Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Bike baskets from The Basket Room

A few years ago I brought myself a vintage light purple Raleigh bike that came with a basket, which inevitably I decorated with plastic flowers and nicknamed Violet.

Out for this years summer debut I noticed that Violet's basket has now seen better days and needed replacing..... that is when i stumbled across the new baskets from 'The Basket Room', a great company that I own a beautiful handmade, fair trade storage basket from... used as toy storage (even garish plastic toys look cool in there)

The Basket Room is an ethical lifestyle brand, specialising in handwoven baskets and accessories made in Africa. Woven with vibrant colours & unique patterns, they work directly with weaving cooperatives in rural Kenya, Ghana & Tanzania.

Awia bike basket from The Basket Room
Not only are these bike baskets beautiful to look at but they are also beautiful where it counts....The Basket Room's unique Ghanaian bicycle baskets are designed in house and made by their partner weaving cooperative in Northern Ghana.  Made from natural materials and finished with leather straps, these beautiful and colourful bike baskets are ideal for Summer rides, small shopping trips, a cycle around town, study books and picnics!

My favorite is the green Awia basket above....

Our partner weaving cooperatives have always been a strong hold of women, but in Ghana men also weave. Here are a group of talented weavers who make our bike baskets!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Give Away Winner

Bohemia Wool Pots from Morocco

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! What a lot of entries between here and Instagram!

I am happy to announce the winner is.... Robyn Leech...

please get in touch Robyn by emailing me at

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Home of Jessica and Ryan

Earthy Ceramic collection including Eye pottery by Martina Thornhill

Wooden utensils and Triangle Mirror

I really love the relaxed vibe of this home Ipswich, MA that I found on Apartment therapy via Pinterest.  Although beautifully styled, what i love about it is that the wooden furniture is 'normal'. In normal I mean isn't necessarily the most stylish or modern, it is the kind of stuff that you can get cheaply from a thrift store/ charity shop and as Jessica and Ryan prove, it can look really great!

The neutral toned ceramics (including the work of Moon to Moon fave Martina Thornhill), house plants in baskets and enviable wooden utensil collections also work very well with the chilled natural theme.

Plus Jessica and Ryan, pictured below, look like a fun couple to chill out with ....

See more of their home and their interview over at Apartment Therapy