Tutankhamun exhibition

Screen Shot 2020-01-25 at 18.23.21Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt is at the Saatchi Gallery until 3rd May 2020. This exhibition has been produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

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The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. An instant worldwide sensation, public fascination surrounding the boy king – and the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact – has continued for decades, with exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 drawing record crowds of well over one million visitors in London.

 

Screen Shot 2020-01-25 at 18.24.21The exhibition has timed visits so there is the opportunity to view each item at you leisure. When we think of Tutankhamun treasures it is the death mask and sarcophagus that springs to mind and these are not in the exhibition. However there are plenty of other just as interesting items, some small and delicate with astonishing detail.

Do listen to the audio guide which steers you through the rooms giving both background knowledge of the discovery, the history of ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun’s life and the exhibits.

For fascinating background information and surprising insights into the world in which Tutankhamen lived follow this link:

Tutankhamun’s Death Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous Gym Gear

The new year come around and so do those resolutions. One a lot of people make is to get fit and make more time for exercise. With that in mind here at The Print Affair we though we would compile a selection of beautiful (printed) leggings. Incase you are heading out on a run or going to a gym class; you should look and feel good!

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Sweaty Betty

http://www.sweatybetty.co.uk

Each pair of the Super Sculpt Leggings are made from 17 post-consumer PET plastic bottles. Sportswear meets science with their famous bum-sculpting technology; with a high waist and new extra comfortable waistband keeping you super supported. With a side pocket too, we love these for yoga and Pilates, though they can be worn for any workout.

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Lulu Lemon

http://www.lululemon.com

Leading the way in the print department lulu lemon never disappoint when it come to colourful and patterned good quality sportswear. Worth the investment when they look this good!

Primark

http://www.instagram.com/primark

For a more affordable range primark have some on trend camo and marble prints on their sportswear.

The Upside

http://www.theupside.com

Beautiful abstract animal, graphic floral and camo. If you want to stand out and make a statement these are the leggings for you, but at £100 a pair you need to really love them to invest. Leggings are in a lightweight stretch jersey and most come as a printed set with matching sports bra-let.

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Stig Lindberg

1916 – 1982

One of Sweden’s most important postwar designers, Stin Lindberg was a ceramic designer, glass designer, textile designer, industrial designer, painter, and illustrator.

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He later succeeded Kage as Art Director of the company. During this period and until 1980, he designed individual ceramic items, as well as factory produced ranges and lines of dinnerware. Lindberg branched out taking his designsinto other areas such as wallpaper, fabric and illustrating books. He achieved fame for his eccentric forms and whimsical decoration and returned to teach as a senior design lecturer at his former college.

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Lindberg was part of the golden age of the Swedish creative art industry last century; being most remembered for his work in the 1950’s and the 1960’s. He was one of the most prominent designers showing wide creative aesthetics with quirky, colourful and illustrative ideas all having a great impact on the Swedish Interior decorative style.

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.39.56Melodi textile pattern by Stig Lindberg http://www.scandinavia-design.fr

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.06Bulbous was drawn by Stig Lindberg in 1947 and is a typical example of the innovative, ingenious and billowing bulb shapes that are found on his ceramics from the same period. http://www.scandinavia-design.fr

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.17Herbarium fabric http://www.scandinavia-design.fr

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.30Pottery fabric and Lustgården fabric. http://www.scandinavia-design.fr

Screen Shot 2020-01-19 at 11.40.37Bulbous wallpaper. http://www.beut.co.uk/borastapeter-bulbous-wallpaper.html

 

 

 

The Golden Globes 2020

Its that time of year again, awards season. The Golden Globes was Sunday night and the A-listers were out in all their finery to celebrate all things Film and Television.

Below are just a few of out favorite looks, there was not that much print but it was made up for in colour. Bold, Bright dresses… and a few suits.

All images from vogue.com

charliz theron in diorCharlize Theron in Dior

Jodie Comber in Mary Katrantzou and Renee Zellweger in Armani Prive.

sacha baron cohen and isla fisher in monique lhuillierSasha Baron Cohan and Isla Fisher were a bright and bold couple in Monique L’hullier.

The prints and patterns that were on show were impactful and of course… floral.

taylor swift in etroTaylor Swift in Etrostorm reid instagramStorm Reid. Instagram.com/stormreidlaura dern saint laurentLaura Dern in Saint Laurent

kaitlyn dever in valentinoKaitlyn Dever in Valentino

joey king in iris van herpenJoey King in makes a bold statement in this classic Iris Van Herpen dress.

zoe kravits in saint laurentZoe Kravits somehow manages to look incredibly cool and elegent in this spotted dress by Saint Laurent. Maybe it’s the Rockstar in her genes.

