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:


Sunday, 10 July 2011

CHARLOTTE TAYLOR - The Anthropologist....

So, its been a bit hush hush our end as all the bits and bobs are confirmed etc, you may have heard, but you probably won't have.....CHARLOTTE TAYLOR is launching a new diffusion line with ANTHROPOLOGIE set to hit stores in October 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The collection, originally named CHARLOTTE by CHARLOTTE TAYLOR, will have the delectable prints you’ve come to love - some are new, never been seen before and some are adaptations of the originals.

If you are a Londoner you will be aware of Anthropologie as they have two stores in our Capital, otherwise they are primarily known for their Stateside presence - We will be exclusively stocked on their website and in their American stores, not in the UK ones, for Autumn / Winter 2011 otherwise known as Fall 2011 (I think).

This has been a huge part of the label for the past few months and it has been something I have been desperate to share. We have been developing the line, visiting Philadelphia, where their extremely cool offices are.....

(Our nervously anticipated meeting in the States began with a double kiss standard welcome, for which I forgot to shut my mouth and plonked a sloppy number on a poor buyers cheek - good start. I am also told that as our discussions progressed i slowly began to resemble a sweaty lobster, cheeks deepening in shade as exciting possibilities were laid out in front of us - nice. )

.....continual trans-Atlantic discussion, design development and oh so much more.

You may have seen that our large scarves (part of the mainline) are already on the website. This will be followed by a couple of new additions, developed especially for the stores. So lots going on...

More updates to follow with images of the line!!!!