Stuck as I was for an original English Fathers day present; my Dad doesn’t smoke cigars, drink malt whiskey and knits his own socks, I started to think nostalgically about childhood and happy memories thereof.
“Watch with Mother” was a spot on the BBC every lunchtime just before an afternoon nap, why Fathers couldn’t watch I’ll never know, but if he had been allowed to my Dad would have loved Chigley. Six clicks later and my Fathers Day conundrum was solved with a steam train driving lesson.
“Time flies by when you’re the driver of a train and you ride on the footplate there and back again” Happy Fathers Day Dad… x KMS
Searching for concept inspiration online can lead you down the rabbit hole so I tend to keep tabs on my favourite image makers and shakers..
One of them being London fashion designer Lu Flux! This girl is on the money with her playfulness using colour, print and textile to create her unique namesake label.
Having a peruse through my Facebook feed I notice some new Lookbook photos of her yet to be released collection The Gee’s Bend and I LOVE the embroidered back grounds. Keep and eye out as I am sure this little gem of an idea will manifest as have paper flowers…
And her last collection video which we also love (especially the low maintenance fabric food)!
Being someone who’s not that fussed about animals, although don’t get me wrong I’d never punch a kitten, I now find myself the owner of nine, yes nine of them !. Six of them are cockatiels, though I think “Family Man” Bertie has designs on expanding his brood judging by the way he’s been looking at Stanley (yes I know, don’t ask!) and his constant wolf whistling recently.
I think he might have more luck if he was was to use this relative’s seductive ways though.
I often wonder about items after a customer takes them home. It is such a delight to see them in situ. Corner Store customer, Danelle kindly shared these pics of her adorable Audrey decked out in one of our Tutu De Monde skirts and top. I can catch a glimpse of our Rose hand hooked wool rug and Rice hand painted hook. Wonderful!
I’m not a fan of ugly billboards (yes the use of the word ugly is redundant), but I love clever advertising and IBM in Paris have managed to create functional and fun billboards that can’t help but attract attention.
One board bends to become a rain shelter another a bench and one even transforms into a ramp over the stairs.