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Our mini Royal Wedding street party went down a treat!

Yesterday’s Royal Wedding celebrations went down a treat, with the table crammed full of traditional and exotic delights, the team at the National Design Academy thoroughly enjoyed the spread and of course the wonderful decorations!

Amongst the ham and cucumber sandwiches and Victoria sponge, our structural Designer Sara and Web Developer Lyn, made some exotic dishes to spice up the spread; Persian sweet, Pashmak (like cotton candy),  Kung Pow chicken and Tang Cu Paign (pork ribs). Continue reading

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Design of the day – Sunny Side up Egg Rug

Call it tacky or inventive, this egg rug is definitely a novelty piece for your home! The two egg yolks are leather pillows which sit nicely on the luxurious white shag base. Created by designer Valentina Audrito, the “Sunny Side up Shag Rug” is great for lazing around and watching television or reading a good book! Inspired by the versatility of eggs, Audrito decided to create a series of egg inspired furniture in honour for  “Le Uova di Leon” which was apart of the Milan Furniture Fair in 2006 and 2007. I have no idea how much the rug is to buy but I expect it will be quite a few pennies – I just want to jump on it!

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Design of the Day

Retro Love

Whether you’re a lover or hater of Valentines Day, you won’t be able to resist this adorable retro telephone from Viva Fabric. It’s a little piece of chic heaven every boudoir must have! Available to buy from www.notonthehighstreet.com for £90,  it’s a little pricey, but why not splash out on a little present for your beloved home this Valentines. I think it deserves it!

Happy Valentines x

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Design of the day

SQUINT at that!

Statement furniture design firm Squint, has taken my breath away with its array of brightly coloured pieces and classical charm. Squint celebrates the finest of historical English design and has launched their heritage range exclusively in Harrods. The fabrics used are woven English damasks and shot silver and gold satins with Swarovski rose crystal and pearl detailing. Each piece is bespoke and accentuates brilliant craftsmanship and the colour of love.

They also have a delightful accessories range with the same energetic vibrance, this includes mirrors and lighting wrapped in Japanese kimono silk. Squint does make to order and each settee is created in a traditional way here in England. Each item is priced individually and settee prices start from around £4000. You can also take your pick from the range of stools, chairs and chaises if you like!

All images source http://www.squintlimited.com

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