Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Sara mentioned a "Christmas Penguin" in her brilliant Petite Girls shop round-up yesterday. This apparently does appear to be a thing. Penguins are waddling and flapping over virtually everything at the moment - really your home isn't ready for winter without one.
And it's a trend that's completely delightful. During the long dark nights, what else could you want to light up your life other than a penguin lamp? The fellow above is from House of Fraser and is currently reduced to £35. And Abigail Ahern has got one in her Debenhams range. Or - for really practical help in the dark - TCH are selling a penguin torch.
There are plenty of ornamental penguins around too. The Design Museum shop is selling Tux Penguins - flat pack penguins which can brighten up any wintery outlook. They're £4.95 each.
Or how about this decorative penguin, available for £16.95 from Selfridges? At 19cm high, he's quite a substantial edition to any nest.
And for a really luxury option, this extremely cute but stylish mahogany penguin is available for £65 from Liberty.
You can easily cosy on up with a penguin. I love Isak's Penguin blankets, and they're all over Cath Kidston at the moment as well. You can buy a patterned bath towel for £27, though I wouldn't mind the cardigown for my waddling robe.
And finally, penguins are fun to play with too. I'll be keeping myself occupied from now until spring with this penguins domino set, £50 from the Southbank Centre. Oh, and a five month supply of these too.