Spotlight: Rachel Cecil Gurney of de Gournay

Invited into the spotlight today is Rachel Cecil Gurney, a woman for whom a passion for unique artefacts, antiques and luxurious artisan textiles was inspired by a childhood surrounded by beauty, art and intrigue. The daughter of an entrepreneur, Claud Cecil Gurney, who founded their family business, de Gournay, over 30 years ago, Rachel now co-directs the luxury textile […]

Life in Death: Rebecca Louise Law

Best known for her international installation artwork created with natural materials – flowers – Rebecca Louise Law’s most intricate large-scale artwork to date, Life in Death, is currently showing at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She talks about her art, her influences – and her time spent at McQueens.  Rebecca, you grew up surrounded by […]

Spotlight: Master Sugar Flower Artist, Robert Haynes

As florists, we like to think we’re rather adept at spotting the real thing when it comes to flowers, and of course, in most scenarios, that would be correct. The sugar-based creations of Robert Haynes, on the other hand, are so extraordinarily lifelike you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who isn’t beguiled by their delicate […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Bodil Jane

At just 27, Amsterdam-born illustrator, Bodil Jane, is blazing her way through the contemporary scene with her colourful and innovative depictions of people, animals, food, fashion, interiors, plants and (among other things) maps. Aside from her extraordinary talent, of course, it’s Bodil Jane’s striking eye for colour and passion for florals and botanical patterns that […]

Instragrammer of the Week: Sonia Brittain

There’s something refreshingly honest about Sonia Brittain’s feed. Her posts — quick hand-drawn sketches brought to life with watercolour, pastels and gouache — are both elegant yet delightfully unpolished. Her daily sketches and authentic captions offer a fleeting snapshot of her busy life as a busy mum of three; from the view from her garden to […]

Meet The Artist, Claire Luxton

We have been delighted to sponsor artist Claire Luxton for her new solo exhibition BOTANICA. Flowers have been a recurring theme in much of her work and we were impressed by the bold and graphic images that she creates. We spoke to Claire to find out more about her art and why she is so inspired […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Sara Boccaccini

Sara Boccaccini is a UK textile designer and illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NYC. Originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, she graduated with a 1st class Hons in Textiles and Surface Pattern, before going on to produce prints for top high street fashion brands, including Zara, H&M, DKNY, Urban Outfitters and Guess. […]

Spotlight: Sarah Rotheram, CEO of Miller Harris

In light of our upcoming collaboration with Miller Harris, we’re delighted to welcome Sarah Rotheram into the Spotlight. Sarah took up roles at Penhaligons and L’Artisan Perfumeur before moving on to become CEO at luxury British brand Aspinal. In April 2017, she joined Miller Harris. Sarah, you’re six months into the job, how is it going? […]

Interview With URBANARA and Vase Giveaway

Today we’re delighted to announce a fantastic giveaway with a unique brand who we’re sure many of you are already familiar with (especially if you’ve been shopping online for furniture recently). Founded in 2010, URBANARA quickly earned a reputation for quality products, curating long-lasting, beautifully made home accessories and textiles, sourced directly from independent producers […]

Instagrammer of The Week: Plants on Pink

Regardless of whether you’re into plants or not, or even a fan of the colour pink, there’s something deeply irresistible about the combination of the two, as Lotte Van Baalen’s Instagram account, @PlantsOnPink has proved. With almost 100k followers and regular press mentions including Vogue Australia, the BBC, and Instagram itself (in the second edition […]