Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Feeling fruity

 So the Summer is here and we should all be feasting on fruit and not chocolate (lets just say my day isn't going to that way today.) We have been very lucky that the sun has had his hat on most of the last couple of months.

The fruits are at their brightest and juiciest, so all the graphics in the shops are feeling fruity. Not just the food stores... retail stores across the country are filled with cute little fruit prints and fruity inspired garments. These are a few of  my fave at the moment...

 How cute is this little happy pineapple, all sunshine and smiles...

 Citrus fun with smiles all round at this little cute tee. Faces are all over the high street either on their own or as fun little characters... this little watercolour is perfect for holidays.

This little apple knit is simple and almost scandinavian, Boden are the queens of simple graphics in playful colours. Perfect for any little girl and everyone knows a apple a day is always good!

We can't leave the little boys out, so the apple has gone cool! So I guess you can say being healthy can be cool? It funny how often when companies often try and make fruit and veg look 'cool' it just looks ummm... not so cool at all. But the guys at Emile et Ida have nailed it perfectly... Simple but cool graphic, on a raw edge raglan tee.
Emile et Ida

I love this its fun, sexy and colourful...what more should the holidays be?

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Cool places... Unit 51 Liverpool

So for a while last year I used to write about cool places I have discovered or that I thought deserved a shout out. So its Sunday and I'm back blogging so I guess its time for a new ''Cool Places Sunday...''

Place... Unit 51.

Unit 51
Baltic creative
Jamaica Street
L1 0AF


So one afternoon when I was a little homesick a few months ago, I decided to go on a drive around the city and discover some cool places... places that were off the beaten track and not the usual chain cafes... which is I  discovered Jamaica Street.  A street full of up and coming companies all based in warehouse buildings, but in the middle of the street is Unit 51 a cafe, and warehouse unit full of design studios.

The coffee is strong. The vibe is relaxed.  Industrial meets laid back. The food is come cooked and earthy... its a nice place to hang out..

The ordering counter

Scaffolding tables and school chairs

Strong ground coffee

Fluffy cake

Chip board walls

Chilled quiet early mornings... shhh

This place has got the cool factor and is my new local. x

Sunday, 4 May 2014



I know its been ages since I last blogged. I have been a super busy bee the last few months, but its bank holiday weekend and it seams like the perfect time to get back into blogging. This pic I took last weekend seams to be the perfect thing to start with...

I was on the way back from having breekie with my home buddies. A group of us that grows but some how seams to stay close. No need for make up, to do your hair and we are all always late. Conversation always turns rude and their are no airs and graces. A night out is a meal at the village pub followed by a few pints. Mainly smelly boys with a sprinkling of us girls but its our group and its right... flip flops and poached eggs sums us up!

There always seams to be so much pressure as a girl to rock up like you've come out of a magazine... but I think this picture sums up how I think girls should be...

Curvy like country roads. Happy like yellow fields. Natural and chilled like the sea.

no filters.. natures true colours x

Monday, 18 November 2013

Magazine racks with style...

Are magazine racks a thing of the past? Some how when you even say magazine rack it seams dated... but people still buy magazines... what do they do with them? Leave them in a pile next to the sofa? Read them and chuck them away?

I am one of those sad people who keeps my living etc magazines all stacked up with their white spines on a shelf... looking pretty and full of inspiration ready for future flats and my dream home...

But magazine racks seam to have had a bust of excitement in the design world, a fresh take of inspiration...

This design is clear and functional but I think the little man reading the paper isn't needed, I'm guessing if the rack was full then you wouldn't see him anyway. A cute and fun design though...

Designed by Ramon Middlekoop and Chris Koen.

This is definitely a taking point... I think it would be great in the right minimal home. I like the way that you could add in extra 'shelves' and new layers. The leather straps give it an almost industrial look. The chunky straps would hold a huge amount of weight, the issue would be having the right wall fixing. I think its a fab design...could be quiet easy to make yourself.

This is a contemporary style design,  I like the way that you can keep your page you were have way through reading a article. I wonder how many magazines that you could hang on the rack till it fell?

How fun is this cute shelf and magazine/book holder... definitely a great piece for any kids room or living room with style. I love the chunkiness of the wood and the mix and match colours, it almost 
gives the dog character.

