Arts & Culture, Landscapes

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

north-sea-1859104_1920Whether he is your designated spider catcher, DIY doer, Sunday-breakfast maker or taxi service (and quite possibly he is all of these and more besides), the third Sunday in June is marked in the calendar as the day we should all celebrate our dads. Continue Reading

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FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Don’t forget to treat your dad this month! There’s still plenty time to order online and have your item delivered in time for Father’s Day.

Whether your budget is £20 or £295, see our distinctly stylish ideas that are sure to impress – from Harris Tweed toiletry bags to iPhone Amplifiers. Continue Reading

Arts & Culture, Landscapes, Outside Our House

SCOTTISH CASTLES YOU NEED TO GET MARRIED IN

Just a few of the reasons you should be thinking about getting married in Scotland…

Here are some of our favourite venues, helping you channel your inner Claire Fraser, Laird, Hipster, Knight, Bohemian Princess or whatever else you secretly (or not so secretly) dream of being.

Myres Castle

It’s super accessible with roadtimes of an hour or less from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews and Perth…
Myres Castle Photos By Zoe

Myres Castle is available for weddings April-October and able to accommodate up to 160 thanks to their Barnquee (the perfect marriage of Barn and Marquee for your own perfect wedding reception). Continue Reading

Behind the Design, Home & Interiors, Our Houses

ALL THINGS CLAY AND TAXIDERMY WITH FIONA THOMPSON

Ceramist Fiona Thompson is based in one of the lightest, brightest, highest ceramic studios I have ever had the privilege to enter.A11A4037A11A4031It is something of a relief to discover this, as before entering I had visions of a dark and slightly spooky space where I would be glared down at by the beady glass eyes of a hundred silent creatures, all stuffed at the whim of Victorian fashion. The reality couldn’t have been more different. The headcount yielded only one small bird, tucked in amongst Fiona’s ceramic creations. Continue Reading

Arts & Culture, Behind the Design, Landscapes, Outside Our House

WHY ETHICAL SOURCING MATTERS

Copy of Copy of Hello (1)A Craft and Design perspective for Fashion Revolution Week #WhoMadeMyClothes

Micro-breweries, mini gin distilleries in people’s living rooms and garden sheds, independent coffee shops, delis, specialist bakeries, and boutique chocolate shops…These are just a few of the businesses appearing in the food sector, redefining provenance as they take the world by storm with stories of places, of ethically sourced ingredients, of handcrafted yummibles and of people behind the counters (and sometimes in front of them) who have a genuine passion for their wares and know the journey of their coffee beans or cocoa or grain from plant to plate.

Why am I talking about food, you might be wondering? Put simply, everybody eats. Food is vital, and immediately relatable. But the phenomenon we have experienced in the food and drinks industries over recent years, the revolution in small companies who excel at what they do, who pride themselves on the quality and knowledge of their work, is also increasingly true across retail. The human cost of production in unsafe facilities, with under-paid and over-worked workers is abhorrent, and many are rejecting companies that lack transparency in their production lines for those who can guarantee the ethical background of their products. Continue Reading