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As Petronella lifted the woven Ikat bolster in tangerine and anthracite, searching in vain for the sofa, the dog – and her son – she began to wonder if perhaps her Cushion Problem had returned…  

Neon lights inspired these brand new hot-off-the-press designs from the ‘Jungle Fever’ range by Dutch designer, Mariska Meijers… These new cushions and trays are more graphic and less painterly than her previous pieces. She explores symmetry and fluoro colours – … …keep reading

As somebody who lurks on the overground East London Line (AKA the ‘ginger’ line to those in the know), I thoroughly approve of these vintage-style serigraphs from up-and-coming Stoke Newington brand, Beyond Thrilled… All available through an Etsy shop, or via … …keep reading

Let’s kick off the week with an exclusive pre-launch peep… Jonna X Kangan is a fresh new label – a collaboration of two innovative young designers: Jonna Saarinen and Kangan Arora. Having met at Central Saint Martin’s on the Textiles … …keep reading

It’s been a while, chums. Life is totally manic at the moment – hectic deadlines, wedding-planning, allotment strimming, DIY projects, general STRESS and a to-do list that never gets shorter. It’s all good fun but the end result is that … …keep reading

I’ve admired the Sheila Bownas archive (owned by Chelsea Cefai AKA Flora Dora) before – it’s packed full of 200 gorgeous textile designs from the 1950s-1980s, which lay undiscovered until Cefai bought them in an auction and started to produce … …keep reading

SO. Mr Chris Duffy of Duffy London makes (amongst other things) Glo-Canvases – amazing glowing wall canvases that are kind of like art and kind of like lights. Mr Merrick Angle of Double Merrick designs vintage-inspired French-style screen-prints (that I … …keep reading

Lisa Levis – the artist formerly known as Lisa Stickley (BTW it’s Levis as in Nevis, not Levis as in jeans…let’s clear that up right now) sits at her white-painted 1950s desk in a stylish studio on the first floor … …keep reading

Had a little peek at the new John Lewis AW12 collection the other day – and what a treat it was! There were three main trends to highlight. The first is NEW JAPAN – a chic, clean look which mixes … …keep reading