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Soup of the day: gin

Gin is officially having much more than a moment. The artisan distilleries, the pop-up gin buses trundling around London, the small batches with hipster-illustrated labels…it’s a full blown Gin-aissance. It’s not hard to find a niche little gin distillery to claim as your favourite, and I think I might have found mine. Anyone who’s cast even… read more

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Captured – the colours of Skye by artist Helena Emmans

Artist and Jeweller Helena Emmans lives and works on the Hebridean island of Skye where she makes handmade silver spoons, each one an irregular, unique beauty, as well as paintings and hand dyed thread work sculptures. All are inspired by the colours and forms of the landscapes that surround her – the spoons borrowing their shapes from light… read more

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The irrepressible rise of the black house – a journey through Britain’s finest

Something has been happening in Britain’s residential architecture scene… and that something is the colour black. You may have spotted it while searching for ‘contemporary holiday home’ and found yourself looking at cute black buildings in locations as far ranging as the Isle of Skye to the moors of mid-Wales. Or maybe you’re familiar with (arguably) the UK’s most densely populated area… read more

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3400 species of coastal wildlife recorded in National Trust’s biggest wildlife survey

Balearic shearwaters, water-voles, poisonous adders, otters – these are just some of the 3400 species of coastal wildlife spotted in the National Trust’s largest wildlife survey across the coastlines of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over a six month period last year, thousands of nature lovers and wildlife experts, including volunteers, took to 25 different coastal locations… read more

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Be Inspired by These Stunning Rooms with a View

Our everyday surroundings are factors which can affect the choices we make when deciding to redecorate. The reason is simple, our surroundings are key to making the right colour choices. Colour is affected by light, and this in turn is affected by our surroundings. Take a look at these stunning scenes below and the colours we have matched to… read more

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An Exploration of Green – Mother Nature’s Favourite Colour

With colour often found rooted in nature, green is often the forgotten hue in contrast to its bolder and more striking counterparts. From calm and reassuring shades, inspired by the beauty of our natural surroundings to warmer accents, green has something for everyone. With such a depth of variety in colour, we take a look at ways to be inspired by… read more

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5 Very Colourful, Summer Inspired Schemes

With warmer temperatures enhancing the beauty of our surroundings, summer is the perfect time to head outside and enjoy the beautiful tones associated with this time of year. From stunning walks in the countryside and long coastal evening walks overlooking the pristine hues of the ocean, to taking in the beautiful golden sunsets, there are… read more

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Discover Longyearbyen, the Northermnost City in the World

Situated in the heart of the Arctic Ocean halfway between Norway and the North Pole, lies Longyearbyen on the isle of Svalbard. A majestic archipelago full of stunning landscapes and dramatic scenery, this Scandinavian bliss is the northernmost city in the world. Famed for being home to more polar bears to inhabitants, this unique town… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist