• CASAPLATA Restaurant Cocktail Bar in Seville by Lucas y Hernandez Gil Yellowtrace

    What goes with grey?

    I never think of grey as a pastel shade, but when I saw the interior of Casaplata restaurant and cocktail bar in Sevilla, my views on greys, and on pastels in general, did a big back flip. These dusty, silvery tones are so subtle and gentle, without a hint of sweetness. The soft tones are …

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    Making Friday: snakes alive!

    Today’s Making Friday news may give you a baffling glimpse into my psyche, but it’s pretty good for a giggle anyway, so here goes: It starts with me arriving at the Think Tank and, as usual, not quite knowing what I want to do, but knowing that the important part is to just make something. I’d been swooning over the …

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  • Week NYC shop ideas

    Shopping for shops

    When I visited in NYC in May 2011, I was thinking of opening my store, and took lots of inspiration shots. I think the way the Skinny laMinx store turned out could fit perfectly into the streets of New York, don’t you? See more pics here. We’re off to New York City to show Skinny laMinx …

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    Decorating with scissors – vintage style

    I had some fun putting together graphics for our June and July promotions newsletter, inserting Skinny laMinx into vintage scenes, just for a laff. Enjoy this latest in my Decorating With Scissors series.  

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  • How much fabric single chair

    How much fabric do you need?

    Super-useful charts to help with deciding how much fabric to order.

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  • how pattern works

    July workshops

    Announcing a July series of my four-part hands-on course in print & pattern called HOW PATTERN WORKS.

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    Decorating with Scissors again

    I’ve been redecorating strangers’ houses with nothing but a pair of scissors!

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  • Mending

    Wabi Sabi … or ‘mending’, as your Granny called it

    A brief tale about feeling smug about mending holes in a cherished jumper.

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  • Week Visi Fechters Collab

    In the Press: Visi

    Win a Skinny laMinx chair in Visi magazine!

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