10 Things I Learned & Loved This Weekend

Santander-cycle-bike-hire-london1. Spring is the best time to ride through London, especially on a blue skied, sunny day. How gorgeous is all that pink blossom?Flower-market2. I think my permanent social media status should be: Always colour hunting!bright-bazaar-book-the-times3. The Times newspaper named the Bright.Bazaar book as one of the best books for your ottoman. Not only that but they also wrote how the prime minster’s wife, Samantha Cameron, was recently pictured in a rare interview sitting on a mustard-yellow sofa with graphic animal cushions that’s very similar to the cover of my book, which is my old living room! They said: “If it’s good enough for the prime minster’s stylish wife, then it’s good enough for us.” It’s so exciting to see such a huge endorsement for the book a whole year after it was published – I am thrilled!Colourful-houses-in-london4. London was on #makeyousmilestyle fire on Saturday afternoon.Paddington-bear-london5. I randomly spotted this tiny Paddington Bear soft toy in a window box and it made me smile.Whippet6. If I see a Whippet while walking through Primrose Hill high street (or, frankly, any high street) I will run after it and ask its owner if I can have a picture with it. This fellow is called Merlin and it made my weekend meeting him!Valspar-3d-house7. The interview I did with the Guardian newspaper about the 3D House I designed for Valspar Paint went live.bottlecloth-tablecloth8. I love the loose yet striking look of this Witty Conversation tablecloth, which was the result of a collaboration with talented Danish illustrator, Ulla Puggaard. 9. I’m smitten with this mini pot from Shino Takeda Ceramic. 10. I love all the colours and textures of this Tasseled Jacare Pillow.


  • Reply Jules April 19, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Love this series Will. Great to see you so happy and living life to the full. Have a good week!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      @Jules – That’s really sweet of you to say, thanks. Enjoy your week as week! 🙂

  • Reply Gem April 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    That optical illusion wall you did for Valspar is amazing I’m gonna show my fiancé now!!!

  • Reply Jo April 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Oh Will I feel you live in a world where it’s always sunny and everything is bright and colourful. I am so jealous lol. Loved cycling in the East End of London as a student nurse. Take your life in your hands down the Mile End Road. How exciting to have your interview live and the book given a big thumbs up.
    So happy to have my fave blogpost back and rocking
    Jo xxxx

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      @Jo – It’s not always bright but I always try to seek out the colour! 🙂 Have a fab week!

  • Reply Gabrielle April 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    ‘One of the best books for your ottoman’ – how cool is that?! Very. 🙂

  • Reply Karolina April 19, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    amazing and colourful pictures! Little bit late but just ordered your book on Amazon. Can’t wait to receive it!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 19, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      @Karolina – Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the make-you-smile style!

  • Reply Gilly April 20, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I love how you view the world….always lifts my mood to read your posts! We need more colour in our world and it is great that you seek it out and add splashes of it where you can! You will always be an inspiration to me!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 20, 2015 at 7:13 am

      @Gilly – That’s so kind of you to say, thanks! I am glad you enjoy the benefits of colour as well! 🙂

  • Reply mel April 20, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Will you keep on going from strength to strength. Such an incredible journey that you’re going on right now and one that is well deserved. You have such a strong vision that’s coupled with your passion and wonderful personality so it’s no wonder. So happy for you! Mel x
    p.s. love the blossoms

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 20, 2015 at 7:14 am

      @Mel – Thank you for such generous words, Mel. Have a fantastic week! x

  • Reply Lindsey April 20, 2015 at 9:38 am

    So many things to be joyful about – the cherry blossoms, the Times support and all splashes of color! Love that pot!!

    Enjoy the kudos 🙂 xoxox

  • Reply Molly April 20, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Hi Will, where did you get that Shino Takeda ceramic? Love the colours!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

      @Molly – Me too, aren’t they gorgeous! It’s from their website, which is linked above.

  • Reply andriana April 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Congratulations for everything & thank you for bringing the colourful and happy way of living in our everyday lives. Keep walking!

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 20, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      @Andriana – Thank you for the kind congratulations, and for following along with my colour hunting! 🙂

  • Reply The Kentucky gent April 20, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Whippets are some of the cutest/sweetest dogs I’ve met. I have a friend who has an Italian Greyhound – which remind me a lot of Whippets, and I’m always incredible close to kidnapping her when I visit him.

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

  • Reply Justin April 20, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Mr. Bazaar! Love all your bright and colorful photos so much…keep it up, and congratulations on your appearance in the Times!

    Walking, Talking Style
    New post: Twenty Five

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar April 20, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      @Justin – Thank you so much for stopping by! Off to check out your blog now! 🙂

  • Reply brenda April 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Will: Honored to be included on your list! ♥♥♥

  • Reply Matthew Pike April 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Well done on the plug Will, that’s ace.

  • Reply Hailey~FurnishMyWay April 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I have to agree with Josh from The Kentucky Gent. Whippets are absolutely one of my favorite types of dogs. We have two in the family! They are so loyal and well behaved!

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