Dress – 2ND DAY. Flared Jeans – Frame Denim. Bag – Saint Laurent. White top – Zara.

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It’s one thing to be circling a beautiful piece of furniture and imagine one day taking it home to display it like a trophy, and another thing to be able to sit down on (a very yellow) sofa and talk to the designer of the piece himself about what he had for breakfast. I am no expert, in anything – except maybe making e-commerce check-out pages and pizza pockets – and with a ‘blogger’ background I’ve always seem myself an observer* of the industries, be it fashion, food or in this case, interiors. But frankly, I revel in this fact, because I still get to see things curiosity (and ask how you spell Gabbana), and a lot of things are still exciting for me. Collaborating with brands like The Conran Shop being one, asking some of my design heroes what they would tell their 10-year old self on camera, being everything else.

‘You can still carry on playing’, was in fact Russell Pinch’s (awesome) answer to that question, one that set the mood for the rest of the evening where a very cheerful crowd (including some of my adored readers) sat around the panel for the LDF #TheConranshopEdit Designer Panel Discussion, glass of prosecco in each hand. What a great night to be reminded that we do what we do best by playing like a kid – letting your imagination go wild, not taking things too seriously and once in a while eating glue.

*On the downside, this does mean I can’t contribute as much informed opinions/judgement, but on the upside I’m the girl in the conversation circle that is eating all the canapés while the rest are busy talking (a full-mouth is tactically also used to wave off my turn to shed my thoughts on any given topic)

Jader Almeida

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Click below for the recap & interviews ↓ (PLEASE excuse the holding thumbnail WTF Youtube)

Magnus Long

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Russell Pinch

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In collaboration with The Conran Shop. Video by Philippa Langley.

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  1. Great meeting and stunning shop!

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  2. amazing post! thanks for sharing

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  3. Gee you are not even a blogger shini
    You are a “super-blogger” !! Go eat those canapes

  4. You are a “super-blogger” !! Go eat those canapes

  5. What an amazing collection of great chairs! love!

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  6. Leave it to you to come up with the funniest/craziest interview questions. ^^ <3

  7. Love this post and the outfit is super cute

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  8. The designs the store carries are like, completely grown up but I feel like if I was a child, I’d still love it here. Great post as always. Loved the little video too. Your accent is so cute.

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  9. Great photography. Getting more and more addicted to your blog :)

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  10. Gaawd. You guys have the coolest accents. And I want furniture for chihuahuas being made, I don’t have one, but I would get one so I can buy it furniture. XO

  11. Gasp, that store looks sooo great – I’d feel like a kid in a candy store!
    I love your colorful and fun outfit, it’s an inspired choice for this setting :-)
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  12. It was such an inspirational evening and loved the talk with the designers. It’s crazy to think from where these designers are from and from where their inspiration is driven. Like the Brazilian designer got his from a cigarette?! I mean… And of course it was SO nice to meet you and Simon! My favorite duo. x

  13. Love this video! You should do more of these Shini! You’re so natural on camera!
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  14. Giu

    Amazing! You’re the only blogger I stay faithful to hahaha and on snapchat OFC

  15. I love the colors and the playful aesthetic. I absolutely love that motto! Things should always be fun.

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  16. Shini, the video is so cute! I love it. Super inspiring to hear even just a little bit from these designers. More videos please!

    xx

  17. Great images,loved the video as well, the Conran shop could be my next home, too :) if only I could take home all of those chairs!
    Anami, xx

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