Friday, 18 July 2014

Pendleton Woollen Mills blankets arrive at LUC.

This coming week sees the arrival of the iconic US brand Pendleton and their gorgeous woollen blankets. The company is based in Portland, Oregon and they produced their first Indian trading blanket in 1909 - their native American motif products are now legendary (But did you know they are also famous for producing  the first wool plaid shirts in the 60's for the surfing culture  - fun fact:- the Beach Boys were orignally called "The Pendletones!" (...who doesn't love a flannie!?).  The company has a clothing range, a homewares range and even now a registered signature tartan! The company operates seven facilities and has over 75 retail outlets. Not only will you find a Pendleton blanket in the Smithsonian in Washington...but now you can see them at LUC.







Friday, 11 July 2014

Ay Illuminate arrives at LUC.

This coming week sees the arrival of the beautiful Z1 light from Netherlands design studio Ay Illuminate - I have lusted after this simple, yet elegant, light fitting for years and now am proudly going to stock it at LUC.! It is made from cotton and bamboo and is big - it measures 67 x 100cm. Love it.
  

 
 
 

Friday, 4 July 2014

LUC. what's new, what's coming soon!

I have a few exciting things coming soon to LUC. I am thrilled to soon be stocking Zilalila knitted products. This Netherlands company has these amazing chunky-knit bean bags made in Nepal. They are a fair trade item. I am taking orders now (for only my Hobart customers, sorry!) for the large bean bags (so we can ship a few and save on the shipping costs!) but I will also be stocking the long cushions and the blankets too.


 
 
As you know, I love my candles (and the suppliers of my beautiful candles). And my favourite candle in all the world (!) is IF by LA brand Apothia....and guess what? Yep, it will be in store soon. I know candle fragrances are a very personal thing but IF just rocks my world - come in and smell it soon!
 
 
And just one more thing...I now have stock of the gorgeous Jai Vasicek hemp throw rugs.
We all LOVE Jai's work and you won't be disapointed with these little beauties. They are divine.
  

 
 


Friday, 27 June 2014

Modernica planters at LUC.

July is kicking off with a delivery from LA! (in store first week July)
I am a big fan of mid-century modern design and these planters from Modernica in LA are a fantastic 'Mad-Men' inspired way to add that look to your house. Available in two sizes and in black or white.
There are quite a few that were sold on pre-order so be quick!
 

 
 
 
 


Monday, 23 June 2014

What's new at LUC.

Well June has landed with a blast at LUC!
Winter...? Pffft...
Deliveries from byNord Copenhagen have arrived - exceeding expectations - new cushions & tea towels in bird and animal prints (and even some shower curtains with amazing prints!) (see previous post).
 
LUC. window June 2014


LUC. window June 2014


Next to arrive - another Danish homewares brand Louise Roe will now be stocked at LUC. Elegantly simple copper and gunmetal pieces and even some lovely marble containers. You will have seen these in plenty of design magazines and on blogs - now they're in store!


I have new clothing labels Jam Squared - great laser-cut leather pieces (tops, wraps) these are selling quickly - but more coming for summer too. Amilita from Byron Bay is a boho-luxe range of beautiful lace tops and dresses. Very cool.


..and on these grey, overcast cold days it brightens my world to be ordering treats for the upcoming summer season. LUC. will proudly be stocking NYC cult resort brand LemLem later this year. So to help brighten your day here is a taste of this beautiful clothing range. Love. x


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Winter at LUC. byNORD


One of my favourite Danish homewares brands is byNORD - I feel so lucky to stock this edgy brand. Not the usual Scandinavian look - and yet, at the same time, very Nordic looking. Dark, earthy photos digitally printed onto cushions and bedlinen. Dark, earthy colours in cashmere blend throws and knits. I have some great ponchos, cable-knit throws coming and have included some new prints in the animal collection.
 
  


 

Monday, 16 June 2014

LUC. on Pinterest

If you follow me on Instagram you may like to know (and a few customers have asked) where I get most of my pics from. If you haven't ventured into the Pinterest world (and it should come with a warning that it is indeed quite addictive) then I suggest you take a peek. I have well and truly fallen into the pinning vortex - but that said, I find it a really valuable source for inspiration, for new product and for viewing trends. Everything is neatly filed (oh...so appealing!) into your desired 'boards' for easy reference - this is the 2014 equivalent of ripping out pics from your favourite mags!
Anyway worth taking a look around...and whilst you are there check out LUCDESIGN - you will get a feel for my style, what I like and I try to regularly update what products I have in store - but remember you were warned....it's quite addictive!