Soon it's time for holiday season and what better accessory for when you hit the beach than these British seaside Molly canvas bags from LK Bennett.
Inspired by their recent exhibition which featured some of the most glamorous
dresses in their collection, the V&A have embarked on a collaboration with
another purveyor of great frocks to create the V&A Ballgowns
Collection from Coast.
The advantages of made.com's manufacturing policy are made clear by Steuart Padwick's Boundary sideboard. With a great take on mid-century style, it's interesting to compare it to Padwick's Coast sideboard, which looks very similar but retails for about five times the price.
Of course there is disadvantages too. Partly that you have limited choices in the finish: it's only available with either the walnut veneered doors pictured, or with grey doors. The main disadvantage, however, is the wait for it to be manufactured – it will take approximately 10 to 14 weeks from your order to its delivery.
However, the price is pretty persuasive – it costs either £375 with the grey doors, or £399 with the walnut doors.
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With weather this warm, the sensible thing seems to be to try and head to the coast. This Let's Go Crabbing print, available at Coastal Creatives, is perfect for the summer, celebrating the Great British seaside resort and one of its great traditions.
The hand-pulled screen print shows a nostalgic image of a sign advertising crabbing. The image is saved from being too twee by the bright red print. The same series of prints also includes signs selling ice creams and other tasty goodies or advertising surf hire. Everything you need to recreate that holiday feel at home.
The print comes unframed and costs £36.
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Some new takes on the classic twentieth-century travel poster as seven contemporary artists were asked to design a seaside poster to be auctioned off for charity.
Several Retro To Go favourites were among the artists asked to depict their favourite resort: Barbara Hulanicki extols the virtues of Brighton, Angie Lewin goes for Salthouse in Norfolk while Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway promote the merits of Boscombe, as pictured above. Although the style of 1930s British travel posters were an obvious starting point, each artist has tackled the brief in their own distinctive way.
The auction started this morning (Thursday) on Ebay and concludes on the 16 May at 9pm. All proceeds raised go to Marine Conservation Society.
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