CDW announce new graphic direction

London-based studio Made Up were commissioned to produce CDW’s 2018 visual identity, used across the show’s marketing channels, show signage and exhibitions. Continue Reading…

The Power of Purple: Colours of 2018

Taking a look at the predicted trends from some of the biggest influencers.

For the past 18 years, the Pantone Colour Institute has predicted the shade it believes will be favoured across the design industry over the upcoming year. Each year, however questionable the choice might seem, the influence is far-reaching.

This vibrant choice for colour of the year works brilliantly in many different ways for interior schemes. For the brave, go hard on block colours and mix this vibrant hue with other visceral and stimulating colours in your home for Mondrian-esque décor. This will give your space a stylish edge – a heady cocktail of punkish rebellion and regal opulence. Continue Reading…

SOS Brutalism

There’s nothing like a bit of Brutalism to get us excited and for the first time, the brutalist architecture of the 1950s to 1970s is shown in a worldwide overview in ‘SOS Brutalism’ published by Park Books. And this book (and its  is beautiful. Satisfyingly thick, printed on gorgeous slick paper and just holding it makes the reader look more intelligent.

Fritz Wotruba: Holy Trinity Church, Wien-Mauer, 1971–1976. Photo: Wolfgang Leeb 2011

Fritz Wotruba: Holy Trinity Church, Wien-Mauer, 1971–1976. Photo: Wolfgang Leeb 2011

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ChattyFeet challenge the mundane

Underwear drawer post-Christmas full of dull, plain M&S numbers? Certainly not anything to inspire your toes let alone get you in the right frame of mind to tackle the commute into work again after a week off? Fear not. ChattyFeet socks are staging a rebellion against the boring and mundane, starting from the toes up.

Chatty Feet

Artist gift box

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Lindsey Lang New Rugs

There’s no season like winter to get a blooming nice rug down on the floor. Lindsey Lang is proud to announce the launch of her new rug collection inspired by geometry found in nature.

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Tiipoi and Kolam Light

London-based brand and design studio Tiipoi has today unveiled Kolam Light, a new, site-specific light installation at White City Place in West London. Inspired by the traditional South Indian ritual of Kolam, which sees families drawing ritualistic patterns daily on their thresholds to offer both a friendly and a spiritual welcome to their homes, Kolam Light will act as an ever-changing daily beacon for workers and the wider public.

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Future Icons

Future Icons is somewhere you need to get your good self down to. Yup, there are great presents and investment pieces for other people, but mainly there are brilliant things for you to buy. For yourself. A pop up showroom that acts as a base for a rotating list of international brands, here are some of our favourites at the moment.

Anna Barlow

Anna Barlow

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Canova Hall Opens

We love it when beautiful old buildings are looked after and brought back to life. Launched this August, Canova Hall breathes new air into one of Brixton’s most commemorated buildings; what used to be the beloved worker’s hall of Britain’s first department store Le Bon Marché across the road.

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Christmas tree decorations….mainly baubles

As well as writing Christmas cards, which we genuinely love and find really therapeutic, we also love getting a Christmas tree, dragging it back home on the bus and then getting out all the ornaments from previous years and new ones we bought with great foresight in the January sales. Winning. Here are some of our faves from this year’s offerings.

West Elm

West Elm

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On our Christmas list…

We have done our darn best to get the ultimate Christmas list together. A list just for you. No one else. A list for other people to have, to give presents to YOU. Glad we cleared that up. Have a gander.

 

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Kelly Hoppen and Brintons

Sometimes the contract market gets the best collaborations. This time, Kelly Hoppen MBE has joined forces with leading carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a bold new collection of contemporary woven carpets. The new venture is the renowned interior designer’s first ever carpet collection and will be launched at Sleep, the annual hotel design event taking place in London this November.

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Popping yellow bathrooms

Just because it’s getting darker and because we bloody like yellow, we thought we would have a think about yellow bathrooms. Could be tiles, furniture or maybe a bin. Let’s brighten up December with a bit of Spring.

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Dubai Design Week

It may be a 7 hour flight away, but Dubai is fast becoming a key stop off on the design calendar. Pitching itself as the point where East meets West and where design lovers the world over can meet and celebrate and now with the respected Will Knight at the helm, Dubai Design Week, the leading festival in the region, starts tomorrow. Here are some key features and installations as well as brands and talks to make sure you visit.

Abwab

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Best Gifts for under £100 ahead of Christmas

It’s heading towards Christmas (there’s no denying it, it’s happening whether you like it or not) So we thought we would list some fun, reasonably inexpensive gifts for the home, perfect for family and friends.

Balearic Beach Cushion - Cut out

Balearic Beach Cushion French Bedroom Company

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London Illustration Fair 2017

Fancy finding some of the best in up and coming print artwork? Then head down to London’s contemporary illustration event. Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play with interactive artworks and hands on workshops.

Hattie Stewart

Hattie Stewart

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