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Interiors | The Paris showroom of Birkenstock…

When interiors and fashion collide.  The new showroom for Birkenstock in Paris is utterly magical. The footwear brand Birkenstock has recently worked with design studio Vinson & Co to create a showroom inside a grandiose Paris apartment, where shoes are displayed in living-room-style spaces.  Such a novel idea! Nestled amongst the high-end boutiques that line Paris’ Rue

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Discover | Melanie Abrantes Design…

Last week I headed to London for the London Design Fair.  Held in stylish Shoreditch at the Old Truman Brewery, three levels stuffed full of established  and new up & coming designers.  My favourite room was the space curated by Design Milk. The Design Milk Stand pop-up shop was set out like a cash-and-carry concept,

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Travel | The Audo, Copenhagen…

I love Copenhagen, it’s such a vibrant, stylish city.  With many incredible design brands having their home there, it is no wonder that the hotels, restaurants and shops are the most design led I’ve ever seen. So when former CEO and founder of MENU, Bjarne Hansen took on a new venture, a hotel & concept

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Interiors | 10 of the best bathroom lights…

When it came to designing our bathroom, I had a clear vision about it’s look.  Clean, white with wood details and brass hardware.  I was getting carried away with tiling and style of bath, and though little about lighting. Now we are at a point of ‘first fix’ with the electrics the question of lighting

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Festival | The Good Life Experience 2019…

It’s been four years since we were last at The Good Life Experience festival, and a lot has changed.  It still has great speakers, inspiring people in bucket loads, fantastic makers and foot stomping bands – but what has changed is the site.  Now occupying the grounds right outside the Hawarden Estate Castle, the lake

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Style | an ode to a summer poplin dress…

With summer fast slipping behind us, I want to take a moment and remember a dress.  This dress.  Never before have I loved a dress. White, crisp cotton, tent like, roomy with voluminous sleeves.  A dress I have worn as a day dress to the shops, walking a beach or out for dinner (no red

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