Personalised 3D Printed Candles by iMakr x Le Bon Marché

3D printing company iMakr has collaborated with department store Le Bon Marché to offer customers personalised 3D printed candles in the shapes of miniature bust sculptures. Called Scandles, the candles are made using a 3D scan of the customer, which is taken in-store in a scanning booth. The file is then sent over to an iMakr store in London, where
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Hot September cools Marks & Spencer’s apparel recovery but profits return, shares jump

As expected, UK retail giant Marks & Spencer battled through the latter stages of a difficult H1 with its clothing sales down yet again, hurt by a warm September. But the retailer did post a rise in underlying H1 profit for the first time in four years, benefiting from improved margins and a good performance in food, sending its shares ...
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Press Preview Spring/Summer 2015 -

Yesterday the kidswear team were invited to preview the SS15 collections by Amaia Kids, Patachou, Step2wo and Hug & Hatch. Here are two of our favourites: Luxury Portuguese brand Patachou that offers clothes and accessories for baby and children - 0 months to 12 year olds. Hug and Hatch launched just this year at Bubble London in January and recently became available to buy in ...
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Bioluminescent Light Installation by Teresa Van Dongen

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Teresa van Dongen has created a lamp with a light source made using bacteria collected from the skin of an octopus. This project enhances the currently growing interest in using nature as a source of energy, and as a solution to some global ecological concerns.
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Menswear scene heats up on Mayfair’s Duke Street

Duke Street is fast becoming a new menswear hotspot as The Grosvenor Estate continues its redevelopment of the area. With Duke Street being well positioned to attract tourist traffic from nearby Selfridges and Oxford Street, as well as affluent shoppers from north Mayfair’s prime shopping strips such as Mount Street, it has a strong appeal for luxury and contemporary retailers ...
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The Flexible Office: Hub by Matteo Ragni

Launched at the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk and at contract trade fair Orgatec in Cologne last month, new adaptable office system Hub has been designed by Matteo Ragni for Italian office furniture brand Fantoni. With its simple, large and square table (measuring 160 x 160 cm), the cubic structure is able to change and adapt to different functions or numbers of people. Its
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Primark profits soar in “magnificent” year’s trading

Primark spoke Tuesday of a "magnificent" year’s trading as the Europe-based value fashion retailer’s profits leapt 30% and sales almost broke through the £5bn barrier. Primark’s annual profits to September 13 hit £662m with parent Associated British Foods (ABF) saying the retailer's sales rose 16% (up 19% currency neutral) to £4.95bn after it opened new stores across Europe. Same store ...
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Levi’s Vintage Clothing Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook -

For Autumn/Winter 2014, Levi’s Vintage Clothing continues to capture the spirit and heritage of its treasured archive by revisiting the bygone eras of the 1930s and 1970s in two stunning stories. Not many workwear brands quite have the storied and lengthy heritage than that of Levi's. Their treasured history provides a trove of inspiration for Levi's Vintage Clothing's seasonal collections of iconic reissues and ...
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Selfridges hits record sales as domestic growth helps offset international slowdown

Selfridges hit record annual earnings and sales as the UK fashion department store chain, boosted by the launch of its international delivery service 14 months ago. The retailer, which has been owned by Canada's Weston family for over a decade, reported a 12.3% jump in operating profit to £150m for the 12 months to December 2013, as retail sales drove ...
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Inspiring Young Boxer’s Photoshoot

Boxer champion Charles Boom Boom Frankham moves from the ring to an inspiring photoshoot for some sports infused photography. Gold, white and red are key colours with graphics full of old school charm. "To be a champion, you have to train like a champion. Even when no ones watching." Subscribers, check out our Past Modern S/S 16 ...
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La Cabine: A Beautifully Crafted Bathroom Cabinet

Bathroom manufacturer Line Art and young design brand La Fonction have collaborated to create a new stand-alone and self-contained bathroom unit, La Cabine. When closed it looks like a simple and beautifully-made cupboard, using very little space, but when the doors are open, it reveals a compact bathroom, complete with all the necessities. The concept thus brings the intimacy of a bathroom into
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Craig & Karl Collaborate With Waterford Crystal

Design duo Craig & Karl have collaborated with Waterford Crystal to create a limited-edition vase called Crystaleyezed, which depicts a selection of crystal cut faces around the vase's centre, combining the duo's style with Waterford's traditional artisan approach.
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Dolce & Gabbana unveils Christmas Make-Up Collection

This Christmas sees Dolce & Gabbana Beauty introduce the new Make-Up Collector’s Edition, offering a selection of limited edition colours and designs for the festive season. Inspired by the label’s heritage, three new products – The Bronzer, The Illuminator and The Shine Lipstick in Real Red, – take on the brand’s creative ancestry through Ancient Coin imagery and Iconic Red colouring. Packaged ...
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BEIJING: Rosewood Hotel

Designed by renowned Melbourne-based architects Bar Studio, this ultra-luxury property represents a number of firsts for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, as well for Beijing. Boasting grand-scale gardens and 283 rooms (many with uninterrupted views of the CCTV tower), this Rosewood property is one of the largest hotels in the city.
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Nespresso x Riedel: The New Coffee Ceremony

Nespresso has partnered with luxury glass manufacturer Riedel, to create a glass specifically designed to enhance the flavours of high-quality coffee. Just like wine, coffee has its own grand crus and Nespresso wanted to do them justice, with a vessel that enables the full release of their scent and aroma.
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