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5 Things to Buy from Habitat’s A/W 15 Collection

I always come back to Habitat. To the layman the brand appears seemingly dimmed from its halcyon days but in reality is shining steadfastly and in my opinion better than ever. The in-house design team is enviously talented, the collections just as striking as always and most importantly the prices better than ever. The brand’s Autumn Winter collection is […] Read more…

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Grow London 2015: The Contemporary Garden Fair

For any of you who follow me on Instagram you will know my grandmother is visiting from Calcutta. She used to live here in the 50’s for a while when my grandfather’s job bought them and my uncle to London and returned to India soon after my mother was born. She visits us every few […] Read more…

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Must Visit: Mast Brothers Chocolate on Redchurch Street

On Valentine’s Day this year a deliciously cool slab of Brooklyn landed in its equally cool counterpart in London – Shoreditch. Any design aficionados and foodies amongst you could not have missed the mention of the Mast Brothers on the blogosphere – craft chocolate from Brooklyn made by the brothers with the beards – with exciting flavours like Maple, […] Read more…

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Aarya’s Picnic Themed 1st Birthday

Aarya’s first birthday came and went in a flurry of confetti, precariously teetering sugary confections and wild, wild times with homemade party hats [that’s a lie, they made her scream in terror everytime one came near her]. Actually Aarya’s party was a happy joint occasion because Dave and her share a birthday weekend – hers […] Read more…

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10 Things to Buy at Garden Trading for The Summer

Many Garden Trading fans [a practical and stylish brand with an emphasis on everyday useful items] including myself before researching this feature – would not have realised that its founder Jon Holloway has a long career in designing and developing products for the likes of John Lewis, Habitat, Conran, Heal’s and in the US – […] Read more…

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Inspiring Business: Luma

Alison Satasi, moved back to London from Bermuda in 2006 after thirteen years working for the Bank of Bermuda. She found the island a beautiful place to live but the banking industry very sterile and was itching to do something that was creative and with some social value. With an ever present love for textiles and an interest […] Read more…

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Another affordable collection from Ikea: NIPPRIG

Often, a trend or collection really makes you want to completely re-invent your home’s aesthetic and IKEA’s new NIPPRIG collection of summer pieces really makes me wish our home was more whitewashed floors and rustic charm rather than ‘modern classic’. Designed and made in collaboration with local producers in Vietnam and Indonesia, NIPPRIG uses renewable materials like […] Read more…

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Something for the Weekend: Rosa’s Thai Cafe: The Cookbook

I’ve had a love affair with Rosa’s [Rosa’s Thai Cafe] from the very first day I stepped into its happily crowded and steamy doors in the heart of Spitalfields on a winter evening five years ago. I was meeting friends for a long overdue catchup after work but downtrodden with a cold, wasn’t feeling my best. As I shrugged […] Read more…

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Instagram Obsession: Flora Forager

These days if anyone asks me where I go to find inspiration for my work and really somewhere to find ideas that are on that exciting cusp of discovery  – I always say Instagram. You can get wonderfully lost in a trail of discovery from click through to click through and in this very way I […] Read more…

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Inspiring Business: Skinflint

Frequently gracing the pages of the industry’s most beautiful interior magazines, Cornwall based company Skinflint are fast making a name for themselves as a key player in the restoration game with their characterful salvaged and rare vintage light fixtures. I’m always inspired by the progress of small businesses especially a husband and wife team – because working together […] Read more…

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