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[23 Aug 2015 | No Comment]
Crafty Creatives – Lost & Foundry

Armed with duster and drill, Maxine Michaelides of Lost & Foundry gives “world-weary and discarded objects” a new life as curious lighting. Here she invites us into her silly ceramic world…

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[22 Aug 2015 | No Comment]
Baines&Fricker’s portable lab

Brighton designer-makers Baines&Fricker have created a portable wooden research lab that can be constructed anywhere from its own flightcase – to a rather unusual brief…

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[2 Aug 2015 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Magpie’s The Modern Home

Better known for its popular Birdy motifs, British brand Magpie has launched a new homewares range inspired by iconic Midcentury interior designs.

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[19 Jul 2015 | One Comment]
Dreamland: Margate’s Postmodern Park

The Brutalist Sixties’ block that towers over the Helter Skelter, Big Wheel and Scenic Railway of Margate’s Dreamland makes for a distinctly British seaside scene. And a fitting backdrop to a pleasure park that takes its theme from the good, bad and ugly of its own social history.

Inspired by American amusement parks, the ‘UK’s original pleasure park’ dates back to the early 1920s and has seen as many ups and downs as its Grade-II listed railway ride.

Requisitioned to treat injured troops evacuated from Dunkirk in the Forties, a hangout for teenage Teddy Boys and Girls in the Fifties and top music venue throughout the swinging Sixties, it changed hands, names and directions several times before slowing to a grinding halt at the end of the 20th century.

In the early Noughties the Save Dreamland Campaign was founded to combat commercial redevelopment, only to suffer more setbacks in the form to two devastating fires. Yet after successful Lottery and Government funding bids its upward trajectory was back on track by 2010, and given a turbo boost as Wayne Hemingway MBE took the helm of the rebrand in 2012.

As is his MO, Midcentury-mad Hemingway has drawn on the optimism of post-war era Dreamland to inject the project with Festival of Britain-inspired positivity.

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[7 Jul 2015 | One Comment]
Brighton’s new vintage shop – Molly’s Vintage

Building on the success of her Brighton Fringe pop-up, seamstress Molly Bray has opened the doors to the city’s newest bricks and mortar vintage shop.

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[14 Jun 2015 | No Comment]
Midcentury Magazine – Lubna Chowdhary

I recently discovered Lubna Chowdhary’s work through an interview feature for the latest issue of Midcentury Magazine. And as I trust your taste I think you’ll fall in love just as fast…

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[7 Jun 2015 | 44 Comments]
Win a pair of craft books by Super+Super

Hot on the heels of their publishing debut with Printmaking and Embroidery, Brighton crafters Super+Super have released another pair of books with original projects on Crochet and Paper Cutting. And we have one of each to give away!

The Super+Super series, created by Claire Culley and Amy Phipps, centres on the idea of crafting with friends, with tutorials to help creatives of all levels inject originality into their wardrobe, home décor and gifting repertoire.

Crochet and Paper Cutting each contain 20 illustrated tutorials showing readers how to create items such as tablet and phone cases, a wine holder, birthday cake toppers, bunting and garlands and much more using widely-available materials.

Our favourites are the colourful crochet necklace, stool cover and vintage fruit bag. And the paper masks are bound to go down a treat at weddings or any event where there’s an opportunity for photobooth fun.

Each project is fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, a list of all the tools you’ll need and techniques that are described in detail.

Find out how to win now…

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[16 May 2015 | One Comment]
Have vision to transform your home for TV?

Brighton TV company Ricochet is on the hunt for creative and crafty types to transform their living rooms for a new programme, with a little help from the experts.

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Olivia Purvis

Fashion blogger, writer and avid seaside day-tripper Olivia Purvis of www.whatoliviadid.com answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton…

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[5 Apr 2015 | 2 Comments]
Fish + Liquor on Madeira Drive

Madeira Drive has long been a popular meeting place for vintage-lovers. And thanks to the new vintage-themed fish and chip restaurant Fish + Liquor they can now stay a while longer…

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[7 Mar 2015 | No Comment]
Vintage and antiques shops in Rye

Rye is one of those perfectly picturesque Sussex towns where every third person seems to own a vintage or antique shop. From the wood-paneled lock-ups down at the Quayside to mid-century Americana on the High Street, here are five of our favourites.

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[21 Feb 2015 | No Comment]
Take part in a vintage study – and win £50!

A lecturer from the University of Sussex is offering people working in vintage businesses in East and West Sussex the chance to win £50 by taking part in a study into the economic growth of the sector.

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[10 Jan 2015 | No Comment]
The Vintage Workshop turns two

The Vintage Workshop in Kemptown celebrates its second anniversary in January. Here we ask the team, headed up by local artisan Lucia Elliston, what’s behind its continued success…

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[20 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Christmas window competition winners

We have two winners in our Christmas window competition this year. The gothic wings of Kemptown’s The Vintage Workshop takes the Brighton and Hove title and Crawley’s Revive charity shop a ‘surrounding area’ nod.

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[24 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Christmas shop window competition

Spent hours creating a festive wonderland in your vintage shop this year? Now you can show off your handiwork with the return of our annual Christmas window competition!