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  • Lee Krasner Icarus 1964

    Lee Krasner, Living Colour

    Posted on October 31, 2018

    The Barbican will be celebrating the work and life of Lee Krasner in their Art Gallery next year. I relish any chance I get to visit that amazing Brutalist estate – to immerse myself in some Abstract Expressionism while I’m there will be AMAZING!

    Details of the upcoming exhibition (30th May – 1st Sept) appeared in my inbox alongside this image of Krasner’s “Icarus”. This fascinating painting inspired me to dive into my silk scarf collection and plan out a few more drapes for the shop. Isn’t it great when art inspires creativity just like that. I wonder if Lee ever had any idea how many billions of people her work has and will continue to touch in this way.

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  • Golden Day

    Posted on February 1, 2018

    It’s Golden Day today, a much anticipated yearly event when the children can choose which creative activities they’d like to enjoy, for a more relaxed, fun school day.

    As I dropped an excited Bunty off this morning she said “You can have Golden Day today too, mummy”. After initially dismissing the idea, I thought again and decided I can have a Golden Day! I still have the same to-do list but I’ve approached my schedule with a Golden Day attitude, and it’s going well.

    I’ve decided to treat myself to a golden bunny today too, to mark the occasion. He shall sit on a window ledge until I’ve saved enough for him to multi-task as a useful door stop.

  • Showroomisation

    Posted on January 25, 2018

    I’ve just returned from the Maison & Objet trade salon in Paris where it’s always interesting to see various key trends (urgh, that word!) highlighted and predicted for the year to come. This year it’s all about the exhibitionist approach to home decoration.

    According to Vincent Grégoire, Director of M&O’s partner trend-forecasting agency Nelly Rodi, the modern day consumer seeks refuge from reality through ‘story-living’ and ‘showroomisation’.

    Enabled by the internet, the consumer can learn, buy, and curate. And then show off. The consumer is now the art-director, the ‘prosumer’. The new design professionals, the new opinion-leaders.

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  • Caravan Style Christmas

    Posted on December 6, 2017

    Christmas has come early at Caravan Style as we enter the festive season with this brand new website! Many thanks to those talented multi-skilled souls at Frank Design.

    The new shop offers a good selection of our offering and I shall be adding daily to the range. Just send an email if there’s something you can’t find…

    In the meantime, our last date for UK orders to arrive in good time before Christmas Day is Wednesday 20th December, by 12 noon. If you’re local you can now arrange to collect in person up to 10am on Christmas eve. EU orders should be placed by midday on Monday 18th and all other international orders by this Saturday 16th.

    We wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and a wonderful start to the new year ahead.

     

     

  • My Selection

    Posted on July 12, 2015

    Home stylists and decor-lovers out there will know the thrill of the hunt and have I found a great hunting ground!

    Joss & Main offer curated selections of furniture and accessories at generous prices for limited-time sales. They also love to collaborate and they’ve asked me to pick out a few pieces that fit with my signature style.

    Whether I’m creating mood-boards for my dream home or planning a new project, I’m always on the look out for comfy chairs to sink into, graphic rugs for underfoot, super lighting, splashes of colour and a bit of quirkiness thrown in on the accessories side.

    Here’s a taster of my selection – and just look at that chair! Note their curated site is for members only so you’ll need to sign in for the bargains (it’s free and your preferences can be easily updated at any time, so there’s always the chance to just dip a toe in).

    See you there!

    ps if you’re into pinning you’ll have a field day on this site – perfect material for those boards….

  • Squint

    Posted on August 29, 2014

    This morning – Prepping @SquintTheGarage for @MaisonObjet…

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    New!

    Posted on December 18, 2012

    We hope you’re enjoying our new website with larger online shop – just in time for Christmas!

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    Order online in time for pre-Christmas delivery

    Posted on December 17, 2012

    UK mainland orders placed before midnight this Thursday 20th December will be delivered in time for Christmas!

  • Dog Portraits

    Posted on December 15, 2012

    Last day for dog portraits tomorrow! Visit our neighbour Heather at 3 Ravenscroft Street, E2 7SH, just down from @Groomdogcity. www.heathermcdonough.com/pets #caravanstyle

  • Getting There

    Posted on November 22, 2012

    Getting there. #caravanstyle

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    LDF

    Posted on September 18, 2012

    Shoreditch is buzzing with LDF madness.

    Now that I’m scheduled to ‘baby-time’ I won’t be visiting the plethora of local previews this eve but I did get a chance to pop into a few places earlier today….

    SCP‘s Design Department Store is looking as promising as ever, showcasing lovely new products and ranges that include more quirky creatures and accessories from one of our favourite designers, knit-ware extraordinaire Donna Wilson (circus arm-warmers and a badger cushion for me, please!); the Luna and Curious trio were sporting coordinating outfits (coordinating with each other and, wait for it, …. the store. Totally unplanned, or so they said) – they’re previewing the Drawing Room this eve; and the Crystal Bulb pop-up shop at Lee Broom is totally adorable – a sawdust-covered floor and raw wood fittings showcase hundreds of cut glass lamps (I now want to festoon my ceiling with an abundance of those lovely sparkly things – see last post for more details of this yummy product, coming to Caravan sooooooon!).

    Here’s to a fab festival once again!

    For further Eastern delights, along with the general festival lowdown, visit the official LDF website here and follow the Icon design trail here.

  • Bank Holiday Book Signing

    Posted on August 29, 2011

    I’ve just returned from a quick trip to Amsterdam where I met up with my friend Anna at her shop Het Grote Avontuur and signed a few copies of my books. Regardless of the rain outside, Anna’s shop is always a sunny space.

    Even though it was a flying visit we managed to fit in a wander at Nordermarket and enjoy the compulsory apple pie – but of course!