Categories / Design and Interior Design, Homeware

Roost Living Hand Knitted Lightshade

KnittedLampshadeCUTWEB2 For an innovative re-imagining of a period lampshade, look no further than Roost Living's Hand Knitted Lightshade.

Created by artist Rory Dobner, the lampshades are knitted on vintage metal frames, so no two are the same. Using grey cotton yarn, the cable stitch creates a soft texture and attractive twisting border to the shade. This in turn means that light is softly filtered and diffused to give a gentle effect.

The shades cost £120 each and you can buy them exclusively from Roost Living.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Slash Neck Dress from ASOS


While the 1960s was all about sharp tailoring and structure, it was the seventies that saw a boost in creative draping and full fabrics from designers like Halston and the disco era looks. That was a trend that carried well into the 1980s, with looks much like this Slash Neck Dress from ASOS proving ever popular.

The use of stretch knitted fabric allows for seventies style draping in the batwing top to be perfectly counterbalanced by the sexier eighties sensibilities of the tight skirt and sleeves. The result is a dress that's vampish and glamorous, without being garish or clichéd. The colour options finish off the eighties feel, in dark coral pink and power blue.

Get yours from ASOS now for £35.

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Categories / Men's Fashion

S.N.S. Herning striped naval top


Not just another take on the classic Breton top – this is actually an archive design from the 1970s, going by the name of the S.N.S. Herning striped naval top.

A gem from the Danish company’s 1979 range – and still looking sharp in 2010. For your money, you get a striped crewneck pullover that’s knitted in virgin wool, with three metal buttons on the collar, and with a slim fit.

Each piece is also signed by the person responsible for knitting it. Which I suppose is your guarantee of quality. Price? Available online for £159.

Via His Knibs