Monday, 4 May 2020
The shops, schools and restaurants may be closed, but our King’s Road favourites are still offering plenty of inspiration online. From conference call etiquette to workspace spruce ups, try these four work-from-home tips to reinvigorate your lockdown routine (and support our local stores).
Video call style with Astrid & Miyu
People are using video technology so much at the moment that conferencing service Zoom reported a 535% rise in daily traffic from March to April. But video calls bring new etiquete to adjust to. Is it acceptable to eat a sandwich on a call scheduled over lunch? Can you show up in the usual joggers and hoodie that have become your lockdown uniform? And just what is the solution to embarrassingly noisy family members and housemates talking in the background? King’s Road jewellers Astrid & Miyu have come to the rescue with their guide to video call etiquette – and a little helping of style thrown in for good measure. When you’ll be seen from the shoulders to the waist, their eye-catching earrings, necklaces and rings are all the more important to add a finishing touch.
Work-from-home wardrobe inspiration from Brora
Initially, permission to wear lounge-wear every day felt like a real treat. But, if you’re starting to miss the days where getting dressed was a bit more inspiring, Brora’s thoughtful take on work-from-home wardrobe will have you excited to get dressed again. From lightweight linen dungarees to breathable knits, ready for pairing with loose-fitting trousers, their latest edit will have you comfortably ready for whatever is on the lockdown agenda. Shop here.
A caffeine fix from Hagen
Missing your daily coffee shop trips? Although our at-home efforts are improving, we’re certainly counting down the days until we can enjoy our caffeine fix courtesy of professional baristas. As a halfway house to tide you over, why not support King’s Road’s favourite Danish espresso bar, Hagen, and order a pack of their speciality coffee beans to enjoy at home? There are plenty to choose from, and you can have them ground just the way you like them. Discover the range online and re-energise every morning. Shop here.
Workspace updates with Anthropologie
Tidy desk, tidy mind, or so the mantra goes. From beautiful mugs to quirky ornaments, cushions and carafes, update your at-home office space with Anthropologie’s eclectic Work-From-Home edit. With artfully illustrated notebooks, journals and desk pads, you’ll be inspired to put pen to paper – and maybe even indulge in a little letter writing to family and friends – while scented candles, diffusers and storage baskets will help bring a sense of order. View the full edit online here.