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Blue and Pink Pipes

WHERE: Berlin

COUNTRY: Germany

WHEN: 2014

If you have come across the pink and blue pipes in Berlin and have been wondering what they are for there is what I found out. The groundwater level in Berlin apparently quite high making it swampy just below ground level and this can be a challenge when a building is under construction.

The pipes are used to carry away water from the building site. It is said if you follow the pipe to one end you will arrive at a construction site and if you follow it to the other end you will end up at a canal or river. I wonder if the blue and pink have different functions. Do share if you know.

So fascinating! They certainly add a character to the city and gets you asking questions about how it functions.

 

Brown and Mustard Yellow

 

Always a great color combination for the autumn without resorting to boring dark colours. Your colours don’t have to get dull just because it is Autumn/Fall. Brighten up the grey! At home or on the move add colour to your day.

To have a closer look at the handmade pieces in the collection have a look on Etsy

 

Heart Home Magazine explores the patterns, colours and textures of  homeware and interiors with an ethnic edge. We are delighted that a few of our pieces are featured in the October 2014 edition. Flip the magazine by clicking above and explore interior and home ideas from designers from all of the world.

 

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The Blue Batik Cushion is shown on Page 13 & Page 14 and our Purple Violet Splash Shawl is shown beautifully on Page 14.

 

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Our Green Ankara Print Blazer as well as the Batik Diamonds Supersnap Clutch are also shown on Page 21.

Many thanks to Maxine Brady: www.maxinebrady.com

 

Brown Batik Blazer

Look cool this autumn. There are many ways to make the versatile Brown Batik Blazer your own. Casual, formal, sporty. It all depends on your style or what look you are going for. How would you wear yours?

 

Someone is watching me

 ‘I always feel like, somebody’s watching me’

COUNTRY: Mauritius

WHEN: 2011

 

Do you ever feel like you are being watched wherever you go. This tends to be the feeling in modern cities. There seems to be surveillance cameras everywhere you go, purportedly for our safety. Hmm.

As Rockwell sang I always feel like somebody’s watching me. Interestingly, everyone automatically thinks the track is by Michael Jackson and I just found out that this is because he he did feature as guest vocals. Nothing like a bit of pop trivia to start the week! Anyway, it is a great flashback from the 80’s. Enjoy!

 

Sprung

The Layers of Summer

WHERE: Boston

COUNTRY: United States

WHEN: 2009

 

She’s baaaacccckkk. Said in a sing-songy voice. Well we listened to the feedback on the Lilac Petals Supersnap Clutch and have restocked this lovely clutch bag.

The beauty we believe is in the detail as the large flower on the front of the purse is intricately embellished to give it that sparkly, dazzling look. Definitely a statement piece for that black tie event or dinner date!

 

Do let is know what you think.
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And as we often like to do we have come up with a dream outfit with accessorised with the this dazzling clutch. It works well with soft pastels and pinks. If you want to get the look check out our Polyvore page.

Radiant Orchid Supersnap

 

 

 

 

The second edition of 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will take place in London from 16 to 19 October 2014 (preview day: 15 October).

1:54 is a platform for galleries, artists, curators, art centres and museums involved in African and Africa related projects and aims to promote art by established and emerging talents amongst an international audience.

1:54 is initiated by market developer Touria El Glaoui under the auspice of Art Africa Ltd. Designed by Rashid-Ali / RA Projects, 1:54 will be held at Somerset House, a historic building and major cultural arts centre in the heart of London.

1:54 will be accompanied by an educational and artistic programme curated by Koyo Kouoh and will include lectures, film screenings and panel debates featuring leading international curators, artists and art experts.

1:54 is a high quality event which will showcase a limited number of 27 carefully selected galleries.

It was absolutely brilliant last year so I am sure it will be even better this year.

For more information:

Website: www.1-54.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/154ContemporaryAfricanArtFair

Twitter: www.twitter.com/154artfair

 

 

This would be the funniest Selfie ever. The Chunk Selfie Tee is so far only available in Men’s but I think cool enough to rock it anyway even if you are a girlie! Love the pinky backdrop.

Available in Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large from Urban Outfitters

 

Our new Ankara seed cushions make a great way to add colour and pattern into any living space. We love the character that African print cushions lend to a bedroom or living room and thought we might share by giving away a set of two!

The winner, picked at random from the comments section will receive one with the maroon motif and one with the teal motif  as shown in the image.

 

Ankara Seed African Print Cushions

 

HOW TO WIN:

Browse Urbanknit.com and let us know your favourite item by leaving a comment here. Feel free to share with your friends on Facebook, twitter etc with a simple click. That’s it!

For additional entries:

* Submit this post on any social network (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc) by clicking on the Share buttons at the bottom of this post. Tag us with @urbanknit and leave a comment here to let us know. You can use the image right at the top for this.

* Pin any of your favourite products on Pinterest and include the hashtag #Urbanknit in the comment area so we can read and repin.

* Blog about the giveaway and link to this post or the Urbanknit website. Please leave a comment to let us know.

* Become an Urbanknit Facebook fan if you like.

* Join our mailing list (bottom corner on any page of our website)

* Tweet it on Twitter and tag us (@urbanknit)

* Post on Instagram and tag us (@urbanknit)

* Post on Google+ and tag us (@urbanknit)

That is all! There is a handy button below each product so you can share them easily. Please leave a comment here to let us know which one you have done any of the above. You can leave as many comments as you like to increase your chances of winning.

If we get more than 100 comments we will give away another set of cushions to a second winner! So get clicking.

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WHO CAN WIN:

Anyone can enter and you can do so as many times as you like. We ship worldwide so the giveaway is open to all. If the winner is based outside of the UK, the cushion covers will be sent without cushion pads. The giveaway will run till Sunday the 5th of October at midnight GMT when a winner (or winners) will be picked at random and announced. We will need your address details if you are the winner so please check back on the 6th of October, 2014 for the winner’s name.

Good luck and please spread the word!

Have a great week.


A big massive thank you to all of you that took the time to enter the giveaway. The lucky winner of the cushions is Sarah Matos! Congratulations Sarah!