• Archive for July, 2012

    Life.Style.etc loves a tilting tea set

    by  • July 31, 2012 • Life.Style.etc Loves • 0 Comments


    Afternoon tea will never be the same again with this elegantly engineered tea set from Emma Louise Payne. Inspired by the days when English ladies would place their teaspoons in specific positions to indicate if they needed a refill, were still drinking or had finished, the tea set stands upright when full and gently tips back when empty, wordlessly telling the host a top up is required. Victorian etiquette, modern design- simply brilliant.

    Amy, Style Intern

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    The World according to London artist Sophie Smallhorn

    by  • July 27, 2012 • The World According to... • 0 Comments

    Sophie Smallhorn is a London based artist who’s work sits somewhere between art and design. Known for the strong use of colour within her work and her specific colour palettes, Sophie was commissioned to create a very special work for the Olympics that involved wrapping the gargantuan Olympic stadium in a riot of colour. Inspired by the colours associated with the Olympic rings and the flags of the 204 countries participating, Sophie has transformed the monochrome structure into a dynamic piece of architecture. Here she tells us about her work, inspirations, and what it was like working on such a large scale project.

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    Life.Style.etc loves live-in nails

    by  • July 26, 2012 • Life.Style.etc Loves • 0 Comments

    We love a bit of impractical nail art, especially when it involves flocking. With her nails newly flocked photographer Alice Bartlett visited a model shop where she found people tiny enough to populate her garden like fingertips; life looks so simple on such a small patch of grass… although it’ll be chaos when it’s time to do the washing up.

    Amy, Style Intern

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