1. How sweet is this flower cart with its stripy mint awning?
2. My friend, Emelie, kindly gave me this little red Dala Horse, which quickly made itself at home in my apartment.
3. After making croissants last weekend this weekend I attempted pain au chocolat for the first time. What can I say? I love pastries!
4. I spotted this slogan on a quick Saturday morning visit to IKEA – do you think they knew Mr. Bazaar was coming?!
5. Wearing bright polka dot socks makes me smile.
6. I’m really pleased with my new business cards.
7. Love this typewriter card from Dicky Bow paper goods.
8. How fab are the hand-painted details on this stoneware cereal bowl by Da Terra Stoneware?
9. This envelope magazine holder by Goodwin and Goodwin is great for adding a dash of quirky style to a home office.
10. Love the colour options available in the 80th Anniversary version of the Artek Stool 60.


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Will! Another inspiring bolt of color from across the pond. Thank you! Congrats on the business card – its lovely. And I hadn’t known about Dicky Bow – thanks for the introduction to that super stationery. Always happy to learn about the bright things you share. besos, B

  2. Caroline @trend-daily Reply

    Those pain au chocolat look absolutely professional Will-and your business cards-gorgeous 🙂 xx

  3. tim@designmaze Reply

    Hope you had a great one Will! Chris and I spent the entire weekend sleeping, eating, and then sleeping again. I am feeling a little better finally but still not out of the woods yet. This deadly cough I am telling ya!

    Lacking motivation to do anything over the past week, I am happy to see your new business cards and those fun polka dot socks! Will have to try out those pastry recipes when Chris and I are back to normal again.

    I did get my friend to go pick up 2 of the black and white BILLYS from IKEA thanks to your preview! She is loving it and now I am trying to figure out how to work them into the room 🙂

  4. Sorry you’re not quite 100% yet, Tim but pleased you are at least feeling a bit better. Excited to see how you work those BILLYs into your friend’s place!

  5. A lovely colourful start to Monday, thank you Will!

    It is grey and snowy outside so having you pop up on my screen is the perfect antidote. In fact, they should prescribe Bright Bazaar for those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder 🙂

    Have a fabulous week!

  6. Loved number 7 and number 9! Where did you get your cards printed Will?

    Oh and by the I was on the Laura Ashley blog yesterday and saw your video for the S/S13 Collection. You did pretty well, perhaps a future in TV presenting?

  7. Beautiful post – Dala horses hold a special place in my heart as my great grandmother was Swedish. Thanks for sharing!

    • @Hege – Yep! My fiance and I made them using a recipe from Emmanuel Hadjiandreou’s book, How To Make Bread – well worth a read if you like baking! x

  8. Most impressed with the croissants and pain au chocolat Will. Also, love the business card – I’m happy to be in possession of one. Have a lovely week x

  9. Love the minty awning! Those pain au chocolates look pretty amazing as well. Now about those business cards – they look so happy and colourful. I would expect nothing less 😉

  10. That cereal bowl! So good. I love that it is such a unique and characteristic piece. And you can be proud of your little pastry adventures. I am impressed, they must be really difficult to make. Have a great week!

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.