January 2015

  1. GET: VERSATILE VASES

    GET: VERSATILE VASES

    For those grey rainy days (of which there a many in London), turn the lights on, put out fresh flowers, light candles and go with it! Design tip:  placing moss at the bottom of hurricane vases stops new candles from rocking...
  2. FILM: BFI Southbank

    FILM: BFI Southbank

    In the cold weather.  Time to enjoy one of Britain's greatest exports - film.  One of our top picks is BFI Southbank. A four-screen cinema venue showing over 2,000 classic and contemporary films each year, with film seasons, director and actor...
  3. VISIT: PARIS

    VISIT: PARIS

    We have just returned from the most wonderful weekend in Paris.  Visited Maison Et Objet, the major event for decorators -- equivalent of fashion week for clothes.  The show includes all new trends and some wonderful crazy and unusual objects...
  4. WALLS: ‘Whimsical’ from Cole & Son

    WALLS: ‘Whimsical’ from Cole & Son

    Cole & Son presents a nostalgic and enchanting selection of magical wallpapers.  Launched at the "pop-up" showroom at Deco Off, Paris. Click here for "The Whimsical Collection". ‘Whimsical’ from Cole & Son presents a nostalgic and enchanting selection of magical...
  5. STYLE: ADD A TOUCH OF TARTAN FOR BURNS NIGHT

    STYLE: ADD A TOUCH OF TARTAN FOR BURNS NIGHT

    If you aren't in the mood for celebrating Burns Night in the cold this year.  Do it at home.  Our Tartan Cushions are made from 100% Wool (so you are also supporting HRH The Prince of Wales's Campaign for wool).
  6. Home: No Mess = Less Stress

    Home: No Mess = Less Stress

    Decluttering your home is the perfect start to this new year.  Stop hiding things under the sofa AND create some extra seating for yourself. Our British Made Clever Guest Seating Stools come with or without buttoning on the top and start from...
  7. Eat: China Meets Scotland

    Eat: China Meets Scotland

    On Sunday 25th January, Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington is celebrating Burn's Night with its annual Chinese Burn's evening. This year the menu includes a flight of Dalmore whiskies and some delectable Chinese-Scottish creations such as...
  8. Visit: Wildlife photographer of the year

    Visit: Wildlife photographer of the year

    What: Wildlife photographer of the year Where: Natural History Museum, Kensington, London When: Until 30 August 2015 Why: A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth. Find out more here.
  9. Table: Presentation Trumps Cooking!

    Table: Presentation Trumps Cooking!

    It has been a tough day at work and the prospect of having to prepare a meal when you get home is pretty bleak.  Especially with the rain now seeping through your shoes on the walk home. Solution: Lay your...
  10. Exhibition: Tate Modern - The Weave Of Textile Language

    Exhibition: Tate Modern - The Weave Of Textile Language

    Free Exhibition of Extraordinary Scale.  Visit the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.  Newly commissioned sculpture combines vast swathes of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours. Exhibition: Richard Tuttle: I Don't...
  11. SHELTER: TAKE COVER IN STYLE

    SHELTER: TAKE COVER IN STYLE

    The exciting news is - we can embrace the rain in style now.  We are the proud stockists of over 10 different styles of umbrellas.  We've even got something for crocodile lovers! Interesting fact: In written records, the oldest reference...
  12. Style: Coco Chanel & Her Influences on design today

    Style: Coco Chanel & Her Influences on design today

    Just been to the wonderful exhibition at the Design Museum in Tower Bridge (up-sizing and moving to Kensington in 2016). Exhibition: Women Fashion Power.  Until 26 April 2015 One of the eras depicted was that of Coco Chanel.  Amazing to see how Coco instigated a transformation...
  13. VIDEO:  Take a Break and Enjoy

    VIDEO: Take a Break and Enjoy

    Going viral round our office is this beautifully composed music video and song.  Written and performed by a brother and sister duo Max & Esmay Luck, this music video has the most beautiful interiors and also magical dance performances to...
  14. HOME: 5 Senses - Kensington Design Trends for 2015

    HOME: 5 Senses - Kensington Design Trends for 2015

    See:  Flower sales from local sources to soar. FLOWER SHOP. Treat yourself to fresh flowers  - a bunch of flowers instantly lifts up any interior.  Keep it seasonal and local - we love Grace and Thorn who have a love for naturalistic flower...
  15. INSPIRATION: 4 Simple Ways to find your Endorphins in January.

    INSPIRATION: 4 Simple Ways to find your Endorphins in January.

    Getting To Work. Walk or Cycle to work.  If you can't, make sure you use stairs not lifts where possible. At Work. Don't sit for long periods of time at your desk.  Stand, stretch up, touch your toes and twist...
  16. INSTAGRAM: SHOUT-OUT FOR A FREE SET OF BED LINEN

    INSTAGRAM: SHOUT-OUT FOR A FREE SET OF BED LINEN

    We want to start 2015 with the chance for one lucky person to win a set of bed linen from our store. How? Follow us on Instagram. Give us a shout-out on your Instagram (this means posting something on your feed with...

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