Building a legacy

Jun

30

2016

Building a legacy

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Laura Cartledge meets the architect duo who have teamed up to create beautiful homes. Designing buildings is an exact art. The process requires meticulous planning and consultations which take time. However architects Trevor Pullen and James Wells are proof that an element of going with your gut instincts...

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Grand designs

Aug

12

2015

Grand designs

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Laura Cartledge traces a Hove business from the playground and kitchen table to famous fans. Despite only being 26, Maria Allen has already clocked up more than a decade of business experience. In that time the Hove designer has gone from selling homemade cards in the playground to supplying Maria (centre)...

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Royal standard

May

12

2015

Laura Cartledge believes making your bed wouldn’t be a chore if it involved linens from one Bognor Regis company.  When someone tells you their job includes ‘pillow testing’ it is hard not to be envious. However Heirlooms Ltd can’t be accused of napping on the job. The Bognor Regis fine linen...

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That’s the spirit

Feb

26

2015

That’s the spirit

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Laura Cartledge raises a glass to the dream drinks team behind Brighton Gin. What do you think would happen if you had the following five people in a room? Kathy Caton, a former restaurateur; Dr. Easy (aka Ian Barry), a physicist turned distiller; Helen Chesshire, a spirits specialist and drinks PR;...

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Floral frontrunner

Dec

11

2014

Floral frontrunner

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Swapping the saddle for secateurs proved a brilliant business move for one Petersfield entreprenur, as Laura Cartledge discovers. The Blacksmith’s Daughter is an unusual name for a florist, but then Kristina Cousen is no ordinary person. In fact, beginning on the path that would see the start of the...

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Funky fungi

Nov

26

2014

Funky fungi

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If you go down to Battle today you’re in for a beautiful surprise, says Laura Cartledge. They say good things come to those who wait, and the fun fungi inspired creations by one Battle couple are proof of this. Amy Ely with her children “The longest process is the wood being cut and dried, you...

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Knitty Gritty

Nov

25

2014

Knitty Gritty

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With the party season in full flow, Laura Cartledge meets a designer who guarantees you won’t risk turning up in the same outfit as someone else. We all have our fears, whether it is spiders, clowns or even the dark – but one St Leonard’s designer is terrified by something quite different. Victoria “The...

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Making an impression

Nov

14

2014

Making an impression

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Laura Cartledge gets hands on and finds printmaking can add a personal touch to any occasion. Christmas and traditions go together like mince and pies. However, while a lot of the ingredients stay the same – chances are there will be a tree and turkey – each family will put its own stamp on the season. Handprinted...

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Fairest of them all

Nov

13

2014

Fairest of them all

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Laura Cartledge finds a fairytale solution to the Christmas shopping struggle. When illustrator and designer Claire Montgomery decided to launch her own craft fair she knew she wanted to do things differently. “There are some craft fairs that book a venue and put some stalls up but it won’t really...

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A Swiss adventure

Oct

27

2014

A Swiss adventure

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etc Magazine finds out more about skiing in the Swiss villages of Crans and Montana. Perched high on a sun-drenched plateau in the Valais region of Switzerland, the linked villages of Crans and Montana enjoy some of the most spectacular views in Europe, with an unsurpassed vista stretching from the Matterhorn...

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