One of the key trends was Red! Talk about looking at home on the red carpet.

scarlett johansson in vera wangScarlett Johansson in Vera Wang.

Olivia Coleman in Emilia Wickstead and Helen Mirren in Dior. Its not just playing the Queen that these two have in common. They both look amazing in red!

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New Years Eve in St Ives!

St Ives picturesque seaside town in west Cornwall, home to The Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens and teaming with tourists in summer.

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This year I went with my family and some friends for New Year to this delightful place. We ate pasties and mackerel, walked along the six beaches, visited museums and then joined the NYE celebrations. A truly good-natured event that kicks off as soon as it gets dark. From small children to the more elderly, thousands dress up and wander around the charming winding alleys and along the harbor front. There are no cars but hoards of people enjoying each other spectacular efforts. The pasty shops and bars are open as is the glorious beach around the habour. Time flies by and soon the midnight hour arrives and a glorious firework display lights up the heavens and is reflected in the water. This is one of the most inclusive events that I have ever attended and would recommend to everyone.

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Pantone colour of the year. CLASSIC BLUE.

American colour company Pantone has chosen “universal favourite” Classic Blue, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020.

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Announced 4 December, the Classic Blue colour is described by Pantone as “a reassuring presence instilling calm, confidence and connection”.

A boundless blue that brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit and instills calm, confidence, and offers refuge.

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Limited Edition Color of the Year 2020 mug designed by @copenhagen.design and sustainable sneaker brand @cariuma

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Introducing the Pantone Color of the Year 2020, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a timeless and enduring blue hue elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of Classic Blue offer the promise of protection; highlighting our desire for a dependable and stable foundation from which to build. As we cross the threshold into a new era, Pantone has translated the hue into a multi-sensory experience to reach a greater diversity of people and provide an opportunity for everyone to engage with the color. We will be tapping into sight, sound, smell, taste, and texture to make the Pantone Color of the Year for 2020 a truly immersive color experience for all. Link in bio to learn more about Classic Blue. #Pantone2020

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Adobe stock are to be the exclusive Stock partner for Pantone’s Color of the Year! Check out their beautiful video of images below.  http://www.instagram.com/adobestock/

Images and videos from http://www.instagram.com/pantone/

 

Christmas Baubles

Here are our picks of the quirkiest Christmas baubles on the High Street. All under £10.00, many with further reductions as we near the big day. Some of these are good enough to have out all year and are more of a bit of secular fun rather than having any religious connotation.

Paperchase

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Debenhams

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House of Fraser

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John Lewis

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Pull your socks up

Does anyone even buy themselves socks and tights anymore or do we all just wait for Christmas to come around as we know we are bound to receive a few pairs? I have scoured the internet looking at a range of tights and socks from premium designers to the highstreet. Have a perusal at the selection below and add to your wish list as you please…

Happy Socks

Established in Sweeden, this fun and exciting company has been spreading happiness since 2008. http://www.happysocks.com

Feeling out of place? Spray the world pink with the special edition Happy Socks x Pink Panther collection.

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https://www.instagram.com/happysocks/

Richard Quinn

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Richard Quinn presents these tights in a watercolor-esque floral print in rich blue tones. Made in the brand’s native Britain as part of its FW19 collection, the pair has a velvet finish that will add a lavish textural twist to any look.

Playful black and white polka-dot print. Made in the brand’s native Britain as part of its FW19 collection, the pair has a velvet finish that will add a lavish textural twist to any look.

Usher some fun into your hoisery edit with these plush velvet tights from Richard Quinn. The high-waisted pair has been made in the brand’s native Britain and, coming from a FW19 collection inspired by English country gardens in bloom, is doused in a charming daisy print.

Gucci

http://www.Gucci.com

A pair of tights in a deep shade of scarlet, accentuated by a delicate floral motif. The design is offset by a contrast waistband with the Gucci logo—an unexpected detail reminiscent of sportswear designs. Part of the Fall Winter 2019 collection, this accessory walked the runway under a kaleidoscope of lights and reflections.

A pair of tights defined by the House’s monogram pattern in its signature colour combination. First used in the 1970s, the GG logo was an evolution of the original Gucci rhombi design from the 1930s. Patterned tights continue to define the latest collections, the accessory bringing distinctive motifs to the forefront in a contemporary way.

Paul Smith

http://www.paulsmith.co.uk

Whether striped or spotty, patterned or plain, matching or odd, Paul Smith men’s soft-cotton socks provide the perfect splash of colour to add life to any outfit.