Fashion brand Marni reflected on the concept of play and childhood at Milan this year , inviting the public to forget the rules and interact with the spaces they found themselves in.
Just over a month to go people and the CDW Presents are getting announced. Always fun and usually educational in some way, the Presents part of the show always brings to life the EC1 streets. For the second year in a row, Hakwood is participating in Clerkenwell Design Week, this time, sponsoring Double Vision, a 4m high structural installation of recursive patterns, nestled within the historic Clerkenwell Close.
London Festival of Architecture has announced that the theme of the 2017 festival will be ‘memory’. The theme of will be explored through a wide range of events and activities when the London Festival of Architecture – Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival – returns on 1-30 June 2017.
Did you know that Britain is home to over 900 billion obsolete kitchen gadgets with 57% of those surveyed confessing that they use these gadgets less than once a week. Well as spring clean season approaches, Deliveroo has launched a fully-functioning ‘upcycled’ bicycle – made entirely from unwanted kitchen gadgets – that will be used for deliveries from today. Continue Reading…
Telling someone you appreciate them shouldn’t be left down to national holidays, birthdays and Christmas. When the world is slowly becoming a darker place it’s the little things that matter and small surprises are what continues to drive kindness, joy and that little thing we like to call ‘the butterfly effect’. But maybe you think about it before you tell someone on the bus you love them. Just saying.
One of our most favourite things here at Despoke are shops….in museums. Opened in November 2016, Tate Edit is the new retail space in Tate Modern’s Boiler House, giving visitors the chance to browse an ever-changing selection of products, limited editions, and favourite objects chosen by Tate staff and a rolling programme of invited ‘editors’.
On the 7th March, Central Saint Martins in partnership with Liquitex and Cass Art launched this year’s Big White Wall. The Big White Wall is an annual competition open to all CSM students to submit proposals for how they would use the space to create a large scale temporary artwork.
Inspired by the Little Prince book, Sottovoce have designed a new scent dispenser that is a beautifully designed product that also enables beautiful smells.
There’s something special about a Thomas Crapper toilet. Maybe it’s the unusual handle at the top of the tank or the comfortable seats that really make you feel like you are sitting on a throne, but the brand seems to be appearing in more and more restaurants and institutions.
The brand has launched several new suites, perhaps in recognition of the trend towards vintage as well as people investing in luxury goods in spaces like the bathroom and kitchen as they stay at home more.
We particularly like the gold trim on this piece and the square element to the lid which would be a perfect place to rest your phone if you so wished (!)
The brand also produces sinks and baths in a traditional, vintage style that can be used in more modern rooms as above. Click here for more information.
Bear with us gang, it’s that time of year, London’s best design jamboree CDW is approaching and this post has a LOT of information in. Set across three days, 23-25 May 2017, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) sponsored by Renault,returns for its eighth edition and we CAN’T WAIT.