Tagged: Collaborations

For Kirsty With Love x


Because caring is sharing: This is the stunning work of New Zealand artist, illustrator and overall creative, Kirsty Warman who I’ve been a fan of since I first saw and followed her Blog. I’ve been dying to do a Blog post on her..but I didn’t think it would take this direction…


Just recently, Kirsty was approached by VIDA, the Google venture backed ecommerce platform that brings together designers and makers from around the world to create original and inspiring fashion in a socially conscious way.  They wanted Kirsty to collaborate with them to turn her Art into clothes – and it’s happening..right now!static1.squarespace-1

Over the next week, if her designs hit the 3+ orders each, VIDA will produce her unique designs..how cools is that?


Furthermore, for every VIDA product produced, the company pledges to help the makers in Karachi, Pakistan with literacy programmes.  It’s a win, win..

static1.squarespace-3 At around $40 USD this is too good to miss..and add VIDA VOICES at the checkout and you even get a 20% discount..static1.squarespace-4

Click here to sale effortlessly through to her shop..you know you want too!

I’ll see you there..

Laters, Kate x


Lighting the Way x


In my dreams there’s an Abigail Ahern chandelier hanging over my dining room table.  Scrap that – we’re talking dreams..they’ll be two! (and a reinforced ceiling) This one has my heart – it’s made from tiny squares of porcelain that would gently glow on a dark winters night. But at £15,050 a light (the extra £50 tickles my sensibilities) it remains firmly on the once-I’ve-won-the-lottery-lust-list…


There’s also this one (at a mere £2,750) which makes me want to break open the kid’s air-drying clay and get creative.  The truth is Abigail’s whole aesthetic has me squealing..the dark, brooding colours with the unexpected pops of colour, the quirky touches and an underlining sense of humour that spontaneously brings forth a smile of pure pleasure.


So it’s rather wonderful that she’s teamed up with Debenhams to design a range especially for them…


I laugh!


For the study?


Guarding the front door?


(This one is on her website but not on the Debenhams one yet..I hope he does appear as I love him and his dark purple lampshade..imagine on two bedside cabinets either side of a glamourous french rococo bed?..sigh)


This is when Designer versus High Street works..when there’s a symbiotic relationship that we can all feel inspired by rather than a parasitical one that destroys as it feeds.

And at £85 a light?

Bring it on!

Laters, Kate x