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Inspiration: EFVVA AW14/15

EFVVA has done it again! If you've been following me for a couple of years or more you'll know that I have loved Ewa Wrobel-Hultqvist's work from the outset. I am always drawn to strong patterns (although I rarely wear them myself), and...
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Mercredi Moodboard - Feeling Crafty

If you follow me on instagram, facebook or pinterest, you will already know how inspired I have been feeling after visiting the Claude Viallat exhibition in Montpellier on Saturday. The whole family loved it, and I can't wait to go back...
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Graphic Friends

It seems ages since I shared Five Faves! It's the last week of the long summer holidays here in France and we are all getting ready to go back to school and work. New shoes, bags and books have been bought, so now it's time to get...
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Stick It Back Together Again

Forever inspired by the simplicity and versatility of cardboard, I am delighted to share these few pictures of Russian company Hochu ne mogu's modern eco-construction kit. Made from robust white cardboard and bright colourful velcro...
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Shop Watch - Moss & Mountain

If you caught my previous post about life here in the Camargue, I'm sure you'll understand why I'm smitten with the beautiful designs in the new-to-me kid's store Moss & Mountain Inspired by the 70's and Country & Western culture,...
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Back In The Saddle

Yes, I'm back.It was party time in our small village in the south of France la semaine dernière.A week of white horses, bulls racing through the streets and dancing into the early hours of the morning.There is much to be said for living...
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Home Now

I've been waiting for this special moment for such a long time.Tomorrow we're are going 'home' to Ilkley in West Yorkshire for my sister's wedding.I am as giddy as a kipper, I doubt I'll be able to sleep tonight.You can follow me on...
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A Blue Thread

It's a while since I shared my favourite finds, so here's a few lovely prints and patterns that came under my radar last week. Some of you may recognise PEPE's pretty paperwork, which I also featured in my post for HandmadeCharlotte. This...
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A Spot of Local Colour

Our weekily trip to Sommières market is always a treat but it's much more special and lively in the Summer. All the local villages are celebrating traditional Camargue culture at the moment, decorating the streets with colorful handmade...
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Last Chance!

Don't miss out!Today is the last day of our summer sale.Enjoy a 45% discount on the entire Kickcan & Conkers shop using the code"SUMMER14"Have fun!
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Shop Watch: Mamabu

Time for a bit of colour and fun on the Kickcan & Conkers blog! It's been a while since I came across an Eastern European shop as inspiring as Mamabu.Offering a varied selection of kids' fashion, décor, books and toys, all made by...
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Bonnes Nouvelles !

Well, I have three good things to tell you! First of all, if you are following me on instagram or facebook, you'll know what a fabulous time we had on holiday in the Alps. We love going there each year and barring a couple of days the...
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Fresh

Qu'est-ce que ça fait du bien !Every year we escape to the Alps for a complete change of scenery.Far away from the Mediterranean, our beloved garrigue and the incessant song of the cicada.Mmm, fresh, green and ever-so relaxing - We love...
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Triptych Thursday

Two more days until we go on holiday and the skies are grey and cloudy here in the south of France. The weather forecast isn't looking very promising for next week in the Alps so I guess we'll be packing woolly jumpers, warm socks and the...
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Basically

Bonjour! I hope you had a great weekend. I have to admit I spent much of mine watching the Tour de France, wishing I was back home in Yorkshire with my family and friends. Our kids have all broken up for the grandes vacances, and we're...
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Every Picture Tells A Story #12

If you're not following me on pinterest, facebook, tumblr or twitter you may be wondering where an earth I am... Kickcan and Conkers turned five last weekend, five wonderful years of blogging, sharing and hopefully inspiring. I've been at...
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Mercredi Moodboard #7

Yes, I'm in a black mood today! I love black. Encore et toujours ! Just a few of my recent favourite finds. Thanks for the inspiration: Image 1 - Petrified wood table Collage (top left to bottom right)What a bag Tom Ford!Looking forward to...
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Fresh Talent: HisoHiso

After almost five years online I think the thing I still enjoy the most is discovering fresh talent. Weiwei Cao Persson and Ida Elisabt Liffner are the Swedish design duo behind HisoHiso, a brand new creative project focused on making...
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Thinking Inside The Box

Agreste, I've written about this Argentinian collaborative project before. Cecilia Afonso Esteves and Micaela Marinelli have been working on something new for your little ones. Montañas y lagos is a simple but beautiful, limited-edition...
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Mercredi Moodboard #5

Bonjour! The heat is on!Suddenly everyone's sporting healthy tans, walking around in tees, shorts, flip flops, and smiling! I LOVE SUMMER!I'm not going to bore you with our painting and decorating at home, but let's just say, work is...
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