Tuesday, August 11, 2009


The Dublin-born designer, Orla Kiely's signature style is inspired by the 60s and 70s, and is most recognisable by her use of graphic designs using leaves, stems and flowers. Her bold use of colour with a retro touch makes her work instantly recognisable. Kiely is best known for her bags, particularly her range of oil cloth totes. They are most definitely modern classics.

"The world of Orla Kiely is one where colour, pattern, graphic control, texture and rhythm continually work and rework together. Orla has a unique, immediately recognisable design language, developed through graphic patterns that celebrate her optimistic spirit. As down-to-earth as her designs are popular, the key to what drives Orla is her fixation on the evolution of a signature style, devotion to quality and practicality"- via Orla Kiely

Visit her website for the full range of all of Orla Kiely's gorgeous work.
For those of you in the States, Orla has created a limited edition collection of her homeware accessories range, for Target's Design for All Collection. Get it here. You lucky things...

(note to Jane, thanks for the tip on the sample sale, love a great bargain!)


  1. No bother babes, I'm wearing my cardigan that I just purchased and have been checking out my new suitcase, its two inches too big for hand luggage for easy jet, but hope to get away with it!!!!!! I love shopping and sushi!!!!

  2. No bother babes, I love shopping and sushi!!!!!!!!!! I'm wearing my new cardigan at the moment and have been checking out my Orla Kiely suit case too, its two inches too big for easyjet, but I'm sure I will be able to get away with it!!

  3. I know that you of all people will be able to squeeze it on board!

  4. ;) THUMBS UP!

  5. Helgs... just able to pop on and view your masterpiece... love it!


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