Salt and Silver at the Tate Britain

We headed over to the Tate Britain yesterday to check out their exhibition ‘Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 – 1860’ a look into the early photographic process of using light sensitive paper coated in silver salts to create photographic prints.


The overall exhibition was very interesting, getting to see images that were taken so long ago and look so much better than the photoshopped to death photographs that we see now.

Here are a few of our favourites


Roger Fenton, Captain Mottram Andrews, 28th Regiment (1st Staffordshire) Regiment of Foot, 1855


John Beasly Greene, Egyptian Sculpture fragments, 1856


 Linnaeus Tripe, Puthu Mundapum, view of nave. Trimul naik’s choultry. 


Studio of Matthew Brady, Landing supplies on the James river Virginia, 

We want to know what the guy lying on the white pile in the bottom just of centre left is doing.

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William Fox Talbot, Scene in a Paris street, 1843

Finally a classic photographer and a classic photograph.


Although it was a great exhibition the focus on Talbot’s ‘creation’ of the photograph was a niggling issue that we couldn’t shake off. Above is ‘View from the Window at Le Gras’ by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, thought to be the earliest surviving photographic print made in 1825. We understand the exhibition is about the salt and silver process, but we think that this photograph should have been mentioned.

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Colours of Spring 2015

This is Pantone’s colour report for Spring 2015, we’ve found some items for your home that use these colours for some home inspiration.

 Harlequin wedgwood plates

(1)  These polka dot ‘Harlequin’ wedgwood plates include a few of these spring colours! Strawberry ice, Aquamarine, and a custard woodbine mix.

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(2) Emma Bridgewater Pink Wallpaper Vase and Candle. Again Strawberry Ice covered.


(3) Bialetti Moka Express Hob Espresso Maker, this little thing on your kitchen surface will be the right amount of Tangerine pop for your room.

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(4) Some more Tangerine and a useful one too. It’s in Custard and Scuba Blue too!

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(5) Woodbine coffee table!

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(6) A Treetop magazine or vinyl rack


(7) Lucite Green shelves from Ikea, you can even get just get a doored insert for the shelves you already have.

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(8) Treetop coloured lamp shades.

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(9) Scuba blue hanging basket swing chair!

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(10) An Aquamarine Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera, the perfect spring accessory.

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(11) This cute little Dusk Blue money bank.

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(12) This Classic Blue Crosley Keepsake Turntable.

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(13) A fresh Lavender scent for your home. And a rug for your floor.

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(14) Mid Century Rocking Chair, timber and Titanium.


(15) Elephant Lamp in Glacier Grey!

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(16) Kenwood kMix Kettle and 2-slice Toaster, in Almond.


(17) A zen like table lamp in Sandstone.

(18) Our wallpaper! In Glacier Grey and Dusk Blue!

Happy spring shopping!

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