by Sophia on 14 Aug 2015
What makes a great Living Etc house? Good bone structure, a well-considered colour scheme, a clever mix of design classics and personal pieces and a touch of humour according to editor Suzanne Imre. And cover star Jonathan Adler’s New York apartment has it all. We were absolutely thrilled to read all TEN pages of the at home feature with Jonathan, husband, Simon Doonan and dog, Foxy Lady in September’s Living Etc. With thanks to Suzanne, Mary Weaver, Amy Wong and Andrea Childs – it has made our month!
by Rachel on 24 Jul 2015
What better way to kick off the weekend than a fabulous feature on our very first client, Original BTC? In the wake of their recent Queen's Award win and tete-a-tete with The Queen, The Telegraph's Design Editor, Talib Choudry, got up close and personal with the British manufacturing group. According to Talib, 'desirable objets with a Made in Britain label and flying off our shelves and it's down to one company' - we couldn't have said it better ourselves!
by Jo on 15 Jul 2015
Did the worst tube strike in a decade - if not history - stop us having yet another storming press show? No, it did not! Big thanks to all those who braved public transport and of course, congratulations to Team Portrait - Rachel, Sophia, Phoebe, Egle, Emma, Jade, Kate and Lizzie - for making this year's show bigger, better and more gorgeous than ever before! We've bid a sad goodbye to our Steiff polar bears, reindeer and penguins and now the real work of gift guides and decorating shoots galore begins. We'll see you all again next year...
by Jo on 07 Jul 2015
The doorbell is ringing every five minutes with couriers heaving crates of goodies, the gift and decorating guides have gone to print and the Steiff animals have flown in from Germany ready to be transported to the Vinyl Factory for our press show this Thursday. Can you spot the small creature of German origin who'll be travelling in by taxi, rather than cardboard box?
by Jo on 04 Jul 2015
Welcome to the whimsical world of Chase and Wonder. Designed and made in Britain, the gift and stationery brand - a new addition to the Portrait stable - is home to a choice array of charmingly illustrated offerings for the elegant lady and sophisticated gent. Founded by husband and wife team David and Faye Aspinall, boxed writing sets, correspondence cards, hankies, napkins, washbags, prints, cushions, gift wrap and tags feature a marvellous medley of Victoriana-inspired characters, creatures, letters and motifs. Screen-printed or letter-pressed greeting cards of the finest quality are adorned with gold foiling and glitter; from genteel gorillas and elaborately costumed cats to dapperly dressed cyclists, there's a design for every age and occasion. Stockists include Liberty, Paul Smith, The Conran Shop and Harrods, while the full collection can be purchased online at www.chaseandwonder.com.
by Jo on 01 Jul 2015
Born in London in 2009, new Portrait client Olli Ella has grown to become a global home decor brand for the modern family, with an ever-expanding collection of nursing chairs, rugs, nursery furniture, 100% cotton organic baby bedding and more. Founded on the belief that just because something is made for a nursery, it needn’t look out of place elsewhere, every piece is made for a child’s space, but looks equally at home in grown-up spaces. Including British royalty and A-list celebrities amongst its fans, Olli Ella is making the future bright for mini design aficionados - and their families.
by Sophia on 15 Jun 2015
It's June, the sun is shining - it's time to shoot Christmas! Huge thanks to the supremely talented Selina Lake and Debi Treloar for another gloriously festive Talking Tables shoot. We're definitely in the mood to party!
by Phoebe on 15 Jun 2015
Jonathan Adler shares his top tips on irreverent luxury… his formula? Be 95% chic and 5% cheeky!
Thrilled with the double page spread!
With thanks to Claudia Baillie.
by Sophia on 12 Jun 2015
Portrait headed east to attend the opening of the very dapper Ted Baker concept store, Ted & Moore. Taking pride of place at the front of the store was Wild & Wolf’s range of Ted Baker lifestyle accessories, including notebooks, mugs, washbags, iPad sleeves, and our favourite hot pink bento box. We enjoyed delicious breakfast canapés and a caffeine hit courtesy of the espresso bar whilst exploring the 6000 square foot space, which also features clothing, eyewear, some seriously stylish bikes and beauty and grooming rooms. Check out the new store at 132 Commercial Street, E1.
by Rachel on 08 Jun 2015
We've got our holiday groove on now that the heat has finally arrived. Especially now we've seen this Moroccan-inspired shoot in You Magazine, complete with hot colour, cool prints... and Original BTC's stunning bone china Pembridge pendant (made in the UK but looking the part nevertheless!)
With thanks to Emily Blunden.