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  • Posted on September 16, 2015

    Selina Lake Winter Living

    Brrr! It’s feeling properly autumnal now, but just as the weather seems to have given up on summer altogether, we published the perfect book to bring some cosy style to your home during the colder months. Last week we celebrated publishing Selina Lake Winter Living with a tour of some of our favourite blogs. So, pull up a chair by the fire, grab your favourite blanket and warm yourself with these gorgeous reviews!

    We started things off over on Lobster & Swan with a first look at Selina’s winter inspiration: “You’ll be giddy with fresh ideas to transform your home into an inviting, cosy and uplifting space”

    Next Emily Quinton reviewed the book on her blog Makelight: “The photography by Debi Treloar is stunning as always and of course Selina's styling and ideas are as beautiful as ever. This book really celebrates the joy of Winter.”

    On Wednesday, Home Little Home gave readers a peek at the mid-century rustic section of Winter Living and declared it “the perfect interiors book to curl up with this season”.

    An enthusiastic Décor Art said: “I’m ready to skip autumn. That’s how much I loved this book!” including one of our favourite photographs from the book in their review. How lovely are these hanging knitted socks?

    Such Pretty Things appreciated Selina’s use of “her signature romatic, vintage style to create rooms so warm and appealing that you will literally want to climb into the pages”.

    And last, but by no means least, Little Green Shed finished up the tour with a lovely review and a giveaway. If you’re quick, you’ve still got time to enter! Head over here to read the review and see how you could be in with a chance of winning!

    What a lovely cosy week! For more wintry inspiration, make sure you pick up your copy of Selina Lake Winter Living now! The book is available here.

    This post was posted in Book Reviews, Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with winter warmer, interiors, Selina Lake, Book Launch, photos, 2015, winter living, autumn

  • Posted on September 10, 2015

    Celebrating the launch of #EasyOnTheEyes

    It's an exciting day in the office today and not just because the sun's back out... we're absolutely thrilled to announce the release of the much anticipated beauty book by the lovely Head Make-Up & Trend Artist for Benefit Cosmetics, Lisa Potter-Dixon! The last few days have seen many congratulations on Twitter, with fans sharing their excitement about ordering Easy on the Eyes and photos of the book popping up all over (the lucky Amazon pre-orders received their copy a little early!); some wonderful reviews across the internet, including Warpaint and The Little Beauty Guidea make-up tutorial from the book over on Cosmo; and have you seen it recommended in Metro or OK! Magazine yet?

    Easy on the Eyes by Lisa Potter-Dixon

    We had a lovely evening on Tuesday celebrating the launch of Easy on the Eyes at Benefit's Carnaby Street Boutique, so we thought we'd share a few snaps from the evening. If you're around in London today then head over to Carnaby Street between 1-3pm where Lisa will be signing books! And if you can't make it today then look out for a limited number of signed copies for sale on the Benefit website soon...

    Benefit Cosmetics, Carnaby Street Boutique

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    The Benefit store was only just big enough for all of the friendly faces that came to celebrate Lisa's first book! With friends, family and fizz, the launch was a great success!

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    Cindy, the publisher, let everyone in on a few secret (or not so secret!) behind the scenes stories about working with Lisa on the book. Then Lisa followed with a fantastic speech and lots of thank yous...

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    Lisa Potter-Dixon Book Launch

    A proud moment for a truly brilliant book... congratulations Lisa from everyone here at RPS! To find out more or to order your copy, click here.

    This post was posted in Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with event, Book Launch, 2015, beauty

  • Posted on August 14, 2015

    Recipe for the weekend

    Happy Friday! This week seems to be the week summer forgot, but we’re dreaming of warmer climes thanks to our brand new book, Mezze by Ghillie Basan. Whether you’re looking for the perfect feast for a long, lazy afternoon with friends or a snack to accompany pre-dinner party drinks, there is sure to be something for you in this beautiful book. Since we’re trying to trick ourselves into believing that it really is summertime somewhere, we’ve gone for this fresh, colourful salad to share with you this weekend! Enjoy!

    Artichokes with broad beans and almonds

    Fresh globe artichokes should be treated like flowers and stood in a jug/pitcher of water until ready to use. In the early summer, the markets and street-sellers of the eastern Mediterranean region display crates of artichokes, which they skillfully prepare for you on the spot. Frozen ready-prepared artichoke bottoms are also available in some supermarkets and Middle Eastern stores. However, you can prepare your own: pull off the outer leaves and cut off the stalks; using a sharp knife, slice away the purple choke, the small leaves and any hard bits; remove any fibres with the edge of a spoon and rub the artichoke bottoms with a mixture of lemon juice and salt to prevent them from discolouring.

