douglas & hope

this is the official blog of douglas & hope
douglas & hope was established in 1999

Monday, September 26, 2011

ana serrano

I adore these buildings made by Ana Serrano, her mexican heritage so evident in her use of gorgeous colors and the festival feeling she evokes.
this first one called cartonlandia is my favorite

Sunday, September 25, 2011

marry me now....

I am speechless, these are one of the best things I have ever seen.....
my obsession with gypsy wagons has never waned....

buy one here

yes please

I have the perfect tree for one of these.....
imagine lying in there surrounded by cushions and quilts,
it is very 'I dream of jeanie'

love love love this

well my love of teepees is widely documented on my blog, this one is exceptional..... a growing teepee!
by Alexis Tricoire fro french garden show jardin jardin

Monday, September 19, 2011

quilts galore.....

there is a lovely new stack of colorful, happy quilts in the shop....

Monday, September 12, 2011

miso & ghostpatrol

I love this, ghostpatrol and miso are overseas, have a look at these photos of them
ghostpatrol and miso here
I have recently collaborated with both of these guys on a new range of artist plates, I will post some images soon.

pacific islands weaving circle

Over the weekend I was lucky to go to the 'Pacific Womens weaving circle' workshop at
Alpha 60, as part of the mis-design art project.
We were taught how to weave with ribbon, and made a fish and a star, I took my 4 year old boys along as they are prolific producers of anything that involves textas, sticky tape, paper, ribbon, and lately potatos and toothpics! So I thought they would enjoy it.
It was loads of fun,
Most of these photos were taken by the boys....

this is the mobile we made when we got home, now hanging in the boys room.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New exhibition at the V&A

This 'power of making' exhibition has just opened at the Victoria &Albert museum in London, have a look at more images here

this baby cake is a bit creepy, see more of michelle wibowo here

store closing update

We are still having our closing SALE at douglas & hope, it looks like we have another month or so before we close the doors.
We have some sale stock in from Limedrop, and hope to receive tomorrow some sale stock from Arnsdorf to keep things interesting for you.
I have just finished a new lot of quilts and they hopefully will make it in to store in the next few days.
In my quest to reduce my fabric stock I have some new tees and bags also arriving in the coming weeks, and cushions are constantly coming in to keep up with the huge demand.
Keep your eyes peeled for my new melamine ranges due in soon.
Here is a sneak peek at the new ballerina!

tea please

I am a big lover of the humble cup of tea, and this tea house by A1 architects
is fantastic,

and this tea house by david mastalka is stunning also, check out more pics here

Thursday, September 1, 2011

more lurking images

some more old images, the bottom one is from an old home beautiful editorial

lurking in the depths.......

I came across an old folder lurking in the depths of my computer, with lots of OLD quilts I'd made in it, here is a few......

some of these date back to 1999