Style your home like a classroom
Dusty blackboards fill the air with clouds of chalk, honey-coloured varnished wood shines in the sun, and brick walls hold sturdy bookshelves, calendars and clocks. Recreate the pared down chic of time-honoured classrooms and make the good old days at home in your space.
The smell of cut grass on the school field and the clang of the ancient dinner bell; these days school may be more whiteboard than chalkboard, but you can still style it like you're Head Girl. What's more, a vintage look is always smart and beautiful without fail.
It's hard to forget the scent of school dinners, the sting of grazed knees in the playground and the triumphant feeling of finishing homework in time for the weekend. Why not celebrate those days gone by? Work brogues, ties and blazers into your style with a vintage twist.
The train's late, it's raining and every meeting has been rescheduled, but nothing fazes you. Sticky notes are king. The Filofax is your lifeblood and that gorgeous neon orange stationery's doing the trick. Everyone else wishes they could make being super organised look this good.
After a long, hot and relaxing summer, first day back nerves are the worst. Help them to stay cool and be creative with bright stationery, pencil cases and accessories. When it comes to having the confidence to stand out and bring colour to the classroom, they'll be sorted.
Sunlight streams through the curtains and the sound of the letterbox snapping shut fills you with excitement. Though turning letters into crafty masterpieces is second nature, a little extra decorative tape and pretty string-tie envelopes never hurt a good pen pal's reputation.
With nothing more tempting than stylish office goods to adorn your desk, these covetable accessories are guaranteed to start your morning off on the right footing.
Clean white plimsolls, crisply ironed shirt, books packed into a pristine backpack – your straight-A student needs to look the part. With pretty ginghams, perfect pleats and polished brogues, she’ll be starting a bright new term with the style to match.
Clean white walls, minimalist detail - the perfect blank canvas for their latest art project. A relaxing enclave ideal for capturing little people’s big ideas. Help homework be less of a chore - inject a sense of fun with the latest tech essentials and bright baby blues.
Tag, you’re it! Football games with jumpers for goalposts. Frolicking with friends. Playtime is the best part of the school day. Dress your little boys in smart and sturdy basics that will withstand even the messiest game of Stuck in the Mud this term.
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 things I tend to use before, after and or during a run... Some are more serious than others but all in all there's some good stuff in here to keep you entertained and looking good!
Oh you’ve never been one for the basics. Your mother once told you that even as a toddler you refused baked beans - you preferred haricot. Now you’re a complete tech head. Anything electronic is your passion. Cameras, mobiles, video equipment, Go Pros – lucky you took that job at a certain tech company right? You love shooting the sharpest pictures and having the latest gadgets – it makes life all the more sweet, especially when it’s in HD.
Pounding through the park, wind in your hair, light falling through the trees. With motivating music, the miles fly by - you’ll have that marathon done in no time. Confident in your cropped top, you’re in peak physical condition, and you have the kit to match. Brightly coloured tops and trainers put a spring in your step.
Im on a boat! Well, actually, no, I'm on a paddle! Whether it is inflatable or not, stand up paddle is this summer's sport. Fun, cheap and accessible to all ages, it is a great way to start your holidays!
Get out of the car. Get off the bus. Get on your bike. Exercise. Pedal hard - up the hill, across the fields, down the road. Be out of breath and enjoy it. This is sport and fun combined at its best. Endurance, focus and core strength is an essential requirement. There’s no time to waste when mountain biking.
What starts as a weekend pastime becomes the most enjoyable job you could ever imagine. Elegant finishes. Intricate mouldings and patterns. Lovingly restoring antique furniture rescued from a local market to its absolute glory. Creating works of art to be treasured for generations.
Look down! After all, the best fossil collecting tools are your eyes. Spiral shaped shells nestled in the sand. Pick them up as you stroll along the shore. Pint-sized palaeontologists looking to dig for victory? Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline is the best place to head to.
A tiny, toy-town fishing village in Devon. Cobbled streets lined with brightly painted fishermen’s cottages. The perfect spot. Excited little hands reeling in their first catch of the day. The kids fall hook, line and sinker for their new hobby this summer.