    175 g/1½  cups fresh broad/fava beans, shelled

    4 fresh globe artichokes, trimmed to their bottoms

    125 ml/¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil

    freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon

    50 ml/3 tablespoons water

    2 teaspoons granulated sugar

    sea salt

    90 g/1 scant cup blanched almonds

    a small bunch of dill, chopped

    Serves 4

    Place the broad/fava beans in pot of water and bring it to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the beans for about 40 minutes, until tender. Drain and refresh under running cold water. Remove the skins and put the beans aside.

    Place the artichoke bottoms in heavy-based saucepan. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice and water and pour it over the artichokes. Cover the pan with a lid and poach the artichokes gently for about 20 minutes. Add the sugar, a little salt, beans and almonds and continue to poach gently for a further 10 minutes, until the artichokes are tender. Toss in half the dill and turn off the heat. Leave the artichokes to cool in the saucepan.

    Lift the artichoke bottoms out of the saucepan and place them, hollow-side up, on a serving dish. Spoon the beans and almonds into the middle of the artichokes and around them. Garnish with the rest of the dill and serve at room temperature.

    Mezze by Ghillie Basan is available here.

    This post was posted in Featured, News, Recipes, UK, What's new and was tagged with vegan, salad, lemon, savoury, Book Launch, recipe for the weekend, vegetarian, Ghillie Basan, 2015

  • Posted on August 12, 2015

    Wordless Wednesday: Texture

    Picture credits: 1. Catherine Gratwicke 2. Catherine Gratwicke 3. Hans Blomquist 4. Simon Brown 5. Debi Treloar 6. Paul Ryan

    Texture is available here.

    This post was posted in Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with interiors, Book Launch, photos, nature, texture, 2015, Wordless Wednesday, wood, stone, linen, wool

  • Posted on August 11, 2015

    Furniture Hacks blog tour

    Last week we celebrated one of our newest books with a wonderful blog tour. Six of our favourite blogs hosted Furniture Hacks by Hester van Overbeek, telling us all about their top projects, trying out some of Hester’s hack ideas and all-in-all inspiring us to Do It Ourselves! Just look at all the gorgeous blogs we had taking part!

    The week was kicked off in style with Emily Quinton on Makelight. Emily is shortly moving home and she said that Furniture Hacks has got her really excited about making stuff for her new home. She loved this super quick and easy cutlery update – you just need nail varnish!

    Our next stop was this review on Décor Art UK, illustrated by some of Hester’s lovely projects. 

    “The book offers heaps of advice and good tips on starting a new project”

    Claireabellemakes appreciated the range of projects for all and any abilities, from a geometric chest of drawers achieved using washi tape, to a shelving unit for the living room. And a special shout out for Kermit the cover star too!

    “A perfect book for getting off Pinterest and staying inspired.”

    Next we headed over to Growing Spaces, where Heather had a go at the lovely garden candles. How pretty are her tealights?!

    On Friday we stopped at Crafty Queens who reviewed the book in English AND Dutch! Perfect for Hester! Carmen also shared some of the hacks she’s already done in her own home, head over to her blog to check them out.

    Last, but very much not least, we finished up our tour at the Little Green Shed where the mantra “with a little budget and a slice of imagination anything can be achieved” rings true. Her favourite project was the dip-dye curtains (and don’t they look divine with that shade of Annie Sloan chalk paint?!)

    What a lovely week! Don’t forget to visit Hester’s own blog too for more Furniture Hacks-goodness!

    Furniture Hacks by Hester van Overbeek is available here.

    This post was posted in Book Reviews, Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with interiors, handmade, Book Launch, upcycling, photos, 2015, DIY, hacks

  • Posted on July 1, 2015

    Wordless Wednesday: William Yeoward at Home


    Photography by Gavin Kingcome

    William Yeoward At Home is available here.

    This post was posted in Featured, UK, What's new and was tagged with interiors, country style, Book Launch, 2015, summer, midcentury, William Yeoward, Wordless Wednesday

  • Posted on June 4, 2015

    A wonderful launch for Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary

    If you were on Instagram on Tuesday evening, you might have noticed us snapping away at the launch of the wonderful book, Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary by Lottie Muir. We all had such a lovely evening and were so thrilled that the weather held out (the sun dance worked!) that we wanted to share a few more photos with you, so here's a selection of some of our favourites. From the gorgeous garden of Lottie's bar, The Midnight Apothecary, to the glorious cocktails that we all enjoyed, and lots of happy (though slightly windswept!) folk milling around to celebrate Lottie's one-of-a-kind drinks book... enjoy!

