Top Drawer

A/W, 10—12 September 2017 | Olympia London

| S/S, 14—16 January 2018

Academy

Pick of the month

Trends

  • With Mother’s Day and Easter on our doorstep flowers will adorn many of our homes, so we took this opportunity to look at the wonderful world of vases.
  • It's time to prepare for spring. Helen Edwards from Eastend Prints thinks it's all about bold colours, minimal shapes, prickly cactuses and statement pieces.
  • Notonthehighstreet.com's Creative Product Director Sally Bendelow shares her views about trends in 2017 and what independent retailers should look out for.

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Profiles

  • Their unique history and location has made the Dutch inventive, often bordering on the eccentric. We had a look at new and exciting designs from the country of windmills and tulips.
  • Artisan design is an enduring trend and Jenny Lockton also believes it has to be authentic and ethical. We met her in Edinburgh to hear her inspiring story.
  • In a world of technology and alienation people want to get their hands dirty again and learn how things are made. Here is a selection of home making kits from Top Drawer's Food Emporium.

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Business Insights

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Media Clinic

  • Trump is putting Twitter back into the limelight, but how important is the platform for retailers and what do you need to consider before getting started? Here are our top 3 tips.
  • When measuring the success of your Facebook ad, it’s conversion that counts. Here are five metrics you need to know about.
  • Michelle Love from Design Space Co. explains what to look out for when building your website and how much you need to spend.

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New Talents

  • Interior designer Bhavin Taylor launched his first range of fabrics at Top Drawer last month. He told us why he started his own products.
  • The Top Drawer team have selected 40 upcoming brands to be showcased in January. Here are some highlights of our 'Spotted' category.

  • Meet the illustrator behind Coconut Tin who has created a series of atmospheric greeting cards with a cinematic feel.

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