Ahoy there - it's Nautical Week!
This week's wish list is inspired by a life on the ocean waves, the natural home of the Salt-Water sandal. We're saying hello sailor to one of our new mash up styles - the Nautical Flash - a Salt-Water Original with a combination of silver and navy leather straps.
Shop the style here www.salt-watersandals.com/salt-water/mash-up
As you probably already know, we love Tatty! and they have a super nautical range which includes boat brooches and swallow cuff links. Shop it here www.tattydevine.com
Thornback & Peel make beautiful printed household things taking inspiration from Victoriana, Beatrix Potter, Mrs Beeton, old botanical imagery and the countryside. It celebrates the quirk of being British and we rather like it. Fathers Day coming up and we've got our eye on the hankies.
The Original in Red. Shop the range http://www.salt-watersandals.com/women
Jo Waterhouse and her friend Takako Copeland are a couple of clever beans and old Salt-Water friends. They run a great little shop and design studio called Family Tree in London. You can read about them in the People we Know section of our blog. Jo is a print maker and well known for her cuddly fish. You can see and buy her work here jowaterhouse.bigcartel.com
You can look at the shop website and all the other lovely wares for sale here www.familytreeshop.co.uk
Hairspray for mermaids. This stuff gives you beachy wavy hair without the sand. You can buy it here www.bumbleandbumble.co.uk
Very beautiful pasta that tastes of the sea. Available along with all sorts of other lovely coloured organic pastas from www.casa-grande.co.uk
The Ladies Shark is a new style for Summer 2015. An archive design reissued as a limited edition and hand stitched on the original machinery in St Louis, Missouri and available only in Europe. See the range here www.salt-watersandals.com
Amber Jane Butchart is a fashion historian who works across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia. We love her book on the influence of nautical style on our everyday clothing. It's split into chapters on archetypal sea-faring types like the Pirate, the Officer, the Sailor and the Fisherman and has lots and lots of great pictures.
AND …. In conjunction with Nautical Week we're running two competitions -
The first is with the Marine Conservation Society to find the UK's best beach walk. There's three pairs of Salt-Waters to be given away and for every entry we get we'll donate £1 to the MCS. All you have to do is tell us where your favourite stretch of British coastline is.
The second competition is with the lovely British clothing label Poppy England to win a pair of sandals and a yellow Boat Dress.