• Gear up for the camping season!

    by  • March 9, 2012 • 0 Comments

    The sun is starting to stay up that little bit longer now and I can’t help but daydream about the great outdoors and the idea of pitching a tent in a couple of months time. Even better would be to pitch a wigwam (love that word), or perhaps a tipi.

    Of the numerous posh camping websites that have popped up all over the place lately, my favourite would have to be Canopy and Stars. Who needs a tent when you can hire a yurt?

    I urge you all to ditch the hotel this summer and opt for the canvas option instead and try to enjoy the rugged countryside that this beautiful country has to offer.

    Lucy, Style Assistant x



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    We’re heading to the Spring Festival at the British Library

    by  • February 26, 2012 • 2 Comments

    Jamie Hewlett

    Quentin Blake

    Design from the library’s Olga Hirsch Collection of Decorative Papers

    Think The British Library is just for dusty academics and clever clogs? The Spring Festival, from 1-5 March, should change your mind. Aimed at creative types but available to everyone, there are various workshops, including the Art of Illustration with the likes of Quentin Blake and Jamie Hewlett, but we’re heading to the Spring Market in the library’s Piazza on Thursday 1 March. Twelve designer-makers have been chosen from 80 entries into a competition of people who had used the library in some way to develop their work.

    Or if you’re just looking for design inspiration, trawl the library’s fabulous archive and collections, including Japanese woodcuts, textile designs, fashion magazines, vintage knitting patterns, photographs, maps, stamps – and curators more than happy to guide you in the right direction.

    Click through for a taste of the Spring Market designers.

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