Friday, December 21, 2012

Update & Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone!

Sorry for my blogging absence! I was so busy in New York I just couldn't find time to blog, I had an amazing time and have so much inspiration to share but I might just have to save those posts for the New Year!

Below are a few photos from the hundreds I took.. Just a few of the highlights being an incredible sunset from 'The Top of the Rock', the view from our apartment building and visiting the marimekko shop (fabric HEAVEN)!!

This will probably be my last post for 2012, so I am sending you all best wishes for the Christmas/Holiday season! I hope you have a great one!

Here's hoping 2013 is a great year! I have lots planned and lots of inspiration, new designs and products to share with you all, so come back in the new year! And finally, here's a rather cheerful Christmas decoration I saw in Canada back in the summer to see us out! Merry Christmas Everyone! x

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

west elm

I've discovered lots of fantastic places whilst here in NYC, one place I'd always heard people talk about but never visited was west elm. If you've never heard of it before west elm is a contemporary furniture and homewares retailer. They sell gorgeous furniture and accessories, I spent ages in the shop taking in all the different textures, patterns and prints!

Below are some pictures of a few things I picked up, some cute little candles, an owl candle and a decoupage glass tray. Everything is so well designed and there are so many wonderful colours and patterns!

I fell in love with these bright hand painted style patterns and was so pleased when I picked up the free paper in store to find a section all about the designer, Sarah Campbell.

Even their free newspaper is just beautiful! I would just love to work for west elm, creating patterns or working on graphic design, everything is just so gorgeous and wonderfully produced!

Do check out their website, and for more you can follow @westelm on twitter, like west elm on facebook or for even more, and overwhelming amounts of gorgeous inspiration you can follow west elm on pinterest! Or better still visit one of their stores!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2012 - Content copyright west elm

Friday, December 7, 2012

Live from NYC!

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so quiet here recently! I'm currently away in New York City, now recovering from my jet lag and hope to bring you lots of exciting posts live from NYC in the coming week!

I do hope you enjoyed last weeks Feature Friday and our guest post from Decorque, today I bring you something slightly different on a Friday, photos from NYC!

I have seen some amazing things so far and can't wait to share it with you all! It's exhausting just trying to take it all in, my eyes have been spotting motifs, shapes and colours all over the place!

The pictures below were all taken in Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO, it's one of my favourite places in NYC, it's so peaceful I can sit for hours in the Brooklyn Bridge Park looking across to Manhattan watching traffic, trains, boats, planes and helicopters all go by, taking everything in!

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Guest Post from Decorque

Today I bring you our first ever guest post! The post today is written by the wonderful Decorque, enjoy!

Decorque is a family-run business,  with the two designers being Lesley Stevens from Fashion & Textiles background, and Harriet Stevens a qualified Graphic Designer. Its a great combination, and one we like to think we fuse the two disciplines effectively.

At Decorque we love pattern and seek to bring that creative touch in to your home. We turn this……. into this!

On cork we have succeeded by digital printing, something a little different, a highly colourful and detailed decorative finish to our selection of placemats and coasters.

Why cork? well it is an eco-friendly natural product, which is very tactile, hard wearing and as you can see takes colour extremely well. Our aim being, to bring a fashion edge and trends in design, to the table.

We love mixing styles, skin print with flowers, typically english with tropical; from butterflies to the panthers and birds. The pattern and subjects, we adapt and continue throughout the collection, onto Opaline/ Plastic placemats, Stationery and Art Prints.

You can find our range on our website, we also have a selection of products on Etsy and Folksy and are proud to be featured on Blog and Buy Sale's Wish List. We also partake in some offline events, such as local craft and gift fairs.

We have recently launched a successful creative blog, sharing all our likes, loves and creative ideas, as well as collaborating with other small-businesses and like-minded creatives to create a social hub of ideas and inspiring design finds! Please do check it out, we will have a lovely contributor blog by the wonderful Rosie Simons herself very soon too!

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Images copyright Decorque 2012