Month: September 2015

Inspired By: South Africa

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It was the most enormous treat to visit South Africa this week and to meet so many designers and artisans, responsible for making some of our favourite collections here at ibbi. And no treat was greater than visiting the pottery where our vibrant hand painted ceramics are created. Our ceramics are colourful, sunny and beautifully bold: just like those who create them! It’s early spring in South Africa now and the gardens are bursting with spectacular flora. Fairylike emerald humming birds shimmer and miraculously hover before your eyes. And the sky is the most delicious, brilliant, beautiful blue. Inspired? Impossible not to be!

 

 

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For All Foodies…

Inspired by the fabulous food writer Anna Jones: a quick ibbi lunch in the sun today: avo mash (of course served in prettiest ibbi ceramic bowl)  with lemon juice, salt & pepper. To be piled on sourdough toast and top with fresh tomatoes, rocket, balsamic vin and olive oil. Yum...

Inspired by the fabulous food writer Anna Jones: a quick ibbi lunch in the sun today: avocado mash (of course served in prettiest ibbi ceramic bowl) with lemon juice, salt & pepper. To be piled on sourdough toast and topped with fresh tomatoes, rocket, balsamic vin and olive oil. Yum…

We foodies at ibbi are always on the look out for inspirational ideas on what to gobble next. And some moons ago our fellow ibbi co-founder Anna heard about the amazing stylist and food writer Anna Jones…and now at ibbi we’re all totally hooked. Anna Jones believes vegetables are essential and should sit at the centre of every table. And her recipes, packed with grains, nuts, seeds and seasonal vegetables, are healthier and lighter (on both body and pocket) than those of many other writers too. SheΒ makes you want to eat veggie, even if you’re not vegetarian. It’s exciting, vibrant food. Discover more at http://www.annajones.co.uk and have a look at we_are_food on Instagram or treat yourself to her fabulous book: ‘A Modern Way To Cook’. We love it!

Gorgeous ceramics for your table: always available at http://www.ibbidirect.co.uk

 

Why We Love: Kantha

kantha blog sept 1It’s official. At ibbi we simply love kantha: a sumptuous throw made from layer upon layer of finest vintage Indian cotton sari and hand stitched together by talented artisans in West Bengal, to create a unique and sumptuous throw. Kanthas make perfect picnic rugs and they’re great draped over sofas and stools. They’re delicious across the end of your bed too, if you’re looking for a unique and individual style. Today they’ve never looked better: here at our end of summer picnic on the divine deserted beaches of North Northumberland. Sam, Ella, Lucy and Lara: you did a great job!

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