How good is Britain in bed?

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t as easy as you’d think. We rush about during the day, rush about in the evening, and so by the time it comes to bed all we want to do is relax. It’s often the way in which we choose to relax before bed that plays an important factor in our ability to sleep. With our fast-paced lives whooshing around us, ensuring your bed and mattress are up to scratch and remembering to stick to Horlicks after 5pm are easy things to overlook. Don’t forget, it’s all about the quality of sleep you’re getting....


May 29th 2014


Baroque/Rococo Interior Inspiration

This week at Feather & Black we launched our beautiful new Lille Collection. With its statement double wardrobe and gorgeous lattice effect bedstead this collection is perfect for those looking to create a wonderfully unique interior style. A fusion of the baroque and rococo eras, we’ve put together a small guide on the key furniture characteristics of these periods that have been fused together to create this gorgeous collection. Baroque With origins in 17th Century Italy and widely popular throughout Europe under the reign of Louis XIV, the Baroque style is all about portraying power and grandeur. A palette of...


May 28th 2014


Italian Fashion from 1945

Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend the V&A’s The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition. The first thing that struck me was not only the breath-taking dresses, but the beautiful rooms nestled under sweeping, white canopies. The up-lights perfectly set off the detailing in each outfit, and subtle music created a private space to lose yourself in. It’s easy to get lost in another time here, but the serious note of the exhibition brings a sombre respect to every beautiful garment. Illustrated by a black and white photograph of a bombed Florence in 1946, the reality of an economically...


May 27th 2014


Four in a bed

Jessica shares her journey of sleep deprivation with two young children. As parents of a two-year old and a six month old baby, my partner and I are often asked how much sleep we get or how early the kids wake up, by people, usually other parents, expecting tales of disturbed nights or hideously early starts. We look at each other sheepishly, almost feeling guilty that most nights our children sleep until after eight. Sophie, two years-old, can sleep for around 12 hours whilst Lexie is now sleeping through the night, with only one night feed. The early days It...


May 20th 2014