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Following the wrap-up of Stockholm Fashion Week is the launch of a new collaboration between two Swedish fashion greats, skate/street brand WeSC and design duo Altewai Saome. The 12-piece womenswear capsule collection of Neoprene, wool blend, jersey and fleece, would... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Swelle Life
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For a different kind of Christmas, try following the Scandinavian traditions - it's stylish yet warm and cozy. Come again? I know, it’s still summer, and you’re still wearing shorts. On the better days. Or at least around the house.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Swelle Life
The Design and Craft Fair, MADE LONDON, returns to One Marylebone 24-26 October to present the very best in contemporary craft and design. Showcasing over 120 highly original makers and designers from the UK and Europe, the show offers visitors... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Swelle Life
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One of the greatest aspects of travelling is discovering other styles of interiors that reflect a life and culture different from our own, then trying to recreate them at home. Local designs tend to be influenced by the colours and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Swelle Life
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There's a newly built room waiting for me back in England that isn't quite finished but now has honeycomb blinds that lock down, a floor, modular sofa, and dining table. And a huge TV mounted on the wall - a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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It's called Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (as opposed to Ripley's Aquarium of Toronto which would follow the format for their US locations), which is not helping the general notion down south that there's nothing in Canada but a few things.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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As mentioned many times, I like to fill my wardrobe with pieces I can wear beyond a season, especially in the UK where you're never really sure what season it's supposed to be. And storage is at a premium for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Designer collaboration is the way forward for brands who want to inject style into their products, and now baked snack maker Jacob’s has teamed up with British knitwear design trio, SIBLING, to create a limited edition cracker tin that will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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source Your bathroom may not be the biggest or the most glamourous room in the house but it is one of the most important to keep up-to-date and fresh. Along with the kitchen, the master bathroom is the most valuable... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Source Our bathroom reno is still a while away, but it's good to start figuring out what you want well before your old one gets ripped out. I recently I visited a showroom and had some looks at options, particuarly... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I'm taking you backstage again! This time at Orlebar Brown's Covent Garden shop where the SS15 collection of tailored beach and resort wear was shown both in in the shop, and to the delight of the neighbours, the street. Downstairs,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Lacoste SS14 brings court style to the street; however, 0nly the trim on the sleeves would be allowed at Wimbledon Wimbledon is all about tradition, from strawberries and cream with a Pimm's chaser to plain-as-possible tennis whites. While the All-England... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Nyosen Hamada, Chased by the Fire, Drowned in the Water. Source From an early age we are taught that fires are one of the biggest dangers to human life. Colourful mascots visit schools educating kids about the dangers of playing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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John Booth's collage interpretation of looks at Juun J in Paris Each season Showstudio invites their favourite fashion illustrators to create their own unique view of the collections, then they present each series on their tumblr. Whereas New York kicks... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Source The summer months mean wedding season; there’s no getting away from it, especially if your social calendar is anything like my friend's (I don't actually have any to go to!), and you seem to be going to a wedding... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Modular storage offers ways to use your space more efficiently without compromise; good design can make it look better than ever Homes are getting smaller. A survey by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) revealed that the average size... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Can't decide between a warm blond plank and a cool white one? Put one on the floor and the other on the ceiling! Photo source Ok, it's crunch time. The extension, which opens up from the kitchen and therefore will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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A big congratulations to our three winners of the Cunard Meditteranean Style Blogger competition! Myself and Jen at Lovechicliving would like to thank everyone who entered and for the great effort put into your Pinterest boards and blog posts. We... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I opened the cover of a new landscape photography periodical I had just received called Land/Sea and began browsing the photos and words as I walked into my kitchen. Twenty minutes later I realised I had been blithly oblivious, planted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Here's a little horror-inspired fashion viewing for your Monday morning! Directed by Trevor Undi and styled by Takafumi Kawasaki, the film follows model Jun (Image Tokyo) as she haunts her own doppelgänger through the streets, cemeteries and undergrounds of Tokyo... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Yes, this is a men's fashion post. And it feels right. This season's London Collections: Men was my first ever thanks to an invitation from long-term London Fashion Week sponsor Toni & Guy to go backstage with their session team... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Summer is well and truly in full swing – even as this guest blog is written, we’re basking in the warm sunshine and enjoying a satisfying and comfortable breeze. It’s set to get even better, too – or at least... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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One day in Stockholm we took the ferry to the island of Djurgården to visit the Vasa Museum, one of Stockholm's most popular attractions. 'Vasa' refers to the Swedish warship that sank just 1300m into its maiden voyage in 1628... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Investing in your kitchen design not only makes daily life much more enjoyable, it will increase the value of your home and make it easier to sell Housing prices are rising in the UK, and one thing you can do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Miss Kiki Salon is a collective that creates wearable art inspired by the beauty the find in their every day lives. Their latest designs form the Inui capsule collection of three summer dresses that elegantly reflect the patterns, colours, textures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at The Swelle Life