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Miawww ! Our Monday Moodboard inspired by Cats

With prints and patterns coming in and out of fashion and designers always looking to inspire with the latest trends we often try to propose items to our customers that are seasonal must haves !  Take for example the pineapple was last years fruit while this year it is certainly the watermelon.  This year brands and designers have focused on the flamingo and we see this bird on wall stickers, posters and as pretty prints on clothing.

One animal that always seems to heavily influence designers, their patterns and work are cats !  Our love for felines is evident in the many items we stock at French Blossom.   We have tried to draw together some of our favourites to create the little moodbard below.  We really fell for some other items while searching the web and had to share these with you too.

Whether a designer takes the overall form of a cat for a lighting design or uses the basic features of a cat to create an original cushion or bag, cats remain a strong theme for creators.

cats inspiration and products for design
Whether you are looking for an original gift idea for someone special or if you are trying to get inspired by the perfect piece of original childrens room decoration, cats are always a fun and popular choice.1. Handmade in France, porcelain coffee cups from Sobigraphie
2. Canvas makeup bag – Petite Mila
3. Cat print cushion – Mimi Lou
4.Cat tote bag from Sobigraphie
5.Ballerinas, Black Cat – Charlotte Olympia
6.Soft toy cat – Jellycat
7.Cat lamp – Vertbaudet

As we are on the subject of cats we had to include the cat mug that is back in stock by popular demand !  Designed by French brand Bandjo the geometric cat pattern mug is a really fun piece of original dishware.

cat mug for children

 

 


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Spring is here !

Springtime image Petit Jour Paris plates designed in France

Today is the first day of Spring. I will happily wave goodbye to the dark, cold wet days of Winter ! The clocks change this weekend making the mornings lighter and we are excited to welcome in some warmer weather.  No more excuses for not getting the running shoes on and going for an early morning run.   Its funny how peoples moods change with the weather and everything appears a little easier and we all seem to smile more.  Coming into the office earlier and not freezing but instead being able to ride the bicycle is so pleasant and helps me start the day off in the right way!

With it being the first day of Spring today, we were thinking about which pieces from French Blossom we would share with you.  – Items that have a real Spring feel !

Last week we received a wonderful collection of dishware from Petit Jour Paris.  Nathalie Lété has worked in partnership with Petit Jour to create really fabulous plates and cups for children.  Made from Melanime, each light weight piece is a soft pastel colour and has the playful, dreamy illustrations of Nathalie’s work printed all over them.  I think our favourite has to be the robin cup and matching robin plate.  There are also a set of delicate flower plates, a cat cup and plate and a little baby deer plate. – These pieces are the perfect addition to the boutique this Spring and make lvely original gift ideas for young children!

Have a look at all the beautiful childrens mealtime collection here – Petit Jour Paris

Not only were we celebrating the first day of spring today, we also experienced a solar eclipse !!