Tag: Interiors

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I used to have a shop in Nottingham and we’d make a fuss of our window displays and I always enjoyed making things from the random stuff we had in our cellar. One of my favorites was the SALE sign I made …

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I love pattern, the idea of a surface without pattern offends my very eyes. Seeing the perfect pattern makes my heart sing and brightens up my day. I have a habit of covering everything in stripes or triangles; this obsession also …

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I am currently housesitting in a small town, with limited things to do. There is however, an abundance of hair salons and tanning booths.  I left the hairdressers with a headache. One wall of the matt-black/glossy-pink flowery wallpaper proved to …

CATEGORY: Pattern Party
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The post Christmas come down has truly set in. All that’s left is half empty jars of cranberry sauce and the wrappers in sweet tins; the house feels cold without the glow of fairy lights and New Years Eve is …

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You may remember a few weeks ago I interviewed lighting designer and lovely, luminous light shop owner, Hannah Nunn.  Hannah has written a book and I’ve got my hands on a copy to tell you all about……you’re welcome! Illuminate is …

CATEGORY: Books
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Old people really know how to live. This revolutionary conclusion of mine came from holidaying in a cottage originally designed for the over 65′s. During this period I experienced carpeted bathrooms, brewed tea in a teapot and I conveniently poured myself a brandy from the well-stocked Formica drinks …

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 So, today I am going to lower the tone of Jackie Magpie somewhat and talk about porn. What?! Not that sort of porn! Chuh! You people have been reading too much Fifty Shades! No, this is porn for bibliophiles I don’t …

CATEGORY: Books
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I’ve had my eye on the beautifully designed furniture by Workroom for a while now and was intrigued to discover that the talent behind this slick New Zealand brand is father and daughter team Douglas and Rebecca Snelling. After completing …

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Hello Jackie Magpie readers! I’m Alison and I’m going to be bringing you inspiring work from some wonderful New Zealand and Australian creatives. I will be covering everything from graphic design and illustration to architecture and interiors, showcasing the best …

CATEGORY: Art
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Happy Australia Day! Yep, 26th January is officially the day to don your cork hat and eat some vegemite. I am going for lunch with my Aussie friends to celebrate (that is the only reason i know this day exists.) …

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