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  • You might have heard us harping on about the importance of good brand presentation, and we promise it’s with good reason. So when Head of Design at made.com, Ruth Wassermann echoes our exact sentiments, it’s probably safe to say that there might be some truth in our repetitive melodies.

    Katie Law of the London Evening Standard caught up with Ruth to discuss brand presentation (quelle surprise!), but also how our homes are set to change in the next 5 years with technology and this new idea of the ‘connected home’.

  • MEET THE RETAILER: Hannah Tait from Oliver Bonas

    31-Jan-2017 by: Katie Law
    • Fashion
    • Launchpad
    • Living
    Who doesn't love Oliver Bonas? Walking into their shops gives you a sense of fun discovery. They are treasure troves of exciting design, quirky gifts and the jewellery... Oh the jewellery! Being a great buyer for such a great brand can't be a walk in the park. Katie Law, Deputy Literary Editor at the Evening Standard caught up with Hannah Tait, OB's Junior Buyer for Home and Gift to discuss the trials and tribulations of being ahead of the game and having your finger on the Pulse (sic)...
  • A beginner’s guide to Brand Strategy

    31-Jan-2017 by: Geraldine Wharry
    • ShopTalk
    • Trends

    As active members of the design industries, we embrace the common perception that creativity is about taking risks and self-expression. We don’t naturally want to feel hemmed in with words such as “brand strategy” which can sound like a military exercise, counter-intuitive to the creative process.

    But launching and maintaining a brand is a complex business. Whether you realise it or not, you most likely have a brand strategy. Geraldine Wharry, Trend Forecaster and Fashion Designer shares her to advice to take the leap and finally put the pen to your Brand Strategy paper.

  • PULSE TV: Social tips from the Social Jedi

    30-Jan-2017 by: Pulse TV
    • Pulse TV

    Do you sometimes feel like everyone around you seems to know what they’re doing on social? You know, there’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google + (just kidding!) and so many more for you to take on and perfect, it’s difficult to know where to start.

    Fear not friends! Tom Szekeres from This Here (known by many as the “Social Jedi”) has a few tips to really build your confidence and give you that slick brand image…

  • A/W 17/18 Trend Edit - DIY

    30-Jan-2017 by: Unique Style Platform
    • Trends

    Now more than ever, we have a lot to stand up to and a lot to shout out about. We have this newfound sense of expression that will inevitably translate into our home, our life and our fashion.

    Enter: the DIY trend for this A/W 17/18.

    Taking a DIY inspired approach to design is anarchic and unexpected. Creative activism re-interprets punk for the digital age, with designers producing new products which deviate from the norm and embrace a sense of individuality.

  • SHOPTALK: Brand with confidence & conviction

    21-Dec-2016 by: Opal & Co
    • ShopTalk

    In a fiercely competitive retail market, how can you rise head and shoulders above the competition? This is no time for half measures, says Clare Yarwood-White of Brand & Marketing consultancy Opal & Co. The secret to branding with confidence and conviction? Well you’re just going to have to read more to find out…

  • MEET THE MAKER: Rosie Brewer

    21-Dec-2016 by: Rachel Ward

    Rosie Brewer is one heck of a designer-maker! Her talent in making unique and irresistibly beautiful wooden kitchenware, such as serving boards and utensils, stems from a young age.

    “As a child my parents ran a busy sawmill by our house, making sheds, beach huts and animal shelters" she explains. "My memories are of industrial saws whirring and the smell of freshly machined pine and my passion for wood as a material has been ingrained in me ever since”. 

    Here, we chat to Rosie as she prepares to exhibit at Pulse for the second year…

  • Christmas 2017 Trend Edit

    20-Dec-2016 by: Unique Style Platform
    • Trends

    The long awaited Christmas 2017 trend edit from Unique Style Platform is finally here! Because there is nothing better than planning ahead, right? Next year’s festivities are looking pretty special from where we’re sitting. As an added bonus, there are 3 styles to choose from…

  • There is glitter literally EVERYWHERE!

    03-Nov-2016 by: Meet the Maker
    • Meet the Maker

    When you think of festivals, you probably think wet wellies, mud literally EVERYWHERE, cracking headliners, warm beer, cramped tents and GLITTER! Dressing up and covering your face in this multi-coloured sparkle extravaganza is pretty much a must! So when an inspiring maker comes along with all the glitter in all the colours and all the sizes and combines that with bonkers lashes and laser-cut jewellery that look like yummy bowls of ramen, you get our seal of approval! Brighten your day and meet the fun and fabulous Nicola Groutage, founder of FromNicLove…

  • Blogging is essentially the new word of mouth. With so many of us turning to the internet for advice and recommendations, having bloggers on your side can effectively boost everything about your brand, from sales to awareness and new opportunities.

    But what is your way in to this elite circle of influencers?

    If you don’t already know Kate Baxter, it’s time to get informed. Founder of fabricofmylife.co.uk, one of the most highly regarded design blogs in the UK, Kate shares her tips to work with the right bloggers…

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