May 2015

  1. Bathroom: To Hide Or Not To Hide

    Bathroom: To Hide Or Not To Hide

    Always A Debate Over time, the question is always the same. Do you hide your toiletries behind cupboard doors or do you leave them out for easy access? Whatever you do, certain items have to be left out and thankfully...
  2. Biscuits: Tins Reinvented and Built To Last

    Biscuits: Tins Reinvented and Built To Last

    Timeless Tins - Custard Creams Can Kill Whether you are storing biscuits, tea, coffee, chocolate, salt or cheese we've got the smartest collection for you. Decorative hand-painted earthenware putting the classic biscuit tin to shame. We all love the vintage...
  3. Vegetables: British Inspired Design

    Vegetables: British Inspired Design

    Fruit & Vegetable Forms in Wedgewood first appeared around 1759 Josiah Wedgewood was inspired by nature for his Cauliflower-ware collection and although Wedgwood nowadays has a much more modern style, we at Kensington Design were delighted to come across this...
  4. Architecture: Classical Trellis Design and bringing the outdoors in

    Architecture: Classical Trellis Design and bringing the outdoors in

    Whlist we pay tribute to classic design this week we love this delicate trellis design inspired by the intricate gardens of 16th and 17th century France and still found in many parks and gardens today.  This design comes as a...
  5. Design Trend: Herringbone patterns

    Design Trend: Herringbone patterns

    Herringbone describes the distinctive v-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric.  The pattern is called herringbone because if resembles the skeleton of a herring fish. This month we have seen sales soar in this classic design.  The pattern is...
  6. Visit: Design of the Year 2015

    Visit: Design of the Year 2015

    What: Design of the Year 2015 Where: Design Museum, Shad Thames, London When: Until 23 August 2015 Why: Now in its eighth year this exhibition celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit...
  7. DESIGN: 5 interesting facts about fonts

    DESIGN: 5 interesting facts about fonts

    This week, Kensington Design has been appreciating the art of typography.  Your choice of font reflects your personality type, mood and attitude.  Today typeface is used to communicate emotion in film, television and books.  In advertising it is used to...
  8. WALK: TO VOTE

    WALK: TO VOTE

    As we are all walking to our polling stations tomorrow morning... carry on. In this fascinating Ted Talk, Nilofer Merchant suggests a small idea that just might have a big impact on your life and health.  Next time you have...
  9. GUESS: GENERAL ELECTION PREDICTIONS

    GUESS: GENERAL ELECTION PREDICTIONS

    What colours will the map of Britain be tomorrow? For those of you that didn't watch the Panorama Election Special.  Nate Silver, who in the 2012 United States presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, correctly predicted the winner...
  10. IRONMONGERY: FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY

    IRONMONGERY: FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY

    Look closely at the door of 10 Downing Street You will see in the image above that engraved on the letterbox of 10 Downing Street is "First Lord Of The Treasury". At the beginning of the 17th century, the running...
  11. WET BOTTOMS: SO YESTERDAY

    WET BOTTOMS: SO YESTERDAY

    Such great news, these rugs can be used indoors and outdoors. These rugs are beautiful, functional, affordable and very clever Scruabbable, bleachable and UV-treated for outdoor use.  From £39 Great for the beach, picnics, parks, boats and cricket matches to name just a...
  12. SEATING: INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLOOR CUSHIONS

    SEATING: INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLOOR CUSHIONS

    Vibrant tropical colours Scrubablble, bleachable and UV-treated for outdoor use.  Really clever seats that are very light to carry and stand up to all that you dish out. Terrific for for children, muddy paws and adding vibrant tropical colours. All...
  13. FACT: FOUR PUBS CLOSE EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK

    FACT: FOUR PUBS CLOSE EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK

    Throughout history the pub has been the focal point of the community British pub goers are just as likely today to go and visit their local pub to eat, not just to drink due to the rise of the gastro-pub...

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