Show and Tell | The June Edit
How is it June already? As we hurtle headlong towards the midpoint in the year here's a round up of what I've been up to this month and some of the new brands and products I've enjoyed discovering.
It's always nice to be able to support businesses that operate with social responsiblility in mind. Happy + Co invest 10% of the profit from each item sold into the company's community led farm in Cambodia. Their cheerful, mostly monochrome cushions (above) certainly succeed in spreading a little happiness too. This Newport cushion is currently brightening up the Design Hunter studio and they've also just released a range of new textured designs made from recycled materials.
As everyday luxuries go, few things can beat fresh new bed linen. With its subtle geometric jacquard pattern the Enigma collection from Christy is elegant and understated, but with a hint of art deco glamour. Made from high thread count silky smooth cotton sateen it definitely feels like an indulgent treat.
In my wardrobe
I've been living in these new shoes from Cos. The braided leather design means that they are perfect for keeping my feet cool on warmer days when I don't feel like wearing sandals, and they are so comfortable. I had a similar pair a few years ago and wore them until they literally fell apart so these were a must have as soon as I laid eyes on them.
On my Bedside table
I've been testing out more new home fragrances this month including The Ritual of Dao by Rituals. Designed to promote peace and tranquility it contains white lotus (regarded as a symbol of peace, purity and spiritual growth) and yi yi ren, which is renowned for its soothing anti-inflammatory properties. It's a pleasantly calming fragrance and one I'd definitely recommend if you are looking for candles or perfume to fragrance a space you use for yoga or meditation. It's also perfect for the bedroom.
Another new discovery this month, independent stationery brand Ola Studio describe their designs as 'a quiet celebration of pattern'. Their notebooks, diaries, cards and patterned papers are influenced by architecture, abstract geometry and artists including Sol LeWitt, Anni Albers and Donald Judd. They very kindly sent over some samples including this curve print pocket notebook, which I absolutely love.
Cate and Nelson are a design studio who usually focus on furniture and larger interior decor pieces but they've just launched their first collection of watches. The unisex designs, which were inspired by the clock in the Stockholm Metro system, have an appealing Scandinavian simplicity and are available in a matte brass or stainless steel finish with organic leather straps in a choice of different colours.
I was delighted to be shortlisted for 'Best Dream Bedroom' and 'Best Lounge Look' in the Pinterest UK Interior Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone else who was shortlisted.
I talked to Enlist style about style inspirations, things that make me laugh and the causes I'm passionate about in an interview over on their blog Enlist.ed. If you haven't yet discovered their beautiful seasonless classics and luxury essentials do check out their latest lookbook.
Finally, we've had lots of amazing coverage of Whippet Bicycle since our launch a few weeks ago and have been featured on sites including Design Milk and Design Boom. A big thank you to everyone who's helped to share our story. We've been really overwhelmed by the response we've received from all over the world and will be announcing further information about pre-orders later in the year.