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Monday
Sep122011

Margaret Howell's Ten Best Product Designs

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—01. Alverston Cutlery Set. Robert Welsh, 1962.
—02. Royal Festival Hall.

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Well known for both her understated and exceptional taste, Margaret Howell recently picked her top ten product designs for The Observer newspaper. Some you might guess, others you most certainly won't. Her tenth pick, for example, is Motorway Signs:

"These are so familiar that no one notices how clever they really are. They convey important information quickly, unambiguously and without distraction to motorists travelling at speed. This demands expertise in perception and information processing, but the result is anything but academic, combining shape, type and symbol with simplicity and style. They look as good today as they did 50 years ago and have made motorway travelling safer and easier for millions. It is one of the hardest tasks to be simple. And it’s a triumph."

The 10 Best Product Designs

Tuesday
Sep062011

Recently Received

Monday
Aug292011

Inventory Stockroom Autumn 2011

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—01. A 'stocked' selection.

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When the new collections arrive, it's always exciting to see the shop change over and the new products all displayed together. We're fortunate enough to have a top notch merchandiser working for us, so the shop floor looks especially sharp at the moment. Whether its the magazines, accessories, staples or seasonal items, everything feels like it goes together perfectly and feels natural in the Stockroom, a feat easier said than done.

Inventory Stockroom

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Monday
Aug082011

Inis Meain Crew Neck Sweater

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—01. Navy.
—02. Graphite.

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I don't own a lot of different things, but I do like to have a selection of variations on a theme. The plain wool crew neck is a prime example. When it's colder I wear one almost everyday so it's best to have a few different options. Margaret Howell knitwear is always great, but I just came across these Inis Meain sweaters; made in Ireland from a blend of merino and cashmere, they look very good too.

Available at The Bureau

Monday
May302011

Spring Look

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We just had our one-year anniversary of the Inventory Stockroom this past weekend. We decided not to make a fuss about it, but we're still happy to have had a fairly successful first year of brick and mortar retail. We appreciate the support from everybody online, overseas and in Vancouver and look forward to a few more years in Vancouver, and hopefully even somewhere new within the next year or two.

—All items available at Inventory Stockroom

Thursday
May192011

Recently Received

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—01. MHL Staff Jacket.

Sunday
Apr172011

Margaret Howell Summer '11

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—01. At the beach.

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Looks from Margaret Howell's most recent collection. The mix of blues is quite beautiful and something I'd be happy to see every summer.

Margaret Howell

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Sunday
Apr032011

Margaret Howell

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—01. Tea and biscuits.
—02. A comfortable living room.
—03. Margaret Howell.
—04. Bits and pieces.

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The images are already starting to do the rounds, but they are too nice not to post, especially on a Sunday. Margaret Howell, as a person, and a brand, present one of the most cohesive aesthetics I've ever seen, and it just happens to be my taste. These photographs of Margaret's country home on the coast of Suffolk are rather beautiful. The tones, the items, the subject overall - have a look over at the NY Times magazine for the rest of the images.

Via NY Times magazine

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