Monthly Archives: March 2012

Prints charming

Now that the designer handbag versions of the season (and the knock-offs) have reached mass-market overload, it’s time to look for something fresh. So what’s new? Well, print, for starters, especially digital or floral. Cue Mary Katranzou, who has collaborated with Longchamp to create two handbags with exclusive new prints with the theme ‘When East meets West’.

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Pin with a point

More than 10 million users are already addicted to it. Magazine’s are writing about why you need to join it. Everyone’s asking to be invited to it. Pinterest, the virtual mood board that allows you to share inspiring images, is the latest social networking site that is rapidly becoming a global phenomenon and it’s all about collaboration.

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Razzle dazzle

From 20-ft high stalactites to full-sized steam locomotives Fashion Week is no longer as simple as walking down a catwalk, and launching a collection on the high street is not as straightforward as a good marketing strategy. These days it’s all about your brand collaborating with Hollwywood-style blockbuster sets, embracing the drama of theatre and adding that sparkle from the silver screen.

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Design Crush

This week rewarded with Homes & Gardens Designer Awards, and their new category Designer Collaboration for 2012 was well worth celebrating. What transpired was a stainless steel design for a garlic crusher that uses a simple rocking motion to force pieces up through a mesh of holes and then holds them in a shallow bowl. Continue reading

Moves like McGregor

What do you get when you mix The Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer Wayne McGregor, with outlandish fashion designer Gareth Pugh and DJ/producer Mark Ronson? A ballet with moves from McGregor, Pugh’s dark style costumes, a musical score of nine songs co-written by Ronson and Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow, a live band with vocalists from Ronson’s famed collaboration list – Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jonathan Pierce from The Drums and DC rapper Wale – and music arrangements by Rufus Wainwright.

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