Thursday, 10 March 2011

British Blogs

Lilac and Lily is the blog of Warwickshire-based florist Helen, who shares her own work as well as inspiring finds, all of which are just my style. Photos: Lilac and Lily.
Emily Forgot is written by a graphic designer with edgy taste in product design {well, perhaps just edgier than mine} - and has her own shop selling her prints, too. Above are a perpetual calendar by Enzo Mari and teddy bear rug by Agustina Woodgate.

I have mentioned Pacha Design several times before, but I do love their blog and its aesthetic which is so consistent with the style and ethos of their own sustainable furniture range. I especially love their own nature photographs, such as those above. Look for their collections series from last year. Photos: Pacha Design.

I have lost the linky lists on my previous posts, so if you have a British blog, or have one to recommend, please leave the address in the comments and perhaps a brief description of what it's about and where you live.

My definition of British is either a) based in Britain or b) being a British expat elsewhere. I look forward to making some new discoveries - I hope you will too! Previous suggestions are here: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

30 comments:

BODIE and FOU said...

Do you mean British as in blogging about British things or being based in Britain?:-)

http://bodieandfou.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspiring-stylism.html

London Lisbonite said...

Padua design are a favourite of mine too. Have you seen their wonderful leaf tea light holders? I met them at tent London and they were charming and very to,errant of my fan girl gushing!

Lynne said...

Hey Karine, Yes, you qualify! :)

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

I've really enjoyed new blog finds from your previous lists - thank you! I'd like to add mine too, if that's OK - Bristol Parenting Cafe

Lynne said...

Hi BPC! How do you link the actual URL in your comment?

Jem said...

Mine is very much in the fledgling stage as I'm a blogging newbie and probably isn't of interest unless you like vintage/antique things or crockery but it's most definitely a British blog through and through :-)

http://beautifulclutter.blogspot.com/

The Nester said...

www.rowhousenest.com -
technically in northern ireland but I figured you intended to include all of the UK...

sammy and glenn: pacha design said...

thanks lynne - we love your british blogs series so we are very flattered to be featured on it.
and we should have more collections coming up soon too.

sammy & glenn
pachadesign

Clare said...

Hi Lynne,

www.plaisirblog.com
We're a homewares, fashion and gifts boutique in the Borders, just upgraded to a shiny new wordpress blog, posting about music, art, new items, artist interviews, fave scottish blogs and our latest cake of the week!

Lotte and Bloom said...

lilac and lily is a gorgeous blog, i always look forward to her posts...

Peas and Needles said...

hello! my blog is http://peasandneedles.blogspot.com/ its a mish mash of sewing, drawing, charity shop finds and day to day things. Hope you like, I live just outside of London :)

Sprout said...

Lilac and Lily—what a great find! I've been lost for hours.

Lottie said...

My blog in British born and bred and is hard to place in a category. It basically covers anything I like, clothes, interiors, music with a few personal whitterings thrown in for good measure.

http://lottiereallyloves.blogspot.com/

lou said...

Hi my blog is called:

www.littlegreenshed.blogspot.com

and it's about life & loves in Bristol, UK.

Please come and say hi xxx

beautiful square feet said...

Thanks for this post! I was planning on doing a similar post soon, as I haven't been able to find many British blogs, despite many internet searches. I read so many American blogs, which are great, but most of the products and companies that they feature are difficult to come by. It's lovely to read Brisith blogs where I can completely identify with the cultural references, and recognise the shops that are mentioned! I'm based in Cardiff and write about my house and my love for interiors, so my blog is definitely British too. Will have fun reading through the blogs people have mentioned in their responses. Thank you for setting the ball rolling!

Kirsteen said...

Hi there,

my blog is basically a collection of anything that catches my eye, whether that be children's items, interiors, fashion, recipes...

http://prettyprettydesign.blogspot.com/

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I am an expat American living in England. And one that is thrilled to have found your blog :) So nice to 'meet' you here. Off to check out the ones you mentioned... XoL

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Hi Lynne, This makes me sound like a geek but...it's a bit of HTML code that looks like this:

{insert what you want it say in the comment box here}

Just cut and paste it into a comment box. Take out the funny brackets and put in the web address in the first big and text in the secong bit. If you want to try it by leaving a link to Papermash/Tea for Joy in a comment on my blog feel free and I'll delete it afterwards if you'd like me to. Hope that makes sense!

Betty Zee said...

HI, Like so many of you posting I have a passion for interesting vintage retro bits and pieces and peachy pieces. I started a blog on the suggestion of my friend Liisa who said that 'what with all your interests in sewing, vintage clothes, textiles and colourful things why don't you start a blog Betty Zee?"... and so I did. I have everything from what I wear everyday, to textiles, linens, vintage quilts, crockery and crafting.... in fact anything that catches my eye in charity shops, antique emporiums and boots sales and escapes the clutches of my sewing machine.... bric-a-bracbanter.blogspot.com pop over for a cuppa! totally British and colourful, I hope you'll find!!!

Anja said...

Thanks for sharing these, love Lilac & Lily!

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Whoops - that didn't work - I'll e-mail you!

Kirsten said...

Hi
Here is a london blog by a german expat, maybe that qualifies too?
Greyorgreen.blogspot.com or even greyorgreen-de.blogspot.com

Very much enjoy your blog.
K x

saer said...

I love when you do this! There are some great blogs I follow because of your list.

I am an expat..a Brit in NY..and can be found knocking around my blog most days: cravenmaven.com

Camille said...

I love finding new British blogs to help me get to know this new country, both foreign and surprisingly familiar at the same time... I am a French-Canadian who has been living in London for just over six months now; my blog is mostly about photography and my life here, and when I have time I post about my creations and what inspires me as well. Hope you like it, I do love yours!
http://www.atoutoiseau.blogspot.com/

Lottie Loves said...

I run a british blog... Lottie Loves (charlotterivers.blogspot.com) it is about all things design with other creative inspiration thrown in... i feature posts about home inspiration, design, type, paper, DIY projects and interviews with designers and creatives from around the world.. i'd love to be featured!
thanks
charlotte

Lisa said...

After looking for interior design blogs in the UK I just wanted to give details of my very new wordpress blog which I hope will give some tips and ideas on interior design and art.
http://www.craftoncanvas.co.uk/blog/

littledollface said...

Thanks for sharing Lilly and Lilac, I'm really enjoying the blog.

Thanks,

Helen

Karen Barlow said...

I love reading your blog and also have a blog that you might like to list under your British Blogs. It's about anything design related that interests me from, interiors to fashion to art and anything vintage.
http://karenbarlow.blogspot.com/

SWEDISH HOUSE said...

Hej I am a London town girl
now living in the Swedish wilderness...
www.myblogswedishouse.blogspot.com
My blog called SWEDISH HOUSE not to confused with Swedish House Mafia lol! is all about Scandinavian/British mix of the life we are living here.
It started initially as a record of our 'Sommer Hus' our holiday home in Sweden. Now 3 years later it has developed into a complete melting pot... of EVERYTHING and ANYTHING Swedish/British as we adapt to our current life situation!
Welcome!
I have been an avid follower of your blog although I don't often comment.
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

Susanna Lazarus said...

Hi Lynne, I love your blog. I hope you like mine - it's a string of the various 'doodles' I come across... http://deardoodle.wordpress.com/