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The Tuesday Twist: 9 January

The Tuesday Twist: 9 January

Happy New Year!

It's a brand new year and the Urban Twist studio is bursting with fresh ideas to add to our wide range of products! If you don't already, be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our bi-monthly newsletter to be the first to hear about promotions, new products and current trends!

Pantone's Colour of the Year...Ultra Violet

Just what exactly is PANTONE Colour of the Year?

Every year since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute selects a particular colour to be 'Colour of the Year.' This symbolic selection serves to represent the mood and attitude of what is taking place in our global culture. 

Described as a 'provocative and thoughtful purple shade', Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. 

Pantone has also thoughtfully created 8 color palettes to help you incorporate and pair this year's special shade, Ultra Violet! Throughout the year we will explore each palette and how the hues can cross-over into home decor, wedding accessories and other design trends. This week we look at....

KINDRED SPIRITS

Sitting side by side on the color wheel, Pantone describes these shades as 'like-minded hues...their spirited good humor and playful exuberance makes for easy and engaging color mixes.”

We think that this colour palette embraces the beautiful watercolour effect of hydrangea flowers!

These shades would be stunning for a spring wedding, especially when paired with our range of Personalised Wedding Name Place Cards in the colours of fuchsia, amethyst and purple!

 New Year, New You!

Trying to keep those New Year's resolutions can often be a tough endeavor. As the year roles on, the 'new year, new you' vendetta often starts to fizzle. This year, try focusing on resolutions that are not only logistically achievable but ones you will actually enjoy carrying out! To help you stay on course, detail the steps involved and your progress along the way.

Our Wooden Engraved Notebooks are the perfect place to keep track of your success! These A5 oak notebooks featuring a 'living hinge' spine come in a range of designs and colours and can be easily refilled with our lined or unlined paper pad inserts!

We particularly love our wooden notebooks with the lilac paper pad insert that captures a variation of the Ultra Violet trend!

 

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The Tuesday Twist: 2 May

The Tuesday Twist: 2 May

It's All About the Flowers!

April Showers have definitely brought the May flowers to Edinburgh! Everywhere you look, the site of budding crocuses and daffodils as well as rows of gorgeous cherry blossoms line the historic city streets. 

Hanami 花見 

Did you know that the happiness and enjoyment of seeing blossoms in full bloom (in particular the cherry blossom) is a traditional Japanese custom known as Hanami? Our friends at Edinburgh World Heritage have shed some light on this intriguing concept.
If you are looking for the perfect place to take in these local floral beauties, why not take a stroll through Edinburgh's historic Royal Botanical Gardens?
The original garden was established in 1670 and during the 20th century acquired three Regional Gardens – the mountainous Benmore in Argyll; Dawyck in the wooded hills of the Scottish Borders and Logan on the Gulf Stream-warmed southern peninsula of Dumfries & Galloway. Together they represent one of the world’s largest living collections of plants!

Find out more HERE.

Petal Palette!

The idea of edible flowers may sound a bit strange to some, but this trend is becoming more and more popular. Great British Chefs have compiled an array of trendy foods and drinks that incorporate everything from pansies and violets to lavender and rose.

 

Or check out these fabulously floral cocktails courtesy of Buzzfeed

Bring the Garden Inside

Keeping up with flower theme, why not check out our range of of flower themed decor? We absolutely love that Spring is here and we have been inspired by the ever present blooms around us here in Edinburgh!

Personalised Rose Photo Frame

 

Personalised Rose Garden Key Holder
Personalised Wedding Stationary
 
Personalised Save the Dates
 

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The Tuesday Twist: 28 March

The Tuesday Twist: 28 March

Spring has officially made its presence known! As the days grow longer and sunnier, we look forward to many spring parties and the beginning of wedding season!

Here at the Urban Twist studio we have been busy creating personalised table name place cards in an array of spring designs. These little beauties are the perfect addition to any party and come in a range of colours to match your theme. Click HERE to explore our entire range.

It's All  About the Greenery!

2017 is set to see many botanical themed events inspired by Pantone's colour of the year: greenery. Accents of soft greens and pinks as well as gold and copper pair nicely with natural elements such as olive branches, natural woods and succulents. 

Our friends at Not on the High Street offer an array of botanical themed wedding decor that is right on trend! Check it out HERE.

Need more inspiration? Take a peek at these greenery inspired ideas courtesy of Elegant Wedding Invites.

Gardens and Greenthumbs

It just wouldn't be Spring if we didn't mention gardening! If you are looking to keep your events budget friendly, why not try your hand at growing your own greenery decor? This very handy article courtesy of Buzzfeed, offers advice on everything from how to make your own succulent garden to the best edible flowers! It's an absolute must-read!

Keeping with the gardening theme, we have to give a shout out to one of our favourite local restaurants, The Potting Shed! If you are looking for fresh spring desserts or zesty herbal cocktails, this place has it all! Check out their Facebook page HERE!

 

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The Tuesday Twist: 28 February

The Tuesday Twist: 28 February

This week our wedding stationary designs have been flying off our shelves! Whether you want simple table accents or a more personalised touch, Urban Twist offers a range of stylish designs and colour options to perfectly suit your wedding theme.

 

 

As we move closer to Spring, the colours of copper and rose gold quartz seem to be an ever present wedding trend. These soft metallics pair nicely with succulents and cacti making stunning table decor!

We also love the current influx of geometric shapes such as these lovely terrariumsThey will add a gorgeous and trendy geometric touch to any decor.


Another one of our favourite geometric designs, the honeycomb (made from combining numerous hexagon shapes), has also been popping up in 2017, captivating designers and DIY'ers alike! 

  

 

We are feeling the honeycomb vibe so much that it seemed only right to pay tribute to honey itself! This mouth-watering Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail features the sweet 'bees-brew' as well as a homemade thyme-infused fig syrup combined with champagne and apple cider. Find out how to make it here.

 

 

 

     

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