Go wild, it’s good for you!

Wilderness Festival is a spanking new addition to the festival landscape. Held in Oxfordshire’s Cornbury Estate, the usual population of huge and beautiful trees and hoards of wild deer was added to by 10,000 or so be-masked festival goers for a relaxing weekend of eccentrically commentated cricket, fascinating talks about stuff you didn’t even know you would be interested in but now you are hooked, hauntingly beautiful music and possibly the most gorgeous, lake-based spa scenario outside of Switzerland, but with more naked hippies involved. But not too many.

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Liberty: online roll-out going marvellously. Purrrr….

Liberty core site and blog (complete with magazine) always looks nice. Where the core site is resplendently, luxuriously purple, packed with attractive, magazine style ways-in, the blog is pared down, clean and uncluttered, with the branding sewn across the two by means of a simple logotype. An example of a) a holy grail-type job for a blogger … Continue reading

Festivals: a black hole for cash and a life’s obsession

Running a festival which is screwing you into the ground financially, while you obsess over delivering it with the responsibility of a King of a small but wonderful nation of people’s threated at every turn by evil armies of creditors, local authorities and insane weather conditions is a familar story to many festival organisers.

Tasty: Selvedge magazine

I adore this magazine so much that I got them free PR in the Independent that they are not even aware of. More of Selvedge later, but for now have a look at the new haberdashery additions to their Selvdge Drygood store.

Fashion meets the people head on, and the ultimate Christmas present idea for shoe lovers

The fashion industry has a natural inclination to get stuck in, which means the recession brings extra value for fashion lovers. Not all creative practitioners are in such a reciprocal, cyclical and constant conversation with their commentators and customers as fashion is. For many fashion designers, engaging with their markets is a joy not a chore. The future is bright for a part of the creative industries that has always known you must sell to survive and consumers are king.

Autumn interiors wish list

Chair – great fabric. ‘Ciprie Gi.vi.emme’ by Loris Riccio (1920) Poster advertising a 1920’s  face powder. A powder puff girl atop a ginormous powder puff, floating on a lake. What’s not to love about this cute poster? Por la boudoir de femme.   Dalliance, 41 Cross Street, London N1 2BB