Kate Spade shines bright online

I am really impressed by the new Kate Spade website. I think it’s not only well designed but it also manages to engage you in its content, offering users a much richer experience that far surpasses most e-commerce websites that I’ve seen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A clean fresh layout with bright colours is accompanied with videos, articles and a lovely online book which pulls you in and lets you experience the brand and overall style. And the way that yellow has been used as the primary colour makes the site refreshingly different.  I say bravo Kate Spade!

 

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Teacake anyone?

Gillian Kyle’s quirky printed bags that are inspired by Scottish items including Tunnocks Teacake, Scottish breakfasts, Scottish Plain Loaf, Creamola Foam, Spam, sporrans and animals make great gifts. It’s mothers day coming up so I may just have to purchase my favourite one for my mum, and of course I will be borrowing it!

Image from gilliankyle.bigcartel.com

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A never ending winter

It feels as if winter will never make way for spring, with continually cold and miserable weather and no sign of warmer temperatures. However one misty morning I managed to snap some beautiful pictures with my iPhone, demonstrating how late winter weather really can be just as beautiful as a summer’s day (minus the shorts and sunglasses).

All photographs by me

 

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Joy of Living

This week the charity project called Joy of Living – Visions of a healthy lifestyle showcases 100 leading designers artwork which express the joy of living. The aim is to sell the designs to raise over £50,00 for Maggie’s Centres which care and offer support for cancer patients.

The organiser Max Fraser was inspired by the work of Maggie’s Centres who know how important it is to “not lose the joy of living in the fear of dying” which has been the inspiration behind the project. And the designs reflect the variety of design disciplines and different interpretations of joy successfully:

Images from Joy Of Living

Personally I have been very touched by this project and find it extremely inspiring as design is helping raise money for a cause very close to my heart. My aunt has been suffering from cancer for 5 years and has used Maggie’s Centres herself which has greatly helped her and which my family and I have supported as they do not get any funding from the government, relying purely on donations.

What a well deserving project and one which I hope is very successful.

Joy of Living is running from 15 – 21 March at Somerset House in London.

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I want one!

If only I had some spare cash to splash out on the new iPad 2 when it hits the shelves. There’s always wishful thinking!

Image from apple.com

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The sweetest dreams…

I’ve been busy flat hunting which has left me little time to do anything including updating my blog. With all this flat hunting I’ve become obsessed with interior design again. This time it’s patterned duvet covers and somewhere I think has really lovely unique designs is Urban Outfitters.

Ranging from £25 up to £95 they’re not the cheapest I’ll admit, but when you’re sleeping in your duvet every night I think it’s worth splashing out.

 

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Elie Saab @ New York Fashion Week

I’ve been following New York Fashion week and have fallen in love with Elie Saab yet again. The collection is filled with the most gorgeous long gowns and knee-length dresses that are embellished, draped, gathered, structured and sequined in all the right places. If only I could afford one for myself!

All images from nymag.com

I’ve found some of the best coverage of New York Fashion Week is on nymag.com, go and have a gander!

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