UK Trends

Try the Tassel Trend

Sarah McGiven | Posted 22.07.2014 | 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 02.07.2014 | 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 09.06.2014 | 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.

11 New Spa Travel Trends for 2014

Paul Joseph | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

Health and Fitness Travel has created their exclusive Fusion Fitness programmes with spa hotels for clients needing this tailored approach.

London Fashion Week in a Nutshell

Serena Guen | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Serena Guen

It is easy to lose track during Fashion Week, so here is our LFW breakdown. From the soundtrack to the sandals, this is London Fashion Week in a nutshell...

Style: The Gallery Wall

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

Gallery walls create a chic and stylish statement for any room in your home. Use different sized and shaped frames to create a haphazard, 'thrown on the wall' look or simply use identical frames for a uniformed style, like below.

Must Have Metal: Copper

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

The copper hue is on the rise and I couldn't be more excited. It has a warmth and style that cannot be matched by other metals. Copper doesn't overwhelm the interior of a room, it is very subtle but steals the show every time.

Thirteen Years of Iconic Hair

Vikki Geary | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Style
Vikki Geary

In the 60s it was Mia Farrow's crop; in the 70s it was Farrah Fawcett's feathery blonde layers. By the 80s we were admiring Blondie's choppy fringe, then in the 90s women were asking their hairdresser for 'The Rachel'. But what will go down in history as the most iconic hairstyle of the 00s?

Making It in Fashion With Mikey Trapstar and Susie Lau

Hanna Flint | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Style
Hanna Flint

Two stylish game-changers who are more than aware of this fact are legendary urban streetwear designer Mikey Trapstar and world-renowned fashion blogger Susie Lau, who are now lending their support to #shinebright, a new initiative to help some aspiring creatives climb up the sartorial ladder.

Dr. Martens Fashionable Expansion

Zoe Yates | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

Dr. Martens brand continues to grow in strength and I'm pleased to report that the brand has some ambitious plans for the UK retail market. In 2011 the brand had just four stores in the UK, however over the last few years Dr. Martens has been rapidly expanding it's high street presence.