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Better than brunch »

On September 20th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops.

Abandon your usual weekend activities and head to London to admire the best design the capital has to offer… You have until Sunday to absorb creativity in traditional environments such as the V&A museum and more unusual ones – Eley Kishimoto‘s FLASH graffiti outside Brixton underground station is an unexpected burst of brilliance. Don’t miss […]

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Watts going on »

On September 18th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

For a firm that is 140 years old Watts of Westminster certainly have plenty of energy. This month you can find them at Decorex, the Fashion & Textile Museum, Focus 14 and participating in a study day at the V&A Museum. The long history of Watts is impossible to cover in a blog so seek […]

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A bouquet of blue »

On September 12th, 2014 Penny Gray wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Selvedge was delighted recently to receive an invite to the launch of a new perfume – Bleu de Chine – by Angela Flanders; a fragrance inspired by her friend Noel Chapman’s collection of Chinese indigo fabrics. Situated just off Spitalfields market Angela Flanders’s perfume shop is nestled down Artillery Passage, a delightfully quaint and cobbled […]

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‘Invisible Permanent Clothing Made in England’ »

On September 11th, 2014 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Selvedge,Shops.

This intriguing sign stopped me in my tracks on Warren Street. Shielded from the street by a curtain of bamboo, the serene store come gallery is originally merchandised on a series of staircases and landings. When I asked Carin Mansfield the proprietor of this tiny store about her signage, her sense of humour assured me […]

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Kimono on show »

On September 9th, 2014 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

That textile perennial the kimono is blooming again this autumn with two exhibitions devoted to these beautiful garments. Kimono: A Modern History at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will examine the kimono as a “tableau on which to inscribe and describe the effects of modernization on Japan and explore “its capacity to […]

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