• Posts Tagged ‘retro’

    A new gift collection from an oldie (but a goodie)… plus your chance to WIN!!!

    by  • Monday, February 8, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It may seem like the homes and gift market has become somewhat saturated over the last few years, (although we’re not complaining, we love discovering new companies popping up with more lovely products for us to share and feature!) but one of our long time favs, has to be Dotcomgiftshop. Opening its virtual doors to consumers in 2005, (but running for trade since the 1980’s)  it continues to sell original and stylish prints, gifts and decorations straight to you before anyone else.dotcom1

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    A new retro-inspired textile and wallpaper collection from Scion

    by  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Launched at Déco-Off in Paris over the weekend, British textile and wallpaper brand Scion have created a gorgeous, new, retro-contemporary range of printed fabrics, voiles and wallpapers named Lohko (named after the Finnish word for ‘blocks’), with an assertive, architectural feel.


    Panels (L-R): Plexus 120497 £29.00/mtr, Sula 120471 £29.00/mtr, Lohko 111291 £49.00/roll, Nendo 131818 £36.00/mtr, Lohko 120485 £29.00/mtr, Malva 111312 £39.00/roll, Vector 120481 £29.00/mtr & Tetra 120494 £29.00/mtr                                                                       Upholstery (L-R): Plains One 130458 £31.00/mtr, Plains Six 131236 £35.00/mtr                                                                                                    Cushions: A selection from Lohko, at Scion.

    The graphic Lohko collection features asymmetric motifs, bold slabs of colour and repeating, cut-out geometrics that defy the laws of gravity and proudly break the rules of design. Over-sized abstract boulder motifs, simplistic tulips and linear stem wallpapers are particularly exciting and I love the chic colour combinations used.


    1.Malva wallpaper, 111310 £39.00/roll 2. Lohko wallpaper 111295 £49.00/roll 3. Sula wallpaper 111320 £39.00/roll all Scion.

    Bearing the distinctive style of Scion Designer Hannah Bowen (responsible for the playful and whimsical Guess Who? collection we featured on the blog last September), she has cleverly created energy and movement in her designs though the use of irregular patterns, confident freehand lines and self-assured colour combinations. She explains: quote

    Channeling non-comformity, irrepressible energy and measured exuberance, the collection uses specially-developed slug-textured grounds, emphasising Lohko’s abstract quality and highlights repetition within the shapes, whilst its colour palette channels with a hint of black, and includes new tones for 2016 of Spice, Paprika and Blush.


    1.Modul wallpaper 111305 £39.00/roll 2. Vector wallpaper 111303 £49.00/roll 3. Tocca wallpaper 111317 £37.00/roll 4. Priya wallpaper 111299 £39.00/roll all Lohko at Scion.

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    Summer trend: Retro kitchen brights

    by  • Friday, May 22, 2015 • Latest trends, Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    These cheery kitchen accessories sing out against sparkling white. Farm Fresh collection, from £2, George Home.

    The sun is shining (in-between some down pours, standard), but you could be mistaken for thinking that summer is on it’s way! In light of this, I thought I’d bring a little sunshine into your life with a retro colour-pop round up. This micro trend will not only add a bright splash to the kitchen, but the a cool vintage vibe would look right at home with those white metro tiles you’ve been eyeing up! Hmm anyone else got a craving for a strawberry milkshake and a big burger and fries?!



    Where to buy: 1. Industrial hanging lamp in green, £130, Out There Interiors; 2. Enamelware butter dish, £19.95, Mini Moderns; 3. Clouds Trio fine china set, £25, Cath Kidston; 4. Suzy dining chair, House by John Lewis range, John Lewis; 5. Home Fresh milk bottle, £4, George Home; 6. You are my sunshine enamel plate, £19.50, Pedlars; 7. Nadi bamboo tumbler, (part of a pack of 4), £5, Habitat.


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