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1000 posts celebration giveaway - Roddy & Ginger




I have been a long time fan of Virginia's work, her home and her style.  She is an uber talented and a really lovely person too.  It was years ago when I first discovered her, falling head over heels in love with her Yellow Bird Cushion - such a simple scandi inspired design in beautiful moss yellow.  I still swoon over it now.  I asked Virginia is she'd like to take part in my 1000 post giveaway, and luckily she said yes, here is more about her and roddy & ginger...

Please can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do? 
I am a freelance designer/illustrator and the designer behind roddy & ginger which I run when I have time alongside my freelance work. 

Apart from roddy & ginger what else do you like doing? 
My passion at the moment is to make a creative, happy and secure home for my twins - Lucy who ditched university and is now carving out a brilliant career in design PR and Charlie who just this year has been diagnosed with Aspergers which has explained a lot, fortunately he is studying animation at university for which AS seems fairly mandatory! I also love hunting for bargains and ‘props’ in charity shops and markets. 


Describe your studio/workspace? 
We live in a tall skinny ‘60s town house on top of a hill in SE London. My studio is in the basement, it is light and bright and opens out onto my garden, I am very lucky! 

If you could peek into the studio of any designer dead or alive who would it be? 
Pablo Picasso.


Please tell us about your current loves... 
Photography - I am hooked on instagram at the moment, anyone can create lovely images which must annoy the hell out of professional photographers! I am here -@roddyandginger

Illustration - I hunt out books illustrated by husband and wife team A and M Provensen, I love the humour and charm in their detailed illustrations.

Graphic design – I have been looking at packaging this week for a freelance job, a trip to Fortnum & Mason makes me feel like Holly Golightly in Tiffanys. 

Blogs – I have always been a fan of kickcan & conkers and Bloesem, Deborah and Irene both have immaculate taste and the knack of hunting out the new and unusual. 

Home/interiors – I am interested and inspired by Scandinavian design, it has always led the way with intelligent, crafted products. I am loving anything by Muuto at the moment. And glad to see that the Scandi design blogs seem to be moving on from exclusively black and white interiors, I see a bit of interest with colour, materials and texture creeping in. 

Books – I am always on the lookout for vintage books especially illustrated children’s books from the ‘60s, a golden time for illustration I think. 

Magazines – I have Elle Deco on subscription, I still think it is the best UK interiors mag. 

Shops – This weeks faves are – &otherstories, Staples (love a mainstream stationery superstore!) Fortnum & Mason, any second hand book shop. 

What is a typical work day for you? 
There is no typical day. I juggle freelance work, roddy & ginger and using my house as a photographic location so I will be doing any number of things during the day. I spent this weekend scrubbing the decking and painting walls in the garden for an outdoor shoot next week. 

What do you love most about what you do? 
I love working from home, I can organise my time to suit myself and although it can be a bit stressful at times I love having 3 jobs. With regards to roddy & ginger, I really enjoyed launching my Logpile wallpaper, and I am very exited to be bringing out a new Smalltown wallpaper later this summer. 


If you were stranded in the wilds what item would you want with you to survive? 
A potato patch, there’s always a meal in a potato.


Where would you like to be in ten years? 
Impossible to say. 10 years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed I would be where I am now, so much can happen in 10 years, I am just happy if I enjoy it!

Thank you Virgina, such an interesting insight to your world.  With a home like yours no wonder you are busy with photo shoots (dream space!).

So what do you think of the new designs?  I personally love them! Smalltown and Townplanning have just been launched this week and I am so so lucky and happy to show you them here first, thank you Virginia.

And that's not all!  Virginia is kindly donating, as part of my 1000 posts celebrations, one of her brand spanking new Smalltown or Townplanning cushion to a Littlegreenshed reader!! How cool!!!!

The Smalltown cushion is 45cmx45cm (cover only) - is available in the following colours:  Black, Mint, Yellow & Pink. £30.00
The Townplanning cushion is also 45cm x 45cm (cover only) and is available in the following colours:  Black/Pink, Black/Yellow, Black Mint.  £30.00

To win, please enter below!  Offer open to worldwide.  Good luck!



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58 comments:

  1. Lou you're killing me with these fab giveaways! I already have one of Virginia's chopping boards at home and LOVE her cushions. Fingers crossed x

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  2. I've coveted Virginia's designs for a while now! Hope I'm lucky! x

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  3. I love the smalltown one in black!

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  4. I LOVE these cushions! My personal favourite is the town planning in black and yellow.

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  5. These are lovely! I like the Smalltown black cushion.

