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Design of the Day – The world’s first designer energy saving light bulb

I first came across this design at this years Birmingham Interiors Show, in the Designers Block section and since then it’s popularity has rocketed. It was displayed in George Clarke’s revamped eco-friendly house at last months Ideal Home Show event at London’s Earl Court.

Designed by Sam Wilkinson, this Plumen light bulb is the worlds first designer energy-saving bulb which takes on a snake-like shape and looks amazing set in the dark glass shade. (Above) It lasts 8x longer and uses 80% les energy than incandescent bulbs, saving you on your electric bill as well as looking hot!

The name Plumen came from “plume” which is a birds decorative feather, used to attract attention and this certainly does that! The great news is that the bulb doesn’t cost a fortune and a nightmare to get hold of, in fact you can lay your hand on one of these delights for only £19.95 from B&Q! Hurry before they’re sold out!

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Top 10 Cheap PR Tips to kickstart small businesses


Attend every event possible, whether your and exhibitor or visitor. Events like Birmingham Home Show, Decorex, and Ideal Home Show are crammed with industry insiders. It’s networking heaven and the perfect opportunity to sell your business.

When meeting and greeting, start with “Hello my name is ….” then pull out your business card. The idea is that by the time you’ve told them what your business is about, your card is already in their hands. But don’t steal their customers, word will get out and taint your business reputation and thats not good!

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WIN tickets to this years Ideal Home Show with thedesignhub!

thedesignhub.wordpress.com have teamed up with the Ideal Home Show 2011 to give you the chance WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets to this years spectacular show!

The UK’s biggest consumer interior design event is back at Earls Court in London, showcasing eight different sections of inspirational living from gardens and gadgets to show homes and shopping, it’s tipped to be the best show yet!

With many dates already sold out and the rest selling fast, design hungry fans are fighting for front row tickets so this is your chance to beat the crowds!

For a chance to WIN, just simply email the answer to this question below to competition@nda.ac.uk

Q: How long has the Ideal Home Show been running?

The tickets can be used on any one day between the 11th – 27th March 2011 so you wont miss out on the action. The competition closing date will be midnight on 2nd March 2011 and winners will be notified by email on 3rd March 2011.

For more information about the show visit the official website www.idealhomeshow.co.uk

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WIN! WIN! WIN! Linda Barker’s calling all design enthusiasts

Does your pad look like a page from 25 Beautiful Homes? Have you poured blood, sweat and tears into making it look like Grand Designs? Is there no place like your home! If you’re shouting YES at top of your lungs, all the hard work could be highly rewarded at this years Ideal Home Show 2011.

Household name and interior designer Linda Barker, is giving house-proud Brits the chance to be crowned “Ideal Interior of the Year”. Officially launched today, the first ever interior competition to be hosted at this years Ideal Home Show in London, celebrates real British homes and the talents of real British people.  Continue reading

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Design of the day

Sustainable interiors lead the way

I discovered Sarah Turner at this years Birmingham Interiors Show in The Designers Block and loved her approach to sustainable interior designs. She specialises in eco-friendly art and design and has created a collection of lamps and lights sourced from cast away plastic bottles.

Handmade, the pieces are delicate and beautiful as they hand perfectly from the ceiling. She is expected to exhibit her collection at this years London Fashion Week and the prestigious Ideal Homes Show in March at London’s Earl Court.

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Perk up and look forward to 17 days of interior heaven!

WITH ALL THIS cold weather and prices of pretty much everything sky rocketing, we need something to look forward too and brighten our spirits. So just for you interior design junkies,you can start getting excited as largest consumer home event returns to London’s Earls Court this March. Continue reading


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