Monday, 29 March 2010

Brown Paper Packages....

....tied up with string, these are a few of our favourite things. We wished that we could always send out pretty parcels like this but with postage being what it is we doubt they would arrive this way. *Tip* To be sure that your package will survive the post - kick it down two flights of stairs!

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Friday Featured

Our Easter window display has been over run! The chicks have taken over! Watch out for them on a street corner near you!

Brand New Bambu

We are proud stockists of the fantastically ethical products from Bambu. Made using bamboo and coconuts the products are handmade and finished in a hardwaring colourful lacquer. Products include bowls, utensils and nesting baskets.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

New look website

Thanks to everyone for their patience yesterday. Our website is now fully running in it's new guise, it would be great to hear any feedback our friends, fans and customers have about the changes.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

We apologise...... thank you for your patience

We apologise for to our fans and customers trying to use our website, we are currently undergoing some technical changes. If you experience any problems please contact Thank you for your patience.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Friday Featured

This Friday has been so miserable that all we wanted to do is curl up with a good book and be transported somewhere far away. Instead we had an in depth look into Max Fraser's 'London Design Guide', which prompted us to want to draw and design and create so we thought our childrens book 'A is for Artist' illustrated that perfectly. When you get in from work and there is nothing on the box - just stay in and draw. Being productive can be so satisfying! Have a good weekend!

Contemporary Cool - Geo

Thanks to our friend Ian Macaulay for sending in these photos of his Geo blinds. Ian is a photographer and you can check out his work here. We love getting images from our fans and customers, if you would like to feature on the blog with your Ella Doran products send images to: Looking forward to seeing some great shots!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

As promised!

So as should have happened last week here are the pictures of all of our beautiful new products. For more info on anything in the photos please contact Ruth 020 7613 0782 or

Monday, 15 March 2010

Featured on mydeco blog

The delightful Ellie, from mydeco came in last week to interview us on all things Ella Doran, we chatted over a nice cup of tea and you can now read her article here

Friday, 12 March 2010

Friday Featured

This posting should be filled with tons of great photos of all the brand new stock that arrived in store today, however due to a technical hitch (the battery on the camera died - wah!) we are just going to have to report on the great stuff that we unpackaged. From the German company Hey-Sign we now have delightful 100% pure new wool 'Carry' bags, (we are all lusting after one) in fantastic bold colours and keyrings in the shape of piggies and elephants and butterflies - very cute. From the fantastic Danish Flensted we have got fun hanging mobiles (the 'Soaring Seagulls' is a definite winner) and from seasoned favourite LSA International we have beautiful handmade glass vases - perfect Mother's Day gifts, just add a few flowers. Colourful tumblers, high balls and jugs, which have us longing for summer, Pimms on the lawn, Tanqueray and tonic on the veranda - can't wait! Pictures, we promise, will be up loaded asap to back up all of this information. Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Marble Madness!

A quick photoshoot to illustrate an interesting idea, turned into a half hour of great fun, as the shoot fell apart in a noisy avalanche and we were all chasing marbles across the studio!

Tate Britain

This emotive piece of work caught our eye during a trip to the Tate Britain.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Beautiful Pembrokeshire

One of our great customers, Gustavo, has sent these beautiful pictures of the views near his home. We can just imagine him drinking tea out of his Ella Doran mug while enjoying the scenic countryside just outside his window. Thank you Gustavo!