If you have not read Patternity blog prepare yourself for a dose of serious inspiration. The design studio created by photographer/art director Anna Murray with surface/product designer Grace Winteringham record and create conceptual patterns for the application of print and related disciplines. They have collaborated with Richard Brendon the British bone china specialist to produce the ‘Patternity Meets Richard Brendon’ collection. This brings together Richards expertise in ceramics and Patternity’s heritage with pattern. The show stopping cup and saucer offers a new take on the op art style as the mirrored cup distorts striped pattern.
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Not long left to curate a your lists so we have gathered a fine group of design folk to help you make up your mind. Today designers Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of interiors brand Mini Moderns reveal their top 5 items :
A piece of sheepskin is a welcoming sight around a winter table. Warmer and more durable than a throw it is the ideal element for creating a luxuriously modern setting. Simply add a large cluster of candles, white Christmas lights and winter foliage for a subtle festive look. Continue Reading…
TRY: A modern update on the application of the sideboard. Add one in the bathroom to replace the sink stand and maximise storage. (minus the toilet roll holder).
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Via: Blood and Champagne
Each year as we reach the depths of winter I slip into hibernation mode and my quest for comfort heightens. My attention has turned to cushions. For folk seeking for something individual, you may be happy to hear that Weaver Ptolemy Mann and The New Craftsman collaborated on a limited edition of 8 art cushions titled Chromascope. The laboriously hand dyed woven swatches are assembled and stitched together with precision by expert needle-smith Nina Plumer to emulate kaleidoscopic patterns. This colourway is my favourite. Simply add a touch of any of the colours to balance the piece in your room. Available at thenewcraftsmen for £345.
‘Five Minutes Only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome the design star Sebastian Wrong fresh from taking London Design Festival by storm with the collaboration Wrong for Hay. Continue Reading…
Over the past year a multitude of olde worlde barber’s appeared reveling in the heritage mood. Traditional values and modern aesthetics are the order of the day at Harry’s Corner Shop in New York, though it is refreshing to find a salon that is not replicating the look of a vintage store.
Key Mix: Bright / Blonde wood / memorabilia / vintage illustration / boys toys / modern shelving / repetition / colour balance
Nominee: Furniture Designer of the Year
Future Primitives by Muller Van Severen Continue Reading…
Above: HH. Platform furniture
I am perpetually organising my wares. My fixation for arranging everything precisely at home is performed with the slim hope that nothing will be lost and order rules. Given my obsession I was happy to find the HH Platform by Ryan Harc. The inbred piece of furniture presents lighting, display and storage in one. Continue Reading…
Start the festivities with Skandium: adults / families / make veneer decorations / Danish mulled wine / 15% off / =happy design folk