While I am a minimalist at heart, I also have a huge soft spot for colourful patterns and floral prints especially when they have a vintage or retro twist. I guess you could call me a ‘closet pattern lover’ or something along those lines. So this ‘closet’ part of me felt a flutter of excitement when I saw the latest offerings by French design house, Mini Labo. Pretty patterns and retro inspired prints are used to make cushions, storage boxes, stationery, toys and much more. While some designs are aimed at children and others at adults, I think most of their stuff would brighten up any room in your home. Mini Labo say they believe in injecting some gaiety and sweetness in to everyday objects to make them that bit more special. I definitely get a cheerful vibe from their offerings and would happily add a bit of this cheer to my home.