Forget stripes and polkadots, prints are getting fruity this summer with watermelons making an appearance on everything from phone cases to watches? We’ll take one of everything, please!
Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’
Now the weather is starting to warm up (even if it’s ever so slightly!) our minds are firmly fixed on how we can update our wardrobes to match. So imagine our luck when we came across these festival-worthy pieces from Lowie. Bringing together playful cacti prints, bright colour pops and fringing, Lowie’s SS16 Mexicana collection certainly aims to sizzle. The eye-catching Pom Pom headband is a fun, stand out piece, while the Yucatan Print Bermuda shorts is just the right length guaranteeing a comfy and stylish look. We can’t wait for summer!
If you’re someone who always likes to dress to impress, whether doing a spot of shopping, heading out for a bite to eat or soaking up some culture at a gallery, then it can sometimes be a little tricky to gauge what the dress code should be. But help is at hand…
We’ve spent some time deciding what our perfect outfit for every occasion and first up is the art gallery, where you want to play it smart but comfy. There’s nothing worse than getting too warm when stomping around the city’s best galleries, so layering is a must. We love this comfy APC Denim shirt, perfect to throw on with a pair of jeans and a jumper.
A cross-body bag that only has room for our essentials is a no-brainer, as you don’t want to be weighed down all day. This quirky MuaMua number is our go-to, and is totally Instagram-worthy!
And most importantly, no feet would be complete without a pair of comfy trainers. Make sure every step is taken in comfort and in style by wearing your trusty Converse.
Illustrations by Scarlett Josse
It’s time to share another one of our favourite Instagrammers and this week it’s collage artist, illustrator, pattern maker & blogger Lauren Redburn, otherwise known as @Carboardcities.
Lauren’s feed is full of colourful, interesting shots and she often finds the most beautiful patterns and shapes in everyday objects and places that we’d usually just walk straight past. She helps us to see that art is everywhere! Check out her feed for some inspiration…
Let us introduce you to a fresh five-piece band from London, Pocket Dragon. They exude creativity, let loose and, well, have fun. The band’s sounds are achieved through colourful, smooth mixes which echo summer vibes, so if you’re after some musical warmth this winter, look no further – Pocket Dragon will have you grooving to every rhythm.
We caught up with the drummer of the band to find out more about the idea behind the project…
Who are Pocket Dragon?
There are five of us in the band – there’s me, Callum Green on the drums, Philip van den Brandeler on bass, Mikayl Dawood on guitar, Emma Barney on vocals and Manley O’Connor playing keys.
What’s the idea behind what you’re doing?
Pocket Dragon is all about creating a space and time for everyone to let their hair down. We all work as musicians and spend a lot of time playing music that isn’t particularly to everybody’s tastes but just pays the bills – this project is about re-capturing why we all started music in the first place, to create and challenge ourselves with musical freedom.
How do you write your music?
We mainly write as a small rhythm section at Pocket Dragon HQ, mapping out certain chords and the bare bones of a groove. Usually it starts out as a jam that either one of us can’t stop noodling with, which in time we build on.
How do you record your tunes?
After the structure is born, everyone in the band lays down their take one by one starting with drums then bass and we capture it all with GoPros. This project is really about each musician’s personality in the band and what they can bring individually to each track. We all have a lot of say in the parts, which makes the process a lot more fun and exciting for everyone involved.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everything. The first track on our EP ‘Pocket Morse,’ started when we wondered what the words Pocket Dragon sounded like in Morse code. Silly stuff really. Musically though, we watch a lot of live jazz music, the more experimental the better. Phil and I just saw Esperanza Spalding’s new project a few weeks ago which was mind blowing.
How would you describe Pocket Dragon to people who’ve never heard you before?
We are creating soulful jazz/funk fusion with a few synths thrown in. Just have a listen – if you like it you like it, if you don’t you don’t, but you won’t know until you try it.
What are your plans for Pocket Dragon? What’s next?
Our first EP will be coming out early next year and we have many more gigs in the pipeline. We have a few sofa sessions to do around the same time. Right now we’re recording new material, so lots more videos to come and an album to follow.
How can people find Pocket Dragon?
Head to YouTube to listen to more tracks, also check out our Instagram and visit the Facebook page to be among the first to get new tracks, videos and news of the upcoming EP and gigs.
Words by Laura Dunham
It’s time to share another one of our favourite Instagrammers and this week it’s photographer @leannedixon. Leanne has a knack of finding some of the best hidden spots in our wonderful city – London! We definitely recommend checking out her Instagram page to explore some of her favourite places…
We share another one of our favourite instagrammers, this time in the shape of colourful stylist @CharlotteLovely. We love her use of shapes and colour to create some fun posts that always brighten up our feed and never fail to raise a smile or two!
September always gives us that lovely back to school feeling. Who can forget that first day with a brand new pencil case, new shoes and new coat – with name tags firmly sewn in by mum, of course!
Even though we’ve moved on (a little), we still love to surround ourselves with some new stationery to start off the new term in style….
1. Keep all your good ideas noted down in this pretty notebook.
Marble Blank Notebook, Poketo
2. The only bag our stuff will be seen in, the essential satchel and we couldn’t resist this cute pastel hue.
Baby Blue Double Pocket Leather Backpack
3. Let everyone know it’s yours with this personalised pencil case.
Striped Pencil Case, Tillyanna
4. Who says your pens can’t look pretty? Even when writing boring notes! And these ones even come with some sweet compliments…
Sweet Talk Assorted Pen Set, Ban.Do
When it comes to sprucing up a room, you can’t beat a cute and quirky framed print. Here are some that have made it on to the Cellardoor wishlist…
Nadinoo is definitely a firm favourite with the Cellardoor girls, and this latest offering from them is no exception!
Inspired by founder, Nadia’s recent move to the beautiful English countryside; the collection is scattered with cute apple and pear prints along with florals that we just can’t resist…
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