Powerful Packaging

This month Laura Thomas Co. is shouting about the joys of paper! In its purest form, sustainably sourced paper means no harm to the environment. However, once coated with plastic to make cups for the beverage industry, it becomes a disaster zone – hugely complex to recycle and left strewn across our beautiful natural environment…

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Maximalism is the fashion catchword for summer 2020. It’s all about experimenting with pattern. from graphic prints to floral collage – the bolder the better. This summer there are no rules to getting it right, it’s all about having fun with print and pattern and being daring with combinations. The SS20 runways exploded with floral…

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Bright and Beautiful

Everybody enjoys a beautifully clean and tidy home. But, no matter how house proud you are, the busy lives we lead means it can be almost impossible to keep up with household chores. This is when it pays to bring in the professionals. Nowadays people are busier than ever – our schedules are filled with…

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Stories in Stone – Luffness Friary

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. Take a stroll along Bickerton’s Walk through the Luffness estate near Aberlady, and you stumble across the remains of a medieval friary with an intriguing puzzle. Who is the mysterious knight? The ruins visible today are just a fragment of…

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Branding Photography and Why it Matters

Your brand is more than your logo and font choices, it’s how your business interacts with its clients. How those clients perceive you and your business but, more importantly, it’s what distinguishes you from everyone else. It’s what sets you apart from your competitor. Every business has a story behind it – the reason you…

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Nørden Ønlïne

We’ve all acknowledged loss and uncertainty throughout the pandemic. However, NØRDEN’s Hayley Flangan was given a gift – of time. Out of lockdown comes a launch, a while in the making, but as they say – good things come to those who wait. The team at North Berwick-based NØRDEN are not only slightly nerdy about design,…

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Clever Kitchen Storage Solutions

When planning a kitchen it is vital to consider how you use your kitchen so you can choose effective storage solutions. Forever Spaces share their favourite kitchen storage ideas to help maximise space. If you’re thinking about transforming your kitchen, Forever Spaces can help. To discuss your project, design inspiration or to arrange a free…

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Moored

Isolation is a default position for most artists. As the great Scottish painter, Joan Eardley, once observed; “I think you have to be a bit one-track to be a painter.” In the early days of 2020, thanks to COVID-19, the world caught up with this one-track focus, a place into which artists routinely drill in…

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Wish you Were Here

What do you do when you visit the wonderfully varied coastline of East Lothian? You can visit castles, play golf, go paddling at the beach, pursue water sports, visit harbours or send postcards to friends with the message “Wish you were here”. To illustrate these activities, local graphic artist Thomas Small has created six large…

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