The Rebel Journey | Dream, Believe & Create

To illustrate the spirit of their urban non-conformist range Hogan Rebel, fashion brand Hogan recently worked on an editorial project in which they invited twelve modern rebels, from diverse fields including art, design, music, business and fashion, to share their ideas and visions as creative free spirits and non conformists.

Presented through a series of short films and interviews and also compiled in a three volume book released this month, The Rebel Journey, is Hogan's vision of a manifesto of rebel culture.

Among those featured are hat maker and modern times "Mad Hatter" Nick Fouquet, the founders of the Impossible Project (whose passion for and belief in analogue instant photography led them to buy the last remaining factory in the world producing polaroid film), and Spanish-born designer Nacho Carbonell.

Nacho Carbonell - The Rebel Journey

Nacho Carbonell - The Rebel Journey

"What I do may be seen as unconventional, and when you do something you're not expected to do you are often labeled as an outsider," says Carbonell, who can count Brad Pitt among the admirers of his work - the actor reportedly bought all three pieces from his 2009 Evolution collection.

I was invited to contribute to this short trailer that provides a taster of the film about Carbonell's work.

You can view the full film here.

GIVEAWAY | Win a Moroccan Berber cushion from Maud Interiors

At this time of year I always have an urge to pile on the layers, not only in my wardrobe, but at home too, digging out extra blankets and throws for the sofa and adding a woollen rug to my office floor to keep my toes warm while I'm working away.

It's no secret that I love Moroccan rugs - I've never been to Morocco but I've often thought a trip might be justified purely by my urge to buy one.

These beautiful textiles from the Souk collection by Maud Interiors are the latest Moroccan home accessories to catch my eye. The company was founded out of a love for travel and, as such, travel, different countries and other cultures are the leading force behind the products they offer.

"We seek out products handcrafted by artisans, often one of a kind items, which combine traditional skills with contemporary design," says Founder and Director Nicola Paisey.  "Our current Souk collection is the result of a recent trip to Morocco where we found hand woven woollen pom pom blankets designed to withstand the cold in the High Atlas Mountains, eye-catching cushions combining silk screened images of Berber women and henna patterns with fragments of vintage fabrics and kelims and vibrant Berber bread baskets."

I'd love one of these black and white striped Pom Pom blankets for our bedroom - I'm not sure Albert whippet would be able to resist chewing on the pom poms though!

The collection also includes these Berber cushions by French artist Sylvie Pissard. Working with local seamstresses Sylvie uses a combination of textiles and techniques to create impactful, exotic one of a kind home accessories. Each cushion fuses elements of traditional Moroccan life; fabric from vintage kelims, screen printed traditional henna patterns and the image of a Berber woman. The oversized designs would make ideal floor cushions, or you could place one on the bed as an eye-catching statement piece.


Maud Interiors is offering one lucky Design Hunter the chance to win this Bouchra Berber cushion cover from the Souk collection.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is either:

a) Follow Maud Interiors on Twitter or

b) Like Maud Interiors on Facebook

and then sign up to receive the company's newsletter by entering your details using the link below.

The giveaway closes on Friday 31 October.

Good luck!

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The giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over and a full list of terms and conditions of entry can be found here.

Sunday Edition

Just time for a quick Sunday Edition post before I head off to enjoy the day with family.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


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- Sunday morning breakfast is the perfect time to enjoy my new artisan stoneware plates and bowls from The White Company.

- Jane & Serge at Proud Chelsea -  intimate photographs taken by Jane Birkin's brother Andrew at the height of the couple's rapturous entanglement.

- Sarah Jessica Parker's New York home is for sale. Can you resist taking a peek?

- Did you read the New York times article on blogger burnout and Grace Bonney's response on Design Sponge?

- 10 lessons I've learned in my career by Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo.

- I was inspired by Bicycle - a wonderful, warm celebratory film about cycling. Do go and see it if you can.

Image: The White Company