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    News from the Pillow Lab: What’s your style?

    You know, it was only really when we set up the Pillow Lab and started doing our experiments with mixing & matching pattern and palette that I truly began appreciating the COUNTLESS ways that a bunch of pillows can be arranged. And because everyone’s definition of what constitutes ‘fabulous’ is different, could the same set of …

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    Introducing The Pillow Lab

    Have you been to The Pillow Lab? It’s the Skinny laMinx research facility, dedicated to solving urgent questions around the issue of mixing and matching pillows to perfection. It’s important, groundbreaking work, doing fascinating research. Read on for more about what we do in the Lab: The Lab’s research tools consist of close observation of …

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    Making Friday: Batik in Swaziland

    My role on April’s trip to Swaziland with Ace Camps was to teach the group of travellers about pattern, and to give them an intro to the principles behind designing for batik. They came up with some really, really nice designs (see below), which set us all up nicely for the three subsequent days we …

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    At the Market in Swaziland

    I was in Swaziland with Ace Camps in April, teaching a course about pattern to bunch of Ace Campers. There’s so much to see in this tiny African kingdom, and only a tiny bit of it is for tourists. I could have spent hours at Manzini Market, which opened my eyes to things – many …

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    Colour in Swaziland

    The thing that’s so good about travel is changing up the things we see every day. Arriving in green, lush Swaziland (or, as it was re-named just after our visit, eSwatini) with its rolling hills, songbirds and afternoon thunderstorms was a refresher for my city-weary eyes. Here are some of the shapes and colours that …

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    In the Press: At home with… us!

    Yup, that’s Paul and me at home, and you’ll find the rest of this lovely shoot on the pages of House & Leisure magazine in the May 2018 issue. Photos: Greg Cox 

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    Competition: Stick-it-to-Win-It

    Our launch of the Colour Pop pillows was so much fun! But apart from the yummy doughssants from Jason Bakery and delicious colour-changing gin from Hope on Hopkins, the most fun was when everyone got stuck in to our Stick-it-to-Win-it Competition! We made a little video to show you what to do: Our shop will …

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    Launching Pops of pure Skinny laMinx colour!

    Usually we launch a new pattern at this time of year, but we’re breaking that habit because we’ve noticed something: our customers can get overwhelmed by all the choices of pattern at Skinny laMinx. We have more than 70 options to choose from! So, instead of a new PATTERN, we’re highlighting the other thing that’s …

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    Skinny laMinx Workshops: Decorate a doughssant

    Have you booked a spot at our Doughssant Decorating Workshop with Jason Bakery on Thursday evening, 3 May? Send a mail to shop@skinnylaminx.com to book your spot.

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