Month: May 2017

SEO Glasgow And It’s Role In Business

SEO Glasgow And It’s Role In Business

When it comes to the main means of gathering information and discovering new and interesting businesses, most of us (if not all of us) turn to the omnipotent, potentially self-aware behemoth that is Google. How do I do French pleats? Google it. Who’s a good plumber in my area? Google it. What does it mean when I have a sharp pain in the my chest? Go to the doctors. Google has the answers to just about everything we could imagine, and acts as one of the main routes of linking businesses to customers. When looking for a product or service, a mighty 81% of us search online prior to buying. This, combined with the fact that mobile devices are ubiquitous and are most definitely here to stay, means that being visible on Google is of paramount importance to the success of any modern business. To this end, it is advised that companies look into SEO glasgow services.

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Orla Kiely – Mugs, Bags, and Other Designs

Orla Kiely – Mugs, Bags, and Other Designs

Ireland has given up many great writers and artists over the years. Oscar Wilde, Yeats and Alice Maher are just some of the household names gifted to us by our Irish cousins. Seated comfortably alongside these is Orla Kiely, a fashion designer from Dublin.

Kiely qualified as a textile designer while at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin before moving the New York to work for a fabric and wallpaper designer. From there she successfully applied for a position at Espirit, moving to London to work. While working she studied for her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art. Initially a hat designer, Kiely has gone on to design a range of different items. Her patterns are seen as contemporary classics, with many printers and designers such as MS Mugs using her patterns on their products.

Fashion Design

In her exit show at the RCA, Kiely displayed a thesis range of hats which were then purchased by Harrods. Kiely then went on to work for several large companies to gather experience before setting up her own design company. Initially Kiely designed hats but changed to bags when her father noted that while not everyone was wearing a hat, everyone had a handbag. In the late ‘90s, she decided to try laminating cloth for handbags, a textile technique reserved at the time almost solely for tablecloths.

Queen of Prints

Described by the Guardian as the “Queen of Prints”, Kiely’s patterns can be seen across a range of objects, including stationary, wallpaper, furniture, and even cars (the Citroen DS3 which won both Top Gear’s “Small Car of the Year” and “Car of the Year” of 2010). Kiely’s motifs, notably pears and stems, reflect retro design but take a fresh, modern approach to colour and application.

In particular Kiely’s patterns feature regularly on table and kitchenware. Orla Kiely mugs, plates, tablecloths and white goods have all been major sellers for printers and designers. While Kiely focusses more on her fashion design, such is the unique quality that her style possesses that the royalty work alone means her name is never far from the lips of those looking for patterns.

Polly Smith of McLaggan Smith mugs says of Orla Kiely:

“MS Mugs are delighted to have Orla Kiely on our team of mug designers! Orla is well-known British designer and has moved on to design handbags, kitchenware and cars and of course mugs…Retro Orla Kiely mugs are extremely fashionable and will make a great addition to your home’s stylish décor.”

Awards and Recognition

Kiely deservedly has been recognised as one of the top designers currently producing work. In July 2010, she was one of six contemporaries – including Louise Kennedy, Philip Treacy, Paul Costelloe, John Rocha and Lainey Keogh –  featured on a set of An Post stamps. Kiely’s stamp represented her through the use of an image of a handbag with her distinctive leaf pattern set against a white background with large orange letters at the top of the stamp to spell out her name. Continuing with Irish awards, Kiely was also the Irish Tatler Woman of the Year.

Kiely’s fashion line also attracts the attention of many celebrities, including Alexa Chung, contributing editor for Vogue. The Duchess of Cambridge and Kirsten Dunst are also known to sport fashion designed by Orla Kiely.

 

THE BEST BOTOX TRAINING COURSES IN THE UK

THE BEST BOTOX TRAINING COURSES IN THE UK

For many years, the facial aesthetics industry has seen a rise in popularity. The industry continues to grow and there is a steady demand for cosmetic services – great news for professionals. As both genders, men and women, seek Botox injection, it means that there has been a growth in botox training services. As botox can only be applied by a medically trained staff, the demand for professionals who administer such procedures is likely to increase. The Face Academy give us an insight into how botox training works.  Continue reading “THE BEST BOTOX TRAINING COURSES IN THE UK” »

Why Do Brits Love Tea So Much?

Why Do Brits Love Tea So Much?

On average, Brits drink more than 60 billion mugs of tea a year, making it the nation’s most loved hot drink.  Tea has become a symbol of friendship, as sharing a cup of tea with the ones that we love, is the time that we often take for granted.

From a classic cup of Tetley to a mug of mixed berry tea, Brits are experts in homeware ceramics. Brittish retailers have big mugs that are perfect for every Sunday brunch, just browse through their online range. Continue reading “Why Do Brits Love Tea So Much?” »

The Benefits of Personal Training

The Benefits of Personal Training

 

The gym may not be for everyone with the thought of fitness classes making you want to run in the opposite direction of gyms. However, the wonderful trainers at local gyms offer specialist personal training, that they tailor specifically to your own fitness goals.

 

Your Personalised Fitness Routine

When you book your own personal trainer the first thing they will do it talk through with you any personal fitness goals that you may have. From your consultation with them, they will then create a personalised exercise plan that is specifically tailored to your own goals. Your new personal trainer will give you a workout routine for the gym that is custom-made to improving your own fitness goals as well as a specialised meal plan.

Some of the best personal trainers will create a meal plan that should be followed alongside your fitness plan. This will help boost your fitness goals and help you meet any targets that you might have.

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Keep Your Industry Clean

Keep Your Industry Clean

 

Cleaning and tidying can be draining especially within an industry. Busy offices and vast warehouse can need teams of people to keep them looking clean and fresh. We are all guilty of letting things pile up. Not cleaning where we are meant to not putting things away can mount up and before you know it, the place is a mess. Don’t worry, there are simple ways to keep your office clean and tidy. The easiest way to keep your workplace clean is by letting someone else do it. Yes, it really is that simple! There are teams of people that are trained to keep your place of work looking brand new, talk to industrial cleaners today.

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