Sunday, March 8, 2009

Proof That Orla Kiely Is Pure Evil

Just when I was getting over the effects of Orla Kiely at Target, I got an email on my iPhone yesterday from my friend Alison letting me know that the British interiors store Heal's has come up with a new line from Orla Kiely. Well, you can imagine what happened next: me sitting in the corner of the kid's birthday party I was attending, trying desperately to see the beautiful items on my tiny iPhone screen.
As soon as I got home I went on their website to check it out, and was so excited about their bedding, not to mention the amazing mid-century furniture. But before you get too excited, be warned, they don't ship outside the UK. I was just looking at sheets for the new bed we're planning to buy for the new house yesterday, so I think it was meant to be that there's a bunch of bed linens. My favorite is the one at the top of the blog. Since it's a little girly I was also thinking of this one that's a bit more gender neutral:

But when Steve checked them out, he said he liked the floral one better. I think the more accurate statement is he just doesn't care either way. So, how do I plan to get this bedding? My good friend Alison has agreed to let me ship it to her in London and then she is going to ship it to me. That's what friends are for, right?
But before I purchase and make Alison run to the Post Office with two young children, check out the other bedding I love. It is Marimekko from Crate and Barrel:

So, which would you choose? (Remember, there's a man sleeping in this bed too, whether he has an opinion or not).