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Stockholm delights - Best Design Shops & Sights

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Stockholm - a very exciting prospect for any design fan! I was thrilled that I would get to spend a week enjoying the beautiful architecture, food, light, colours and - most of all - interiors of this fantastic city. So, I am pleased to share with you a little round-up of some of the highlights of this trip, a few photographs and tips for anyone else who is planning a trip there and would like to know a little more. I should also acknowledge a debt of gratitude to some of the fantastic websites that...
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Date: 21 Aug 2015 13:27
Author: Becky
Tags: Travel

A Christmas stroll through Barcelona

For the first time this year I will be spending Christmas away from my home and family, enjoying the festive season in my new home town of Barcelona. The blue skies and sunshine were making it a little tricky to get into the Christmas spirit (I'm used to England's chilly days and frosty mornings!), so I decided to take a stroll through the city as dusk fell, taking my camera and snapping things that put me in a festive mood. Hope you enjoy them! I love these unusual Christmas decorations on Zara Home... kind of frothy, messy, a little silly and fun! Those beautiful...
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Date: 16 Dec 2013 17:59
Author: Becky
Tags: Photography Travel

A global home - bring the world to you

There's something magical about travelling. It lifts your spirits, clears your mind and opens you up to new experiences. There are new colours, patterns, textures, sounds and smells to explore. Perhaps by incorporating some of these elements into your home you can re-energise yourself every day. Here are a few suggestions for ways to bring the world to you, when you can't get out to see the world: 1 - Incorporate pattern into your interior design scheme Our Petal Moroccan tea light holders use some of the same detailing, but in a minimalist way which can be easily incorporated into your home: Or Cargo Home Shop...
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Date: 11 May 2012 18:52
Author: Becky
Tags: inspiration interior design Travel

New York City Inspiration - #1

Our recent trip to New York was incredibly inspiring in so many different ways, from the amazing food we ate to the shops we visited and the people we saw. There is a huge amount of visual inspiration for every kind of taste... even for those of us with an unusual passion for signage, lettering and old-fashioned store fronts. So, in the first of my blog posts about the inspiration I'm bringing back from NY, here are my picks of the best signs and store fronts, with a particular emphasis on vintage signage, lovely fonts, colours and shapes and a...
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Date: 30 Mar 2012 18:58
Author: Becky
Tags: inspiration Photography Travel

Start spreading the news...

We're heading to New York! We are heading off later this week to spend a week in NYC and I can't wait! We will be eating giant sandwiches, craning our necks, rowing on Central Park lake, visiting Katz's Deli, riding the Staten Island Ferry, shopping (a lot!), eating tacos and soul food and ice cream and chinese food, staying in an apartment in Williamsburg and generally having a blast. I'm also thrilled to be heading to the Architectural Digest Home Show to see all the latest trends in interiors, new design and fabulous products. I'm also looking forward to gathering some great...
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Date: 14 Mar 2012 23:10
Author: Becky
Tags: interior design Travel