As some of you might know, we moved to a new house a few weeks ago. The new house, despite actually only being down the same street is bigger and so much better laid out. I love it! Roy loves, and the kids love it. Now, of course, I have the opportunity to explore new retailers and to experiment with
Now, of course, I have the opportunity to explore new retailers and to experiment with interior design somewhat.
One of the brands I’ve heard of before yet hadn’t shopped with is Red Candy, whose tagline is Shut Up, Beige! Their way of thinking is that home items and gifts don’t need to be mainstream, colourless or bland. No, they should be fun, funky, quirky and even a little weird.
In short, I love Red Candy!
They offered to send me a couple of items to review on the blog so that I might get a better feel of what they offer. I popped onto the site to choose and then hopped back off nearly two hours later with a wish list.
In the end, I narrowed it down to a need and a want.
I wanted…. Felix! I don’t think this fabulous origami fox lamp came with a name, however, Felix seemed fitting. This is one of those quirky items I mentioned. I loved the shape and the colour and while I didn’t expect much in the way of glow I was most definitely pleasantly surprised.
The only problem with this little guy is that not only does he fit into my lounge so well; he also apparently would look “absolutely awesome” in my six year old’s bedroom. I beg to differ son, it’s staying put!
My “need” (we all have a list after we move) was a bathroom bin. I loved the colour of this Koziol Del Swing-Top Bin having looked at several rather sad-looking white or grey ones online, however, I didn’t really think through the size of this one (it’s extra small, it says so on the listing and description, I just didn’t click). Despite being a tad small for my particular bathroom (there are four of us) it is perfect for my bedroom and is currently sitting on my dressing table. I’ll call that a win!
Despite being a tad small for my particular bathroom (there are four of us) it is perfect for my bedroom and is currently sitting on my dressing table. I’ll call that a win!
Both items are fabulously made and are only a tiny crystal on the edge of the tip of the iceberg as far as what Red Candy offers. Have a look at the website and if in any doubt get in touch with their friendly social team (Twitter responses seem particularly swift), or just say hi. They’d like that too.
*Thanks to Red Candy for sending over these items for free for me to review. Thanks also for asking for an honest and unbiased review (if these items were crap, I’d have said so and RC were happy with). All reviews are based on my own experiences and opinions and brands hold no editorial control.