Wednesday, 28 January 2009

So refreshing...

Today the sun has been out and it has been so beautiful and refreshing after all of the rain for what has seemed like forever...I'm not holding my breath that it will last (seeing as it is winter and all...) but enjoying it while it does.

We have Daffodils already in the garden too!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

So much is new!

I have been a little thin on the blog updates over the last few days as I have been adding LOADS of amazing new items to the store!!

There is a whole host of gorgeous new jewellery in the store but I wanted to mention the very lovely new book we have in the paper goods section of the store called 'You' which has been made by Lookabook, our newest designer.

It has the sweetest message of encouragement and the delicate cut-out and pop-up elements sprinkled throughout, alongside screen printed and letterpress type and imagery take you on a simple yet uplifting journey. I love this book and it is a wonderful gift for anyone with it's positive and reassuring message...the beautiful book is available HERE!!

So we have lots of new jewellery too:

All of these lovely pieces are available in the jewellery section of the store along with many more pieces and restocks of old favorites...

I have also put together a little love themed section in the store to highlight all of the romantic themed goods we have in the store. See all of the Valentine Treats HERE!!

Friday, 23 January 2009

Peter Bjorn and John Artwork

My friend Laura just told me about this lovely artwork for Swedish band Peter Bjorn and John's upcoming album...It's all words and very lovely!

(I had a quick search but can't find who made the artwork, if anyone knows please let me know so I can credit them!)

Thursday, 22 January 2009


My friend Natasha is the Dazed and Confused cover girl this month, crazy! I haven't had a chance to get out and buy it yet but it hits the news stands today!!!

Have a look at the new Bat For Lashes website too...Mark designed it!

Wednesday, 21 January 2009


The move went ok though I didn't manage to keep up on this here blog during it like I thought I would be able to and we found that our old fridge has given up the ghost, but we got given so much Champagne, wine, biscuits and cake as moving in presents it's almost tempting to move more often, ha!

It's amazing what you find that you had totally forgotten about when you have to pack up all of your belongings and move, especially if some of those things havent seen the light of day for a while, I spent ages looking at forgotten photos and old sketch books. The only thing is, out of all of the piles of books we both own I didn't manage to find two of my most favorite - Julie Verhoeven's GAS book which is out of print now so I do hope it turns up somewhere and my J. Otto Seibold pop-up Alice in Wonderland...I haven't seen them for a couple of years since we left Brighton and was hoping they would turn up...maybe they are at the bottom of one of the last few unopened boxes somewhere...

Anyways, above is the view from our new front door! We are about 100 metres from the sea, which is so lovely to see every morning and see what it's doing. It was calm this morning when I took this picture but I should imagine it is REALLY rough right now as the weather has come in something awful!

The last few days I have been drawing and making jewellery before I do a BIG shop update at the end of the week... I have loads of new stuff to put in, lots of it with a Valentines theme and will be putting my Valentines picks in a special category in the store for easy lover shopping :)

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Purple Pink and Orange

Yay! Pequenio Craft's Little Paper Doll Earrings (available in the store HERE) were featured on

Thanks Amy!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Wish you were here...

Ugh, today has been a boringly horrible tax sorting out day, which I want to get sorted out before the less thing to worry about!

Anyway, I completely forgot to mention about the amazing prints we have in the store from Ben the Illustrator!! They are in a range called 'Wish You Were Here' and feature wonderful and magical landscapes full of eye popping colours...

See and shop these great signed Giclee prints HERE!!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Lookie lookie --> Lots of new stuff!

I meant to come back and post yesterday but got caught up adding some great new items to the store over the last couple of days...

Super jewellery items from This Charming Girl
and me!!
Cute new cards from our newest designer Rainbow Attic
and notebooks from I Like Pens
We also have a great new selection of Glass Animal Pin Badges from Happy Owl Glass including restocks of old favorites
and also the most wonderful little button badge sets from Zosienka featuring her beautiful drawings of a bear and a goose...
More bits and pieces tomorrow (actual tomorrow this time!). last week was crazy busy with a jaunt up to Gloucestershire with the horses (vet stuff but nothing serious) and then I had dressage training sessions on Thursday and Friday so I ended up getting a little behind...

This week the Mark beau and I are moving! Only down the road though so nothing too stressful, into a little apartment that looks out over the sea...The Bonbi HQ will be staying put however in the studio at my folks farm so this move will be nothing like the Brighton/ Cornwall epic we had a couple of years ago where we had to move us, two businesses and the massive Lauder horse beast. That move took nearly all summer, ha!

Anyways I want to try and keep up on the posting this week as the blog has been a little thin of late, but do bear with me come the weekend when the move will be in full swing...

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Sights and Light

A few bits from the past few weeks. I'll be back tomorrow with more stuff and news...