Tuesday 25 February 2014

Shop Watch: Le Petit Florilège


I was going to give Le Petit Florilège a big High Five, but goodness me, how can I choose just five pics? Many of my French readers will already be familiar with Florence's inspiring interior design blog and now we have a gorgeous shop to tempt us too! 

Yesterday Gudy posted her February Moodboard, full of pastel pinks, whites and greens, I love that colour combination. - Voilà my thread for this pretty new boutique.

As these few images hopefully show, Le Petit Florilège offers a handpicked selection of one-off French vintage finds, stationery, homeware and limited series decorative items, all beautifully styled and photographed. I love these prints and wool names in particular.

Definitely one to bookmark if you're a Francophile and are on the look out for something fresh, unique and stylish!

Un vrai coup de coeur!

Monday 24 February 2014

Inspiration: Cute In Colour


Hey, I'm back! Are you still there? I do hope so!

After a wonderful, sunny weekend spent at the flea market, and pottering at home in the garden, I feel the urge to spring clean and rearrange the house. The birds are singing and the trees are a-blossoming - our village is starting to look so pretty. You can follow me on instagram now you know, if you're interested in snippets of our life in the South of France.

Of course, spring gives us an opportunity to welcome new fresh colours into the home, so I'd like to start the week with some cute finds for children's rooms. Sigh! My three kids seem to have grown up so quickly (Dylan is 18 in one month's time!) but I do hope some of you out there will be inspired to find out a little more about these links.

Bonne semaine  - Enjoy!

Thanks for the inspiration:
 Beautiful, uplifting house posters from Nancy Nicholson
Marina* R has been busy crafting some gorgeous new handmade soft toys
(see more of her dolls in the K&C shop here & here)
Argentinian brand Little U make the most adorable children's satchels -
(gracias Emma y Rob!)


Thursday 20 February 2014

High Five #85

Gosh, this week is flying past!
It's time to share some of my recent faves from five inspiring websites.
You may have already seen a couple of them, but, as always, I like these round-up posts to be an invitation to explore. I don't know about you, but I seem to have so little time these days to read blogs.
 I hope you'll enjoy discovering or catching up with a few thanks to my posts!

Thanks for the inspiration:
Paapje - I love these beautiful blankets, made from handpainted silk and vegetable dyed wool - stunning! (photography: Lara van der Krift)
Cocon - I've been blogging for almost 5 years now and Cocon will always be a favorite I think. Love this nono bag, along with everything else!
Oh Albatross - What a cute little vintage tin toy tea set for young and old alike! 
Elina Dahl - I like giraffes, and Elina's print can now be customized with kids' names - fun! 
Varpunen - Ah, well, of course I love it all, especailly mainio clothing and vv - love those cat prints!

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Shop Watch: Ni(D)

 I don't know, maybe it's me,but after a while, when you spend so much time on line blogging, facebooking,  tumbling, tweeting and pinning, things suddenly start to look a bit "sameish". You know what I mean?

I always go out of my way to look for original finds, so today I'm going to share a few examples of Christelle Galinier's poetical work. I've written about this French interior designer's beautiful, vibrant cushions before, obviously, but I'm pleased to say that they still stand out from the crowd.

Ni(d) offers a small,  ever-changing selection of limited-series cushions, dream catchers and banners, all perfect for adding a touch of colour to a kid's room.. I am in love with those bright greens and blues in her latest Jardin D'Hiver and WWW collections, even though those are not my favourite colour palettes.

One to keep an eye on if you like unique, well-made decorative items for your home, or perhaps even for your shop?

Monday 17 February 2014

Inspiration: Pom-Pom Girls

Bonjour !
I do hope the sun is shining brightly for you today!
I'm in a good mood - I'm wearing a new dress, pretty make up and a big smile - spring is almost here!  Oui !!!!!

I thought we'd kick off with some fun, uplifting images, it is Colour My Monday, after all...

Photos of Annika's SS14 collection are starting to pop up on pinterest, and delight me every time. Check out the full collection on their website here. Another favourite creative of mine Ana Botezatu is back online as a member of ania- on-martina,  a design- duo formed with Tina Nods. I love what I've seen so far, and will be keeping an eye on their prototypes this year. That Tiger blanket is bang on trend!

See ya' later gators - I have a beautiful new shop to share with you this evening!

Friday 14 February 2014

Love, Love, Love

I do.
I love them all.

If you're looking for something bright, colourful and thoroughly modern to cheer up a child's room, you might like to check out Little Design Haus on etsy. I can feel that Melbourne sunshine in every single one of Lindy Hants' prints, can't you?

Talking of Love - thank you for spreading the word about the K&C Shop sale - I've been busy packing orders all week. Time to restock those virtual shelves, me thinks!

Happy St Valentine's Day!

Monday 10 February 2014

Flash Forty


The French sales officially draw to a close tomorrow evening, so we're having a little sale over in the Kickcan & Conkers shop. Make the most of this super duper start to the week, with a 40% reduction on everything (that's right!!!). 

The special offer ends at midnight 11th February 2014.

Just enter "FlashForty" and enjoy!

Thursday 6 February 2014

Follow That Wolf!

Oh yes, follow that wolf, you really need to...

I am so pleased that my super talented friend Hazel Terry 
 has finally launched her new website.

I'm sure many of you will be following at least one of her three blogs or pinterest account, a daily source of inspiration for me, and now she is sharing her own portfolio of illustrations, textiles, paintings, collages and "other stuff & nonsense".
You are in for a treat!
I have chosen just a few examples of her wonderful Little Red artwork.
It's just the tip of the creative iceberg.

Love, love, love!