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Ask the designer: Katie Fontana of British Standard

Katie Fontana is the founder of two very distinctive kitchen brands, based around old-fashioned craftsmanship and an updating of traditional British style. Starting with bespoke kitchen brand Plain English before going on to develop the British Standard label too, Katie has been at the forefront of a revolution in what we think of as a desirable kitchen, guiding tastes… read more

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Talking shop with the owner of one of London’s finest independents – Tom O’Dell

Londoner Tom O’Dell (no, not that one) is a passionate shopkeeper selling a fine edit of menswear and home wear – originally on pretty Calvert Avenue in the city’s Shoreditch, and now in much bigger digs in Soho. If you’ve ever visited O’Dell’s you will have picked up on its owner’s enthusiasm for everything on its shelves –… read more

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Incredible underwater blooms captured on film

While nature’s technicolour creations are a constant source of wonder, it’s technical precision that underpins the moment of awe in Mark Mawson’s man-made Flowers and Swirls photography project. The artist captures split second moments when colourful dye explodes expressively underwater, creating textured flowers and blooms. In some of the images, it’s the bleeding of two colours that gives drama, in others it’s… read more

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Hopelessly Devoted to Devon

Spectacular British coastlines and seemingly endless rolling patchwork fields, Devon has few rivals for its crown. Every summer, tens of thousands of us flock to this beautiful county and it’s not hard to see why. With its quainter-than-quaint picturesque seaside towns and sumptuous ‘English Riviera’ feel, most would argue that it’s well-worth the traffic jam… read more

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An artist at the forefront of the natural plant dye movement

Driven by a focus on sustainability, artist, dyer and printmaker Catherine Lewis works with natural dyes that she creates using mostly ingredients from her native Wales. With a background in printed textiles and twenty years of teaching behind her she’s spent a long time experimenting and perfecting her art and under her company ColourField, runs workshops to pass… read more

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Happy Surreal Easter

Call it a love of Salvador Dali – a man who liked eggs so much he put a great big sculptural one on his roof – but we’ve been getting into the Easter spirit by looking at egg-based art of the chocolate-free variety (unlike last year). The ideas that have tickled us most involve a colour gradient, a yellow balloon,… read more

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