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I’ve been listening to Tama Impala on loop this week – and can’t get enough of this particular track…
Tame Impala | Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
The band are from Perth, Australia and are led by multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician & producer – Kevin Parker, and their sound received worthy accolade from Rolling Stone with ‘Album of the Year’ 2012. It’s clear to hear the rock bands influences, sounding like a mix of Beatles psychedelia with the electro-rock of The Horrors, it’s both modern & nostalgic at the same time. And we love the video too, which is made from over 1000 separate plasticine collages, all individually made by hand from the creative team at beckyandjoes.com
We can’t wait to try this at home… Have a great weekend everyone!!
Today’s post features some beautifully simple interior and inspiration shots, inspired by our recent post on raffia products, as well as the countless up-cycled and reclaimed furniture that’s so on-trend at the moment. In today’s fast paced, technology driven world, the trend for stripped back interiors are becoming ever more popular, providing a blank canvas and minimalist calm to soothe our often hectic, modern lifestyles.
Whilst back in London, I needed to purchase some beautifully soft cotton fabric for printing; this was just the place…
Established in 1984, The Cloth House is still leading the way as one of London’s destination fabric and haberdashery stores. Their two beautifully merchandised retail stores on Berwick Street, Soho, have a wonderful homespun and artisan feel, where the fabrics and trims are sourced from all over the globe.
As an ethically aware business, they avoid any materials that endanger our environment, and work closely with the worlds textile traders to uphold their heritage and traditional skills. ”It is our intention to maintain an awareness in what we do and where we are going.”
Make Room is a wonderful home store in Singapore, established by ex-pat Barbara Fritschy, who is a talented interior stylist from Holland. Not simply a retail destination, the Make Room also offers an interior design and styling service…”More than just a store, we welcome you to drop by our showroom to experience the products first hand. Browse through magazines and catalogues as we chat over coffee about what you would like for your home. There are many ways in which our collection of industrial and trendy products can help enhance the look of your home, while reflecting your personal style.”
The products on offer are trend conscious and relevant for today’s market, however the application is casual and paired-down, offering a relaxed aesthetic in line with the ethos, ‘Be happy at home’. The showroom houses a fresh and modern collection of furniture and accessories, as well as their own in-house collection of chunky-knitted home products using cotton rope. The range was inspired by a knitted bag Fritz was given by her mother-in-law, of which she received many compliments, hence the concept was born…
They also stock another great european collection by Madam Stoltz – a well established brand from Denmark.
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The ‘check’ has long been a design classic. Whether cotton or flannel shirts, or traditional household table linen, the design has always offered the security of playing it safe. However, the humble colour woven designs have been replaced by graphic chessboard, or bold windowpane checks, in daring monochrome colours and statement scales. The style is a key look for this Spring Summer, however there is an undeniable echo of Mary Quant’s groundbreaking designs from the mod fashion movement of London’s swinging sixties. The check has been given a make-over, with Louis Vuitton leading the way…
Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 catwalk details and Sienna Miller for Harpers Bazaar, January 2013
Rooney Mara in Interview Magazine | Marc Jacobs round neck gown with sequins | Kate Moss in Vogue UK,June 2013
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Have a wonderful weekend everybody! I’m back in the tropical humidity of Singapore now, but just as I was leaving the UK, blue skies, green buds and bright yellow daffodils could only mean one thing… summer is just around the corner!
The Beatles | Here Comes The Sun
Written by our favourite Beatle, George Harrison, featuring on the 1969 album, Abbey Road. He wrote in his autobiography…
“Here Comes the Sun” was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: ‘Sign this’ and ‘sign that’. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton’s house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric’s acoustic guitars and wrote “Here Comes the Sun”.
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