LDF – Decorex Show Review

Decorex 2012 show report for Scarlet Opus originally posted 8th October 2012. “It honestly could not have been a rainier day the Sunday I visited Decorex at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.  I was wet through, making my first appearance at this must see show a soggy one; so readers, don’t hold it against me when I … Continue reading

LDF – DesignJunction & Tramshed Show Review

      Show report of DesignJunction and Tramshed for Scarlet Opus, originally posted 3rd October 2012.   “I headed down to the capital earlier this month for my first London Design Festival and was not disappointed!  The wealth of exhibits, shows, and open studios was incredible; today I’ll be sharing my review of one … Continue reading

Brand or Design?

Brand or Design? Questioning wether fashion design has its place in interiors? Or does this question need be asked at all? Read the original post from September 17th 2012 here. “Back in February’s Trend Arrival posting, I discussed how the longstanding gap between fashion and interiors trends is fast closing, highlighting the quick translation of the New … Continue reading

50s/60s Styling, Decorum & Monroe!

Remembering Marilyn Monroe on the 50th anniversary of her death with a posting looking at Fifties and Sixties style decorum and how it translates in to Mid-Century interiors. Introduction from our Creative Director Shelley Pond. Posted August 13th 2012. “Sa•voir Faire: the ability to do the right or graceful thing in any given situation We’ve … Continue reading

Hot Spot: VINeataly, Leeds

First HotSpot posting for Scarlet Opus on this gorgeous new eatery, VINeataly Leeds. Original posting went live on July 16th 2012. “VINeataly is the new Italian oasis down on the canal at Granary Wharf in Leeds. A new waterside living development for Leeds, Granary Wharf compromises apartments, a Double Tree by Hilton hotel with SkyLounge, Brazilian gaucho restaurant Fazenda, authentic Japanese … Continue reading

Graduate Design Show Review 2012: Pattern & Textiles

Round up of the best University of Huddersfield Surface and Textile Design from 2012’s graduates. Originally posted July 2nd 2012. “I can’t actually believe that when I went to visit the University of Huddersfield on June 19th, it was exactly a year since I was finding out my results. How time flies when you’re rocking with the Scarlet … Continue reading

London 2012: Olympic season!

Post from June 2012 taking a look at cultural, retail and design areas related to the 2012 Olympic Games. Read the original post here. “Come July 27th 2012, London will host the Summer Olympic Games, becoming the only city that will have officially held the games three times: the first in 1908 and then again … Continue reading

Now, New, Next: Fabulous Fifties!

Taking a look at one of Scarlet Opus’ Spring/Summer trends for 2013, Motel, it’s inspiration and beginnings and transition from the catwalk… and not forgetting those heels from Prada!!! Catch the original posting that went live 14th May here. “The Fabulous Fifties: sixth decade of the 20th Century and birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll.  An era … Continue reading

2013. A new start. A new blog.

So it’s nearing the end of the first day of 2013 and with it comes a whole new beginning. In 2013, I will be launching my very own surface design brand and studio. You may have seen that I have updated my website (anthony-hughes.co.uk) with a new logo and a few details. So there will … Continue reading

Trend Arrival: Cultural Nexus

Latest posting on the Scarlet Opus Trends Blog looking at the Cultural Nexus forecast for S/S 12 making its way onto the high street. Catch the original posting that went live 30th April here. ‘This months Trend Arrival posting looks at one of Spring/Summer’s more challenging trends, Cultural Nexus.  We welcome Anthony back as he explores this trend through … Continue reading