Category Archives: Design

How to Use Avalon Madeira Embroidering Fabric?

How to Use Avalon Madeira Embroidering Fabric?

What is AVALON? A transparent fabric, which dissolves in cold water, eco-friendly and leaving no residue. Simply place thin fabric, lace looped and knitted fabrics under or between two layers of AVALON before you start to embroider.

Make Your Own Lamp Shade

Make Your Own Lamp Shade

Cannot find a lamp shade that perfectly match your interior? Or you are bored with an old one and want some change? Make your own lampshade using wide range of materials – newspaper, decorative paper, thick linen, light silk, thread, wire, metal scraps…. or just “beautify” your old one and give it a new life with the smart details!

100 Years in 100 Seconds – A Short Fashion History

100 Years in 100 Seconds – A Short Fashion History

100 years of East London style, fashion, dance and music in 100 seconds. Sept 13th, 1911 to Sept 13th, 2011. It’s a 100 years countdown to the grand opening of Westfield Stratford City on September 13th, 2011, and celebrates a century of East London fashion, style, dance and music. Jake Lunt with The Viral Factory created this live action short film on East London style, fashion, dance and music.

The Cushions That Making the Difference in Your Living Space

The Cushions That Making the Difference in Your Living Space

The cushions can transform a living space when used either to define a particular living area, to create atmosphere, or simply for their beauty and style alone and there are a wealth of designer cushions to choose from on the market today. The mix and match designs and styles create an individual look and use of a traditional range to compliment an existing decor. The more contemporary line leaving scope for later additions.

The Bowler Hats… Forever!

The Bowler Hats… Forever!

Historians generally agree that some form of head-covering must have been the first article of apparel put on by primitive man. Heads were certainly covered wherever sun and rain were severe.

The bowler and the derby are simply two names for the same style of hat. Bowler hats began to be called derby hats after an American hatter noticed a large number of English gentleman sporting them at an English derby (derbies are races typically restricted to three year old horses and were popular in 19th century England).

The Most Prestigious Fashion Schools

The Most Prestigious Fashion Schools

School is ending, graduation season is upon us, and perhaps you’re wondering what to do with your life. Well, if fashion design–or a related career–is calling you, we’ve compiled a list of the top fashion schools in the world.

The World of Matchboxes

The World of Matchboxes

The development of a specialized “matchbook” with both matches and a striking surface did not occur until the 1890s with the American Joshua Pusey, who later sold his patent to the Diamond Match Company. The Diamond Match Company was later bought by Bryant and May.

The hobby of collecting match-related items, such as matchcovers and matchbox labels, is known as phillumeny.

The Rooster Decor in Your Home

The Rooster Decor in Your Home

The rooster is the bird to use in your home decorating these days. Whether you are an animal lover, a country girl or just like to keep up on all of the trends, you can add some “country charm” to your home by using the rooster in your decor.

The Canopy Bed for Everyone

The Canopy Bed for Everyone

Few of us have the kind of property that can handle a four poster but when looking for a romantic getaway how often are we attracted to the grand hotel fitted out with them? If you are looking to recreate the same effect in your own home then a canopy bed would be a more manageable option.

The Pasta Types Through the Eye of Design

The Pasta Types Through the Eye of Design

This is craft too- If you ever eaten a bowl of strozzapreti (or priest stranglers), you may have wondered exactly how many types of pasta one civilisation need. Though the hundreds of variations on the same theme suggest a gluttonous indulgence, the mouth-watering range is actuelly a perfect example of form following function.