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Denise
England
Colour, colour, colour!
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I love the idea of a feature wall in the bathroom, providing a striking backdrop to your glass shower. The dark grey adds depth, though I'm trying to figure out if going dark will have the opposite effect in a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Swelle Life
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If you're in the north east and fancy a night out of great fashion you can take home, come along to World Headquarters in Newcastle for Clothes Under the Hammer on May 7. A large collection of top quality men’s... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Swelle Life
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Whether you are a serious collector - don't we wish! - or just a fan of pretty paintings, your beloved works of art could benefit from being lit by LED lighting. You'd be following the lead of many of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Swelle Life
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Last month I was treated to a preview of the new Me. By Me. campaign for TK Maxx in their Covent Garden store in London. It was a really colourful, upbeat party with smiling faces everywhere, the vibe reflecting the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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If anyone was in need of hair repairing, it was me. When I could no longer bear the shoe polish look of my virgin hair (or as close to virgin it could be after leaving it alone for about 18... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Iconic Swedish photographer JH Engström is currently exhibiting 'From Back Home' in Berlin, a collection of images tracing his childhood memories back to the province of Värmland, in the west of Sweden. Together with his friend, the internationally acclaimed photographer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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There's something so irresistible about miniature food, the treats we love made into tiny packages you can just pop into your mouth - virtually guilt-free! (Unless you're me and can't help but eat your weight in them.) Fiona Pearce, owner... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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"Three friends taking pictures of themselves in a photo-booth as they go off to Glastonbury festival''. This was the brief John Galliano (remember him?!) gave to Nick Knight a decade ago to follow in creating the imagery for Dior's Spring/Summer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I have spent more than a few moments giving the side-eye to an armchair we have. It has good bones but there's a part on one of the arms where the fabric is kind of slouchy and it bothers me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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This orangerie is very similar to what we're doing, including the open entrance from the kitchen. You can see how installing the same flooring throughout creates a flow from one room to the other. This is helpful in maximising how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Warhol on Pepsi, Pakpoom Silaphan Art just got a bit more accessible. Scream Editions is taking its newly launched online print gallery to the busy streets of Soho with an exciting pop-up. The online platform, which was launched by Jamie... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Valerie Leonard, France, Shortlist, Trav... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Since 2007, Montreal photographer Nicolas Ruel has been refining an in-camera double exposure technique, where with a quick swivelling motion of his device, a second plan is overlaid on a main subject, creating a new dimension. Ruel uses this process... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I don't know where I am with jewellery at the moment. I'm kind of in no man's land with what I like, and so I'm going out completely unadorned, not having the right piece to add to some place on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Long live vinyl. The independent record stores of Berwick Street Soho are joining forces this Easter weekend to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19. The free outdoor gig will see seven artists perform on the Berwick Street main... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Lula is about to pretty up Japan even further this October with its unique mix of memoir, philosophy and fantasy, as interpreted by editor Kazuo Sazuki. Sazuki has launched several highly acclaimed culture and fashion magazines in Japan, including RUSSH... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Holly Willoughby and Kelly Brook aren't women we think of as 'big', but they're not at risk of falling through the cracks in the pavement, either. As they look now, they represent the current, ideal, 'healthy', body. According to a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Click to view on the Unlock Art website "The nude is a painting of a man or woman who looks at ease and confident. If they look vulnerable or embarrassed then they're naked. Not nude anymore." - So said the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Ok, so this is now last month's news because that's when it launched, but I am a fan of Orla Kiely so I wanted to talk about her shoe range with Clarks. I'm surprised this collaboration with the British heritage... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Left to right: Scarlett Engineer, Rebecca Peters, La Touche, and India Bennett I love hats. Proper millinery ones. I don't wear them so much anymore, but they're fun and they break up the visual monotony on the streets. Britain loves... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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I live a five-minute walk from the sea, and our stretch of beach is known as one of the UK's best surfing spots, but despite the proximity I think it'll always be a spectator sport for me. I just know... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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If I didn't know better, I'd swear this house, a 2300 square foot family home called Maison Blue Hills, could be found somewhere in the Norwegian woods, based on the interior alone; but in fact it sits on a steep... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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What we wear to work out has come a long way from the days of shapeless, grey sweat pants and baggy t-shirts, when making yourself sweat intentionally was seen as a fringe hobby. Now, an active lifestyle is a part... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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When I'm asked if I want to review a product, I check that it's something I'll probably like before I agree, and if it's food I don't want to promote something that isn't good for us. I like to think... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at The Swelle Life
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Christopher Raeburn's outwear uses the latest techno fabrics to resist the elements There were so many great coats showing in New York and London (and now in Milan), so I decided to focus on favourites from the first two fashion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at The Swelle Life