Ten no-fail interior design tips I’ve learned from style guru, Dabito

It’s hard to pin down exactly what he does because he’s multi-talented, but along with being the professional photographer for Justina Blakeney’s best selling book, The New Bohemians, Dabito is a stylist, printmaker, graphic designer and the blogger behind Old Brand New. His style mixes modern and vintage, boho neutrals with vivid bright colours, and the whole shebang is heavily…

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Go bold or go home – when eco-friendly interiors get edgy

Now this post’s title is not something I was expecting to write. Edgy eco-friendly interiors? You have got to be kidding me! Surely any eco-friendly interiors have to be: a) taupe/beige/griege or any combination of those hues and b) completely un-noteworthy in and of themselves meaning you have to actually tell people how eco-friendly the thing is because there is…

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Cushions of the week: Indigo pillows by Clover

When founder of Clover, Samantha Petrie, got in touch the other day, let’s just say I was a teensy weensy bit excited. I know Clover’s brand well: whilst they’re US based, they stock a range of gorgeous products for the home, made by artisans around the world. In a nutshell, by supporting their artisans’ crafts and communities, Clover strives to…

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Why is ethical fashion more important than ethical interiors?

I don’t know how much international traction it has received, but today in New Zealand, Tearfund published its Ethical Fashion Guide 2017. It’s great. It rates New Zealand fashion retailers on the ethical practices in their supply chains to give consumers a chance to vote with their wallets and support brands that take things like human rights seriously over those that…

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