Tag Archives: 1950’s

Frederick Parker To Parker Knoll

Last year when visiting the Second Sitters Exhibition at The Cass, I was lucky enough to get access into their archive of chairs on loan by the Federick Parker Foundation. At the time I thought I would save the pictures for a future post, and then – of course – I forgot…only to be reminded […]

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SO HIGH SOCIETY

I’ve sort of slipped into this mildly annoying habit recently. Whatever I am watching, I’m not really fully watching because my internal dialogue is giving a little critique of the upholstery. When I  took a trip to my Mums house in France last week we watched High Society on the five and a half hour […]

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IT’S DANISH DARLING

I was at a car boot recently and came across a man unloading two rather interesting looking chairs. I bought them (of course) and squeezed them into the car amongst my other finds. When I got home I stacked them in the corner of my office with the rest of the ‘I must do something […]

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A BIT BONKERS: TEXTILES & UPHOLSTERY

1. Everything pink and everything geometric (is it wrong that I LOVE this).

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BRITISH TEXTILE INDUSTRY – OLD BLEACH LINEN

I was in Northern Ireland this weekend visiting my beloved cousin and her gorgeous new baby. Not one to miss out on the chance to pick up some vintage fabric, I stumbled upon a little book store with a vintage section and picked up a huge piece of 60’s unused linen by ‘Old Bleach’ a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE PRINTED SQUARE

I was perusing the aisles of Waterstones recently – I like to see what crafting/business books are out every now and again – and I came across this: The Printed Square by Nicky Albrechtsen. Ugh. Practically no text, just pages and pages of gorgeous vintage handkerchief visuals. My kind of book.

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OUT & ABOUT IN LONDON

Living in London you sometimes feel like you have the world at your feet. There are so many things to do of a weekend – visiting museums, concerts, shops, restaurants…the list goes on…and do I ever get off my arse and explore the beautiful city that is London? Well this weekend I am. I’m going […]

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VISITING PAUSA IN GERMANY

Recently I visited the Pausa Textile Factory in Germany. I’d never heard of Pausa before setting out on this European textile research project. Set up by a Jewish community at the turn of the century Pausa was one of the most influential textile manufacturers in Europe. During it’s reign it was responsible for creating political […]

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