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The Notebook and the appeal of a personal touch

The Notebook and the appeal of a personal touch

We've been pleasantly surprised at how popular our notebook range has been with both young and mature. So we looked into whether the handwritten word was making a comeback and we were pleasantly surprised. There's no doubt the various virus lockdowns have changed the habits of many and handwriting, doodling, sketching etc is just one of those that have grown in popularity. The sending of a letter to lonely friend or relative is proving to be therapeutic both for sender and recipient. Letter writing has increased and maybe it's that time on our hands that can afford something a little...

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Trend pointers for 2021.

Trend pointers for 2021.

When Pantone announced their trend colours for 2021 it seemed to sum up the direction many interior trends are heading - essentially it's Yellow and Grey. Pantone described the partnership as "Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic" It's not about a simple direction of colour use in itself but more about the combo effect and a move towards less and more minimal, with flashes of bold.   These days there is a definite trend toward seeking out the 'not the everyday' and a focus on finding those autograph accessories that put personality into a...

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Beautifully scented candles from Hobo + Co

Beautifully scented candles from Hobo + Co

A nice story Many moons ago in wildest Lincolnshire I used to babysit for a lovely girl called Rachael. Fast forward to 2020 and our paths crossed again, and we now supply Rachael's wonderful handmade candles from her company - Hobo + Co Candles. They smell AMAZING! We are burning Raspberry + Peppercorn at home, and it is such a pretty scent which fills the whole room and more importantly.....it lasts! You can buy Hobo + Co candles on our website, as well as room sprays and diffusers. Oh yeah....the packaging is fab too, so they make a great gift...

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The Beautiful Game in Tube Map Style

The Beautiful Game in Tube Map Style

Take a closer look and this map of London's Underground will reveal that it's all about The Beautiful Game and not train lines. 'The Road to Wembley'.

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Art of Kitchenware from a Guy Called Kate

Art of Kitchenware from a Guy Called Kate

We've recently started stocking a delightful range of kitchenware including tea towels and oven gloves from Kate Guy, a printmaker based in Camden, London. She has produced a stunning range of lino cut menu based designs. Kate's a lover of food and cooking which has proved to be an inspiration.  "I illustrate classic recipes using my unique lino cut ingredients. I have created a whole store cupboard of blocks, each one an ingredient. I combine these in one print to create the recipes. I make the original prints which I also colour by hand. I then have these screen printed onto organic cotton...

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