Saturday, 4 February 2012

Little Black Book - Lou Rota and Hunkydory

Now, to us, every Saturday calls for a bit of shopping porn. Yep, that’s right. Shopping PORN. There’s simply no other way to say it and no elegant way to put it.

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Whether that involves us lusting after beautiful handbags, gazing in wonder at shoes way, way out of our budget, or surfing for pretty homeware, we pretty much just love to shop! It is how we like to kickstart our weekend.

Anyway, as part of our addiction (I’m not even sure the word addiction quite covers it), we have discovered a fair few gems online - websites that we think you will love every bit as much as us!

As a weekend treat, we thought we’d share with you a couple of these latest discoveries: Lou Rota and Hunkydory.

We hope you enjoy – please share any purchases or websites you love with us!

Teresa and Sam xxx

Lou Rota:

For those who love pretty, delicate, chintzy china…sorry, but this one probably isn’t for you.

Lou Rota offers a brilliant twist on classic English china. Think flashy flamingoes, pretty hummingbirds, beady-eyed jackdaws and stag beetles (yes, really) adorning traditional plates.

We absolutely love this site and pretty much everything it offers, especially the flamingoes. It isn’t that cheap, with prices starting at around £30 for a small dinner plate, but it definitely makes a statement.

Buy anything from this website and we can guarantee you will offer a real talking point when anyone comes round for afternoon tea. I mean, let’s face it, who else is going to have a stag beetle cake stand?!

Here are some of our picks…

Now just add some macaroons, a cream tea and enjoy!
flamingo plate
Flamingo platter, £75
floral plate
Ditsy plate collection, starting from £30

chameleon plate
Chameleon Dinner plate, £45

eat plate
EAT Decorative plates, £54

cake stand
Stag Beetle cake stand, £88

phone table
Bug Beetle Table and Telephone, £325

flamingo plate
Flamingo dinner plate, £45

I somehow came across Hunkydory while perusing the web a few months ago. And what a fab stumble  it is! As soon as I saw the custard cream footstool, I was straight onto my phone texting Samantha "Quick, take a look at this amazing website!"Hunkydory have lots of cool and quirky pieces which bring a big fat cheshire cat grin to our faces here at I Am Into This.
fox plate
This gorgeous 'Sitting Fox' plate is almost too good to eat from!
Price: £20

bird pillow
This pretty set of 2 bird pillowcases are the creation of London based illustrator Karin Ã…kesson.
Price: £24.99
sausage dog mug
In green, this mug features a cheeky sausage dog winding around the mug.
Price: £12.50 

tweet noticeboard
This fabulous Tweet board is the ideal noticeboard for all social media addicts! Price: £29.99
custard cream stool
Combining the pleasures of putting your feet up with the delicious custard cream, this is a footstool to enjoy. Price: £95

kitsch cushion
Kitsch Woodland Cushion Price: £24

fox mug
Urban Fox Mug Price: £12.50
gangster oven mitts
Love & Hate Oven Gloves (pair) Price: £25

squirrel tin
Squirrel Rectangular Tin. Price: £10
clothes plasters
Clothes Plasters® are beautifully embroidered iron-on fabric patches. Price: £7.99

fox cushion
Gorgeous cushion from British designer Becky Baur. Price £45.

badass mug
How cool can a hot cuppa get? This bucket mug features 'Sex and Mugs and rock'n'roll'. Price: £12
robot quilt
Gorgeous Scandinavian single duvet set featuring brown and orange robots. Price £54.99