Mid-century design

Giveaway : £200 to Spend at The Hairpin Leg Co

The Hairpin Leg Co A Frame Industrial Legs

You guys, the last giveaway I ran was hugely popular, the most popular ever in fact. I love doing giveaways for you as I feel like it’s a great way to reward you for being such loyal readers and coming back time and time again to check out what I’m writing about. If you were unsuccessful in the last giveaway and didn’t bag yourself a Paradise Bird Armchair from The Lounge Co. I’m happy to tell you that I have a special discount code for you so that you can get 10% off all Paradise Bird products – simply enter the code SHEPPARD10 at the checkout before 18 November 2017. Or alternatively you can enter today’s amazing giveaway that I’m running in collaboration with The Hairpin Leg Co.  Read More…

Interview: Ashley Sutcliffe of Live Like The Boy

Live Like The Boy Shop

I’ve been following Ashley Sutcliffe on Twitter for a good long while now and when he contacted me to ask if I’d like to feature him on The Design Sheppard I jumped at the opportunity. Ashley has over 10 years of experience working in retail and customer service and 10 years of design training to Masters level. He has worked for lighting, furniture and home accessory retailers and has developed a knack for being able to source and provide the perfect items to complement or create the perfect look or design for any taste. He is the founder of the shop Live Like The Boy which is based in Colne in Lancashire but he also sells his wares online so make sure you check out his website. I wanted to find out more about ‘The Boy’ and luckily Ashley agreed to answer my prying questions. Here is what he had to say…

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Interview: Surface Pattern Designer Rachel Powell

Woodstock wallpaper in Pepper by Rachel Powell

Inspired by mid-century design with an  influence from 1970’s Lunby dolls houses and the simplicity of Scandinavian graphics, surface pattern designer Rachel Powell makes some absolutely lovely wallpapers. She graduated in 2011 from the London College of Communication with a degree in Surface Design and now she specializes in print for interiors. You may have seen her work at Tent London last year where she launched her range of etched veneer lamp shades.

This year she was featured at New Designers in the One Year On section where she launched her new range of wallpaper which features two different designs in three colourways. I was intrigued by her work and wanted to find out more and luckily Rachel was only too happy to indulge in a little interview that ties in nicely with wallpaper Wednesday.

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