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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Christmas and New Year are nearly upon us.  What a fantastic year it has been!

 

We will be closed for our festive holidays from 5pm today and back open for business on Wednesday the 4th of January.
 

We’d like to wish all our customers the very warmest wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  

Happy Christmas

 

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Wendy Kaye + MidCentury Modern

Join us at the MidCentury Modern show which takes place on Sunday, 20th November & is set against the stunning background of Dulwich College.   Listed as Top Interior Shop 2014 by Telegraph’s Stella Magazine the Modern Show offers the very best of MidCentury collectables and contemporary design.

 Modern Show Dulwich
“Love Scandinavian and American Modernism, European Bauhaus, British, French and German Industrial?  Looking for a huge range of prices and styles from the best in 20C design classics and modern collectables?  

Find it here at the celebrated show in association with Elle Decoration that has been lauded as a top shopping experience by Time Out, Evening Standard, Grazia, Monocle, Rough Guide to Vintage London, Grand Designs and the London Design Guide.”

 

‘MidCentury Modern is a dangerous show. All the must-see vintage furniture, lighting and accessories dealers in one place makes for serious temptation. Lucy and Petra organise the shows with their idiosyncratic verve and energy and in atmospheric locations so the events feel like an occasion / day out and not just a shopping experience.’

Jenny Dalton. Freelance. How To Spend It. Financial Times.

Our stand has a fab spot on the main balcony of the stunning Christison Hall, alongside a selection of contemporary designers.  We’ll be bringing the bestsellers from our range of cushions, lampshades, + mid-century cocktail chairs showcasing our very own range of fabrics together with some new products.

Further information on MidCentury Modern and a limited number of advance tickets can be found here.


 

Summer holidays

Summer Holidays

We will be closed for our summer holidays from Thursday, 25th August.  Any orders placed after Monday 22nd will be processed on our return & we’ll be open for business as usual from Wednesday the 7th September.

Have fun in the sun folks!

Thanks,

Wendy


 

Spick & Span tea towel

Time for Tea (Towels)

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Customers can now shop for our new range of tea towels.  There are six designs to choose from, including two new patterns: Waterloo Sunset and Spick & Span.

Waterloo Sunset (pictured) features an urban cityscape  inspired by MidCentury illustration and my memories of the London commute home over the Waterloo rooftops.   My new monochrome pattern, Spick & Span, is sure to compliment the smartest of contemporary or traditional kitchens.

Ivy's Orchard Tea Towel

 

 

 

The tea towels are printed here in the UK on 100% cotton & measure a generous 74cm x 43cm.  They could make an ideal gift or present to self to cheer up drying the dishes.  A must-buy for any Bake Off fan!

Find them online at wendykaye.co.uk or on my Etsy and Folksy shops.

 

 


 

Pinterest + Wendy Kaye

@wendykayedesign

Photo courtesy of Danishdesignstore.com

As a creative, I like nothing more than spending my down time pinning ideas and inspiration on Pinterest.

I build boards for just about everything – here are just a few:

  • Ideas for decorating a new room – PIN!
  • MidCentury furniture – I dream of owning – PIN!
  • Recipes – PIN!
  • Holiday destinations – I dream of visiting – PIN, PIN, PIN!

 
Pinterest has many uses.  For a designer, Pinterest is a valuable visual tool to build mood boards for pattern & colour ideas.  Whilst pinning for inspiration feels like far too much fun to be work – it has become an everyday goto for ideas and visual stimuli.

I’ve accumulated more than 5k pins spread across 84 boards, over the last five years, many of which are MidCentury inspired.  Watch this space for some Pinterest inspired mood boards based on my favourite colors + trends.
 
You can follow me on Pinterest or shop online at WendyKaye.co.uk, Etsy or Folksy.

 


 

We're Open

Open All Hours

Shop open nowAfter a long time of careful creation, my online shop is now up and running.  You can find the full collection of cushions, fabrics & lampshades on the site, request a fabric sample swatch pack or check out my brand new range of tea towels.
Powered by Shopify, the site offers all the functionality that we’ve grown to expect from an online shop and can accept online payments through all the usual methods.  For Facebook fans there is a shopfront on my Facebook page too.

 

Have a look at wendykaye.co.uk.  You can still find my other shops on Etsy & Folksy too.


 

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Sneak Preview – Spick & Span

Spick & Span IIHere’s a sneak preview of my latest fabric design, Spick & Span.

 
This bold, monochromatic design was inspired by the shapes of balancing dishes (clean or dirty!).  Very apt for a fabric that will, firstly, be available as a tea-towel.

 
Our new range of tea towels, as well as cushions, & lampshades will be available to buy from our stand at the MidCentury Modern Show, Dulwich on the 28th of February.  A limited number of advance tickets can be bought now from the ModernShows website.

 


 

Eames

The World of Charles & Ray Eames

Eames rockerIt will come as no surprise that as a huge MidCentury Modern aficionado, I’ll be heading to the Barbican to catch the ‘The World of Charles & Ray Eames’ exhibition.

 
The husband and wife duo are among the most influential designers of the 20th Century. Widely known for their furniture and production design, they also worked in the fields of photography, film & architecture.

 

“The World of Charles and Ray Eames includes not only the designs for which they are best known, but provides an insiet into the lives of the Eameses, the Eames Office and the breadth of their pioneering work, bringing their ideas and playful spirit to life.”

 
There’s still time to see the exhibition, which runs until the 14th of February.  For more information or tickets, visit barbican.org.uk

 


 

Bertoia

MidCentury Modern

Find Wendy Kaye at Modern Shows Dulwich Feb 2016Following the success of our first appearance at the MidCentury Modern show in November last year, we are looking forward to returning to the Dulwich show on the 28th February.  MidCentury Modern has been listed as Top Interior Shop 2014 by Telegraph’s Stella Magazine and showcases the very best of MidCentury collectables and contemporary design.

 

“Love Scandinavian and American Modernism, European Bauhaus, British, French and German Industrial?  Looking for a huge range of prices and styles from the best in 20C design classics and modern collectables? 

 

Find it here at the celebrated show in association with Elle Decoration that has been lauded as a top shopping experience by Time Out, Evening Standard, Grazia, Monocle, Rough Guide to Vintage London, Grand Designs and the London Design Guide.”

 

Our stand has a fab spot on the main balcony of the stunning Christison Hall, alongside a selection of contemporary designers.  We’ll be bringing our range of cushions, lampshades, & mid-century cocktail chairs showcasing our very own Meakin fabric.

 
Further information on MidCentury Modern and a limited number of advance tickets can be found here.  You can also find us on their Modern Marketplace directory, an indispensable guide to favourite C20 dealers and C21 designers and retailers.

 


 

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Christmas Opening Hours

Xmas-Opening-Times-LrgChristmas & New Year are nearly open us and it has been a busy first year of business.

 
We will be closed for hols from 5pm on the 18th of December, and open for business again on the 5th of January.  Any orders placed before the 6th of December will be delivered in time for Christmas.  Thanks to all my lovely customers for your business in 2015.

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2016!