    Lottie Muir

    Wild Cocktails

    The launch was held in the beautiful rooftop garden of the Brunel Museum, where you will find The Midnight Apothecary on weekend evenings through the summer.  You should definitely pay this spectacular bar a visit if you're in London, if only to look at the lovely garden... (though while you're there, you obviously have to try a cocktail!)

    Flowers in The Midnight Apothecary

    The Midnight Apothecary

    Marshmallow Toasting at The Midnight Apothecary

    As well as admiring the flowers, herbs and plants that go into making the most magnificent cocktails, we all enjoyed the roaring fire pit in the centre of the garden and some of us had great fun toasting (and burning!) marshmallows. But the star of the show was obviously the drinks - a huge thank you to Heather and Jack who did a splendid job of keeping our glasses full - and if you're wondering exactly what a wild cocktail looks like, then wonder no more...

    Wild Cocktails

    Wild Cocktails

    The cocktails were so delicious and we tasted a real range of flavours - from Lottie's famous Chelsea Fringe Collins that tastes just like summer to the gorgeous Raspberry & Scented Geranium Sour (probably my favourite!). Later in the evening we turned to the refreshingly dry Woodland Martini (with an actual Fir tip in the drink!) and a wonderful Chocolate Mint Julep, where spicy mint pairs perfectly with the caramel-y bourbon... Yum.

    Heather and Jack at The Midnight Apothecary

    Robert, the director of the Brunel Museum, gave a lovely speech thanking Lottie for the wonders she has worked in the rooftop garden and the new crowds of people that the bar has attracted to the museum. Lottie then followed with many thanks and we all cheers'ed to a great evening and a super book!

    Robert Hulse and Lottie Muir

    Wild Cocktails Book Launch

    Wild Cocktails

    Lottie Muir signing Wild Cocktails

    Lottie Muir and friends

    Congratulations Lottie and thanks for an excellent evening - we will definitely be back to the bar!

    If you're tempted to try a wild cocktail but can't make it down to Rotherhithe (or can and do, regularly, but want to make the drinks at home too!) then you'll be pleased to know that Lottie has included recipes for her special syrups, liqueurs and infusions in the book, so that you really can recreate the wonderful wild cocktails at home. For more information or to buy a copy of the book, head over to this page.

    Wild Cocktails from the Midnight Apothecary

    This post was posted in Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with drinks, event, Book Launch, cocktail, photos, 2015, Wild Cocktails

  • Posted on April 14, 2015

    Upcycled Chic Book Launch

    Yesterday evening we celebrated the launch of the wonderful new book by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell. Another great interiors book from the stylist and writer duo, Upcycled Chic & Modern Hacks will inspire you to look at your home in a new way and transform something mundane into something fabulous, whatever your style. Gathered into the lovely conservatory in our office were friends, family, home owners from the book, and bloggers, and we all had a super time chatting about the upcycling ideas and raising a glass to Liz and Alexandra. Here are a few photos from the evening for you to browse...

    Cindy, the publisher, gave a lovely speech to congratulate Liz and Alexandra, and showed everybody one of her favourite ideas in the book - the gorgeous blue/green kitchen cupboards made out of old palettes - on the front cover!

    The books took centre stage and guest were keen to get their copies signed...

    With a full room of friendly faces, some fizz and lots of chatter, it was a great way to celebrate this super book!

    Head over to the book page for more information about Upcycled Chic & Modern Hacks or to buy a copy.

    This post was posted in Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with interiors, event, Book Launch, 2015

  • Posted on April 13, 2015

    Maker Spaces blog tour

    Emily Quinton’s family motto 'Create something every day', along with her interest in how creative lives are lived in the home and in the studio, has provided the inspiration for Maker Spaces. She explores the important link between makers and their home and work spaces, looking at homes and studios inhabited by creators around the world, all illustrated beautifully by Helen Cathcart's gorgeous photography. We celebrated the publication of this beautiful and fascinating book with a blog tour visiting a range of interior and craft bloggers, all of whom relished the insider peek into the secret worlds of designers and makers. Look at all the fab bloggers we had taking part!

    Some of the bloggers felt inspired to share their own ‘maker spaces’ and we’ve created a pinterest board here to show you all!

