Octobers Need, Want, Love List

Octobers Need, Want, Love List

Making News This Hour – THE quintessential MAGAZINE

Save the date! Our new venture ‘THE quintessential Magazine’ launches on Thursday November 15th, so make sure you subscribe right now and be one of the first to read our NEW on line magazine! Edited & curated to celebrate the original and emotive, this inspiring new offering from quintessential duckeggBLUE & duckeggBLUE is already gaining much media interest and coverage, from bloggers to interior magazines.

Evoking emotion is at the heart of our business and what we do, so ‘THE quintessential MAGAZINE’ brings you the stories behind our brand through a rich visual blend of beautiful photography, interactive features and inspiring videos, alongside interviews with collectors and makers – we even have a storyteller!

Edited by the ever so talented Tracy Lines (ex-creative director of Inside Out), stories from Karen McCartney (ex-Editor of Inside Out), and visual inspiration from John Mangila, designed by Racket and curated by the owner of the duckeggBLUE stores, Leanne Carter-Taylor. Intrigued? Then click on the link and subscribe today.

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Ubber Cool LA Style – James Perse Summer 12

Influenced by warm West Coast living and the casually chic clothing it inspires, James Perse has a low-maintenance, high-impact attitude to fashion. The designer’s passion for minimalism is reflected in his perfect-fit tees, twisted jersey dresses and soft intarsia knits. Here at duckeggBLUE we are swooning over the NEW summer collection that has just arrived in store – it’s all about the stripes for summer!

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Shine A Light

Iconic, vintage pieces of French industrial design – that is original Jielde Lighting. Dating from the late 1950’s and handmade in Lyon, our collection of Jielde workshop & factory lamps are restored and preserved to highlight the rich patina created during the lifespan of this industrial relic. Available as reading or floor lamps, from 1 to 4 arms, here at quintessential duckeggBLUE we believe every interior should be illuminated by a Jielde lamp.

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And They’re Off!

The racing season is well under way and duckeggBLUE’s hot favourite has to be all the statement prints and colours that design duo, Ginger & Smart have created in their summer 2012 collection. From tailored silk jackets in pop fuchsia to fitted shift dresses, both of which will be your go-to trophy pieces of choice.

Always sophisticated and sharply modern, ‘Luxury Escape’ is the strict style mantra for each Ginger & Smart design. Luxe eclectic materials, dynamic prints and boldly creative colour ways are all signatures of Ginger & Smart’s collection of ‘lifestyle essentials’.

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The Charm Of Old School

Re-claimed from Eastern Europe, vintage sports equipment cleverly used as décor around the home, has a low-key, masculine charm that quintessential duckeggBLUE is knocked out by. From beautifully aged 1930’s leather pommel horses and gym benches, perfect to re-purpose as stools, side and coffee tables to punch bags and medicine balls for a quirky design statement, all in a neutral colour palette. Just how amazing does this original vaulting bench look in a hallway?

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Hysteria About Top Hats? Surely Not

In January 1797, a certain English hat maker appeared in the streets of London wearing a top hat in the shape of a stovepipe. Within a short time, a large crowd had gathered around him. There was such chaos that the ‘officer of the law’ grabbed him by the collar and summonsed him before the court. He was accused of disturbing public order. The officer, who dealt with the scandal, described the offence as follows: “The gentleman in question had such a tall and shiny construction on his head that it must have terrified nervous people.

The sight of this construction was so overstated that various women fainted, children began to cry and dogs started to bark. One child broke his arm among all the jostling.” The hat maker relied in his defence on the right of every Englishman to place what he wanted on his head! Hopefully the original French silk Top Hats, circa 1900, won’t cause too much hysteria at quintessential duckeggBLUE. In store now and re-purposed as wall decorations. Hats off to you sir!

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Be sure to visit our sister store just 5 stores away, quintessential duckeggBLUE ‘the home of found industrial & antique objects’. Visit quintessential duckeggBLUE website.

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