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Our sweet little tea set in Die Zeit #caravanstyle

Taken with Instagram

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Our little caravan in Germany’s Die Zeit magazine #caravanstyle

Taken with Instagram

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Planning drapes #caravanstyle

Taken with Instagram

The Mini Post

Orlagh – thank you for the lovely post about our new website!
Your favourites are our favourites too…..

Orlagh is the ultimate in-the-know stylish yummy-mummy.
Check out our busy friend’s other fantastic finds at The Mini Post.

New Website!

We hope you’re enjoying our new website with larger online shop – just in time for Christmas!
On this new site we will link to what others are saying about us in “Caravan Bloggers” and upload pics of our bits in your pad in “Caravan Stylers“, so do get in touch if you want to show something off!

Order online in time for pre-Christmas delivery

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

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

Taken with Instagram

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Gold rope gorgeousness #caravanstyle

Taken with Instagram

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Bye-bye bunnies #caravanstyle

Taken with Instagram

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Getting there #caravanstyle

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Black Swans

A couple of sneak peeks for you in this post – the first is the gorgeous black ceramic swan that has been added to our A/W collection. I’ve always been a fan of the original ceramic swans so when Trish contacted me with this new design, handmade in Stoke-on-Trent, I just had to have him…

pssst… our lovely black swan has siblings in other colours too….

and I just couldn’t resist posting another black swan in the form of Graham, our trusty builder, who is currently installing a partition wall in the new shop. Don’t make it too dusty in there Graham!

Black ceramic swans, £45, available online later this year. If you can’t wait that long then send an email to info@caravanstyle.com and we’ll sort you out asap!

London Design Festival 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.

Behind The Scenes… and the Crystal Bulb!

There’s a lot going on behind the scenes at Caravan Style HQ right now! It’s buying time… the new website is underway… I’ve been editing and re-editing our lovely product range… and final (final?!) building work will commence in the new shop this month.

Where to start…? I think I just have to give you a peek into the new Caravan lighting collection – the most amazing crystal glass bulbs from British designer Lee Broom.

Produced in collaboration with Cumbria Crystal, these hand blown cut lead crystal pendants are just the most perfect mix of elegance and ornament with a touch of the industrial. Quite our style!

Another plus point – Lee’s studio is only a few minutes up the road from us in Shoreditch and it’s such a pleasure to shop local.

Crystal bulb, £189 (includes pendant fitting, ceiling rose and flex).
Keep an eye out for these on the new website and in the meantime please click here to enquire by email.

Neëst – online find

Stepping quietly back into the notebook to share this lovely site (and blog)…. These beautiful cast brass pendants are rather special, don’t you think? They would fit in very well at home…. hmmmmm. I seem to have a thing these days for lighting.

 Lampe Futagami

Restored Recycled Repurposed

Wo & We Collection. We want.

Story Deli

Story Deli have re-located to our old premises on Redchurch Street.
Local and organic.Yummmmm

Bank Holiday Book Signing

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!

Furry Friends

Bagpuss the shop cat is taking a holiday and has made two new friends, Monkey and Mouse. I’m not sure what they were up to last night but they all seem very content today.

Floral Fancy



I’ve just returned from a visit to my special friend Debi Treloar. This is one of my favourite pics that Debi took (on her iPhone, with natural light of course) at her local florist Scarlet & Violet. As ever, Debi is an inspiration – the combination of her eye and Vic’s styling is just amazing. Keep an eye on Debi’s blog ‘Double Exposure’ for similar treats!

Riots

Our deepest sympathy goes to those who have been affected by the recent riots across the UK.

On a lighter note here’s what Suzi Warren at Twisted Twee has done to her online shop…

Bambi

Bambi is back at Caravan! I love this creature so much that I have removed the electrical component and sat mine under a tree in the garden – strange but true…!

EU & USA fittings available – to order your lovely lamp click here.

Fabric Inspiration

The postman brought a lovely surprise today – our friend Tif has sent some special fabric. It was once a curtain and I think it will be a curtain again!

My favourite colours right now are these musty pinks, limes and vintage blues… I shall keep you posted…

New beginnings…

… and exciting times ahead!

Soon we’ll let you know where this sign will be next appearing.

We’re On The Move!

We’re moving to an exciting new location nearby!

Please note we are closed this weekend and open again on Monday. Our last day trading at Redchurch Street will be Thursday 30th June – there are lots of bargains to be had in store before then….