Friday, 29 July 2011

An Homage of sorts....

So in the chaos of moving ship from the Isle to Sunny Shepherds Bush (details of which to come - our new studio is seriously cool) I have decided to take a bit of time out to share with you one of our little obsessions for SS12.

Having received a Bonsai Tree earlier in the year (an amazing gift with huge Sentiment. The lovely gift however requires the following.... watering every day with RAIN water NOT tap water, a twice daily leaf spray with RAIN water, continual trimming and a once weekly soak in a bath...phew. If you knew me you would understand why this poor tree is looking a little on the skinny side at present :(....)
Anyway, said tree ignited a new found interest in Japanese Art and Culture, leading on to our latest obsession du jour - ORIGAMI!

ORIGAMI - from Wiki

Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper"; kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside Japan in the mid-1900s.

We have made a penguin army for our new studio out of some paper printed in one of our new designs. Here's a sneak preview of Army Officers at work:

You can get instructions on how to make him here:

And if you want to do any further designs here:



  1. wow bonsai as a gift is pretty grand! Cute penguins :)

  2. so cool! xx

  3. It's so interesting to see how your label has really taken off. I've been dipping in and out your blog for over a year. I've started my own knit accessories label and it's a big inspiration seeing what you do and how far you've come so far.

    I was wondering do you hire PR? And have you read any good books about supply chain and managing a fashion label? If you ever need any knit advice I'd be happy to help!

    Hilary X

  4. It's amazing the things you can do with origami, these penguins are fabulous.

    Congratulations for this site also has very good information