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Guest Picks: London Calling
Will there be any other year when London feels like the capitol city of the world? Summer started with a huge celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, marking the 60th year of her reign, and the Olympics came right afterward. I love London and everything British, so get into the London spirit with these beauties! — Marlous from Planet Fur
This "L" made of London's great landmarks was designed by Janice Jong.
Why struggle to get to the Olympics when you can make your own mini London? These easy-to-make shapes can also be used as a tea towel, as they come on a single panel.
A gorgeous print of London's iconic black cab would be great for a little boy's room.
This lamp shade is lined with a gorgeous Cath Kidston fabric. It would be great for a child's bedroom.
Here's a more adult version for that London touch in your workspace.
If the weather is British (wet, that is), hang your umbrella on one of these gorgeous Dropit hooks.
I love to collect little items and group them here and there in my home. This iconic British vehicle would be the perfect start to one of those collections.
I love this London skyline wall decal in the tranquil, white-gray setting. It's a great way to add fun to a wall.
Drink your British brew from these great mugs designed especially for Habitat by Lizzie Allen. I love the bunting she added to this design!
Honeycomb tissue balls in Olympic colors add a festive look.
This fabulous lamp sports a cheerful homage to the collar of shame. The humor of the British is unrivaled.
These beautiful Shops’n Houses give a whole new dimension to the word souvenir. This set celebrates East London’s High Streets.
These are on the verge of tacky (and it would be too easy to lapse into clichés like "these eggcups are real winners"), so I'll just let you decide if these are hot or not.
Self-confessed ketchup addict Kay Vincent designed these great melamine coasters. They would surely brighten up your breakfast table!
The summer of 2012 is one to remember for the British. Nick Abrahams designed this limited-edition print of 26 letters and 26 London landmarks.
This pack of lovely books each features a Donna Wilson illustration on the cover and a map on the back to help you find places in London to exercise.
This rolling pin presses "Made in England" into your pastry. I wonder if I would I be allowed to use it outside the UK.
This tea towel has a repeating print of the islands along with words that the designer feels express why Britain is so great.
This ideabook would go amiss if it didn't contain a teapot. I like this one's Olympic colors!
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