Archive for the ‘union jack’ Category

On Wednesday, Simon & Clare headed down to London to the infamous Holborn Studio’s to loan one of their Union Jack chairs for an Olympic special cover shoot with Mark Ronson for The Live Magazine in The Mail on Sunday paper.

They set off at 4am in the morning to beat the traffic and when they arrived at the studio’s they were met by Dixie who showed them to the set.

Above: Simon & ‘the chair’

The corridors were filled with hundreds of classic pictures taken over the years of celebrities. From the Beatles to Take That, James Cordon to Margaret Thatcher. Some classics below:

David Bowie from the Alladin Sane album cover shot by Brian Duffy 1973

Winking Kate Moss by Tony Briggs

Another amazing Duffy print: John Lennon

Lot’s of studio’s are rented out daily to different photographers, magazines, newspapers etc. It’s easier to list the publications, photographers & celebrities who haven’t used these studios. Walking through the corridors, it seemed that everybody had been shot in these studios at some point. The set for our shoot was still being built but looked super cool. Lot’s of cool Britannia, Union Jacks & vintage paraphernalia ready to be styled.

Sadly Simon & Clare didn’t get to stay on set and see the man himself park his bottom on their chair. Mark’s agents had strict instructions for a closed shoot but we think the pictures will look something like this:

No real Mark Ronson’s were hurt during our photo shoot. Amazing photography & photoshopping by Kelly. Pah!

Keep your eyes peeled for the pictures in the special edition. Of course we’ll blog about these if our lovely chair gets it’s first celeb bum parked on it and shown in a National weekly! Oo-er cheeky….sorry!


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Come on England World cup card

Come on England World cup card

We wouldn’t describe ourselves as massive football fans here at Made With Love, I follow Manchester City and Clare is an Oldham Athletic fan, she can sing some of the terrace chants if the need arises. Even with our limited football knowledge we can’t fail to get excited by one thing……The World Cup. It’s impossible not to be swept along in all of the build up and I must confess, I can’t wait.

It’s always a great feeling when the sun is shining, people are drinking merrily in the sun and cheering as one when England score. We’re going to be in London for the Englands first game and so being in our nations capital for the countries opening game is filling us with a bit of national pride, so much so we’ve designed a special Come on England card. We’ve kept it simple and focused on the St Georges Flag, based on our hugely popular Union Jack cards in the God Save the Queen collection from our greetings card range. This card will be available as a limited edition greeting card and also as part of our Father’s day card collection exclusively for this World Cup only

God save the queen

Union Jack themed God Save the Queen card

Perfect for a World Cup themed party invitation, Football Fathers day card or England themed Birthday Card.

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As a Cancerian I’m a real home girl. I love my shell! It’s felt cold this week & when autumn sets in I start nesting getting ready for the cosy nights.

This week I bought this from the dot com gift shop. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I’ve had my eye on a similar one for a while but when I saw the price of this one… just £15.95 it had to be bought there & then. With the rainy days settings in (did they ever leave…?) make wiping feet irresistible. They have this lovely English Rose one –
and this cool multi colour stripey door mat –
and what about this black & white flock door mat –

All from the dotcomgiftshop

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Have you ever stopped by the website? If yes, you are in good company… & we will get along very well indeed. If no then why not, hurry on over, I promise you will not be disappointed by their wares.
You know those people who always look good? Those who have gorgeous houses filled with the most amazing, unusual things and whose children wear the cutest clothes? & those who arrive at parties bearing the most thoughtful & original gifts? Well has housed them all in their online boutique and is the home of 1000’s of beautifully stylish interiors, gorgeous hand made gifts, cute organic baby clothes & scrumdiddleyumptious treats.

I have been a fan of theirs for ages, well before I started Made With Love. When I set up Made With Love I tried to get on board and was rejected (boo hoo!) but looking back now that’s not a bad thing. It shows just how difficult it is to get on board with them.

We’re proud to now be able to say “YEY we’re on board“. From June 2009, Made With Love became an official partner of selling our cards and frames alongside some amazing companies and it’s been a great journey so far. As you can see above our union jack cards have been chosen as a featured card on their cards home page.

For a fascinating read check out founder Holly Tucker & Sophie Cornish’s (ladies above) stories… & be inspired! Two very driven & inspiring ladies and stop by their website to treat yourself to something lovely.
Have a great wkend! xxx

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I’ve always loved the Union Jack. Not only is it the fabulous flag of our lovely nation (with the cross of St. George – red over the cross of St. Andrew – blue), it has huge style value with it’s boldness & vibrancy.

It’s so popular at the minute in interiors & fashion & I try to use it where possible in my home (pictures to follow). I am obsessing over these gorgeous red Union Jack cushions by Lulu & Nat which go perfectly with our ‘God Save The Queen’ personalised birthdays cards. The perfect birthday pressie (hint hint…) Cute!

I will be blogging about these girls regularly as I just love their stuff. They will be exhibiting at Top Drawer this September & I really hope I can get out to meet these two lovelies.

Union Jack Cushion Covers £65.00 Machine hand embroidered from Lulu & Nat

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Welcome to the brand new Made With Love Blog. It’s quite exciting to finally have one & I’m looking forward to updating it regularly with news & bits of info that’s not all just about work.

I’m fairly new to the blogging world but I have been a lurker of some absolutely AMAZING Blogs (which I will get around to mentioning them all on here soon) which have inspired me to set this one up but about things that inspire me & I love.

Toodaloo for now xx
Cool Union Jack doormat from Rocket St George

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