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The Tuesday Twist: 20 June

The Tuesday Twist: 20 June

With all the rain Edinburgh has been receiving over the last few weeks, nature is in full bloom. It seems as though Auld Reekie herself is embracing Pantone's Colour of the Year: Greenery. This week we have devoted our entire blog to all things green!

History of Green

Greenery has inundating the latest trends and home decor ideas and is synonymous with springtime, growth and nature. Given it's history, it comes as no surprise that much of trending decor incorporates plant derived prints and colour tones.

In Ancient Egypt, green was the symbol of regeneration and rebirth. 

The Ancient Egyptian god Osiris, ruler of the underworld and of rebirth and regeneration, was typically shown with a green face. (Tomb of Nefertari, 1295–1253 BC).

To the Romans it was the colour of Venus, the goddess of gardens, vegetables and vineyards.

Ancient Roman fresco of Flora, or Spring, from Stabiae (2nd century AD)

In his book GREEN: The History of a ColorFrench art historian Michel Pastoureau takes an in depth look at the history of this verdant shade. From classical roots to modern uses, the colour green remains a prominent fixture in trending decor.

Bringing Greenery Inside 

The colour green offers a soothing appeal and when incorporated into the home it can evoke a sense of renewal.

Hurd and Honey have pieced together very convincing evidence as to 'Why Every Home Needs a Green Wall.' Here are a few of our favourite rationales:

  • Green walls will warm your home in the cooler months, and cool your home in the warmer months.
  • Green walls and plants combine beautifully.
  • Green walls, even darker shades, can make a smaller space feel larger.
  • Green walls give the impression that life is lived healthier, more organic and pure.
  • Green walls inspire imagination, green is open-minded, and friendly.
  • Green walls help neutrals stand out better than they would against white walls.

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    We just love the idea of incorporating living plant life into the home in unique ways, such as this living moss wall!
    If you are curious about how to get started decorating with With Pantone Color Of The Year, why not check out this article by Setting for Four.

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    The Tuesday Twist: 13 June

    The Tuesday Twist: 13 June

    A Day for Dad

    This weekend we show dads all around the world how much we appreciate their love and contributions to our lives. If you are still on the hunt for that perfect gift for Father's Day, be sure to explore our full range of personalised products that are sure to put a smile on Dad's face. And to put a smile on your face, we are offering a 20% OFF discount from now until 14 June during our Father's Day Special!

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    We want all dads, padres, fathers, babbos, daidís and papas to have an wonderful day filled with memories and of course thoughtful gifts like these Personalised Engraved Wooden blocks. 

    We just love our new range of Engraved Wooden Notebooks! These refillable A5 oak notebooks featuring a 'living hinge' spine are the perfect gift for any occasion! 

    In addition to our notebooks, we have also introduced two new versions of our family trees, featuring a willow tree and a charming treehouse design. Each design is made to order in a handmade wooden frame and comes in 12 beautiful shades!

    Wooden Trends for Him

    We absolutely love the trend of wooden gifts so it was only fair to showcase these amazing gifts for Dad's wardrobe.

    Wooden Watches by Urban Designer


    Wooden Bow Ties by Creat.Gift.Love

    Wooden Ties by Wood Thumb


     A Feast Fit for Dad

    Perhaps rather than (or in addition to) a tangible gift this year, why not cook Dad a sumptuous feast? Like the old saying goes, 'A way to a man's heart is through his stomach!' So naturally, a day devoted to 'all things dad' can only be complete with a glorious meal! This time bacon has served as the inspiration and we have searched high and low for our absolute favourite recipes. 

    Dad's mouth is sure to water at the sight of these Bacon, Pineapple and Chicken Kebabs

    These sweet and savory Maple Syrup Buttercream & Bacon Cupcakes courtesy of Wilton are perfect for Father’s Day!

    And because we love bacon so much, this Smoky Whiskey Mule courtesy of Chili Pepper Madness is packed full of Jack Daniels, candied bacon, and chili pepper!


    Your friends at Urban Twist wish everyone a safe and joyful Father's Day!

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    The Tuesday Twist: 6 June

    The Tuesday Twist: 6 June

    It's that time of year to commemorate all the contributions and sacrifices our fathers have made. This 18 June, why not treat Dad (and maybe even Granddad) to a lasting keepsake that will remind him daily of how much he is loved and appreciated?  

    Now through 14 June receive 20% off with our Father's Day special! 

    Use the code: DAD17 at checkout





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