    We started things off on Lobster & Swan, who observed ‘a calming place to retreat to is also essential to most makers’ process…and Emily’s book captures this perfectly. So if you’re looking for ideas of how to incorporate some home comforts into your own studio or workshop, this is the perfect book for you’.

    Next we headed over to Happy Interior Blog where the book was perfectly matched to the crockery!

    This was followed by an interview with Emily over on The Lifestyle Editor, who said ‘If you have ever been curious about how other creative style their homes, or what their studio and work space look like, then this book is a must-have…to satisfy the curiosity in all of us!’ We couldn’t agree more!

    Stops on Modern Craft Workshop, My Scandinavian Home and MadePeachy shared some of their favourite images from the book, and My Scandinavian Home summed up our feelings perfectly with “Whenever I hear the words 'illustrator', 'artist', 'set designer' I pretty much know their home is going to be fab’.

    Yvestown loved that each maker was given their own pages within the book, and shared some photos of her own ‘maker space’ with her review, including some gorgeous shot of her basement studio. Such beautiful light!

    Next we visited Such Pretty Things who loved seeing how different makers had designed their spaces to meet their needs, and the value placed on the importance of ‘surrounding oneself with the things that inspire them and feed their creativity – the things that give them joy’ – such a lovely way to put it!

    Last but by no means least, we finished up with Décor Art UK, whose favourite chapter of the book was the last – Making a Living, noting ‘creativity takes courage… and it starts right where you are. Meet some of the most exciting modern makers and adopt the wonderful author’s motto – create something every day – Maker Spaces will inspire you in more ways than you can think of!’

    What a fab way to finish! We’ve loved this blog tour journey and if you’re feeling inspired, make sure you head along to the book launch and makers' pop-up shop at West Elm! You can see all the details of the event over here.

    Maker Spaces by Emily Quinton is available here.

    This post was posted in Book Reviews, Featured, Interviews, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with interiors, decorating, Book Launch, photos, 2015, creative, events, Maker Spaces, makers

  • Posted on April 8, 2015

    Making Macramé Plant Holders with Emily Henson

    We recently enjoyed a trip to one of our favourite stores in London to make macramé plant holders with Emily Henson. Based in the beautiful workshop area downstairs in Anthropologie, Regent Street, Emily showed an enthusiastic group how to knot colourful strands of paracord to create these lovely 1970s inspired accessories. Macramé might be a blast from the past, but the items are so creative, boho and fun to make, that lots of interior stylists and craft lovers think it's here to stay!

    Macramé Plant Holder

    Macramé can be as complicated or as simple as you'd like and Emily took us through the basic steps so that everyone ended up with something stunning to hang up at home. It was great fun making the plant holders as a group - we couldn't help but peek at everyone else's as we went along and an extra pair of hands came in very useful when trying to add the plant pot!

    Macramé workshop at Anthropologie

    Macramé workshop at Anthropologie

    Macramé workshop at Anthropologie

    Macramé workshop at Anthropologie

    Macramé workshop at Anthropologie

    Emily is a celebrated interior stylist, Anthropologie merchandiser and author of two fantastic books, Bohemian Modern and Modern Rustic. This macramé workshop was held in celebration of the new book, which explores a range of colourful, eclectic and contemporary bohemian modern homes, some of which play host to a whole range of macramé accessories and other 70s items! The book is full of inspiration for hanging our finished plant holders and we enjoyed flicking through the pages while Emily signed copies.

    Bohemian Modern book display in Anthropologie

    Flicking through the book: Bohemian Modern by Emily Henson

    Flicking through the book: Bohemian Modern by Emily Henson

    Book signing: Bohemian Modern by Emily Henson

    We ended up with a range of excellent plant holders in all shapes and sizes, and isn't that the beauty of it? One of the things that Emily loves about bohemian modern homes is the sense of personality, individuality and fun - and there were definitely plenty of grins leaving the building! If you fancy having a go at making your own plant holder then there are still places on Emily's next two Anthropologie workshops in Guildford and Bath, and you can get your tickets or find out more information here. In the meantime, check out these macramé masterpieces...

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    Emily Henson with new book, Bohemian Modern

    Bohemian Modern by Emily Henson is available here. Have a wonderful week everyone!

    Happy crafters and their macramé plant holders

    This post was posted in Featured, News, UK, What's new and was tagged with interiors, handmade, event, Book Launch, Emily Henson, 2015, bohemian

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