These bags by the extraordinarily talented
Orla Kiely, are
seriously floating my boat. I’m not sure I can get through the
next few years without one of these amazing bags. It’s such an
occupational hazard for a writer-mum such as myself, when items like
crop up, but oh how I love it!
My bag obsession has just been accelerated with these offerings at
sale prices. Orla’s dramatic graphic style is featured on the blue
Laminated Lamp Holdall, which will do just that. Packed to capacity,
it’s an overnight bag. Packed more sparsely, take it with you on a day
outing with baby.
If you prefer the oval flower design, it’s available in red, even
though it’s shown in yellow above. Both are wipedownable – a real bonus
as my toddler seems to spill everything he eats onto my handbag under
the cafe table.
I urge you to see her website for her current designs. The site is
a work of art in itself with crisp photography and leafy (that’s
her signature ‘Stem’ print) graphics
showcasing a drop-dead gorgeous showcase of bags.
The prints seem to
spring from Scandinavian fabric design of the 1970s. Apples, pears,
leaves, right through to transport and plains. Don’t get me started on
the range of styles available.
It may be dangerous for me to mention Kiely also designs
stationery, clothing, accessories and homewares, so you didn’t hear it