The Bramwell Brown Blog

Meet the Blogger and their Weather Clock - Emma Palin

This week we are talking to Emma Palin, design blogger at

Concrete Clock on Wall

Can you tell us a bit about your blog please?

My blog is centered around design, interiors and culture with a colourful twist, championing small independents and lone creatives.

Bold colours, detailed patterns and complex narratives make up the rest of my style and the blog was recently awarded ‘Best Colour Inspiration’ and ‘Best Designed Blog’ at the Amara Interior Awards 2017, as well as becoming Feathr’s Top Trending blog of 2017. Championing creativity is a priority for me and that’s what visitors should expect to see when reading my blog.  

What’s your favourite room in your house and why?

The open-plan living room and kitchen. It’s so light and bright with wooden flooring and lots of shelving for my eclectic bits and bobs. There’s a beautiful fireplace painted in a charcoal colour and we’ve covered it with plants and quirky ceramics.

Where do you hang your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock and why?

In the living room. It’s a statement clock and I want it to be looked at as much as possible. I spend most of my time in the living room so it makes sense to have it as the focal point of the room.

Can you sum your Bramwell Brown Weather Clock up in three words?

Clever, thoughtful and industrial.

Any tips for incorporating clocks into your interior design?

I think you either need to make it part of a bigger picture or really let it do all the taking; there’s no in-between. Personally, I like clocks as part of gallery walls as I think they add a point of interest.

What are the big interior trends that we should be looking out for in 2018?

I’m constantly championing fringing and I think it’s going to become huge in the latter part of 2018. Essentially, colour has made a comeback so look towards strong colours if you’re redecorating.

Finally, we love mechanical/analogue objects - what mechanical/analogue items do you have in your home or remember from your childhood that you love(d)?

I’m a lover of all things analogue and I have a turntable, plenty of polaroids and I’ve just bought a 1970’s 35mm camera after taking part in a film course with the London Institute of Photography. There’s something special about the crackle of a record and the colouring in a film photo – you just can’t replicate it!

Thank you to Emma for talking to us. 

Concrete Weather Clock