This has to be my favourite design by far, fun and functional... just what good design should be. This could be a spare set of guests and gives a easy way of displaying magazines...imagine all the white spines of the living etc magazines stacked up looking pretty. Also they wouldn't get half as dusty being stacked up here as they would on a shelf! Love this... a stool that grows with inspiration.

'hockheimer' from sutkutusu

Over the weekend I was debating getting rid of all my magazines...
 but I think now I will keep them and make a stool!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Tropical babywear

So before the Summer is finally over I thought I would share some of my recent babywear designs... A cute  little range based on a tropical jungle experience.  Fun animal prints mixed with bold florals and colour full embelishments. Based on playwear for 0-24months girlswear for the highstreet market. All designs are copyrighted to Elspeth Morris.

Mood board to convay the colours and fun characters in which the range is built on.

  Layette newborn products, fun colours flow through the body packs with cute slogans 'butterfly kisses'... Cuddle jersey blanket and grow bags are light and airy and both have the full pink linings for     practicality. Twin pack hats and bib alow for mix and match across the main range product.

Party outfits take inspiration from mix and match print garments from inspirational shops in Seoul. Cotton dress and fine gauge knit cardies that wrap over with jersey trims which are soft against the skin.
Sun hat to protect the little ones from the sun and light jersey romper with bloomers creates a naive look with the combination of prints and colours.

Mummy and daughter graphic on the flamingo t-shirt pulls at the heart strings and two pack leggings are great for practicality. Soft loop back sweater is ideal for layering in the evenings and is embroidered  double thickness thread.

Chambray pinafore dress with longsleeve t-shirt is perfect for those cloudly days, completing the look with soft elasticated shoes.

Lovely blue based rainmac and wellies differs from the normal pinks and reds and is ideal for jumping in puddles! 

Giraffe fun outtfit is complete with soft fleece zip hoodie with ears, long sleeve gathered tee with drop hem and soft chambray demin jeans with appliqued giraffe on the leg and heart pocket! This is the ideal outfit for a trip to playgroup.

Novelty dungarees, with contrast chambray knee patches ideal for crawling...

And not forgetting the cool kids with their mini lace ups. x

All designs/prints and graphics are copyrighted to Elspeth Morris

Autumn tan boots

So the Summer has come to an end and Autumn is setting in... I feel like I havn't really had a Summer this year, with working loopy hours and only seeing the summer through the window. Next year I will get to the beach more.

So it's that time of year again to start looking at winter boots, especially before they all sell out of the popular sizes. 

Their are some great tan ankle boots out there this year...

These cute boots are from The ideal flat but pretty boots. ... Fun boots for dressing up or down. Love the chunky buckles. 

Woven cowboy boots. These would be fab with a pair of chunky wooly tights and a cute pinafore dress. Great boots for day or night.

I can't decide if I love or hate these boots, What do you think? 

These boots have great shape and great colour, the leather looks so soft. I'm sure these boots would be so comfy! These boots are from 

I'm looking forward to the weather getting colder and the winter clothes coming out...  chunky knits with wooly tights and cute pinafore dresses. 
Cosy pubs and a few pints with good mates... Happy days!

A trip to the reclamation yard...

 On my last weekend up in the midlands, Saturday morning I was at a bit of a loss... so I went for a snoop around the local reclamation yard which was literally 5miles up the road. I secretly love reclamation yards, not the showy fake clean ones where everything thing is in place and all displayed nicely with gift tags... but the ones where there are massive spiders crawling between the old doors and you have to wipe the dust off the furniture to see what is hiding beneath!... real reclamation yards where the things have charcter and are not quiet perfect... surly this is half the fun of discovering things?

These are just a tiny tiny amount of the doors and arches all stacked up... look at the amazing cream arch stacked at the back!

If you need a fireplace to add colour and character to a room, why would you look anywhere else... this place must have had at least 20 different fireplaces alone... all completly different in both size and colouring of tiles. 

Tiles, knobs and knockers... boxes full of dusty handles.

I love this... the rust flaking off, the fact that most of the glass is missing... I love the almost industrial look of the window. Im sure propped up in a hallway or at the side of a room it would add grander to a area. I wonder where it came from? Maybe a church or large house?

These have to be my best find... look at the layers of thick dust. Theses pictures don't do them justice!
I purchased 4 different bottles all which would sit well against my orange Le creuset hehe

All washed and ready to dry...

Not the best picture, but they look lovely with the sun shinning through them.