Ethical Hedonist Spy
Henry Holland, Save the Children and The Future of Wallpaper
‘Pink is the navy blue of India’ – decreed Diana Vreeland, the great fashion sage and revolutionary. Ah, we couldn’t agree more. Clearly Henry Holland, a great fashion wit and fashion philanthropist thinks so too. He’s designed this jolly, pretty in pink cashmere sweater in aid of the Fashion Saves Lives Campaign for Save the Children. We think it looks just swell on his sassy muse Dree Hemingway. A girl just can’t be blue when wearing lipstick hues of hot pink and red, with the word ‘Jolly’ emblazoned across our heart.
What a clever way to dispel the mean January blues and show our support for fashion with compassion. There are just a few of these divine, philanthropic pink numbers left and they are currently sixty per cent off in the Matches sale. We love that £50.00 from every sweater sold goes to the Fashion Saves Lives campaign. Pink Henry Holland Jolly Sweater. Price £146.00, down from £365.00.
The Wallpaper of the Future is Covered in Sweets and Broken China!
How would you like your walls to be adorned with sweets, fruit and treasured, but broken crockery? We say Birmingham City University Student, Maneesha Paranagama’s, deliciously kooky wallpaper is redolent of Zandra Rhodes in her RCA heyday. This good enough to eat wallpaper captures the zeitgeist, with the nations eternal love of found objects and English eccentric whimsy. An object may be broken, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t deserving of a whole new yummy lease of life. Maneesha’s Alice Through the Looking Glass wallpaper of many colours and textures would be de rigeur for the chicest magpie, with a love for colour and an unconventional use of materials.
‘My main intention is to push the limits of decorate artwork and unconventional beauty’, explains Maneesha. If you are fascinated by what the home of the future might look like, don’t miss the January Furniture show and this colourfully sweet collision between nature and manmade materials. You can see Maneesha’s work at the NEC Birmingham until January 25th.