Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!……….

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Dear Designer Hits the Sales – Part III……….

This is the third and final post featuring sale goodies from some of my favourite online stores…

(click on the pics to be taken to the website)

You can put your purses away now 🙂

I Spy – Cushlab……….

A cushion laboratory!

Rebecca Barton, the founder of cushlab makes beautiful cushions to order.  Each cushion is made in-house in a small studio in rural Kent from natural fibres such as wool felt, cotton, linen and silk.

The ethos behind the company is to produce statement, design led cushions that rely on craft rather than mass-production.

Colour and texture are obviously of prime importance.

My personal favourites are the floral, loop and the contemporary collection, but pop on over the to website because there are many more.

Aren’t they gorgeous?


Dear Designer Hits the Sales – Part II……….

More lovely goodies to tempt me from some of my favourite online stores… (click on the pics to be taken to the website)

to be continued…

Celebrity Snoop – Sting and Trudie Styler’s Italian Garden……….

I’ve featured Sting and Trudie Styler before but I was bowled over by the pictures in January’s Architectural Digest of their garden in Tuscany.

Designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd, the seven-year, seven acre project was completed in 2008 but has now begun to mellow. 

The giant chessboard on one of the terraces was apparently Stings idea. Toddler sized chest pieces are moved around before dinner.

The house sits exposed at the top of a hill and was previously stark and barren with no proper setting…

but now there are assorted gardens both intimate and grand including a wisteria covered pergola…

and a parterre with an intricate maze of plantings.

Can’t you just imagine lunch beneath the rustling leaves..

and afternoons spent lazing by the pool, enjoying that wonderful view?

Architectural Digest

Dear Designer Hits the Sales……….

Christmas is over and although the credit card has taken an almighty battering, who can resist a bargain?

Just a few of the goodies on offer from some of my favourite online stores… (click on the pics to be taken to the website)

More to follow…

Merry Christmas Everyone……….

I just want to say…

Here’s wishing you all a very happy holiday.

Thank you for visiting Dear Designer’s blog during 2010 and for all of your comments and support. 

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