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How to Clean your Leather Jacket at Home. Simple.

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Many will agree that leather has rapidly made itself synonymous to a lifestyle, possessing a luxury element. Making itself accessible to all, while having a multitude of options for each gender no matter what temperament.

You have a favourite leather jacket or coat that is either relatively new or one that has been with you for a considerable amount of time. Either way, there arises a point where you need to care for and maintain this style staple and cleaning it is an important part of the routine.

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Living the Lifestyle

Art, Interior Design and what you’re Missing out On

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Interior Design holds a different meaning for various people. What is however common among a majority of individuals, is the excitement, significance and enthusiasm. These are noted key factors that are wrapped up in this process especially when dealing with one’s own home. While many may talk passionately about colour schemes, furniture, ornaments or even lighting, one who gives equal importance to art is often if not always a rarity.

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What is Top Grain Leather? How is it Different from Full Grain Leather?

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Let’s jump right into the subject without any delay. Top grain leather, apart from being common; is the second highest grade or quality of leather on the list. Contrary to its name, it is not the top or outermost section of the animal it has been taken from. This is mainly due to the top layer that is split away, leaving no visible scars, scrapes or marks that would be seen ordinarily.

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Elements of Inspiration

The Leather Jacket and an Interesting History

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Believed to be one of the world’s most cultural icons symbolizing a unique blend of cool as well as rebellion. With a strong significance of freedom of youngsters of the day, back in the 50s and 60s, it has thrived and evolved over centuries according to some. While the true origination of the leather jacket is debatable as none of the presumptions of its origins have been proven true, it is safe to say that hides and skins of animals have been worn by man since as far back as one can imagine.

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Elements of Inspiration

An Inspiring Essence of Fantasy- Joanna Kustra

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An award-winning Polish Fashion, Beauty and Portrait Photographer, Joanna Kustra loves to see beauty in everything and everyone. A self-proclaimed ‘regular’ individual who enjoys audio-books, coffee, flying and fencing. Her interest in the arts extended from a childhood passion aside from playing the piano and oboe. A self-taught photographer who is all too happy to share her photography skills as well her knowledge of re-touching and editing which she does herself, the perfectionist that she is.

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What are the Different Finishes of Genuine Leather? Answered

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Aside from the fact that genuine leather is the third kind of real leather based on type. It is available in several different ‘finishes’ resulting in different looks and feel that may throw you off, mistaking it for fake leather. Aniline and Semi Aniline, Waxed or Oil, Fully Pigmented Finish, Antique Finish or Wyper Finish, Full Grain Finish and Corrected Grain Finish to name a few common types.

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Elements of Inspiration

Architecture by Inspiring Architects-The (late) Zaha Hadid

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She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Award in 2004 and the Royal Gold Medal in 2015. Zaha Hadid also received one of UK’s most esteemed award the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. She was made Dame by (HRH) Queen Elizabeth II in 2012 for services to Architecture. Rightfully receiving the dubbing of ‘’Queen of the Curve” by fans, friends, clients and well-wishers.

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How to tell if the Leather is Genuine in 7 Simple Steps.

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Leather goods is one industry, independent and having a loyal, diverse and progressive group of consumers who look for leather pieces that they can identify with and more importantly that help enhance the look they go for.

However, in this vast field of luxury goods that are now accessible, many are caught clueless between pinpointing genuine leather from a multitude of pieces and shopping by price presuming the higher the cost the product will surely be genuine.

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