Posted 17th May 2013
Can't believe the year has gone so fast. The 'Greats Retail Awards' came around again last week. The 'Greats' honour the amazing gift retailers all around the country who beaver away to find intriguing and creative presents for you and your family. The event was held at The Savoy Hotel in central London - very zhujhy (struggling to spell that, but hope you know the word I am tyring to use!) . And, yay! We won the award for 'The Best Lifestyle, Homewares and Gifts Retailer'!
As you can see our team looked pretty chuffed. And so they should.
The Velvet Ottoman...best storage EVER
Posted 30th April 2013
I went to visit some new friends the other day and what should catch my eye straight away but one of our stunning, yellow ochre, Velvet Ottomans (sorry, I know there were lots of other lovely things in your home, Claire!).
Clearly, it was the daughter of the house, Mia, who had taken ownership of it, as her toys were spread accross the floor around it.
I had to distract her from her busy schedule (gingerbread man making at 11 hundred hours) to show me the extensive collection of play time goodies she stored in the ottoman.
I have to say, I was completely gobsmacked to discover that the toys on the floor were a mere taste of what was to come. They represented less a third of what was still inside the ottoman...tardis like, the toys just kept on coming.
I knew our velvet ottomans were substantial, but I now see them in a whole new light! No home should be without one. Think of all the towels, sheets and duvet covers they could fit...
And, sorry, but I have to do it - now time for the blatant sales pitch: the Velvet Ottomans come in nine different colours and there are Velvet Tub Chairs, Love Tubs, Button Stools and even cushions to match.
Poem's new Coney Island range has landed
Posted 23rd April 2013
....well, the first items of jewellery and clothing in the Coney Island range have arrived and we can hardly contain our excitement as new pieces appear. To give you an idea of what's in store (and to see behind the scenes at our photo shoot) feast your eyes on the pictures below:
The Coney Island range is inspired by the retro, pool side chic of '50s Coney Island combined with references from the Avalon Hotel in LA with soft lines created by the curves of the architecture and geometric patterns from the 50's interiors. The look, in an exquisite range of lace and cutwork dresses and designs featuring beautiful stripes, shapes and colours, is super chic with playful undertones.
Photoshoot: Sneeky peek at our new homeware
Posted 16th April 2013
Yes, at last we can all breathe out....it's now warm enough to confidently put our Spring and Summer homeware and furniture on the website for our lovely customers to buy - in particular that'd be our glorious, garden furniture in super duper, spring colours.
Some of our other new products are still under wraps, but you can get an advance preview above of some of them, which were photographed on our shoot last week. Not hard to spot is the new range of tea party products, our eclectic, pineapple lamps and some unique, alphabet drying up cloths.
And you can be sure we'll let you know through our regular newsetters when all our new goodies come in. If you're not on the emailing list yet, you can sign up at the top right of this page or bottom right of the Home page.
Neon, Neon, Everywhere
Posted 15th March 2013
You really can't escape it...and if you've managed to so far, there will be no chance this summer as the full force of the neon
trend hits the high street.
Embrace it, I say. It will lift the spirits and brighten your day.
You can dive head first into the look - try this Vero Moda Carla Dress for size. It's far more 'neon' that we
can get accross in the photo and would look amazing on a beach holiday. Or the Vila Iko Top is gorgeous and is already at risk of selling out, just due
to the demand of the staff at OB headquarters.
And then there's the homeware.
Neon has taken hold there too. We've got a selection of fantastic neon Cushions to update your home, we love the Neon Knife Set and the Neon Water Bottles
are a cheap, easy and fun way to keep up with the trend (see above).
But, just so you know, this is only the start....there's plenty more to come!