Garden Inspiration

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Detail: Cream tiles / Black furniture /  Teak accents

To do: Allocate an area of your garden to display loungers in rows. Despoke loves this stripped back garden features light coloured tiles, black furniture and teak wood. Note the space is finished with a foliage border for minimum fuss and maximum style.

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Furniture: The award winning garden furniture, coined the ‘Finn Collection,’ is designed by Norm Architects for DWR.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2015: Less than five weeks to go

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After the fun of Milan, the next major show on the horizon is Clerkenwell Design Week. Now less than five weeks away, it’s time to register and check out the new #CDW2015 website.

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Note the new venue — Icon’s House of Culture set in one of Clerkenwell’s most noteworthy landmarks featuring leading international brands.

To discover who is exhibiting and register, visit Clerkenwell Design Week.

19-21 May 2015

State-of-the-art villa in the Prague by Jestico + Whiles

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Architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles has completed a luxury private villa in the heart of a village close to Prague, Czech Republic.

A sophisticated five-bedroom family home that marries a contemporary aesthetic with the best in environmental design, the property also includes cutting-edge intelligent home technologies.

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Design Shanghai Gallery

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Journey of Light: Elle Decoration, China

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Swarovski – ‘Prologue’ by Fredrikson Stallard

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Marni Mercado de Paloquemao at Salone del Mobile 2015

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Marni has transformed the showroom at Viale Umbria 42, into an exotic fruit market, the Marni Mercado de Paloquemao at Salone del Mobile 2015.

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The new tropical themed installation inspired by the market of Bogotá, Colombia, centres around a large table featuring the limited edition woven furniture, sculptural fruit shaped accessories and a series of plates decorated with patterns from Marni’s back catalogue. Continue Reading…

Milan 2015: Yoox presents the best Milanese design at Salone del Mobile

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Pioneering online retailer Yoox marks the birth date of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, on April 15thwith an exclusive shop-able design exhibition at this year’s Salone del Mobile coined ‘MADE IN MILANO.’

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Above: Attico: Christina Celestino

The exhibition set in the historic Pinacoteca Ambrosiana museum is a celebration of groundbreaking Milanese contemporary design. Continue Reading…

Preview: Muuto’s new brochure

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Muuto‘s new brochure is coming in the next few days. Here is a preview image shot on a houseboat in Copenhagen featuring the white FIBER chair.

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Preview Milan 2015: Technicolor styling from Adrien Rovero at Brand New World

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Swiss designer Adrien Rovero presents his latest work Aspartame, in Milan alongside eight key international studios, from April 14 — 19th. Rovero’s exhibition is part of BRAND NEW WORLD MILANO 2015 @DUŠAN, curated by Vesna and Jovan Jelovac. Don’t miss it. Continue Reading…

Preview Milan 2015: Patchwork wallpaper by Paola Navone for NLXL

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This season Paola Navone has collaborated with NLXL on a series of wallpaper design. Shades of blue run constantly throughout her work, the collection “Obsession” is an ode to the hue.

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The photographic design details hand stitch fabric with purposefully loose threads, in the style of Boro — a traditional Japanese patchwork technique used to repair clothing in rural areas.

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Art: Todo Ramon

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Inspiration: Mix media

A shot of inspiration this fine Sunday morning from Japanese Artist Todo Ramon, who carves stone or brick mixed with polished glass to create beautiful sculptures. Here are a few pieces to whet your appetite. Continue Reading…

Design Inspiration: For Children

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Above: Shelter of Nostalgia designed by Worapong Manupipatpong.

Looking for a job to do this weekend? If you are handy with a bag of tools why not try building a hideaway for your child. Take inspiration from this pine indoor tree house built around a column. Not many people have this kind of support in their home, if you fall into this category try freestyle with pine instead, it will looks just as good.

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Alternatively, construct a teepee structure and cover it with foliage to provide shelter. Both will take a bit of effort to construct safely, but your children will make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Buster Bulb from Buster & Punch

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Above: Buster Bulb Collection – Gold, Smoked and Crystal, £39.99 each.

Two years ago Buster and Punch set themselves a challenge to produce a light bulb that took advantage of low energy technology, and also showed the world how environmentally conscious design could be “sexy.”  The new Buster Bulb is finished in the brand’s signature black and gold palette. A resin light pipe at the centre of the bulb emits a subtle ambient light, whilst at the same time throws a focused spot light onto surfaces below.

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Portfolio Alert: Calico Wallpaper

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American husband-and-wife team Nick and Rachel Cope founded Calico Wallpaper in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when they suddenly found themselves unemployed.

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The duo spent their free time wisely researching the process of marbling, creating hundreds of samples before perfecting the technique for wallpaper.

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“Our method embodies years of research in the various disciplines in paper marbling, which have spanned the globe. The arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, emanating from Japan and Turkey centuries ago are both evident in our inaugural collection. However, it is our expansion of these practices that makes Calico Wallpapers truly unique,” said Nick. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Knoll at Milan Design Week 2015

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Preview Milan 2015: The Department Store by Lee Broom

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British designer Lee Broom has chosen a row of empty shops to present his largest exhibition to date coined The Department Store during Milan Design Week 2015. Continue Reading…

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