UK Trends

Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviours of Internet Users in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Compared to their global counterparts, online users in the Middle East are among the most enthusiastic about the positive impact that the Internet is having on their lives.

Top 20 Trends for Spring/Summer 2015

Vogue.fr | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

With seventies influences from Saturday night fever to hippy deluxe, a khaki nod to military style alongside nautical accents, experiments with transparency, patchworks of vintage prints and a mix and match approach to volume and fabric, for Summer 2015 we're set to see contrast take centre stage.

Nude for Fall

Charlotte Cave | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Cave

Looking through the magazines for Autumn Winter 2014 you would be right in thinking there is a sense of 'anything goes' this season. The catwalk was awash with so many different looks, textures and silhouettes

So, This Is What Happens When Disney Princesses Are Given A Hipster Overhaul...

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Disney princesses, tattoos and piercings - three things that aren't usually strung together in the same sentence. Until now. Following the recreati...

Generation Sweet Stuff - Are We All Sugared Up?

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yasmin Khatun

The sugar-less trend seems like it might have long running implications on the way we sell, shop and eat. Things that were once put onto our health barometer, we're now advised to stay clear of. Yogurt, fruit, cereal and so forth are most certainly off the menu. Advised that cereals were the healthy option to start of our day, the healthiest at present, has to be cartoned egg whites.

Spending the Round Pound - A Plus Size Girls Guide to Shrewd Shopping

Becky Barnes | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

There has been much talk in the past month about the plus size woman, how and where she should be spending her hard earned cash and which brands deserve it. Plus size blogger Chastity Garner of Garner style, this month called to arms fellow chubs to boycott American store Target on account of them revealing yet another designer collaboration with no plus sizes in sight.

Social Media and Modern Warfare

Adam Fisch | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

I'm actually not 100% sure that social media inherently is good. Yes, it's possible for people to post real-time news, yes it encourages every individual to voice their thoughts and be accessible but what happens when the social media news agenda gets hijacked?

Try the Tassel Trend

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

It's a bold High Summer look that's currently populating high street stores and designer boutiques alike, particularly in the form of holiday kimonos, but choose your weapons wisely and the pieces you pick up now will see you through next season too.

Will 'Saffy' Teens be Absolutely Fabulous for Society?

William Higham | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

In my last article, I identified a new young generation, the SAFFYs: Serious, Active, Forward-Facing Youth. They're very different to the "typical teen" parodied by Kevin the Teenager. Less frivolous, hedonistic, lazy and 'devil may care'. More anxious and responsible about the future, and more respectful of the past.

The Shoe Tattoo

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've sometimes toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo, but there's something about the permanency and probably the pain that stops me entering through those parlour doors. However, I recently came across Oliver Sweeney offering the option of getting a tattoo on their shoes, and this instantly seemed like a much more painless option.

It's More Than Gorgeous - Top Picks From Manchester

Sian Astley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

I had a great afternoon down at my local HomeSense, choosing my Top Picks and helping shoppers solve their interior design & home buy dilemmas, finding myself rummaging through treasures to find 'on trend' bargains and helping design savvy clients select the perfect partnering items for challenging rooms.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

Five Easy Steps to Turn a Dull Urban Yard into a Colourful Party Space

Sian Astley | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

I want to introduce colour and fun to brighten up a bit of a dull space and am very much looking forward to surprising the couple who live there with some unexpected items and do it all on an affordable & realistic budget. It's going to be done in five easy steps so watch this space!

Interior Design in the Recession

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

My mother who has a diploma in Interior Design is my constant source of inspiration and her success has given me a real passion for property and interiors. In the past few years I have had the opportunity to start my own journey into property and, after the success of our first renovation, my partner and I have moved onto our second property.

The Most Common Home Design Challenges

Jen Stanbrook | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Stanbrook

I have always loved home interiors. Ever since I had my first home, I've been making moodboards, collecting cuttings from magazines and hunting down my favourite trends of the season. Creating Love Chic Living was an amazing way to collate all those ideas into one resource, showcasing my love of interior design and finding others who love it too.

The Secret to Adding Light to a Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

One of the biggest challenges (but most rewarding) we faced when doing our home was the galway kitchen, as we now own a Victorian home as we had to create a bright, open area with limited space and budget. Therefore, my three top tips for lighting a room (especially a small space!) would be...

Fashion Week Recap: Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 Beauty Trends

Vogue.fr | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

From New York to Paris, via London and Milan, Fashion Week has been making its path for the past four weeks, and as designers presented beautiful collections full of covetable pieces, new style directions appeared on the horizon for Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

Headphone 'Hype'

Liam Deacon | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Many of you may have noticed the unbounded rise in under 25s cat-walking their way across Britain's high streets, colleges and public transport in large, salient and often flamboyant headphones. Personally, I think some of them look garish almost comical. But I'm not completely anti people utilising such devices so incessantly. I couldn't be, having recently joined this growing trend.

The Fashion Blogosphere: Rising Stars to Watch in 2014

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Harriet Williamson

The fashion blogosphere is massive and there are so many amazing sites to search for style inspiration and DIY fashion tips, but I've narrowed my favourites down to two.

2014 Technology Trends for Marketers

Grégory Roekens | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

On the morning of 13th June 1863, The Press newspaper in Christchurch New Zealand published an exceptional 'open letter' from novelist and philosopher Samuel Butler titled: "Darwin Among the Machines'.

Five Digital Technology Trends That Will Change Our Lives in 2014

Mark C. Curtis | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark C. Curtis

Each year Fjord experts come together to debate the profound changes that digital technology is bringing to established ways of doing businesses and in our everyday lives.

Colourphobe

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

I'm a self-confessed colourphobe when it comes to interior design. If it's not in the taupe, grey, white, or from the 'neutral' family, I'm usually not listening! Now, as we begin to embrace the new season here at Butterfly Lane, I am determined to also embrace the subject of colour - and injecting it in to interior design.

Death of the Diary ?

Amanda Willard | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech
Amanda Willard

As we welcome a new year, I'd usually be thinking about indulging in a beautiful leather-bound diary for the coming months but this year I'm wondering how to get the most battery power out of my various devices so I can carry on with those tweets and updates.

L4L Clothing: Knitwear Collection AW13/14

Bwoywonder | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Taking from the concept that nobody likes the Christmas jumpers knitted for them by their nan, we turned that idea on its head by creating the most sort after designs and weaved them into our creative process not just for the trendsetters of this festive season but well into 2014.

What Is the Future for Media Brands in a Digital Age?

John Oswald | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
John Oswald

Looking at the impact of digital on media from a service design perspective, it seems to me that media brands don't have a monetisation challenge, they actually have a 'limitless opportunity' challenge, in other words, getting to grips with the many opportunities that digital technology now offers.