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Tweed Fabrics - Fashion & Interiors.

May 31, 2014

Tweeds and plaids are a fashion highlight in fashion and  interior design. Flecked with a myriad minute bright coloured particles.  Some woven with thick uneven yarns that look as though they have been darned. They make the smartest town and country interiors and clothes alike. Leaving their mark on cocktail dresses. Imagine an elegant decollete tweed dress , glinting with the occasional jewel in a soft tweed or ivory boucle wool.

The suit on the left is a warm tone of yellow flecked minutely with soft blue. The jacket has an easy back with a pleat from the waist. Sleeves are set in so they slip off the shoulders. The top coat and skirt on the right is in grey Donegal tweed. The full backed coat is lined and faced with scarlet wool.

Contemporary tweeds are soft and supple in texture and even the thick ones unbelievably light.  It is the blend of the smooth and rough and the infinitesimal yarn. Mohair is used to form and overcheck or self stripe detail. Some mingle angora with the wool or fret the surface with loose hairs.  Nut brown and every tone of yellow. Deep vibrant blues like the flash of a jays wing. Mixture of yarn break up the surfaces of everything, combined against the smooth matt wool background.

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Simple Interiors.
Simple Interiors.

July 11, 2014

There needs to be balance with simple interiors, a balance not too utilitarian, but informal and above all calm. Variation of textures, wall coverings, flooring, upholstery and soft furnishings all play an important part when creating this modern interior theme. Interiors with a country rustic simplicity do not need a country home to enjoy. Painted wooden furniture, chairs with rush seats. Soft...





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Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid.

July 09, 2014

There are about 300 species of Dendrobium, all natives of the tropics.  Many have large handsome flowers.
With few exception they require tropical treatment, when the correct temperature applied can be easy to grow. One of the easiest is D. Phalaenopsis a native of New Guinea, proves its self exceptional in the size and beauty of its flowers, ranging in colour from white to deep red-purple with...

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Hampshire Coffee Company - Fresh Roasted.

July 03, 2014

Britain has embraced cafe culture with huge enthusiasm.  Cafes and coffee shops abound in even the smallest town or Village. 

The first coffee house (above) was opened in Oxford in 1652.  Still on the same site a cafe bar called the Grand Cafe. Slightly later - Queens Lane Coffee House has been serving coffee in Oxford  for 360 years - established in 1654.

London's first coffee house opened in 1652...

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