Skultuna – Stockholm

A few weeks ago I had the chance to spend a weekend in Stockholm, a city I have always wanted to visit and that left me hungry for more Sweden. We ate lots of meatballs and enjoyed the hot Swedish summer. I was expecting to bump into lots of Scandinavian design. Sadly I am used to London…

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Orlebar Brown – Summer wish list

  As I am planning a holiday in St Lucia this year I have realised that I haven’t changed my swimsuit in quite a few seasons. I used to live on an island where swimwear is as essential as shoes or a coat if you live in London. But I have been outside of the…

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Stumper & Fielding, London

Words and photos by Stephanie Sadler. – – – Nearly hidden amongst the antique shops and tourist stands that line London’s famous Portobello Road, Stumper & Fielding is of the newer neighbours – a treasure chest of classic British style with a contemporary twist. Their clothes would easily suit a modern gentleman, but might also find their…

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Walker Slater and the charm of British tweed

This is a post about old meeting new; about the new face of the old traditional tweed. I just found out that Walter Slater has a shop quite close to my place in London, but where I found the shop was in Edinburgh quite a while ago. Victoria Street is one of those charming little…

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Boo – Barcelona

Another interesting finding from Barcelona, highly recommended by The Hunter: Boo – Fashion Selection of unique pieces with heritage. This shop stands out for its design and atmosphere. Alex is the owner and creative mind behind the shop decoration. It is not a huge space but he made the most of it. Black envelops everything,…

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Cuervo – Cobblerblack bird – Barcelona

I just arrived from Barcelona and it proved to be a very inspirational trip. I got to see some of my good friends (sadly not all of them), and I found very interesting things to share with you. This is the first one: A little jewel in Barcelona is this artisan shop. Bespoke shoes are…

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Think garden gnomes

I will not show you the typical garden gnomes you are expecting. When I chose to write about them I was planning to post one tacky picture and ask for your opinion. But I suddenly bumped into lots of information about gnomes and decided to go one step further. Let’s start with a definition according…

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Christmas shopping

Again this time of the year! And some hardcore shopping to do for many. I have to say I am more of a selective shopper and never buy something because I have to. Another key detail, expensive doesn’t mean better. Having said that, I never set foot in a shopping centre. I’d rather walk around…

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Christmas Jumpers

Save the Children has set 14th December as the official Christmas Jumper Day. Ever since Bridget Jones showed the world how hilarious Christmas jumpers could be, they became incredibly popular, especially in the UK. It’s all about your choice, from classy and cosy to hideous creations. So, why not turn the fact that we all want…

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Tim Walker-Somerset House

Here is a small sample of one of the fantastic exhibitions you can see in London these days. My friend Adolfo recommended it to me and it is so worth it that I wanted to share it with you. The exhibition will be open until 27 January 2013 and the admission is free. “Tim Walker…

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Back in town

Back from NY and looking forward to finding innovative design. Has anyone found out about any outstanding design worth mentioning? Coming up next week: W Barcelona and The Chelsea Gardener

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Union Jack Madness

We have witnessed many events during 2012. The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee and 2012 Olympics. The year before, we had the Royal Wedding. Both royal celebrations came with a bank holiday and street parties spred across the UK. Merchandising, souvenirs and lots of products with the Union Jack on them filled the shops all…

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