Simple style: The denim jacket

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Read our potted history of the trusty, tireless denim jacket in April’s issue of The Simple Things? Investing in a classic denim jacket should see years of wear. But what to wear with it? Here are our top denim jacket style picks. Clockwise from top left: 1. Go nautique with a classic Breton tee, Toast £49… Continue reading

Issue 12 moodboard: If wishes were fishes

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A round-up of products we love from around the web inspired by the new issue of The Simple Things. Column one: fishing hook bracelet UGothooked, weird fish notepad Jaquelinafreitas, column two: fish bowl Clayopera, abstract tiles Tillissimo, catch of the day mugs Not On The High Street, column three: star fish pillow ChloeandOliveDotCom, whale t-shirt… Continue reading

Best of British: Vivien of Holloway – vintage style for Christmas and beyond…

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Want to dazzle like Marilyn Monroe, make like you’re in Mad Men, or dress 1940s-1950s vintage to impress at the ball, bar or party? Step right this way, as affordable and wearable glamour awaits…

Wrist Worms by Sandra Juto

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Sandra Juto’s Wrist Worms are just the best way to fend off the early autumn nip in the air. Hand-crocheted and available in a range of gorge autumnal shades, these keep you cosy and let you type on your computer, swipe on your iphone or eat your cupcake (fluff-free) in a way that is rather tricky… Continue reading

Printed umbrella DIY

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Oh, it’s been a bit of a drizzly summer, hasn’t it? Luckily, Christine Wisnieski from Design for Mankind is here to save us from the rainy-day blues with her printed umbrella DIY. You can use whatever colours and shapes you fancy, put personally we’re big fans of Christine’s day-glo orange / on-trend geometrics combo! After all, if… Continue reading

Book launch: Cupcakes and Cashmere

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Today, we thought we’d take a little break from our Simple Things magazine excitement to let you know about another fab launch. Cupcakes and Cashmere is now not only the title of one of our favourite blogs, but it’s also the title of a fabulous book! Creator Emily Schuman‘s first book promises more of what she does… Continue reading

Book launch: Book of Organisation

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Nosing into people’s creative spaces is like having a tiny window into their minds, and Jo Packham has provided us with just that in her new book, Where Women Create: Book of Organisation. Jo has charmed her way into the studios of artists of all types, from fashion designers to doll makers (including, confusingly, men)… Continue reading

Give your house a home sewn touch

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Home Sewn Home is making us all nostalgic. Sally Walton has gathered together 20 craft projects that will give our homes a lovely, home-made, vintagey feel. Tutorials are aimed at beginner to intermediate sewers, but there’s also a section of tricks and techniques that make up the basics of sewing. The kind of useful things… Continue reading

Grab a colour block tote

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Okay, confession time. We have a whole pile of ‘bag for life’ bags tucked at the bottom of our cupboards. We buy them thinking ‘what a great idea, I can use this forever’. Next time we go shopping, where’s the bag? At home. So we buy a new one. Which isn’t planet-friendly at all. We’ve decided… Continue reading

Hunt out some secondhand and vintage

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Shopping vintage and secondhand can be hit-and-miss at the best of times. Add an unknown city into the mix and you’ll need a whole lot of stamina and more than a little luck to track down something worthwhile. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that these new secondhand and vintage city guides from Vivays are going… Continue reading