Attic Life: ever changing pieces with the sense of timelessness
This week we explored the brainchild of Simone Daly, from the quirky online boutique, Attic Lifestyle. Simone is a Hong Kong based businesswoman and entrepreneur; Attic Life is diversity in a nutshell. Offering a range of products that are inspired by countries such as Denmark to South Africa, this website is ideal for gifts for that person who has everything. As you roam deeper you will find both the odd and the unique. Essential to its success, Attic Lifestyle places emphasis on handmade wares and handpicked goods
The apple core is our favourite piece from the jewellery collection and like many of her pieces, it is bright and eye catching in colour. The clever use of two medians, ceramic and metal, demonstrate a great understanding of working jewellery for the modern woman. This item feels both modern and timeless, it would not be out of place slung over a plain t-shirt and jeans combination or plunged in a deep neckline whilst wearing a low cut black evening dress. If you are inspired by the great collections within salon splendour, I urge you to look at the patterned table wear and cow rugs within the linen chest and kitchen confidential.
The handpicked pieces for your living room comprise of tessellation, symmetrical designs and bright colours. There are hand-spun, hand-crocheted throws and cushions that are traditional in character, there seems to be an influence of Escher and Warhol in the SkinnyLaminx cushions, which could be set equally well in a modern or traditional home.
The theme of timeless accessories is never more apparent than in her rubber stamp collection, within her Office Archives section. These rubber stamps would be the perfect table display in a high profile design office or placed within a child’s hand for sheer delight, be careful though, you may not get it back!
This article would not be complete without mentioning the best section of all – Frills and Frosting. This section just makes me smile from ear to ear. I love the little gnomes that double up as bottle stoppers, a cute idea and very handy! The collection of Lou Harvey bags is set to rival Cath Kidson and the deer soap dishes are another item that you cannot help but smile at.
Paula de Burgh