Switch it Ne-ON

From the bright lights of Las Vegas to the streets of East London, neon lighting is here there and everywhere – and a trend which is brightening the home, one strip at a time. Discovered in the late 19th Century, it wasn’t until 1910 that French engineer and inventor, Georges Claude first demonstrated neon lighting…

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The Celestial Trend This Festive Season & Blasting Into 2016

Each year we head off to London Design Festival, ready to be wowed at the trends to unfold throughout the next year. Back in 2014 DesignJunction treated us to some intergalactic delights. Lots of innovative lighting, dark moody colours, unusual shapes and reflective metallics. It seems now, the trend is truly starting to take off.…

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Winter in Bloom

As the seasons change and summer sadly slips away, moody blooms and big, bold floral’s are a perfect transitioning trend to introduce to the home. It’s a trend we’ve also noticed on the catwalks as well as throughout London Design Festival… Take soft floral motifs and mix them with gothic hues of purple, green and black…

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Forward Features Friday Finds!

Fashion: Mo’s for your toes It’s November, that time of year when many men adopt a fuzzy caterpillar upon their top lip. Movember raises money for men’s health, whether it’s through growing a “mo” or through collaborations like this one… This is the fifth year that TOMS has teamed up with Movember with a range of…

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Wash your hands

There are plenty of lovely touches you can make to your bathroom to ‘jazz’ it up. Shower curtains can become a piece of hanging art, a change of toilet seat can add humour and towels and bathmats can completely change the mood and feel. With this mind, we’re looking to bathroom sets; toothbrush holders, soap…

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Handi Skandi

Now that we’ve secured our flat (still bouncing off the walls) we’re compiling a list of things we need which we can slowly tick off one by one, from pots and pans to towels and plates. One of the things on the list are tea towels, a simple kitchen textile which easily gets overlooked. There…

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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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Whistle for me

You may have realised from our love of floral upholstery and cat tapestry that, although we’re all for contemporary prints and patterns, we certainly favour chintz interiors – coming across photographer Retts Wood’s canal boat home on The Selby and her adorable duck stovetop reaffirmed our love and with that said, one of the items…

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Highland fling

For Christmas, Mark bought David this wee sewing machine from John Lewis – isn’t it braw? Firstly, for anyone who is looking to have a gander in to sewing and is looking for a beginners sewing machine we would definitely recommend this one. An easy set-up and simple settings make this perfect for a non-pro…

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