Anthropologie: tribal time

January 5, 2011

Let’s be honest. There’s only so many ways you can shoot rugs, bedding and towels. In a room. On the floor. In a pile. Hanging on a wall. Yadda yadda. I’d love to have been in the brain-storming meeting when a stylist wrote: “just kind of drape them over some old cars” on the spider diagram…

But, as the new Anthropologie catalogue demonstrates, it works. And the retro American neutral backdrop makes the oh-so-tribal, oh-so-2011 African-inspired prints and patterns really POP:

These eye-wateringly bright colour combos are just the ticket on a gloomy January day like today – check out the new Pavo and Yoruba bed linen designs below – tribal-tastic!

Stunning African-inspired designs are all over the catwalks as well as the homeware collections – it looks as though 2011 is going to be a riot of colour! – Ellie

Finally. Those people lucky enough to reside outside the M25 can now shop at the quirkiest, coolest homeware shop America’s ever produced, AKA Anthropologie, online.

‘This is all very lovely, but where’s the stationery?’ she wailed…

…erm, there isn’t any. Yet. Hopefully the stock will grow, but for now the European site has a lot less choice than the US one, which is a bit disappointing. Probably just as well though – not sure I can afford much more Anthropologie temptation! – Ellie