Material Consequences

Moulded leather Acanthus clutch by Katherine PogsonWith London Design Festival now just six weeks away I'm already starting to bookmark some of the events I'm looking forward to.

Material Consequences, an exhibition and pop up shop to be curated and installed at Nancy Victor Gallery, is a collaboration between four designers who met at Bloomsbury creative hub Cockpit Arts, and whose work is united by a thoughtful, innovative and often playful approach to materials.

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3 ideas for a summer flower feast

Each summer I am full of good intentions of holding a garden party. This year I've had a good excuse for not getting round to it as we are currently in the middle of a garden redesign project and our garden, quite frankly isn't really up to it right now. But I'm looking forward to having friends and family over to enjoy our little outdoor living space once its all finished.

Here are three floral decorating ideas to inspire you to pretty up your outside space for a summer flower feast this month.

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Holiday time | Packing for a beach break

As I write this we’re in the middle of a heatwave in the UK, so I’m not too upset that I have to wait until the end of September for my holiday. It was back in chilly March that I decided I wanted to go somewhere a bit further afield this year and eventually we settled on Bali.

While there’s still two months to go (yes, I’m on countdown) now’s the time to pick up holiday essentials before the autumn stock hits the shops. Here I’ve compiled my ultimate beach holiday wish list.

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Design Hunter loves...

...this sunny yellow inspiration board from Quill London.

I'm signing off for a few days for a summer break, but you can follow me on Instagram if you'd like to.


Clockwise: Christopher Kane AW14 | ornate scissors by Hello Friend | washi tape by Maste | notebook by Lovely Pigeon | heart stickers by Knot & Bow | print by TADA


Holiday at home | 10 outdoor shower spaces

Unless you are lucky enough to own a beach house, a luxury few of us in the UK enjoy, an outdoor shower is probably not going to figure that highly on your home and garden must have wishlist. But it's summer, and we are in the grip of a rare heatwave, so you might like to dream about what your perfect holiday at home might look like. Here are some outdoor shower spaces to feast your eyes on. Couldn't you just dive under one of them right now?

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Postcard from... The Lord Crewe Arms at Blanchland

Northumberland is somewhere I've long wanted to visit, but every time we've previously tried to arrange a trip we've struggled to find availability for good quality, reasonably priced accommodation and ultimately opted to go somewhere else instead, so I'd been eagerly looking forward to the opening of the Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland.

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Trendwatch | Tactile textures

This month's trend moodboard looks at the use of tactile textures within the bathroom. Moving beyond the modern rustic style we've seen a lot of in recent years, here things are mixed up a little with the introduction of bold tribal patterns and a darker colour palette.

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