Our very own Oliver Bonas celebrity
Posted 29th November 2013
Meet Bruce Lee, a rather naughty kitty cat who has attracted a lot of attention recently. His Mummy, Monica, works in our Website team and received a call a few weeks ago with some very surprising news - the police had smashed down her front door because they had a 999 call from her address. As no one was answering the door, they had no choice but to force entry. What they found was the telephone off the hook and a little scaredy cat hiding in the cupboard. He did try and pass the buck to his younger sister Audrey, but she wasn't having it. Poor Bruce Lee!
Still, he is now (in)famous as the story of his antics went viral and spread accross the globe in days .
Bruce Lee is now looking for an agent.
Strictly Come Dancing...it's all about the dresses
Posted 21st November 2013
Well, we always thought Susanna Reid had style and now we know it. Here she is in Strictly's 'It Takes Two', wearing one of our Poem dresses, designed by our in-house team.
You too can have this dreamy Lori Print Prom Dress, just click here.
Always look on the bright side of life...
Posted 1st November 2013
Things have been a bit quiet on the Oliver Bonas blog front...but not forgotten.
After providing advice about keeping your wooden furniture looking buff, I thought it was time for your silver jewellery to have its moment in the limelight.
Silver and silver plated jewellery will tarnish over time, it's just the way it is.
The best way to keep your silver shining brightly is to give it a good clean...or even better, try to prevent it getting dirty in the first place.
Here are some tips from our jewellery buyer to look after your special pieces:
- Avoid your jewellery coming into contact with perfume or perfumed lotions, make up, hair spray
- Try not to let your jewellery come inot contact with water...no showering in your new necklace
- Store away in a box or keep it wrapped up to keep away from sunlight
If, after all your loving care and attention, your jewellery tarnishes, then use a non-abrasive, silver cleaning cloth. Even that may not be able to reach all parts of intricate jewellery, in which case you can use a silver dip. But DON'T dip jewellery which has stones or beads as they will probably be damaged by the dip.
Wear with pride.
Keep your 'Old Boy' in tip top shape
Posted 23rd July 2013
We are about to receive another delivery of our hand crafted, Mango wood chests, part of the 'Old Boys' Club'. There are some lovely new designs to tempt you, if you've not already found the perfect shape or size already.
We have Ned (right), the little boy of the
club, especially designed to squeeze into smaller spaces; Mavis (see above), the only female member so far and sister to the Herbert; Edgar (below), a slimline version which is handy for halls or hidden corners.
Now, we love our designs, but we also realise that sometimes the colours or knobs we've chosen may not fit with your colour scheme or style. We won't be offended if you want to buy any of the 'Old Boys' and customise them to suit your own space. In fact, we'd love to see the end results of your handywork. Please do email us with any images: email@example.com
Then, of course, is the paint; you could change or add paint to any part of the chest and alter the finish to create, for instance, a distressed look.
Once you have your perfect chest, styled just right, taking pride of place in your home, make sure you look after it properly. We have a few tips to keep your furniture in the best possible shape:
- Avoid exposing to excessive heat or light
- Clean any spills immediately
- Dust regularly with a soft cloth
- Take care when moving; dragging a chest across the floor may damage the joints
- Use furniture polish sparingly; it gives a good shine, but a build up can create a sticky residue
Meet the artist...
Posted 2nd July 2013
Do you ever wonder about the artist or designer behind the products you like or use very day? Well, perhaps not! But I plan to tell you anyway. Newly arrived at Oliver Bonas are sets of 'Fauna' Espresso Cups and Saucers and Side Plates, featuring illustrations of British countryside animals by Nicholas John Frith, an illustrator and printmaker.
Nicholas lives on the Dorset coast, finally settling after years of doing 'this and that', collecting inspiration, ideas and stories to share with the world. His highly distinctive and appealing style shines through on the 'Fauna' ceramics, but take a look at some of his other artwork (and meet him) too.