A League of Their Own

Feeling sporty? Tommy Hilfiger was on the Autumn/Winter 2015 runway in NYC last week; joining in on the team spirit with the likes of Saint Laurent, Maison Martin Margiela, Rochas and Stella McCartney. We personally love a classic varsity letter (possibly because it reminds us of the ‘good old days’?!). Not to mention our current obsession is the Detroit based brand Shinola, who just opened a store in London that inspires us to take up sports pronto…

PS: Don’t we all need a Varsity Letter Pillow?

Tommy Hilfiger Limited-Edition Fall 2015 Designs to Celebrate 30th Anniversary Tommy Hilfiger Limited-Edition Fall 2015 Designs to Celebrate 30th Anniversary
Shinola Bespoke Bat Shinola Bespoke Bat
Shinola Bespoke Leather Football Shinola Bespoke Leather Football
Tommy Hilfiger Limited-Edition Fall 2015 Designs Tommy Hilfiger Limited-Edition Fall 2015 Designs
Gisele Bündchen in the Chanel No. 5 campaign Gisele Bündchen in the Chanel No. 5 campaign
Varsity Jacket Chic Varsity Jacket Chic
Maison Martin Margiela Varsity Jacket Maison Martin Margiela Varsity Jacket
Coach Baseball Collection Coach Baseball Collection
ILINKA Collection Monogrammed Varsity Letter Pillow ILINKA Collection Monogrammed Varsity Letter Pillow
Jill Sanders Varsity Letter Sweatshirts, Pre-Fall 2012 Jill Sanders Varsity Letter Sweatshirts, Pre-Fall 2012
Varsity Letter Wall Lights, Christoph Niemann featured on The Selby Varsity Letter Wall Lights, Christoph Niemann featured on The Selby
Barbara's Sweater, The Way We Were Barbara's Sweater, The Way We Were
Saint Laurent Teddy Jacket Saint Laurent Teddy Jacket
Vintage Cheerleading Jacket Vintage Cheerleading Jacket
Rochas Varsity Socks, Spring/Summer 2015 Rochas Varsity Socks, Spring/Summer 2015
Rochas Varsity Henley Pullover Rochas Varsity Henley Pullover
Varsity-Letters-Selection
Hermès Fall 2010 Hermès Fall 2010
Stella McCartney Varsity Jacket Stella McCartney Varsity Jacket
New Balance 420 Shoes New Balance 420 Shoes
Varsity Letter Sock + Andy Warhol's Converse Varsity Letter Sock + Andy Warhol's Converse
Varsity Letter Sweatshirt Varsity Letter Sweatshirt

Sweet Sensations

Who doesn’t love some chocolate on their pillow? It’s not an everyday occurrence, but on a day like today, we feel especially deserving of something sweet. Here are our top chocolates that not only taste divine, but look cool too…

Amelia Rope Amelia Rope
Bessermachen Design Studio, Denmark Bessermachen Design Studio, Denmark
Neapolitain Bar, Chocolate Editions. Neapolitain Bar, Chocolate Editions.
Chocolat Factory Ruiz + Company, Spain Chocolat Factory Ruiz + Company, Spain
Bonnard Macaroons, Mexico Bonnard Macaroons, Mexico
Chocolates with Attitudes, Bessermachen Design Studio, Denmark Chocolates with Attitudes, Bessermachen Design Studio, Denmark
Compartés Chocolate Compartés Chocolate
Rococo Hot Lips Chilli Truffles and Red Lips Rococo Hot Lips Chilli Truffles and Red Lips
Krystall Chocolate Bar Krystall Chocolate Bar
Omnom Chocolate, Iceland Omnom Chocolate, Iceland
My Sweets, Tithi Kutchamuch My Sweets, Tithi Kutchamuch
Pierre Marcolini, Olympia le Tan Eyes Chocolate Box Pierre Marcolini, Olympia le Tan Eyes Chocolate Box
Mast Brothers Chocolate Mast Brothers Chocolate
Simply Chocolate, Copenhagen Simply Chocolate, Copenhagen
Graffiti Toffee, Un Elefante, Mexico Graffiti Toffee, Un Elefante, Mexico
Trio Pollock, Un Elefante, Mexico Trio Pollock, Un Elefante, Mexico
Un Elefante, Mexico Un Elefante, Mexico

Bow Time

That special day (for some) is almost here and a plethora of people (lets just be honest its mainly ladies) are waiting for a pretty package all wrapped in a bow. We felt some bow inspiration brewing and created our own little mood board for the occasion…

