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Breathing new life into an Ercol rockerRead MoreNovember 24, 2018

Many of you will know Ercol, the furniture maker which produces iconic chairs and tables. Last week we acquired a classic rocking chair...

Lizzie Borden and her dirty laundryRead MoreNovember 17, 2018

If the purpose of art is to thrill, engage and titilate then I think our purchase last week for the collection may have fulfilled its aims.

Craft influences - Mexico and the USARead MoreNovember 17, 2018

Craft and art don't exist in a vacuum. Here is an interesting programme about the influences between Mexico and the USA.

Kaffe Fassett - Glorious NeedlepointRead MoreNovember 17, 2018


The designer, Kaffe Fassett, is well-known for his use of colour in knitwear. A new-to-the-library book illustrates his other passion: needlepoint.

LichensRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

There is a new piece coming to the collection in the studio; Amanda Cobbett's lichens.

The Awakening ValleyRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

A recent rediscovery of a fascinating book, The Awakening Valley, has proved to be very interesting.

Alvin-the-loomRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

It has been a somewhat stressful week! Alvin-the-loom was sick...

Fashion and Artificial IntelligenceRead MoreNovember 10, 2018

The fashion world has adopted Artificial Intelligence with the potential to change the industry.

The iPod PharmacyRead MoreNovember 3, 2018

Do you have an iPod that you do not want any more? Well, here is a worthy cause.

Fashion in Lagos, and in chocolate!Read MoreNovember 3, 2018

It was Lagos Fashion Week a few weeks back. And wearing chocolate? Who would have thunk it?!