Friday, 20 December 2013

Bee Garden napkins


When we first did the Bee garden design, first on tablecloths, then mats, mugs, cushions and now napkins and tea towels, it was inspired by observing honeybees in the garden and wondering whence they came.

So we invented a trio of beekeepers to look after them and here they are on some jazzy green and pink napkins.

Little did we know how many REAL beekeepers we would meet as a result. How wonderful it is to know that the magic of bees is inspiring so many people to take up apiculture.

Available from  Lush Designs

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The winner is.....



....  Emma Fooks who is going to give the scarf to her friend who has had a really tough time and thoroughly deserves a treat.

Thanks to all of you who entered.  We'll be doing another competition in the new year so look out for that here and on facebook xxxx

Monday, 16 December 2013

WIN a Luxurious Lush Designs silk scarf for someone you love...

Fox

Owl

Townscape

Is there someone you know who deserves a wonderful treat this Christmas? One lucky lush-liker can WIN a beautiful silk scarf rrp. £113, Just tell us which scarf you would like, who you would give it to, and why. Leave this vital information in the comments below or on our facebook page.



Friday, 13 December 2013

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Lush Designs, its not just our politics that are GREEN



Imagine yourself sinking into this sumptuous pile of cushions, perhaps eating some olives and sipping a mint julep, or a delicious slice of Key Lime Pie.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Lovelocks furnishing fabric

This romantic fabric has arrived all the way from sunny Carlisle where its manufactured for Lush Designs by people with the loveliest accent in the UK.



Available very soon from http://www.lushlampshades.co.uk/! HURRAH!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Bee Garden fabric

Hey honey, here's some bee-ootiful Lush Designs fabric in two lovely colourways. 
  

How about Bee Garden curtains?  Or get your local upholsterer to give a new lease of life your ancient ottoman ....


or better still, get your sewing machine out and make it into some lovely kecks!


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Poetry Competition - one day left!!!!

Still time to enter our poetry competition.

We're judging tomorrow so get penning.


Post poems on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lushlampshades

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

15% off online.


Those of you who are on our mailing list will have seen this already.  Its an example of how the inbox of the cognoscenti can delight and surprise them with the prospect of owning a hotly sought-after Lush Designs product at a reduced price.  Available to you, dear blog-followers too.

Visit http:/www.lushlampshades.co.uk/ and use the code MISTYMORN at the checkout

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Poetry Please


We've now got this range of notebooks for all you writers manqué.  No excuse now...

 Imagine your name here....

Available at the Lush designs shop in Greenwich, 8 College Approach London SE10 9HY, and very soon at http://www.lushlampshades.co.uk/

Monday, 9 September 2013

Wild Pig wallpaper



I expect you're familiar with the song "Wild Thing" by the Troggs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hce74cEAAaE


Well this is "Wild Pig", which may well make your heart sing, 
and is now available as wallpaper.

(Check out that antique table, we're so classy.)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

The last blooms of Summer


We went all jazzy and fruity for September's window display.  What is it that these colours remind me of?


Flowery, birdy, bee-strewn cushions.
Actually, tired children often throw themselves across these in weary exasperation whilst their parents peruse the products.


Here's the back of that window display with the floral display thoughtfully provided by Greenwich council to provide colour inspiration!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bee informed...


That these pleasantly plump cushions are in stock at www.lushlampshades.co.uk/ and also at the Greenwich Lush Designs shop.

Not just for beekeepers.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

TOP SEcRET



Its just a snap of a colour test of some bedding fabric - but it appears to have taken on a life of its own...



Our beekeeper looks as if she's rummaging around in something mysterious - possibly involved in some top secret plans involve the top secret code *1 2 3* which will activate the KILLER BEES.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

City livin'


Wonderful Summer


Beautiful Flowers.

They really didn't have to, but some lovely people created this glorious bank of wild flowers after the development of the East London line so I get to cycle through it on my way back to New Cross after a day's work in the Lush Designs pop-up shop on Columbia Road.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

SALE! Hurry!

FLASH online SALE!
15% off orders over £30
Use the code s13s at the checkout.

Valid until midnight 31st July 2013.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Dog Bed Debacle




We DO love doggies here at Lush Designs.  And here's a dear whippet.




Oh dear she seems to have sneaked into Mummy's bed!