ILINKA Collection Sateen Baby Pillows ILINKA Collection Sateen Baby Pillows
Jeff Koons Jeff Koons
Cor Sine Labe Doli Ceramic Bow Ties Cor Sine Labe Doli Ceramic Bow Ties
1970s Tiffany & Co. Brooch 1970s Tiffany & Co. Brooch
Bow Tie by Andy Warhol Bow Tie by Andy Warhol
Moschino Coca Cola Moschino Coca Cola
Minnie Mouse Minnie Mouse
Vintage Chanel Black Satin Bow Hair Clip Vintage Chanel Black Satin Bow Hair Clip
Graffiti Bow Graffiti Bow
Bow Chic, Channeling YSL Bow Chic, Channeling YSL
Catherine Deneuve, 1960s Catherine Deneuve, 1960s
Dior Bow Ring Dior Bow Ring
Jeff Koons Sacred Heart Jeff Koons Sacred Heart
Vintage Hermes Gloves Vintage Hermes Gloves
Ladurée Coeur Ispahan Ladurée Coeur Ispahan
Saint Laurent Leather Triple Bow Tie Saint Laurent Leather Triple Bow Tie
Vintage Mid-Century Bow Tie Lucite Chairs Vintage Mid-Century Bow Tie Lucite Chairs
Prada Prada
Vintage YSL Vintage YSL
Brass Bow Tie Chair Brass Bow Tie Chair
Marie Pergay Ribbon Pouf Marie Pergay Ribbon Pouf

Little Letters

There’s something sweet about monograms for a little one. Whether its a gift or for your own child, we can create almost anything one can imagine to make a child’s bedding and bath towels extra special for them. Some of our most recent projects have included varsity letters, superheroes, fairytale stories and twinkling stars…

Alexia
Fairies
AB
Good-Morning-ABC
Superman
Varsity
Letter-M
Monogrammed-N-Towel

Maison Love

Finally, we made our way to the recently opened Maison Assouline where quite simply we fell in love. Perfectly placed in Piccadilly and steps from the Royal Academy, it features a glowing bar, stunning new furniture collection, vintage books + furniture, and walls of beautifully curated shelves filled with Assouline treasures. The sales staff are beyond helpful and inviting; including the charming Paolo, Assouline’s in-house binder, who can create bespoke book covers for any Assouline gem of your choice; or, something completely original upon request. Now, if we can just decide on what book to bind…

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Maison Assouline Bar Maison Assouline Bar
Assouline Embroidered Book Bag Assouline Embroidered Book Bag
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Limited Edition Assouline Books Limited Edition Assouline Books
Assouline Interiors Assouline Interiors
Assouline Interiors 'High Society Bookcase' Assouline Interiors 'High Society Bookcase'
Assouline Interiors Assouline Interiors
Assouline Interiors 'Allure Coffee Table' Assouline Interiors 'Allure Coffee Table'
Assouline Interiors Fabric Samples Assouline Interiors Fabric Samples
Assouline Interiors 'Allure Bookstand' Assouline Interiors 'Allure Bookstand'
Assouline Interiors 'High Society' Desk and Chair Assouline Interiors 'High Society' Desk and Chair
Assouline Interiors Antiques Assouline Interiors Antiques
Vintage Pierre Cardin Bar Table Vintage Pierre Cardin Bar Table
View from the Mezzanine View from the Mezzanine
Book Binding Samples Book Binding Samples
Paolo, Assouline's Binder at work Paolo, Assouline's Binder at work
Latest Purchase - 'Dinner Diaries' Latest Purchase - 'Dinner Diaries'
Assouline Shopping Bag Assouline Shopping Bag
Assouline Gift Wrap with Wax Seal Assouline Gift Wrap with Wax Seal
Street View Street View

Game Time

Cards are are having a come back. It’s the new dinner party thing to do with good friends, cocktails and a deck (or 2) of cards to inject some good old fashioned competitive spirit into the evening. They also make a chic hostess gift (along with our monogrammed cocktail napkins!).  Take a look at some of our favourites below…

PS: Our usual go-to games are Spades and Gin Rummy…Good Luck!

Cards-Vintage-Hermes-Cards-Playing-2
Vintage Hermes Cards Vintage Hermes Cards
Florence Broadhurst Cards Florence Broadhurst Cards
Bohemia Playing Cards Bohemia Playing Cards
Hermes Tarot + Playing Cards Hermes Tarot + Playing Cards
Vintage Hermes Joker Card Vintage Hermes Joker Card
Lanvin Playing Cards Lanvin Playing Cards
Hip Hop Playing Cards Hip Hop Playing Cards
Mondrian Inspired Typographic Cards Mondrian Inspired Typographic Cards
by Lauren Mae Oswald by Lauren Mae Oswald
Simultané Playing Cards designed by Sonia Delaunay Simultané Playing Cards designed by Sonia Delaunay
Smythson Cards Smythson Cards
Vintage Tiffany & Co. Monogrammed Cards Vintage Tiffany & Co. Monogrammed Cards
Louis Vuitton Cards Louis Vuitton Cards
Vintage Cali Cards Vintage Cali Cards
Alexander Wang Cards Alexander Wang Cards
Vintage Hermes designed by Cassandre, 1948 Vintage Hermes designed by Cassandre, 1948
Vintage Hermes Vintage Hermes
LA Cube Cards by Sisters of LA LA Cube Cards by Sisters of LA