In interiors and fashion, trends come and go. One season red’s hot, the next it’s blue. As experts in small space living and avid followers of trends, we relish new trends and they often help to shape our seasonal buys and collections. So we were very interested to hear about The Future Laboratory’s briefing on the Uncoupled Society. Written about by Fleur Britten in The Sunday Times Style, the briefing.
It’s almost-officially-autumn, which can only mean one thing: more stuff to clutter up your space! Umbrella, big coat, warm jumper, picnic blanket, wellington boots – and that’s just the stuff you need to go to the park on a September Saturday! The big dilemma, especially for those of us living in small spaces is where exactly to store all this stuff! Luckily apartmenttherapy.com has written a brilliant blog to help.
So much to do; so little time. It’s no wonder it’s the little things that keep us going: An afternoon chat with a colleague to re-energise our mid-afternoon slump; a glass of wine to make cooking the evening meal more palatable; aspirational window shopping on our way home. And then there’s coffee, the ultimate pick-me-up…. Reading the July issue of Psychologies Magazine we came across this insightful news piece. It.
Always on the hunt for fresh ideas, trends and inspiration we were interested to learn about the new A-list must have. According to Grazia magazine, 12th March, behind every great celebrity look is a stylist – or an image architect. This person is a sartorial agenda-setter. The image architect they’re referring to in this instance is called Mr Law Roach whose focus is on power dressing the A-list, but the term really.
Bored one cold Saturday afternoon we were dusting down our bookshelf and came across a house-focused classic, Mary’s Household Tips & Tricks by Mary Berry. Brimming with tried and trusted advice from the nation’s favourite home guru, we took the opportunity to flick through what is essentially a ‘one stop shop’ for her collection of helpful hints and tips for the home, acquired over a lifetime. Focusing on everything.