It’s not just us who love Polka Dots
Nov25

It’s not just us who love Polka Dots

Oooh, we love a good trainer we do and none better (in our humble opinion) than these lovely giant ‘Polka Dot’ ones from the Pharrell +Addidas collaboration. My 11 old daughter has been harping on at me for the last month to part with almost £100 for a pair of Nike Airmax that ‘all her friends have’. I told her it was a huge amount of money and that I wouldn’t spend that much myself on a pair of trainers....

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Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores Uproar
Nov19

Monument Valley: Forgotten Shores Uproar

I must admit I don’t play many games on my phone/tablet/pc so it’s hardly surprising I had no idea what the word ‘freemium’ meant when I came across it recently. My 11 year old daughter however put me straight immediately ‘ der mum, it’s when you have an app that is free but you have to pay for add ons or different levels and stuff’. I swear I saw her smirk. Anyway, the reason I stumbled across the phrase ‘freemium’ was in a cross...

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Prince William Teams up with Angry Birds
Nov18

Prince William Teams up with Angry Birds

Not a phrase you would think you’d ever stumble across eh? No, William isn’t brushing up on his gaming skills for when Prince George gets older. He’s backing a ‘Save the Pangolin’ campaign that Angry Bird makers Rovio are hoping to raise awareness of by including in a 7 day special game. Hands up who doesn’t even know what a Pangolin is. Err .. you’re not alone. It’s a scaly anteater and is one of...

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This winter I’ll be mostly wearing Tweed!
Nov17

This winter I’ll be mostly wearing Tweed!

If only eh? Who doesn’t love the classic and luxurious fabric that is Scottish Harris Tweed? All fans will be excited to know that they have teamed up with Griffin Technology to produce a few technology accessories. Our fave is this gorgeous tablet bag. Pretty pricey, but maybe a Christmas treat? Hint Hint (I’m hoping my other half is reading...

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Even Pioneers of Technology Need to Start Somewhere
Nov13

Even Pioneers of Technology Need to Start Somewhere

If you mention the name Logie Baird, it’s almost guaranteed that you will think of the great inventor of the Television (unless of course you are 5 years old and think it’s the bear who lives in Yellowstone Park, hee hee) But did you know, one of his earliest inventions was actually an undersock to stop you getting sweaty feet! Yes, I know you all have to start somewhere but it did actually make me think ‘wow, I...

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Money Matters
Nov11

Money Matters

Oh dear, I read this article in the Guardian and have to admit there’s no hope for my offspring when it comes to future finances! Research shows that adult money habits are set by the age of 7 and that us adults are their main influencers. Gulp! So how do you teach your children to be financially aware and then eventually dare I say it ‘independent’! Well, start them early is tip 1 and discuss money as soon as they...

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Vintage meets contemporary
Nov06

Vintage meets contemporary

It’s official, it’s not just us at Lente Designs that have gone head over heals and probably a bit nuts over our love of polka dots! It’s weird because polka dots are so totally contemporary and yet vintage at the same time. You may think we’ve lost the plot with that statement but AHA – it seems colossal brands Nike (oh, so up there with bang on trends) has collaborated with Liberty London (the masters...

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For lovers of all things gorgeous
Nov04

For lovers of all things gorgeous

For all you budding and successful textile people out there ( and for those who just love things gorgeous) a new free iPad game from the V&A is worth checking out. The iPad game ‘Strawberry Thief’ is inspired by creations of textile pioneer William Morris. The game aims to be an incredibly artistic, creative medium that can excite, inspire and even relax the player. It definitely gets the thumbs up from us then! To see...

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