Whilst at Designers Block, I also went to check out the Puff & Flock Parlour. Amongst all sorts of wonderful covetable goodies, I was pleased to see the Urban Upholstery Bench by Melissa French that I'd seen previously at the 2009 Designers Block. Melissa has partially upholstered a garden bench in her jacquard woven fabric in steel and cotton yarns. The bench has been living outdoors for the last year, so the transformation on the fabric is intriguing - rust marks are starting to appear on the edges, but the fabric is proving remarkably robust. A wonderful demonstration of an idea.... and beautiful too.