Friday, 28 May 2010

Meet the team: Charlie Barrowcliffe

Charlie is the brains behind the functionality side of the website (in other words he's clever with computer programming and knows how to make our pretty design ideas actually work.) Whenever something goes wrong with the site, he can always fix it.
Most likely thing to say when things go wrong? Give me a couple of hours to look into it and I'll get back to you.
Most annoying habit? see above!
Favourite LTM item? I like Cath Deeson's cards and prints because they make me laugh.
All time favourite possession? In my first week at university I bought a pair of Doc Martens and a biker's jacket and wore them pretty much constantly for the next 15 years. The boots are still in my cupboard and come out once or twice a month, but the jacket was retired for a few years until my nephew found it in a box in the attic and I’m pleased to say its now back at university with him.
Why did you want to work with lasso the moon?
I love the attention to detail in the design and presentation of the site and the fact that the text and images are always changing.
Best thing to cook/eat?
There is something very special about the season’s first crop of anything. Which makes the next few months one of the most exciting times of the year for cooking/eating. So for now the answer is a frittata made with the first spinach and kale from the garden which I had last night, but ask again next week.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Meet the team: Sam Farrow

Sam and her team at Farrow Creative are always on hand with their immense creative talent to solve our endless design-based questions. More importantly, we invariably end up crying with laughter whenever we get together. Lasso the moon wouldn't be the same without her.
Most annoying habit? Burping my words
What do you do best? Getting the best out of people
All time favourite possession? My Omega Seamaster Deville watch that belonged to my dad
Favourite lasso the moon item? Kali 3-drop aquamarine silver hook earrings by Alexis Dove
Most likely thing to say when things go wrong? 'What a liberty!'

Friday, 21 May 2010

just because...

We have been processing paperwork this morning as well as trying to get our heads around content management changes and issues - which isn't easy! Because it's such a beautiful sunny day we decided to take some of it outside and discuss over a cup of tea under the white lilac tree. We actually had some brilliant ideas whilst we soaked up a few rays and here's a picture of the lilac tree. Just a shame you can't breathe in the wonderful scent too. Right, on with the sales sheets now...

Monday, 17 May 2010

There's no place like... lasso the moon!

We're all loving Over the Rainbow here - and as we approach the moment where all but one of the Dorothy wannabes must hand back her tear-splashed sparkly shoes to Lord Webber before exiting aboard the flying silvery moon, we've decided, after much soul searching, that our vote goes to Danielle and Dangerous Dave (for Toto).
And with eerily spooky good timing, we've just added a fantastic new jewellery collection to the website which includes a wonderfully kitsch and quirky Wizard of Oz range. The lovely Perri Lewis (who writes for The Guardian on all things crafty) gave us a great mention on the 'make and do with Perri' blog
So if, like us, you've been struck by Dorothy fever, this would be perfect for you!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

The aftermath following a full day's shooting!

The lovely Jo Henderson shot our latest batch of photographs and here she is after a long but really enjoyable day. It was her first day back after a month travelling in India - hence the scarf! - but she says her creative juices were flowing better than ever! We managed to make our way through several packets of Waitrose chocolate brownies as well as the Tunnocks Teacakes we'd bought to prop fab Glasgow-based designer Gillian Kyle's shots.

how gorgeous are these new collections?

We are busy adding fab new collections to the website - we have so many gorgeous new things all made by our talented and hand-chosen UK designers and makers. It never ceases to amaze us just how many wonderfully creative makers there are out there! It's hard to pick a favourite, but at this very moment I am really hankering after Julia Davey's Bluebird teapot. I have a bit of a thing about teapots and up until now a vintage red polka dot china one I found in a junk shop was the favourite. At lasso the moon we're all fans of tea made in a proper teapot. Preferably with a home-made biscuit.