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Mash It Up!

Every Friday, THE quintessential MAGAZINE will share with you the history of our found industrial & antique objects that are available in our bricks and mortar store, quintessential duckeggBLUE.

This week, we bring to you English Antique Potato Mashers, as featured in our ‘The Quintessential Collection’ story of edition 3.   

 Quitessential Magazine Collections stylist: John Mangila

Hand-turned, antique timber potato mashers – found in British homes at the turn of the 20th century – have a simple and honest appeal. Today these collectable finds have a decorative as well as a practical purpose. Styled alongside original American tin ceiling panels and European antique linen towels.

Available in store at quintessential duckeggBLUE and online at for further information on all featured products.


Welcome to the launch of THE quintessential Magazine’s NEW blog.  We have been inundated with requests to keep in touch with all our subscribers and readers in between our bi-monthly editions of THE quintessential MAGAZINE, so what better way than to create our very own blog.  Designed to give you your quintessential hit between editions, we will be sharing sneak peeks of future issues, outtakes and additional images from our favourite stories, what the team gets up to behind the scenes, competitions and a whole lot more.


Edition 3 of THE quintessential MAGAZINE goes live on Thursday 11Th April and what an edition it is!

Cant’ wait until the 11th? Fancy a sneak peek? Oh go on then, just for you…..

In our feature story ‘Beautiful Things’, we celebrate COLLECTIONS – the grouping together of well-loved objects from the practical to the sculptural – and explore how they have the ability to transform our homes and our lives. And, just briefly, we ponder the fine line between being a collector and being a hoarder. Does it merely come down to a choice of words?

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How beautiful are these images taken from our collections feature?


Make sure to subscribe today for FREE to THE quintessential MAGAZINE to enjoy all of this inspiring feature story!

In our Meet the Maker features the oh-so-talented Louise Olsen from Dinosaur Designs and, in an exclusive interview with THE quintessential MAGAZINE, we talk to her about her love of creating and taking inspiration from the ocean for their new range of homewares and jewellery, launching in late April.

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This 4 page feature is full of inspirational images that will simply leave you breathless…trust us, this story is not to be missed.

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And finally, at fashion HQ, duckeggBLUE, we present our hero pieces from Jac + Jack’s modern yet timeless autumn/winter 2013 knitwear collection in sensuous cashmere, superfine wools and luxurious blends.


 Like what you see?  Then make sure you subscribe today and we will deliver edition 3 straight to your inbox on Thursday 11th April…it’s as easy as that.