery red and fresh green completing the look. I like how the paper is only used in to the top third of the wall; it compliments the tongue and groove panelling perfectly. The second paper, Amalfi, is all together very different to the first. This design has a Mediterranean vibe thanks to the citrus vines and delicate flowers within it. The soft lemon and green colourway feels vibrant yet refreshing by the same turn. Whilst I love the space Sandberg used to shoot Elin (that little kitchen is darling!) on balance I prefer Amalfi. Which paper gets your vote?
// Sandberg wallpaper


The beautiful sunshine in London over the past week or so has left me craving a garden of my own to curate and tender to under the warm summer sunshine. So you can imagine my delight when I happened upon this ‘shed chic’ window display in The Conran Shop here in London. How chic and striking is the black and lime green colour combination of the sheds themselves? I’d never have considered a black she before seeing these but I think they look great! The visual merchandising team have done an outstanding job of displaying their garden product in an inspiring manner. I especially like the little window shelf with the terracotta pots filled with succulents under bell jars. To me there’s something magical and playful about exploring the sheds within the windows. Creative window displays are so inspiring, don’t you think?!
// The Conran Shop

Mr. Bazaar’s top picks: Kids | English garden pillowcase | Strongman cushion | Cool Cat cushion | Adults | Ribbon Stripe Horse pillowcase | Deckchair Stripe towel | Coastal Boats pillowcase
Today I’m bringing you a sneak peek of British brand Joules’ debut bed and bath collection for kids and adults, which launches in August. The collection is a collaboration with Bedeck and reflects the iconic British countryside, with inspirations pulled from outdoor pursuits including sailing, gardening, rugby and equestrian activities. Having seen all the pieces in person last week I can safely say that the quality is on point, with each design soft to the touch and excellent details upon the cushions such as embroidery, appliqué and ribbon detailing. I also love that the children’s designs come in single and double sizes, so that kid-ults like Mr. Bazaar (!) can also buy the pieces. I love the colourful dots seen on the reverse of the Piggy Cat Farm design and the Strongman cushion from the Circus collection is very fun and ideal for a little boy’s room. From the adult collection I’m drawn to the Sunbird Floral and Coastal Birds designs. Which pieces and designs do you like best, folks?
// Joules