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Reboot the system – Hollywood’s love of starting over.

May 26, 2011

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Following the recent release of Thor, I thought I’d take a look at the Hollywood phenomenon of the superhero film and the seemingly increasing desire to reboot comic book franchises. For Hollywood, a successful franchise is a licence to print money. Making films is always a gamble and requires a huge upfront stake. The money […]

Liam Treanor – Contemporary design with a mid-century aesthetic.

May 13, 2011

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I’ve long been a fan of the simplicity of mid-century furniture design, as readers of this blog will no doubt attest. However, once in a while, a contemporary designer comes along that captures my imagination. Liam Treanor is one such designer. He has taken the ethics of mid-century design and applied them to his own […]

Mulberry: The Book – Mulberry celebrate 40 years of luxury and style.

May 8, 2011

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Over the last few years, Mulberry has established itself as a quirky, yet quintessentially English luxury brand. It has managed to be seen as flirty, feminine and fun, whilst at the same time, practical, elegant and chic; appealing to both those with a developed taste, as well as the younger, edgier trendsetters. This delicate balancing […]