Oo-la la, I have been on the prowl again for cool and unusual design things to add to my library of fab finds and thought, why not look further afield than the UK, which is of course full of great designers, but you know, sometimes you have to think outside the Brit box…

Now, it may come as a surprise that my first finding is from Spain. I love 80s design and often wear my little pink plastic lip brooch on my cardie so imagine my glee when i found this amazing wrapping paper in the fabulous online shop belonging to Duada  – definitely worth checking out for unique presents and oddities. This graphic lips/ make-up/ glasses / bows and shoes paper that got my attention. I plan to frame it as a piece of art!

Moving on…

I have also made another exciting discovery: Serena Con Jersey – a fun and unique design store specialising in jewellery, bags and sweaters. I have hand picked my personal favourites that will be making an appearance in my wardrobe/ jewellery box very soon…

How cute – this heart necklace is only €14 – and would make a lovely gift, but I am going to be greedy and keep it for myself as I am really into black shapes, they look good against my pasty British skin.  Similarly, I also have a hankering for these ‘Happy Drop’ pendants – you can choose your favouite colour then add more happy drops as you see fit. One, two, three, awwwwwww.

How about this for a statement bag? Part Fred from the old Homepride ads and part Italian pizzeria, I love this unusual tote. Snap up yours for €14 from Lazy Oaf  on Carnaby Street or online at Fred Flare

Finally, this Pietari Posti  wallet is almost too pretty to fill with change – stick to notes, I say.  It is one of a limited edition range called “Giants”. Check out his site for some of this Finish graphic designers latest work… or purchase yours from his online shop – be warned though, his stuff isn’t cheap, but hey, that’s the price you pay for original art – he is definitely one to watch.

Stay tuned for more foreign finds as I am off to Berlin on Monday! Have a great weekend!

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