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News from Kinfolk

12.09.2016

Kinfolk have introduced some exciting new changes including updates to their already beautiful magazine, a new website and gallery space. As an avid fan I was thrilled to receive the press release with details of the news and redesign, and I couldn't wait for my copy of Kinfolk Twenty-Two to arrive in the mail. Yesterday it turned up and right away I noticed the larger size. Flicking through the pages I was immediately taken with the elegant new layout which features a new mix of papers, formats, features and sections, including a special themed section in each issue. With a goal to to create a more immersive and dynamic reading experience, Kinfolk have certainly delivered.


Alex Hunting, a London-based award-winning art director and Kinfolk design director  gives further insight into the redesign...

“Kinfolk is an iconic and beloved title, and this redesign looks to evolve its aesthetic while retaining the magazine’s sensitive approach to photographic art direction. The new larger size and 12-column grid allow for more flexibility within the layouts and help vary the pace throughout the magazine. We’ve also introduced a coated paper for the feature section to celebrate the exceptional longer form photographic pieces"


A Work Special, Kinfolk Twenty-Two revisits one of their most popular subjects: work and the entrepreneurial spirit. Alongside a regular mix of thoughtful lifestyle content, they dedicate the pages of the new section to finding out what makes a job meaningful and why qualities such as ambition, passion and motivation can lead to a balanced quality of life.

Captivated from cover to cover I also loved reading about Ben Gorham, the Swedish perfumer and founder of Byredo, and a day in Copenhagen with fashion designer Stine Goya. Both so inspiring, I've long admired their achievements, as well as their homes and interior style! There's also a visit to the London home and studio of former fashion designer Nicole Farhi. Here's a peek at a few more pages. 



Kinfolk.com has relaunched with a dynamic new design by London agency Six, and a daily roster of exciting, original content. A natural extension of the print magazine, the new Kinfolk.com also offers an immersive reading experience, delving even deeper into the art of living and how life can be individually shaped and inhabited.


Along with a selection of free-to-view stories from the print magazine, Kinfolk are producing a daily stream of timely and diverse content just for the web: event coverage and travel tips, as well as intimate interviews, home tours, thought-provoking essays, conceptual photo essays and more.



Last but by no means least, here is a look inside the beautiful new Kinfolk Gallery designed by Norm Architects. Located in the heart of Copenhagen, the gallery is a collaborative and multifunctional space where friends and partners come together to share ideas and showcase their work. Co-created in partnership with some of the world’s leading interiors brands, the Kinfolk Gallery is available to host a variety of events, such as art exhibitions, pop-up shops, guest lectures, fashion shows, workshops, dinner gatherings and photo shoots. Understated elegance at its best, I love the neutral palette and soft textures, clean lines and warm wood elements. How incredible it would be to attend an event here in Copenhagen! 

Photography by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Images courtesy of Kinfolk


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10 Easy Styling Tips to Update your Space with CO:HOME

12.08.2016

Fashion and lifestyle brand Cotton On have launched CO:HOME, a brand new range of homewares for everyday living. I was lucky to see the range before it started to hit the stores in October and knew immediately that I wanted to share it with you. The collection takes a pared back approach with beautifully designed pieces that are fresh and modern. Offering living, gift and summer entertaining essentials all with quality and value at the heart, CO:HOME provides great ways to inject fun and style into your home, without breaking the bank! For today's post I've put together my top ten styling tips for automatically updating your space with pieces from the CO:HOME collection.


1. One of the easiest and most effective ways of revamping a living room is with new sofa cushions. CO:HOME have a huge range of different textures including prints and knits in all natural fabrics. Personally I love pairing neutrals with a touch of colour and then layering in some texture and graphics.


2. For added warmth, texture and comfort pair your cushions with one of the CO:HOME throws. The cotton varieties on offer are perfect for the the summer months and the throws easily transition from the sofa to the bedroom, or outdoors on cooler evenings. From waffle finishes to gorgeous knits, fun tassels and graphic stripes, there are plenty of options to choose from.


3. Inject a little bit of luxury to your space with one of the beautiful CO:HOME scented candles. Housed in a concrete votive paired with a cork lid, the Astrid Candles have a Scandi-inspired look and textural finish making them one of my favourite products from the range. The hand poured Ellie Candle is packaged in a cute box so it’s ready to gift!



4. Add personality and interest to your home with art and photos framed in one of the CO:HOME picture frames. Mix different sizes in wood and copper to create a fun gallery wall or simply lean them on the shelf as part of a vignette.


