• Archive for January, 2015

    Brilliant Brits abroad

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This coming weekend is the 20th anniversary of the global interiors trade show Maison & Objet.
    The Paris-based event is an opportunity for designers to take the world stage and show off their latest crafted wares in hopes of some proper worldwide recognition (and eventual sales).

    MandOBannerWhile M&O is hardly a competiton, there is an undeniable sense of national pride that comes about as a result of the coming together of talent from every nation. The Brits are so good at so many things and interiors and design are so high up on that list, we wanted to salute some of the home-grown exhibitors that make us proud…

    For classic British style with a storming heritage… ErcolErcol

    For English eccentricity at its eclectic best… MineheartMineart2

    For modern-day retro-inspired print-based genius… MissPrintMissPrint

    For lush and luxurious homeware that soothes the soul… Niki Jones
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    and for truly British everyday quirk that brings smile after smile… Thelermont HuptonTHShow’em how it’s done, chaps!

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    Valentine’s Day script tease

    by  • January 15, 2015 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    It seems like just yesterday we were decking the halls and now, in less than a month, we will be inundated with all the manufactured joys of Valentine’s Day.

    If, like me, you treasure a personal touch (insert double-entendre here), then this lovely little chance to pick up a new skill and knock your Valentine’s socks off is for you.Liberty Calligraphy classOn 7 February (with a week to go before the flower-fuelled day), Liberty are running a basic contemporary calligraphy class that will assist you in your quest to fashion the ultimate romantic note.

    Run by Rebecca Cahill Roots – Creative Director of Betty Etiquette – the class will impart basic use of a dip ink pen, letter formation and even advice and inspiration to help you create swoon-worthy content for your bespoke Valentine card.Liberty Calligraphy class with Betty Ettiquette

    The class runs from 10am to 4pm and the £40 cost includes a starter kit for use on the day and a Valentine’s print to take away.

    To book, contact the Liberty Customer Services department on 020 7734 1234.

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    Lexington & 52nd St (Brooklyn)

    by  • January 9, 2015 • Living • 0 Comments

    Not the iconic locations where Marilyn Monroe’s skirt defied gravity, but the place where fashion and interiors brand Lexington found the inspiration for its newest home range, Urban Collective.Urban Collective from LexingtonThe mood of modern Brooklyn peppers the vibe of this new range of bed, bath and homeware textiles that is a cool twist on the quality Americana-inspired, primarily-primary-paletted wares that Lexington is known for.

    This is a brilliant step in the right direction for the brand.
    Urban style has not lost its shine, nor has one of the most heralded ‘hoods in pop culture, so the look is on time and on trend. Urban Collective from LexingtonThe palette is definitively urban, but with a chalky dusting that takes the hard edge off expected urban style and makes you want to jump right in.
    The greys run from soft to steely, the blues have a cool heathery effect and the yellows are a smoky almost ochre that adds kick as well as colour.Urban Collective from LexingtonFor your fix of new urban style, check out the full Urban Collective range at Lexington now.

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