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  6. Anonymous2.7.13

    I love the town planning in yellow and black - would look lovely on my ercol day bed ! Tracy

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  7. Love this giveaway ~ my fave is town planning in yellow/black ~ completely gorgeous :)

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  8. I love Virginia's style. I visited her place as part of a local open house event a year ago (I live in the same area) and swooned. She's lovely too. The new cushions are gorgeous. x

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  9. Oh my your giveaways are amazing!!xx

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  10. And another! You're spoiling us! Such a hard decision but would have to be Smalltown in black. Love your blog lady x

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  11. Congratulations!!
    I like Smalltown!!

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  12. Can you have too many cushions? The Townplanner in black and yellow is the one that stands out for me.

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  13. I'd better not enter again, after my lucky win on the Harrop and Penny post! But wanted to say how much I admire Virginia and her designs - I treated myself to a pair of her logpile cushions a year or so ago, and I still enjoy them every day.

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  14. Oh yummy cushions. I really like the small town in yellow. I'm off to find out more abt Roddy and Ginger.

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  15. Wonderful designs, and a lovely post. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  16. Theresa Lander3.7.13

    I never realised I could fall in love with soft furnishings ... until now! I absolutely adore Virginia's designs. Such a talented lady.

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  17. Theresa Lander3.7.13

    P.S. I think the Small Town just about edges it for me :-)

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  18. The colours are all wonderful, but I really love small town in mint.

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  19. The colours are all wonderful but I really love small town in mint.

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  20. I remember swooning over Virginia's home many years ago in Living Etc. I cut those pictures out and still have them in an inspiration folder! I have bought a couple of her prints over the years but have been lusting after many other pieces as her work is so gorgeous. So a Townplanning cushion in mint/black for me please. x

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  21. i love town planning black/mint! thanks lou xxxxx

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  22. Lovely, especially Townplanning in black/yellow. Seems like that's quite a popular choice with others too!

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  23. I love small town in mint or yellow, both so lovely!!!

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  24. I love town planning in black/yellow :)

    Hele

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  25. I love the Roddy & Ginger aesthetic, and I love the Town planning Mint/Black combo.

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  26. Roddy&Ginger items have such a great look. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Oh, forgot to answer the question. I love them all, but I think my favortie is town planning in black/mint.

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  28. Lovely, especially the small town black and white.

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  29. Such a talent loving colours good luck all :-)

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  30. I love Roddy and Ginger, and the Smalltown cushion in pink is delightful!

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  31. I already own a lovely Roddy & Ginger cushion and would love to add to the collection! Thanks! x

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  32. Love this stuff! Right up my street style-wise, so lovely.

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  33. Anonymous3.7.13

    I really like Townplanning in black/yellow. Thanks, Claudia

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  34. I adore town planning in black/yellow just adorable x

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  35. these would go perfect with my new living room wallpaper, i love the black/mint x

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  36. these would go perfect with my new living room wallpaper, i love the black/mint x

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  37. Another great giveaway Lou, thank you :D

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  38. Love Smalltown (frances hopkins)

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  39. I am a fan of Roddy & Ginger designs for a while now, and these new pillows are fab! Small town black is my fav! /maria x

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  40. I'm an admirer of Virgina's work too, great cushions but I think townplanning in black/yellow is my fave, fingers crossed:)

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  41. Ooooh I would love a Townplanning cushion! So lovely, and I'm so glad to find your blog via R&G :)

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  42. I like the small town in mint

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  43. Anonymous4.7.13

    I would love a mint small town cushion, but they are all lovely!

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  44. Small Town in Yellooooow!

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  45. Oh yellow! But they are all lovely. Thanks!

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  46. This is such absolutely beautiful work. I love the black/pink combo.

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  47. I love the Town Planning in yellow and black.

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  48. Small town in the duck egg blue and black - lovely x

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  49. Love the townplanning ones!

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  50. All lovely but I especially like Smalltown in Mint!

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  51. Town Planning in pink please, altho they are all lovely!

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  52. Love the Town Planning in Mint/Black! Love ALL the colours actually...and such a cool print. What an inspiration Virginia is :) Great interview Lou! x

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  53. Small town in mint would be lovely! Ace blog post!

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  54. These are so gorgeous- particularly love the small town in mint! Xx

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  55. I love the yellow and black town planning one :)

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  56. I really love the yellow Town planning cushion. These are just the type of prints I love now for my home.

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  57. YiPEE! Thank you, very excited to receive my cushion cover! x

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Hello! Thank you for leaving a comment... I love to hear from you. Have a great day! Lou x