…swanning around in feathered chiffon dressing gowns and saying things like, ‘I can’t stand it when rosé season is over, darling.’ Who’s with us? In reality, these are the things we’re excited about this month…
Being shortlisted for a fucking award
Seriously, we are dee-lighted with this nomination. We’re so proud of everything we’ve been able to do with the blog in our first three months and to have it recognised on a shortlist from such a household name is amazing. If you want to see more stuff like #othersday and long rambling chats and all-out silliness, go tell the world and vote for All Up In My Space for Newcomer of the Year in the Cosmo Influencer Awards. We get to go to a fancy awards ceremony and everything, so stay tuned to @thecrapflat and @almost_everything_off_ebay for frolics on the night.
Emma: popping in to Pop:In Shoreditch
Pop:In Shoreditch is the brainchild of weekend:IN, who run events and campaigns for independent brands. So, as you can imagine, this pop-up is stuffed to its stylish rafters with bits from indie makers and doers. I was invited to their launch day, which was a mini festival of workshops and activities for bloggers, and had a whale of a time moodboarding with new beauty brand Plenaire, making a piñata with Holly St Clair and making actual, real terrazzo coasters with fellow Notts girl Katie Gillies. The pop-up is only open until May 20th, so get your skates on (or get the bus) and shop until the shelves are bare.
Emma: going somewhere – anywhere – with ITO
It says a lot about me that when my ITO suitcase arrived, my first thought was: I wonder whether I could fit in it? The answer is no, which is fine, because I’d rather be on the outside wheeling it around. Seriously, the difference between this and my other, less fancy case is the difference between eating barn-aged stilton or Laughing Cow (no shade to the cow) – everything about it is slick and minimal and well-designed. Mine is the 20 inch Ginkgo in black and I love it. Now all I need is a trip to take with it in tow. Any travel agents reading, let’s talk. Also, 1992 called and they want their job back.
Robyn: Being glad my house looks a smidge less rubbish thanks to Made.com
Shocking fact: 99.9% of dog stuff looks TERRIBLE. If you’ve got a stonking boner for your own decor (yes, I’m a sociopath) then nothing’s guaranteed to deflate it quicker than a paw-printed dog bed. That’s where Made.com come in. Walnut: check. Mid-century: check. Goes with everything else in my kitchen: double check. Dogs like it: I suppose a check. This beauty just helped me claw back my home from the alarming spread of dog crap and I am living for it.
Robyn: Solving my curtain conundrum
So I have a few interiors weaknesses: rugs, which I don’t understand, bedding which I’ve made up in my head and doesn’t really exist and bloody curtains. I don’t get them. They’re always the wrong shade. Or length. Or not opaque enough. Or too opaque. Then I went to the Hillarys’ breakfast bonanza and while everyone else was flooding their basements for George Clarke, I got thinking about how to crack this once and for all. And by George (not sorry), I’ve done it! My French doors have no curtains and I’m quietly convinced that one day a murderer will be standing at them in the dark holding a human head but every material looks whack against the green. That is until I found this Hillarys curtain fabric, which I actually LIKE. Now that murdered can lurk about unnoticed. Out of sight, out of mind…
Giving one of you a lovely prize
The excellent people over at Project Nord are going to send a print of your choice* to one lucky winner. To enter, leave us a comment below, telling us which room you’d give a Project Nord spruce-up and why, and we’ll choose a winner. If you’re not familiar with Project Nord yet, they’re the Copenhagen-based print shop who work with artists from all over the world, in the belief that the ‘small and smart’ choices we make in our spaces have a positive impact on our productivity and happiness. Plus, every time they sell a print, a tree gets planted in Africa as part of their work with Tree Nation. Enter in the comments and good luck!
*T&Cs apply. Winner will receive one 30x40cm print of their choice from Project Nord. Winner will be chosen and notified on email by All Up In My Space on Saturday 25th May 2019. Competition closes at midnight on Friday 24th May 2019. Open to UK residents only. The winner’s email address will be shared with Project Nord.