Springtime!


It is officially Spring!

While the sun is warming up why not treat yourself to an Alphabet T courtesy of our very own Frank Design

Table Decorating

Local stylist-photographer Kristin Perers borrowed some birds and took this lovely picture for Elle Decoration (Sept 09). See more of Kristin’s beautiful work here.

We have now sold out of sparrows, but the perched robin, £8.95, is now in good supply and will be appearing in our online shop soon.

Ceramic Cakes

Linda has baked us more ceramic cakes – nice, and not too naughty! Prices start at £16 for a cupcake, send us an email for photographs of current stock.

Singing Birds


We have sad news about the singing birds. The Bluebird and Goldfinch are now ‘extinct’… but we do have a few American Robins and Red Cardinals. Click here and here to place an order before they all fly away too!

In Miniature


London Design Festival was great fun this year. A big thank you to all our visitors! For those who didn’t make it over to Caravan do look out for the January issue of Elle Decoration where there will be the chance to see what we got up to with our friend Deborah Bowness….

Meanwhile, if you’re putting together a Christmas wish-list and fancy a new look to your walls, we have very good stock of Deborah’s hand-printed wallpapers and can offer all designs by mail order. Click here to view the range and here to place an order!

London Design Festival

We’ve an exciting week ahead – it’s festival time again! Details of our event here. Meanwhile here’s a teaser from Lisa Whatmough at Squint…

Squint HQ is a hop, skip and jump away from us (click here for map), so if you’re up our way, be sure to get a glimpse of more (full-size) creative delights through the large showroom window. Lisa’s lights will be on day and night, so there’s no excuse!

Cupcakes

Luella held a charity cake sale last week at the Rochelle School.


This shouldn’t have been allowed, of course….

Animal Magic


Our rabbit lamp now has friends – meet Bambi, Kit-Kitten, Simon Squirrel, Goosie, David Duck, and Mushrooms Little and Large. Email for prices and postage costs if you’d like some animal magic sent direct to your home!

Summer Trips


Bliss….

Read more about the Caravan-H-van here!

found. now home

Visit Leigh’s blog and see what caught her eye at Caravan….

A very very special parcel has just arrived. Thank you Leigh x.

Summer Newsletter


Our lovely summer newsletter was cooked up by our talented friends at Frank Design.

Frank work on design projects that span from websites to packaging, so if you like what you see here then contact them here!

Flea Market Finds


Feeling that flea market vibe on these sunny weekends? Come and grab a copy of Flea Market Style, signed by Caravan-owner, interior stylist and author Emily Chalmers. You can also order online here, and if you’d like Emily to write a special message in the book at no extra cost click here to send us the message details at the same time as you place your order via the online shop!

Photography by Debi Treloar

Summer Tunes


This summer our local music store has introduced us to Lisa Hannigan, Au Revoir Simone, and The Mummers. We love Rough Trade East.

ps this is our favourite track….

sfgirlbybay


We love to see Caravan through other people’s eyes – thank you Victoria, for such a great post.

Flea Market Style meets Big City Junk

Mary Randolph Carter paid Caravan a visit earlier this summer. Emily took Carter to the local antiques market – what fun!

… an exciting bundle of books arrived on our doorstep soon afterwards.

The Caravan studio has just had a special guest to stay!
Nathalie Lete brought a bag full of goodies with her and we’ve stocked up again on postcards, notebooks and cat mirrors – so there’s something for everyone while you save up for a rug…

The Selvedge shop opened over the weekend – how exciting!

Our special friend Jess Tully at studioilse brought us a box of treats – fantastic packaging. Mmmmm…

Another exciting delivery from Lou Rota! We love Lou’s bug plates and we’re pleased to see that our customers do too. Fab for a quirky table setting, and great displayed in a group on a wall. From £22.50 for a side/cake plate. An unusual wedding or birthday gift! Email for details of our current stock and to purchase by mail order.

In our window…

Handmade and one of a kind, these beautiful rag dolls by Jess Brown are crafted using recycled and antique fabrics. We’ve named them Edith, Maude and Esther. Esther is hugging a rabbit lamp – mmm! Email for more details.
PS Jess’s blog is a delight too! 

    

Our magazine of the moment is Little Thing. Published in China, it’s a monthly delight of carefully chosen favourite things put together by the multi-skilled editor Timmy Tian. The current floral-inspired issue is right up Caravan’s street. Yippee!

Our friends at Frank have just added a new gift to the Caravan online store. Takae Mizutani’s horse and castle is going to make breakfast so much more fun! The boxed set is £18, click here to order.