2016 has been the year of diversification. Magazines pivoting into events, fashion bloggers transitioning into travel and lifestyle and, um, tableware brands dipping a toe into beauty. That last one sums up a new direction for L’Objet, best known for stunning desk and homewares and a frequent appearer on my Pinterest. (more…)
Contrary to popular opinion, some of us are still very much in favour of wearing a watch. Not always for telling the time, mind. In fact, these days a watch can almost be the opposite of a passing-of-time marker, instead serving as a symbol of slowing down and savouring the day. (more…)
Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…
1. THE CONNOLLY COMEBACK
I suspect many brands would like to be considered ‘the English Hermès’, but Connolly seems to be the closest thing (more…)
How far do you like to plan ahead? Are you the type to get your next year diary in August, or do you buy it in clearance on the 31st January (you cheapskate!)?
Smythson is making it very easy to stock up now with its 2017 diaries which now come in an extended range of colours. Its customers kept asking for different shades, so it’s gone mad and given them everything they asked for and more. (more…)