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Style Bible : Coastal inspiration and playing with scale

June 15, 2014

Lynn O'Rourke

Beach babyGRAPHIC designer Jinny Ursell has been inspired by her Hove coastal surroundings to create a range of contemporary homewares. We like the simple, graphic look of her stylised beach huts adorning mugs, tea towels, bags and cushions. Minimal styling for maximum impact.Tea towel, GBP10; mug, GBP12; cotton bag, GBP15; cushion, GBP27, Jin Designs (01273 777 070, effortTHE scale of artist and designer Michael Dix's work has to be seen to be fully appreciated, which is just what you can do at Idolisation of Scale, Michael's first solo exhibition at Alpha Art. Drastically altering the scale and presentation of certain objects such as the bumble bee and butterfly, is at the heart of the exhibition and makes for unique and powerful works of art.'Peacock Butterfly as Landscape', GBP750. The exhibition runs until 22 June, Alpha Art Gallery, 52 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh (0131- 226 3066,; of funA GREAT addition to picnics in the garden, camping trips or hunkering down in front of a movie on a rainy day (there's bound to be one or two over summer), the Sandcastle Bowl has everything covered from crisps and popcorn to ice-cream. Handmade in glazed ceramic, it even looks pretty standing empty. Available in yellow, pale blue or white.Sandcastle Bowl, GBP19, Clare Loves (01494 874 101,

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Source: Scotland on Sunday

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