Thanks for the World Wide Web Sir Tim!
Lightning speed. Information travelling from one device to the next. What are you searching for online? The latest sold out shoe? Love? A new restaurant? You can get them all on the World Wide Web. Once foreign objects, computers are now everyday essentials. Initially a heavy shape, think cardboard boxes with a whole lot of clever things inside, the computer has since evolved. From insanely addictive smartphones to paper-thin laptops, who doesn’t love the computer? It’s the gateway to the World Wide Web after all!
A perfectly rounded edge. Pristine snow white contrasted with shiny chrome. Modernity defined in a handful of technological items. You are in the future. You work in the future. Your office is an impressive amalgamation of everything everyone else will want in 10 years time. The space is unbelievably slick, from your architectural desk lamp on the clear glass desk, to your ceiling lamp that looks like it belongs on one of the Starfleet ships. Take your work environment to a whole new level with this forward thinking collection.
Long before the iPad, iTunes and the iPhone, Apple Macintosh's computers were the reserve of geeks and graphic designers. Much maligned by PC users, but those who used them loved them with a passion not normally reserved for plastic boxes, circuit boards and cables. Here's a selection of some of the classic macs through the ages, showing the breadth of their offering through the years.
Whether intergalactic, man-made or fantastically fabricated, the robot will always capture the imagination of the young. We have a great array of robotic inspired pieces for kids, from talking robot toys, to boardgames, card games and even robot sticker wall art. Let the robot takeover begin!
Ring-ring! Bloop-bloop! Tap-tap! These are the sounds that mesmerise your little ones daily. Those classic noises that come out of computers and even “pretend” computers. The bright screens pixelated with fun characters for them to play with. They learn whilst they amuse themselves with brightly hued phones, faux tablets and baby laptops. Little ones will feel like mini-CEOs playing to their heart’s content. Be inspired by this sweet techy world.
The sun gets in your eyes. It sits so high in the blue Spanish sky. The colour is further intensified by the green palm trees, which stand at the edge of the beachy scene. White sands warm up the under soles of your feet. This is the holiday feeling you were searching for, a feeling you had almost forgotten. Take in the cool scenes of Marbella through a blue-tinted view. Feel the heat against your legs and familiarise yourself with the sound of your flip-flops. Discover the good life, the Spanish way.
That unmistakable azure blue of the Greek sky. Bright white buildings surround the coastline. The soft waters lap lazily at the beach. This scenery must have inspired Greece’s iconic blue and white national flag. Whether you’re taking in culture in Kos, astounded by the beauty of Santorini or swimming in the crystal clear waters of Kefalonia; Greece deserves to see you at your best. Adopt Onassis-level glamour and bedeck yourself in statement-beaded necklaces, vertiginous heels and of course wear that distinctive blue.
In 1987, a group of Londoners: Trevor Fung, Paul Oakenfold, and Danny Rampling went on holiday to the Spanish isle of Ibiza. Whilst there, they heard DJ Alfredo playing an eclectic mix of music to an even more eclectic crowd of hippies, locals, playboys and playgirls. This sound, christened 'Balearic Beat' and the associated lifestyle, fashions and attitude was brought back to London and adopted by many, paving the way for thousands of Brits who made their pilgrimage to the spiritual home of Balearic. This collection sums up some of the fashion, music and style of the original Balearic spirit.
Invested in a serious caravan some months ago. Boys and I aren’t as young as we think. Time to grow up. No more long weekends in Amsterdam. I was thinking Devon this summer, sometime in June. There’s a Michelin-starred pub that’s not too far away. Got a killer cooker too, going to try out my pulled pork buns and homemade barbecue sauce on the lads – they’ll love it with a pint of local ale. Good times really are coming.
Saturday morning. The hushed sound of whispering children can be heard as you enter the stables. A clear summer’s day, ideal for the kids to enjoy a countryside canter. They all stand together looking incredibly proud and smart. Perfectly plaited pigtails finished off with red ribbon are many a little girl’s choice of hairstyle. The boys are dressed up in tailored riding jackets and boots, so well polished they could almost double as a mirror. Discover more about their love of riding with this inspirational collection.
Traditional wax prints in vibrant colour combinations: burnt oranges clashing against lime greens, egg yolk yellows with contrasting inky blue blobs, striking reds proudly stand out. These are the colours of Africa. Truly another world. Bustling food markets. Untouched deserted beaches. Life changing safari trips. Take in the beauty in mirrored sunglasses. Enjoy the feel of the cool water beneath your feet and the air against your skin, whilst decked out in a printed bikini. Embrace Africa’s soul through this effervescent travel collection.
Intense crimson chilli flakes are scattered across the worktop like tiny ticker tape. The familiar and comforting smell of charcoal wafts into the kitchen. You're the chief of the barbecue, busy creating your next taste sensation. Smashing bulbs of garlic, furiously mincing onions, smothering chicken wings in your favourite hot sauce. Carefully placing meaty creations across a searingly hot grill. The smell has the neighbours jealous. You take a seat in your raffia chair and wait for the feast to be ready.
The noise of happy people is unmistakable. Unexplained laughter vibrates through the air. This sound is only ever heard in the summer. When warm air and bright skies heighten everyone’s level of excitement – especially in green spaces. The park is packed, so busy that you can barely see where the grass has disappeared. Picnics are your speciality. An impressive basket full of edible goodies. Spread out your check picnic rug and feast like never before.
Rows of perfectly manicured lawns sit comfortably in a row. Beautiful identikit homes, which can only be distinguished by their differing garage door colours. Small children happily play in the square, laughing on shiny tricycles. The gardens are equally impressive – well looked after and kitted out for summer soirees. Gazebos worthy of 5-course dinners. People gather and recline on the garden sofas. The perfect party garden comes to life on a sun-drenched British evening.
Enjoy nature this summer and live alfresco. Enjoy the season of strawberries, cream, roses, Wimbledon, Champagne, picnics and hazy summer evenings. Unwind and relax with our guide to creating the most of your outdoor space.
A fresh jug of lemonade filled with bright lemon slices and an abundance of ice blocks takes centre stage. Precisely cut sandwiches with perfect right angles are filled with an array of classic fillings: from egg and cress to cheese and ham – all put together by proud little hands. Their teddy bears have never seen such a spread. The two favourites, Master Edwards and Miss Tubby, will dine today on the best picnic ever. Even a variation of teas will be served. Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic. Let you kids’ imagination run wild with this playful collection.
Flashes of indigo flutter by on butterfly wings. Bees buzz about the foxgloves busily pollinating. An army of ants determinedly carry food across the patio. The garden is alive and nature is in full bloom. Of course your mini-assistant wants to help keep the garden growing – so let them go to town on those quiet summer days. The kids will be full of pride, watering the pot plants and seeing them look fresher in an instant. They’ll adore pushing about their own mini-wheelbarrow. Make even the simplest things a summer treat with our gardening collection.
This week, we're all about horses and equestrian fashion! Let your kids enjoy the summer on their rocking horses and pretend they come from the far far west for the day!
Ah, summer, I love it. I love the heat, the light, the long evenings, the feeling of sun on my skin. Of course this is the UK and we all know that those days are rare, but that's why we have to make the most of them! This collection is inspired by the beautiful British outdoors, by the tantalising thought of al fresco family meals, bike rides, of picnics with friends, camping (in a field or in the back garden) and just being outside in the fresh air and sunshine, making the most of every day.