Who is Yayoi Kusama?
Nov08

Who is Yayoi Kusama?

I remember about 3 years back Ash & I went into London for a day with friends and had a lovely lunch at the top of Harvey Nichols for my birthday. It was mid-October but the sun was shining and we sat on the roof top terrace drinking wine and eating lovely food and giggling a lot.  Afterwards we all went window shopping …yes lunch was all we could afford but it was worth it.   Whilst browsing we stopped at Selfridge’s...

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The magic of M.C Escher
Oct30

The magic of M.C Escher

This week – being half term – I focused a little more on being a mummy rather than a “working mummy” and we took a train ride from home over to West Dulwich.  The trains were on time, we played the word association game, did some spellings and a few maths based questions to keep the two boys brains ticking over and then ate our body weight in snacks to make the two hour journey go quicker. This is what we saw...

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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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Death by Brolly!
Jul14

Death by Brolly!

Yay, it rained again just as I left on the school run! Having not checked the weather report before I left I was totally unprepared and got completely soaked – as did my 3 girls. :(. However it seems I was about the only one who didn’t have an emergency umbrella to hand. As I entereded to narrow pathway between swallows and puffins classroom (known by the parents as ‘scrum’ alley) space enough for single...

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Everyone’s gone dotty!
Jul07

Everyone’s gone dotty!

Wow, its Tour de France fever across Yorkshire and the UK. With it we’ve seen polka dot cafes, polka dot bunting, polka dot sheep, polka dot nail varnish, polka dot llamas (just plain mad!) ….. AND coming later this month from Lente Designs yep, new POLKA DOT iPad air & iPad mini covers ☺ Read...

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Loom Band Mania
Jun26

Loom Band Mania

Who’d have thought the common old rubber band would become a worldwide craze among children and a celebrity fashion accessory! My house is overrun with the brightly coloured bands… I’m finding them down the sofa, in the beds and I can’t tell you how many stray bands I’ve hoovered up (so has Betsy the dog ..who has a particular penchant for the neon green ones!) In an age when social media forms such a big...

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Creative ARTists
May09

Creative ARTists

An amazing group of artists with a unique style and again hugely inspirational. We are working with Jenny Rolfe, yes you’ve guessed right she is related :-),  over the coming months in the hope that we can bring at least one or two of her fantastic designs to life in our canvas fabrics for the iPad range.  We’re really going to struggle to choose 2 designs from her massive collection but Whirligigs & Daisy Chain are...

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