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[24 Apr 2016 | No Comment]
Vintage Airsteam bar comes to Hove Lawns

Events company Deco Noir is bringing a vintage Airstream bar to Brighton’s Foodies Festival in May, with cocktails and a photo booth served up inside an Art Deco-themed silver bullet trailer.

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[31 Mar 2016 | No Comment]
Big Day Planning with Belle’s Events

Belle’s Events is under new management, and owner and wedding photographer Sue Kwiatkowska plans to build on a celebratory start with vintage wedding fairs in both spring and autumn.

Decor, Events, Headline »

[15 Mar 2016 | One Comment]
Brighton gets a photobooth emporium

A popular draw at retro venues and events, the retro photobooth is taking the the spotlight with its own premises in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine. Photomatic at 22 Gardner Street promises “spontaneous studio quality hijinx with an array of masks, backdrops and daft props”. Here founder Eddie Hepburne Scott makes the case for drawing the curtain on smartphone selfies…

I’ve always been enamoured by the immediacy and artistic possibilities of the photobooth and started making my own in 2012 for London’s Camden Market, All Star Lanes in Manchester and Brighton’s Snoopers’ Paradise. Previously I photographed the likes of Primal Scream and Spiritualized for Arena, The Face and i-D.

People have enjoyed photobooths as far back as the late 1800s, but in the 1990s the fun was lost when ID booths started offering one repeated image rather than four poses. Brighton is oozing with fun and creativity and people looking for a memory of their time here and the booths cater for all of those things.

Smartphones are great for capturing some things as they live in your pocket, but they almost never capture the decisive moment when photographing people. There is often a delay between pressing the shutter and the picture being taken so it’s easy to miss the action. Phone cameras are better than ever but they still don’t compare to the picture quality of professional studio equipment.

Decor, Events, Featured »

[6 Jan 2016 | No Comment]
Made.com opens Brighton pop-up showroom

Made.com, the online furniture store offering designer homeware direct from the makers, has a bricks and mortar presence in Brighton this January.

Decor, Elsewhere, Fashion, Featured »

[21 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Burgess Hill vintage shopping guide

Around 15 minutes from Brighton, Burgess Hill has plenty to offer the vintage and second-hand shopper. Fiona Friend, who has just relocated her vintage boutique Wear It Again Sam to the town, gives us the tour…

Decor, Featured »

[18 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Midcentury Magazine – Eleanor Pritchard

VB editor continues her interview series in the latest issue of Midcentury Magazine, chatting with textile designer Eleanor Pritchard, who takes inspiration from some unlikely industrial landmarks…

Decor, Featured, Style heroes »

[6 Dec 2015 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – Posh Totty melamine plates

Best known for their personalised jewellery, Posh Totty also sell a fabulous selection of vintage-inspired homewares – including Christmas decorations, ceramics and a cute dinner time collection for little ones.

Decor, Fashion, Featured »

[30 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
Sun Jellies – indie Instagram inspiration

Worthing-based small business owner Kelly White has attracted over 16,000 followers to her kitsch Sun Jellies Instagram feed. Here she lets us into her social media secrets and offers tips for other Insta independents.

Crafty creatives, Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment]
The Fairy Tale Fair’s Festive Fancies

The Fairy Tale Fair was last year chosen as one of the top 100 Small Businesses in the UK. So, as Small Business Saturday comes around again, what can we expect from the local fairs this festive season?

Decor, Fashion, Featured »

[5 Sep 2015 | No Comment]
Pants and pastels at Wolf & Gypsy

Wolf & Gypsy vintage boutique is giving kitsch Mid-century dead stock a second lease of life in its award-winning Sydney Street’s boutique.

Crafty creatives, Decor, Featured »

[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…

Decor, Featured »

[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…

Decor, Featured, Style heroes »

[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.

Decor, Elsewhere, Events, Featured »

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

The Brutalist Sixties’ block that towers over 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.

Decor, Fashion, Featured »

[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.