Sunday, 31 October 2010


A little while back a charming young man came into the shop and bought these Lush designs vinyl graphics to decorate his shutters.

It transpired that he was not merely a customer, but a fellow traveller so to speak.
Richard Catchweasel (for it is he) designs and makes beautiful furniture.
His eccentric hand-made pieces are a delight.

Knowing my love of God's creatures Richard commissioned me to draw his rampant weasel logo for him.

Here it is on a gorgeous T shirt available from
Modelled here by my daughter, who is also modelling a plate of curry.

This may look like a sad puppy but in fact its a wonderfully clever table with an ingenious compartment for your journals.

I like to think that the object below could be described as a console - or even a credenza
(two of the best words in the English language).

I simply adore it.

Like the mongrel offspring of a school desk and a wizard.

He has promised to provide us with a piece that we can display in our new shop soon.

Richard also makes sideboards and the like that wouldn't confuse a those of more classical tastes. See more on his lovely website -

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Eleonor Pritchard

Here at Cockpit Arts in Deptford you will find the studio of the disinguished artist-in-wool that is Eleanor pritchard. The subtle intricacy of her weavings are a marvel to behold. Who wouldn't want to own one of her blankets? A marriage of tradition and aesthetic intellect are manifest within her work.

Eleanor Pritchard's woven pieces work on domestic and a grand scale and she is rightly recognised as an important figure in this most subtle of media.

Known for her phlegmatic intelligence, Eleanor is the cool water that becalms the madness on the first floor at Cockpit Arts.

What is she planning here? Something complex I should imagine.

...and here is her husband, Peter Pritchard. He surely is an inspiration.

Monday, 25 October 2010

In the NEW shop today:

It was quiet in the shop today. Thats Mondays for you.

"Hey?" you cry "Whats with the negative vibes?"
Yes, its true to say one more often likes to big-up oneself and tootle one's own trumpet.
In an effort not to disappoint may I invite you to admire the cheery display on this elegant set of drawers.

Ben Nevis and its environs

This sort or avant-garde architecture is an inspiration to us at Lush designs. Why, I reckon this hobbledy house is more haunted still than the one we imagined in the picture below.

Never mind that man-made madness, see the magnificent marvels of mother-nature;
here is the mightiest mountain in the whole of the United Kingdom (as I like to call it)
We triumphed over its awesome perils on Saturday.

"I can't talk now, Mum. I'm busy walking backwards over a hideous precipice."

What you can't see in this photograph are the small children, nonogenarians and spaniel puppies that made it up to the summit too.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

In Greenwich last week.

Lumme - look at this. See that pearly king and queen, they've even got their very own pearly taxi.

Look very closely at that taxi window - see "Princess Diane and PRINCESS MARIA"
I don't know who princess Diane is -
but princess Maria;
do you think they mean ...

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Extra Curricular Activities

"What the jiggins is this?" you ask

"I don't know. They made me do it" I reply.

Thats what you get if you ask someone from Lush Designs to illustrate an article in an American magazine about investment.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Not in the least bit Boaring

We went to a studio sale last night in a faraway place called Ladbroke Grove and met Joseph Paxton who is a talented London-based Welsh sculptor. Here he is looking suitably rugged-yet-sensitive as is the way of sculptors. We at Lush Designs are lurcher lovers - see how dogtastically Joe has captured the lurcher on his left.

As you can see here, he has something else in common with us here at Lush Designs

He too is a wild pig fan.

I think his pig is a bit wilder than ours though...

Also available as a tea towel, cushion, bag and bone china mug ...

Prét â Acheter

Well, the NEW Lush Designs shop at 8 College approach in Greenwich is up and running.

To tell you the truth we're absolutely ZORSTED. Not so much so that we can't sell you a satanic tea-towel.

This Hell's Kitchen tea towel would make an excellent halloween gift for a maiden aunt.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Old shop - new shop

Here's our olde shoppe.

Mighty purty, huh?

And here's our NEW shop. Find us at 8 College approach, Greenwich as of next week.
These walls are painted a colour called "pigeon"; which is entirely appropriate given the prevalence locally of this avian vermin.

Needs a bit of work.


Is your bum tired of the same old cushion?
Is your settee too cornery?
Have you got a stain on your armchair?

Solve these and almost all other problems with a cat cushion.

Its generously proportioned and in a tasteful shade of blue-grey
Available from from October 17th

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Gay Paris - Maison & Objet

Was ever there anything so glamorous and elegant as Paris?

Why, here is one of us (Marie) at Maison et Objet,
Quel sophistication.

See the tasteful 'objets' she found within this fabulous emporium of commerce.
But once again, that pushy madam Helen Minns managed to out-do us. It was she who got in with the in-crowd and secured a private audience with this exciting snowman - we couldn't get a look-in.

Chic, non?

Monday, 4 October 2010

Four of your five-a-day, vegetable napkins

Man, Its been LOOOONG since we blogged.
Thats the trouble with being busy and important.

Never mind - here's a lovely new Lush Designs product that would be a suitable accompaniment for any 'Master-Chef-The-Professionals' type meal, (they were cooking duck and cherries and REALLY nice-looking spuds tonight on BBC2)
Lovely cotton napkins!
Hey, these would even posh up Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie and processed peas.
Think what a lovely self-gifted Christmas present they would make. Available from later this month.