Must have been the Lush Designs Centaur Pillowcases.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Plant form projects



wot, no animules?

No indeed. 

Although there's something slightly repto-mammalian about some of these lichen forms.
These designs will be appearing on the end papers of notebooks and the lids of tins, because even the humblest household objects deserve to be delightful.



Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Save tea, share it with a friend...


You know you want one.  Soon you'll be able to get one.
The Teacup Ladies Apron (may be worn with or without clothes)
Available very soon from www.lushlampshades.co.uk/

Monday, 3 June 2013

We love finches

We're most awfully keen on birds here at Lush Designs.


Finches were the inspiration for our newest Siskin shade - here it is in a lovely pale a misty-morning colourway...


... and here are some goldfinches that appeared in our garden the very day we printed our first run of birdy lampshades.

If you too would like to have these lovely colourful birds in your garden or balcony, get a Niger Seed bird feeder, fill it with niger seeds and watch and wait....

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Spring and associated products

Does anyone remember this HILARIOUS poem...
"Spring has sprung,
The grass is ris,
I wonder where the birdies is?"
Well we have the answer..
They're here on this new lampshade, designed by us and available from the Lush Designs shops in Greenwich, East Dulwich and Columbia Road, and www.lushlampshades.co.uk/ any minute now

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Exclusive

Stop press:  Traces of seahorse found in budget range fish fingers.
That hilarious joke was our sophisticated way of introducing our new aquatically-themed vases. Jolly jellyfish, slinky seahorses and a dear little dab all drift daintily round this lovely new vase which is made, like all our ceramic tablewares, in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of English pottery.

Now, wouldn't they look nice with some eryngiums, some echinops and some eucalyptus foliage in them?

Friday, 29 March 2013

Porcine Paper

Is it all a bit plain?
Minimalism getting you down?
Exhausted by acres of dreary Farrow and Ball tastefulness? 
Suffering from mural nakedness?


Help is at hand!
Our popular pigs will soon be available on wallpaper
and it won't be a moment too soon.



Monday, 25 March 2013

even if its wrong it can be right



Making the colours for ceramics is a skilled and complex process involving some trial an error. Whenever a product is sampled some of the early ones are wrong, but in a good way. Our china is made in Stoke on Trent by Edwards and Lockett, and their David let me have some samples to take back to London with me.



These three cups and saucers look excellent in front of this plate by painter Stewart Helm, flanked by a voodoo doll with our Billy's face on it and a Sudanese Dinka pipe.  

I tell thee, I should have been one of them there stylists.

For the full range of our PROPER tableware see www.lushlampshades.co.uk/

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Goldfinches? Greenfinches?

Spring must surely be but a breath away


Here's a couple of birds who are about to enjoy feast of catkins and lichen.

Both Sting and Gwyneth Paltrow enjoy a similar diet and credit it with the maintenance of a lustrous golden barnet.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Lush Designs, yes. Carolyn Cheng, no.

We designed this HILARIOUS leaflet for our Greenwich shop way back in 2009.


Like Frankenstein's monster it has been revived and come to life on the website of someone who goes by the name of Carolyn Cheng. She's decided to claim it as her own design.

Blimey.  Its not THAT good.

Check out her website to see he complete portfolio of mysteriously diverse styles http://www.carolyndesign.co.uk/

Mind you, by the time you read this perhaps she'll have had the sense to remove our design and replace it with something she's designed herself.

To see OUR website in all its glory click right here www.lushlampshades.co.uk

Thursday, 21 February 2013

sumptuous beds


Here's the bed that I take my afternoon nap in.  Oh, its SOOOO tiring doodlin' and a-twiddlin' that I must sink into these sumptuous cushions and DREEEEEAM up some lovely new products.... 


...and here is where the others sleep after a 16 hour shift.  
WAKE UP!  THEM INTERNET ORDERS AINT GONNA POST THEMSELVES!!!!

Order from the sleepy ladies at www.lushlampshades.co.uk/

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Where DO they get their ideas from?





Artwork for Owl lampshade by Lush designs using original drawings by Marie Rodgers.
Carefully designed owl tea towel by small company Lush Designs 
using original drawings by Marie Rodgers
Fabric by large Bradford textile company Prestigious Textiles.
All I can say is thank goodness they haven't found anyone who can actually draw.

If you wanna see the REAL thing lookee here www.lushlampshades.co.uk