5. Stylish storage is an important element for any room update and CO:HOME have some great solutions. The Zoe, a generous storage bag made from soft yet resilient washable paper makes it ideal for use as a laundry bag or planter. Brighten up your space by bringing some of the outdoors in with beautiful foliage housed in the Zoe, or one of the Pia Woven Baskets. Available in three handy sizes, these baskets have a gorgeous metallic detailing and can be used for everything from storing keys and loose change in the hallway, to holding bits and bobs in the office or as a fruit bowl in the kitchen. Storing everyday items into one place will immediately make  your space look more tidy, stylish and pulled together.


6. Create a bright and welcoming feel to your home with fresh flowers displayed in one of the CO:HOME ceramic vases. The Marlon range features beautiful muted tones and a textural glazed finish along with different sizes allowing you to mix and match, while the Liyn Vase creates impact in stylish monochrome. 


7. Instantly revive a tired-looking bathroom with some of the new CO:HOME Turkish Towels. Woven from lightweight cotton blend, they come in a range of gorgeous colours and patterns to really pack a punch. Designed with versatility in mind, the towels can be used for everything from picnics and beach days to outdoor festivals and sitting poolside, making them the must-have summer accessory. What's more, they cost just $14.95NZD and come gift- ready (rolled up). The perfect gift idea! 



8. From kitchen to table, CO:HOME have hit the mark with their range of Aida ceramic serving ware. Featuring a gorgeous dipped glaze pattern the pieces are sure to create a statement for your dining table. They are also easy to look after, making them great for everyday use. For an effortless vibe, pair with the beautiful timber platters and salad servers.



9. As a lover of coffee, I'm particular about the mugs I drink from and the new CO:HOME range ticks all the boxes. The Thea Mugs have a unique speckled glaze finish and come in pretty shades of blush, mint and grey. Packaged in a cute gift box in a set of two, it's all ready to pop under the tree! Hitting stores in January is the Ellis Mug and Serving Board - a clever design for your hot drink and morning or afternoon tea, I predict that these will be a big hit!



10. Summer calls for outdoor entertaining and the CO:HOME Bo Collection provides the perfect array of pieces for relaxed yet stylish alfresco dining. Made from 100% Melamine, the pieces are as durable as they are versatile and come in range of fun colours, as well as a marble-look finish.


The CO:HOME range is now available online and from selected Cotton On stores, with more new pieces due to arrive in January. 

Images courtesy of Cotton On 

This is a sponsored post. I only work with products I love and all opinions are my own. For more information please visit my About Page.




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Give Swedish this Christmas

12.06.2016

You may have seen my Instagram stories and post sharing the incredible gift box I received yesterday all the way from Sweden. The box came from the newly launched gift guide Give Swedish, an exciting collaboration by seven young Swedish design brands. All small, up and coming boutique brands, their range of products are simply amazing in terms of quality, style and innovation. To say I was blown away by my beautiful, handpicked collection would be an understatement! I've provided an overview below but I also recommend you check out the the fun promo video here

Some of the amazing art on offer from Absolute Art 

Sneaker perfection by CQP

I'm a huge fan of TID whose incredible watches I featured on the blog earlier this year 

One of my favourite Swedish brands, HEM offers a wonderful selection of homewares and furniture by top designers 

A new discovery, Asket is a menswear brand that focuses solely on providing better fitting, premium wardrobe essentials


A great gift pack idea including the gorgeous UNO Red & Snow unisex Pyjamas by loungewear label Nufferton

Images via Give Swedish 

Here's the photo I shared yesterday of the products I received including two stunning pieces from Hem - the carved wooden Turned Kiwi by Lars Beller Fjetland and Punched Metal Candle Holder by Julien Renault. I'm simply in love with the sunglasses by Nivadas and what's more they are unisex so I can give a pair to my husband, along with the Asket t-shirts. To me Give Swedish embodies what Christmas gift-giving should be about - quality over quantity and choosing special pieces that will last for a very long time. 

Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC 

This post was created in collaboration with Give Swedish.  I only work with products I love and all opinions are my own. For more information please visit my About Page.


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Dreamy Interior Design by Maria Garkusha

12.05.2016

Ukraine-based designer Maria Garkusha creates dreamy rendered homes like the one below. Featuring open plan living spaces layered with elegant furniture and lighting, I really love the rustic wood elements in this project. Spacious in size but simple in design, the bedroom has a serene quality, while the bathroom features an incredible concrete bath. I'd love to see this design come to life! Check out more of Maria's projects here

Images via Behance


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