Snowdrop by Stone Designs for Innermost

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Lighting is important to set the tone of a room, but searching for the right shade can be difficult and time-consuming for design obsessed folk. Innermost’s Snowdrop pendant designed by Stone Designs is a ‘good looking’ find inspired by bulbous plants such as the Snowdrop. The designers referenced slender stems and blossoms to develop the abstract minimalist shade. Stylish and desirable, the ‘Snowdrop’ light has a soft glow that seeps through candy-coloured petals. Choose any one of the punchy colours – plum, orange or green to liven up your home.

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London Design Festival: Arrangements by Sebastian Bergne

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As part of the London Design Festival, Sebastian Bergne will be opening his studio to visitors on Saturday the 20th September.

Displayed in the context of a working studio will be projects for arranging flowers, including the new personal edition Index. The project consists of six vases that each present a single flower at its best. Highlighted or magnified, the beauty and value of nature are celebrated in these vases of glass and acrylic or stainless steel.

Time: 11am – 6pm on the 20th September.

2 Ingate Place, London, SW8 3NS

 

Sebastian Bergne / London Design Festival

 

Fresh from Muuto: The ‘Airy Coffee Table’ series and new ‘Fiber Chairs’

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Muuto release the ‘Airy Coffee Table’ series and the ‘Fiber Chair’ first launched in Milan 2014 for the new season. Leading Scandinavian designer Cecilie Manz designed the ‘Airy Coffee Table’ to come in four sizes, shapes and colours – a soft palette of grey, black, Oregon pine or off-white.

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Exhibitor Alert: Francine Triboulet at Maison Objet

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Above:  Collection Ruban 2014

Francine Triboulet will be exhibiting at Maison Objet in Paris with her tableware that blends traditional techniques with modern design. Each ceramic teapot is handmade with porcelain-coated stoneware, decorated with a graphic print and comes with a two matching cups. 

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P. S. We love the styling too.

Francine Triboulet / Maison Objet

 

Brooks + Scarpa design a tube clad store for Aesop in Los Angeles

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Australian brand Aesop opened a second store in Los Angeles designed in collaboration with local architecture practice Brooks + Scarpa. Together the team sought inspiration from the empty fabric tubes used by fashion companies within the vicinity. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Shadows by Purified

 

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Gold taps are back, whether you like it or not, and they haven’t been this popular since their heyday in the late 70′s early 80’s. Without doubt you could guarantee that for the last 30 years they were the first item ripped out of a home and would raise a few laughs along the way. So, it may surprise you to hear that there is a resurgence, but modern taps coated in gold feel new when added to a minimal interior. We love the way architect Claire Cousins mixed gold electroplated tapware with common, but creatively composed tiles in the Flinders Lane Apartment to add a little bling to the otherwise understated City pad.

 

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Veggie Collection by Vontrueba

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If you are looking for an interesting poster the foliage inspired Veggie Collection from Spanish design studio Vontrueba strikes the right note. It is not just the refreshing imagery that makes the work stand out, but the clever use of styling too. Each A3 poster depicts a different plant and is available online for 25€. My favourite indoor species at the moment is the cheese plant, hence ‘Veggie #2’ would be my first choice. What is yours? Continue Reading…

Garden Grid

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Above: Garden by Jeroen Dewulf.

 

Idea to mull over: Plant a graphic grid* in the garden.

 

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Exhibitor Alert: Tom Dixon at Maison Objet

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Designer of the Year Tom Dixon brings ‘The Factory’ to Maison Objet in Paris. This notable installation consists of an instant factory creating live on-site production, a packaging unit and a pop up shop all set up within one space for the manufacturing. The limited-edition ‘Mud’ scented accessories (above) made from bricks will be sold exclusively at the show.

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The ‘Knot House’ by Atelier Chang

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Five white sculptural buildings designed by Atelier Chang for the hospitality group House of Mind rest on a coastal cliff top in South Korea.

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The ‘Knot House’ resort, inspired by different knots, consists of one two-storey house, the owner’s residence, with a clubhouse and four other one-storey buildings hosting six guest rooms. Continue Reading…

vPPR will present ‘Foam Dome’ at 100% Design 2014

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Architecture practice  vPPR will present ‘Foam Dome’ at 100% Design 2014, an installation for the ‘Kitchens & Bathrooms’ hub sponsored by Turkishceramics. The ‘Foam Dome’ – inspired by indulgent bubble baths and cleansing spa experiences, will be a magnificent pavilion that focuses on the theme of well-being.

The sculptural geodesic dome is constructed with lightweight white mesh from which foam, composed of soap, water and air is released, creating a frothy, interactive breathing membrane. The remarkable installation will feature specially modified Turkishceramics products, alongside piles of soft white towels and reclining chairs to underpin the indulgent spa-aesthetic.

Jessica Reynolds, Director of vPPR Architects, comments, “We’ve designed Foam Dome around the idea of cleanliness, referencing an indulgent, purifying spa experience. Its effervescent, glistening, constantly changing envelope will draw visitors to the Kitchen and Bathroom hub. We think that the characteristics of foam offer a playful and complimentary approach to the beautiful curved glazed ceramic surfaces of Turkishceramics’ innovative products.”

Celebrating its 20th edition, 100% Design – the biggest design event in the UK – will return to Earls Court London this September with another strong line-up of Kitchens and Bathrooms brands.

 

vPPR / Turkishceramics / 100% Design

 

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Product shot behind a pane of rain covered glass.

 

Despoke love the simplicity of this image by Decorator’s Notebook to illustrate the arrival of their A/W collection. Without words, it sums up the arrival of Autumn.

 

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Exhibitor Alert: Davey Lighting at 100% Design

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Davey Lighting will showcase their new pendant the ‘Hex’ inspired by the exaggerated lines of monuments, including the Shard and the Eiffel Tower at 100% Design during London Design Festival. This covetable addition to the range is the latest in Davey Lighting’s collection of box pendants, wall, floor and table lights. Typically seen in period properties, this classic box lights pared-down look offers a refined simplicity. To create a strikingly architectural yet stylistically neutral silhouette style them singly or in rows above dining tables, over kitchen work surfaced and in hallways. Continue Reading…

21 Wapping Lane by Amos and Amos for Ballymore

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Amos and Amos complete two striking penthouse apartments in London for Ballymore, styled with furniture from leading British based designers such as Dare StudioBethan GrayPinchLee BroomTom DixonEleanor Pritchard and featuring sweeping 360° views over the City. Ballymore commissioned Amos and Amos‘s to redesign the layout of the penthouses at 21 Wapping Lane into a spectacular space that reflects the setting and extraordinary views.

“Our design approach for Wapping Lane was to create a penthouse interior that represents a true departure from the norm”, said Jaki Amos, Director at Amos and Amos. Continue Reading…

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