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BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE GARDENS: POLYCULTURE SYSTEMS FOR GROWING FOOD

  What is polyculture? At this point you might be wondering what a polyculture system is? The short answer is that it follows what nature does. It is a mixture, a little bit of everything, […]

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BUYING GUIDE FOR ANTIQUE FAIRS + FLEA MARKETS

                  Visit antique fairs, flea markets and yard sales – they can be great hunting grounds for adding to your collections. Arrive early and position yourself at […]

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The official Talk Art book

Ilex Press acquires first book from hosts of Talk Art podcast, Russell Tovey and Robert Diament Ilex Press (part of the Octopus Publishing Group) has acquired Talk Art: Everything You Wanted to Know About Contemporary […]

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Why French Women Wear Vintage Q&A

Aloïs Guinut, author of Dress like a Parisian and Why French Women Wear Vintage, studied fashion at the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode. She has previously worked as a fashion trend forecaster and now […]

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Phil Dean, The Shoreditch Sketcher, Q&A

Sketching in a city environment is an exciting experience. The streets throb with energy and pulse with life. From the soaring skyscrapers of New York to Rome’s ancient architecture, wherever you turn, the city offers […]

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Watercolour basics by Harriet de Winton

PAINTING TECHNIQUES First we need to see what watercolour can do. Watercolour pigment is intensely concentrated so you need only the tiniest bit. Water is the vehicle for the colour to travel, and it does […]

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Women don’t owe you pretty

Florence Given is a 21-year-old artist, activist and writer. In her newly published book Women Don’t Owe you Pretty, Florence addresses social issues and challenges out-dated narratives supplied to us by the patriarchy. Full of […]

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RHS: Gardener’s Quiz

Extracted from RHS Gardener’s Quiz & Puzzle Book, this is the perfect quiz for the long, sunny weekend ahead. Pit your horticultural wits against friends and family or just to test your own grey, or […]

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Shades of summer and a note on foraging

A note on summer foraging From early to late summer, foraging for dye plants feels like being a child let loose in a sweet shop. Plants are thriving and in full bloom and as the […]

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Nikkita Palmer on finding inspiration in lockdown

This week, designer and author of Pallet Style Nikkita Palmer tells us how she’s managing to stay creative during a crisis and how to make the most out of the newfound free time in our […]

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Biophilia: You + Nature + Home

What is Biophilia? The word ‘biophilia’ literally means ‘love of life.’ It’s the simple, core truth that humans need a connection with nature to be content It’s the idea that people – since the beginning […]

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Simple Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

CITY OASIS Balconies are often awkward shapes, either narrow and long or wide and short, yet wonderful gardens can still be created on them. Plants often grow where we least expect them, and it may […]

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