Posts Tagged ‘Textiles’

New Neutrals by Morris and Co.

William Morris is the one and only designer that could make me embrace print and colour with abandon. His lush floral prints and dusky colour palettes evoke such vintage romanticism yet remain modern with intricate details in the pattern which have you ever noticed cleverly disguise the repeats? However, thankfully appealing to my love of […] Read more…

Heals Modern Craft Market 2016

Craft. The interiors magazines, those homely BBC design shows and our favourite high street shops, we just can’t seem to get enough of it –  the way a rough hand-thrown mug feels in our hands and the way a handwoven cushion looks on our sofa… Since I began work in the trends industry many years […] Read more…

Scandinavian Style at M&S

As the nights draw in quicker each day and we hurry home to hunker down for the evenings, we might consider taking our cue from the Scandinavians who use clean silhouettes and lighter tones to combat the darkness. Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know I have a very soft spot for high street homewares […] Read more…

Murmur by Bedeck : A Cosy Collection for Winter

A work colleague from California once came to visit the London office that I was working in at the time. We spent the week showing her around and getting to know each other, we swapped life stories and chattered away about general topics with the conversation often turning back to TV shows that everyone was currently enjoying. A […] Read more…

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…

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…

By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

London Design Festival: The Highlights

Navigating London Design Festival with a four month old baby on the blistering September city streets was no mean feat, but hell bent on getting my design fix during the design worlds version of fashion week, I was determined to make it work! Here are my highlights from the week’s festivities. Newbie Taiwanese Studio IF ‘s striking […] Read more…

A Must Visit: The New Craftsmen

Whilst I sort through my piles of business cards and press packs from the London Design Festival to bring you my pick of design talent, here is some eye-candy from the week to whet your appetite. Following an exciting online presence and two pop-up shops, The New Craftsmen, a hub for British craft finally moved […] Read more…

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