Friday, 11 March 2011


Fresh from the Soop kitchen, these wonderful rings by top chef Wai-Lian Scannell arrived on our doorstep this morning.

Guaranteed to delight, you can choose from three different flavour ranges: The City Farm; The Enchanted Forest or The Wild Bunch and mix and match them at your own will. These rings look great on their own but, at a mere £7 each, why not group several together to create your own farm on your finger.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


The Gentlewoman
Spring and Summer 2011
Issue nº 3

The Gentlewoman is a new biannual style magazine for a new decade. Featuring inspirational, international women, it pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress.

An extravaganza of female politics, power and good looks, the third installment of The Gentlewoman features in-depth interviews with the opinionated, passionate women who are taking the international stage: singer Adele Adkins, writer Fatima Bhutto, activist Mabel van Oranje, cosmetic dermatologist Dr Frances Prenna Jones, Colette’s creative director Sarah and artist Germaine Kruip. The issue is accentuated by upbeat fashion series by renowned photographers such as Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Alasdair McLellan, Willy Vanderperre, Liz Collins, Daniel Riera, Robi Rodriguez and Benjamin Alexander Huseby.

The fabulous women’s magazine, on newsstands from 4 March, 2011 in the UK
and worldwide thereafter.

On the cover,
Adele Adkins wears a black and white print cloque dress by Céline, with ring by Dalila Barkache.
Photography by Alasdair McLellan, styling by Jonathan Kaye, hair and make-up by Michael Ashton.

The Gentlewoman is £5
You can buy it in store or online

Monday, 7 March 2011


An artist and illustrator working in London, Nick Morley’s idiosyncratic and wryly humurous take on the human condition manifests itself through drawings, prints, books and interactive works. He thinks of his job as an artist as looking at the world with fresh eyes, slowing down time to notice things that might be missed in the scrum of modern living and looking to the past as well as the future for inspiration.

This April, Nick will be exhibiting at Material in a show titled Nick Morley's World of Wonders, an exhibition inspired by the world of discovery, exploration and the spirit of the pioneer.

To compliment the exhibition, Nick will also be running a linocut workshop where participants will produce a series of linocuts to illustrate a story, poem or other narrative. You can find out more by dropping us an email at

Also, feast your eyes on this month's Icon Magazine with cover illustration by Nick Morley of MAD's Absolute Towers which are topping out in Canada. It explores the idea of originality in architecture and design by focusing on the work of two young practices.

Nick Morley’s World of Wonder
Exhibition from 16th April - 13th May 2011, Material, Ludlow SY8 2PG
Private view 15th April 2011, 6 till 8pm