Kloutin’ about #100aires

Klout as currency? What a genius idea – and one which the guys over at Nokia Lumia adopted in order to help young creatives raise awareness of their art and ultimately “sell” their pieces. It’s called #100aires and it’s a social media initiative. Exhibiting at a pop-up store at the Old Truman Brewery in East…

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Parqueting spaces

It’s only once something gets cleaned do you really appreciate it. After spending a Saturday afternoon giving Mark’s flat a deep clean, we couldn’t help but notice how well the floor comes up after a bit of a hoover and mop. Parquet flooring is the kind of design feature that is sometimes overlooked because you…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Fashion: The EMG Initiative The EMG Initiative is a new charity project about to launch at the end of July. Launched by London based designer and artist Alex Noble, EMG will take left over waste fabrics from fashion houses such as Giles Deacon and Agi & Sam to create new, wearable pieces. Cycle 1 will be…

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Going off the rails

Between us we have a rickety flat-pack IKEA wardrobe with a wobbly shelf which buries David in a clothes avalanche each time he opens the door sending him in to an interiors induced rage and a rather anorexic wooden wardrobe from a ’90s uni dorm which accommodates 2 shirts, a jacket and one tie –…

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The London quandry…

Having experienced the cramped and claustrophobic conditions that come with sharing a studio when Mark lived in Walthamstow, the thought of renting a studio flat gets us less than excited. However, we couldn’t help but spot this quirky and cosy studio space on Dalebury Road. Living in the roof space of a property is quite…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Suns out, taps aff, here’s a sunshine inspired Friday Finds. Hooray for Summer! Fashion: Florals? For Spring? Ground breaking… Ideal for adding a summery touch to any outfit, we’re coveting this bag by Junya Watanabe (image below). With a price tag of £308, it’s sadly a little out of reach. There are however some great, cheaper, alternatives…

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Three’s a crowd, six is a freak show

Walking past local curry house The Cardamon Club in Tooting we notice a poster in the window. It’s a flat, so naturally, eyes peeled we investigate further. It’s a three (generously sized) double bedroom flat located above the Indian takeaway. We ask for further information and find that it’s a newly refurbished, furnished, two storey…

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Gifts from afar

We were gifted this a while back now but completely forgot to blog about it. After going to the newly opened Imperial Durbar with its ‘British Indian’ interiors we were reminded about this lovely photo that Mark’s flatmate Anna got us from her trip to India. It’s dated back to 1967 and it’s a photo…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Refreshed from a long weekend in Glasgow we thought we’d include some of our favourite things from the city (see fashion and food) amongst the mix of usual London based Friday Finds. Thanks for having us Glasgow, we had a wee belter of a weekend! Fashion: more Mr Benn then Uncle Ben, FYI… We love our…

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The brick effect

We’re slightly undecided on this one. You may remember us not long ago raving about exposed brick walls, and our feelings on that one certainly haven’t changed but on skimming through a weekend supplement Mark pointed out brick effect wallpaper. Now, the first downfall to this one is that once in a blue moon would…

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Inspirational Places: Glasgow

While most tourists to Scotland may revel in the medieval landmarks of Edinburgh, Glasgow is also not lacking in inspirational architecture and design. From converted carpet factories to lush green spaces, Glasgow should not be seen as the poor cousin of it’s Capital counterpart. And we’re 100% not bias by the fact Mark is Glaswegian.…

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