Summer's here and it's time to LIVE IN THE SUNSHINE!
If you love life, colour and pattern, head on over to see what Luiza Jacob has been working on lately. Polish eco street wear brand Dream Nation have teamed up with artist Robert Kuta for their new Summer 13 kids collection, and it's definitely bright and cheerful!
Just to make sure you get the full picture, you can read all about this fresh eco-label's philosophy here. Dream Nation's clothes are printed on bamboo fiber and organic cotton, keeping your little ones' bodies cool, comfortable and colourful throughout the summer months.
Pinch me, I'm dreaming... you can find them on etsy too!
Twice a day I go for a long 'power' walk round our village, come rain or shine.
Stop watch in hand, I always follow the same route but of course, I notice something different every time.
Have I ever told you that I love looking round French cemetries? I find them quite beautiful, not at all depressing or sad. Look! I spied a wildflower growing out of the top of the stone entrance this morning; life proudly asserting itself. It made me smile.
10 am, I'm hot. The entire village will be slipping into the shade soon.
I know I've mentioned their work before, and many of you will already have seen a few of these images on pinterest, but I just can't get enough of these beautiful playthings designed by creative duo extraordinaireFredericks & Mae.
Modern, graphic and eye-catching, these designs are everything I love. A serious shop crush if ever there was one!
know what, every so often I come across an exciting shop and deep down,
because I strive to be original, I just want to keep it to myself! I
have known about Tamzin Hawkins' promising new label for a while now.
Although she's originally from New Zealand, she was lucky (I choose my
words carefully here!) to spend four years near my home town in West
Yorkshire, England. We've never met, but from the emails we've exchanged
I kind of feel as if I know her, or at least that 'she gets' why I often miss Ilkley Moors.
Mavis & Osborn
is now in its second season and business is going from strength to
strength. Although Tamzin currently only sells online and in one shop in
Wellington, New Zealand (Check out the Design Loft,
it looks like my kinda place!), she is looking to send her range out to
a few international stores next year (now's the time to contact her if
you're interested in stocking an upandcoming kiwi brand!).
Mavis & Osborn (her grandparents' names) - the local clothier caters for new borns up to 14 year olds but also offers a few select home accessories (love that leather & cotton travel bag!) and clothes for men and women. I can just tell I'd feel comfortable and stylish wearing the long dress in the second picture down. Other girls' favorites include this cape, tutu and reverse it vest, from the 13WinterWild collection (yes, out of season for us but 100% wool so never out of fashion), which I love.
One to look out for I think. Make sure you follow them here, here or here.
13WinterWild Collection illustrations by Joscha Van Deijk.