I am super excited for 2012 – I am going to be making a variety of trips to cover some really great events. I am busy putting together my schedule and plans, but the one I am most excited about is a return to London to attend the Chelsea Flower Show. The trip would not however be complete without a stop at one of my most favorite places on the planet — the Liberty department store. If you haven’t been there, these yummy images give an little glimpse of the place.
To start, it is a beautiful Tudor building in the heart of London’s West End. It is filled with the most imaginative of department store crossed with design products that are worth getting lost in for hours on end.
And then there are the storied prints. Liberty prints and the fabric that they are generally printed on have been a favorite of mine since I discovered them years ago. If I were a collector, Liberty fabric and liberty print adorned items would be a worthy thing to gather. I imagine making beautiful quilts and pillows and basically anything else that can be crafted with fabric.
I love Liberty spotting and seeing where the fabric turns up. Of course, there was the relatively recent Target range, but a few years before J Crew did a line of shirts and I have seen many a clothing/ shoe/ accessory designer work in the prints here and there. I really love finding them in home goods — but I haven’t yet seen them to brought to the garden. Hmmm…Waiting….
Beauty at the bus stop. Laser cut corten steel (with glass panels fit inside) certainly make a handsome place to wait for a ride. Design by Hild und K Architekten. Found via Dana Garden design. Yes, I am still having a personal obsession with corten steel as a garden design material.
Keeping track of products and sources from a show like the gift fair is harder than it seems. I am trying to sort through booklets and brochures and pair them with images. It is a struggle so I am going to keep this super simple. Mosaic of images here — more information on Pinterest….
I spent a couple hours last night putting together the outdoor fabrics supplier list on the resources page. I hope you find it useful whenever you want to find some fabric to go in your outdoor rooms. (If you see a supplier that I have missed, do let me know so I can add it!)…