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Denise
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The team at Brockman's, a smooth gin offering a ''dark" alternative to polite, daytime gins. Tastings were served with ginger ale and berries. Gin is the only spirit that has ever made me want to experiment and really get into... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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I like to place my graphic tea towels on the right side of the island to add colour and pattern to the kitchen without any commitment - also great for blotting washed leaves + herbs (I ditched my bulky salad... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Last week I was in London and had an opportunity to try a new range of hot dishes from Costa Fresco. You'll know Costa coffee shops from all over the UK, and if you need an introduction to Costa Fresco,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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British illustrator Helen Green created this gif to showcase Bowie's style reinventions through the years This morning, the world woke up to the shocking news that the legendary artist, David Bowie, died from cancer yesterday. He hadn't made his illness... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Click the image to play the video on instagram Is anyone else really, really glad to see the back of 2015? I am. For me, the madness came down to a kitchen reno and a few other upgrades. It all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Wishing everyone a fun and relaxing Christmas - with no food regrets! Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Terrifying twiggy wreaths: make your own rustic wreath or buy a ready-made and add your own spooky decorations. Source and source Halloween is coming up and if you're not really one to indulge in the spooky celebration, some easy and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Bold colour and quirky accessories make this classic style unique and fun. By Godrich Interiors Victorian style has evolved past the heavily ornamented, dark decor of the 19th century - begone thick crimson velvets! Now, (almost) anything goes with its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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I began writing this blog a year or so after my shock of a diagnosis in summer of 2012 to help keep my focus on my health, but I didn't stick with it. While I had technically reversed my diabetes two years later - improving my hba1c blood glucose levels... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at AESTHETIC DIABETIC
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Glass or acrylic panels are a clean, bright option for walls around worktops and cabinets I have survived the kitchen reno from heck. It's not over yet, but I have to believe we're now in the home stretch. After a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Runners, trainers, sneakers, kicks...whatever you like to call them, they've never been more popular than they are today. From the streets to the courts to the catwalk, sneaker design has been pushing the boundaries of fashion and function - and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Create your own designs with resist-dye techniques or make a 'holey' Easter egg Happy Easter! Decorating eggs doesn't have to be messy or time-consuming, as Sweet Paul shows us with his projects for creating beautiful, centrepiece-worthy Easter eggs. And it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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I had a chance to try a new ice cream recently - a no-brainer, right? Well, yes and no. I'm always up for a treat, but I have to be careful. Wheyhey stood out because it promised a big dose... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Is it just me or does it feel like spring is finally starting to roll in? Well, I decided not to wait to get on the spring renewal. I desperately needed to get my bedroom organised, particularly my sea of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Who: Chikimiki, founded by Elise Dealmeida Where: New York When: 2013 Design Style: Inspired by art and influenced by Japanese design, with a whimsical tone Special features: Handbeaded embellishments and creative handknitting; made in New York The piece that first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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From left: Fishbone Borders, Galaxy Bouquet, Vanity Cats. Photo: Kumi Saito Fans of print masters Eley Kishimoto can now wear, drape themselves in and live with their favourite designs. Following the 2014 launch of their first hand-printed wallpaper collection, London-based... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Who: kimonoé Kyoto, founded by designer Tomo Shinya Where: Kyoto, Japan and London, UK When: 2011 and 2015, respectively Design style: Traditional, wearable kimonos with a glamorous, contemporary twist. Special features: Each kimono is a one-off garment handmade and hand... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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As if you needed an excuse to indulge in yummy pies, National Pie Week is coming up, and you can show your appreciation for the rich, savoury treat by making your own with this mouth-watering New Zealand Lamb recipe. Tip:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Banksy's latest adventure in street art has taken him to the Gaza Strip where he has created three new works amid the rubble, in what must be his most poignant statement to date - and likely the most challenging to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Poesia by Chris Chang, Backstage SS14. Photo by Fender Hsu China produces some of the most innovative fashion design in the world, yet its presence in the west has remained largely elusive. But progress is being made through connections in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Happy Valentine's Day! Here's something sweet to look at. Design Boom's project submissions have yielded readers with a real treat from Lesinka Concept who created a chocolate wonderland cafe for the Polish confectionary company E. Wedel. If you don't go... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Let's kick off the weekend with some cool and beautiful images from L’Éloi. The Montreal-based creative agency has recently introduced six new talents: photographers LM Chabot, Mathieu Fortin and Nik Mirus join renowned names Anouk Lessard and Martin Laporte; and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Le Voyeur (The Peeping Tom) Architecture in a fantastical context makes a nice shift from the usual formal setting. French photographer Laurent Chéhère thinks so, too. He's taken the homes and buildings he passes in his wanderings of his hometown... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Left: Marine Sergent, Cuckoo Family; Right: Coucou-Nest by Nadège Dell’Omo-Seigne & Noëllie Salguero-Hernandez Reinvent the Swiss cuckoo clock. This was the challenge given to students and guest designers by the Haute école d’art et de design (HEAD) in Geneva. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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atelier oï created a new glazed extension that opens up the building to the adjacent park and views of the countryside. A sky dome has also been installed in the ceiling just above the main lobby to bring in more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL