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The Ideal Home Show 2011 Review

2 Jul

 

I was lucky enough to grab a place at the press preview slot before the doors opened to the public which was fantastic as it allowed me to gather an abundance of features, news and interviews to give you all.

This years Ideal Home show certainly showed consumers that it’s 103rd event was perfectly up to date with the most current trends and topics within interior design and architecture. Eco-friendly and sustainable interiors were a huge focus this year, with Linda Barker demonstrating how-to seminars about up-cycling and architect George Clarke, refurbishing Ken and Deirdre Barlow‘s Coronation Street house into a sustainable retreat. There’s no doubt this green theme has grown from the current economic state of the country, as people start to tighten their belts any means of saving the pennies will be popular. Continue reading

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Styles on show at Diversity Fashion Show in Stoke-on-Trent

2 Jul

Hundreds turned out to catch a glimpse of the mixture of outfits from a variety of cultures and tastes at Staffordshire University’s Diversity Fashion Show.

The event, which took place at the Leek Road Venue in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday, started with a bang as the girls from Dance Academics in Longton, performed a raunchy routine to Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance in mesh cat suits.

Shown at the Clothes Show Live in December, students at Stafford College created modern spring/summer designs with pastel coloured pieces, combined with tweed jackets and leather belts to achieve a couture look. Continue reading

Discovering the LED lighting revolution at Philips HQ

1 Jul

Do you consider yourself as a “dark greeny” or a “ bright greeny?”. I can hear the screams, “what the heck is she talking about!” Well, let me put it like this, do you fit in the “must stop driving, turn all lights off and stay inside before we burn the plant to a crisp category” Or are you the “we can still travel, have fun and live a super dooper life whilst tackling our carbon footprintcategory”. Continue reading