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Vitra at 100% Design

See Vitra in the centrally-placed Workplace section at 100% Design this September.

Vitra, green, workspaceVitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, bringing together engineering excellence with the creativity of leading international designers.

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Vitra’s goal is to create functional and inspiring interiors, furniture and accessories. See Vitra at 100% Design- register for free

 

Se at 100% Design

This September 100% Design opens its doors at new venue Olympia London. With hundreds of brands to see across 4 sections, we at Despoke can’t wait to look around. One brand we are really looking forward to seeing are the ever-on-trend Sé London in the interiors section.

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Sé has created three editions from the French designer Damien Langlois-Meurine, the Spanish-born Jaime Hayon and Slovenia-based Nika Zupanc, all of which have been highly acclaimed.stools, green, se london

To register for 100% Design and see Sé London register for free here: https://registration.n200.com/survey/3itdi9drfowz7

All the Fruits new patterns

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SWING SUSPENSION- Italian based design company All the Fruits  were asked by Metrocuadro Design to design a pattern for the inner surface of their new suspension lamp, called Swing.

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Swing is made from Tyvek and derives from a research made into foldings and colour theory. The concept was to create a lamp that is attractive both day and night. Swing-10_900

 

CD Poolhouse by Marc Merckx

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CD Poolhouse is a minimally styled house designed by Belgium-based architect and designer, Marc Merckx.

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The imposing black façade contrasts with the lush green landscape and soft grey terrace. Merckx has aligned a viridian green tiled pool to hold court at the front of the house.  Continue Reading…

Shopping: Wall hanging by Nynne Rosenvinge

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Add texture to a room with this large scale watercolour wall hanging by Copenhagen-based artist/designer Nynne Rosenvinge. If you prefer the textural look in small doses, this would be the perfect solution.

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Watercolour sheepskin by Aelfie and Obra Obscura

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Today we share the Cumulus sheepskin collection, a collaboration between Brooklyn-based AELFIE and textile design studio OBRA OBSCURA. Available in a range of bright colours each dreamy hand dyed sheepskin is custom made-to-order. We love this unusual watercolour effect design. Good news for us, they ship internationally.

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Accessories Summer Sale at Tom Dixon

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One week left in Tom Dixon’s Accessories Summer Sale, with 25% off selected accessories until 31st July online and in the Portobello shop. Explore the featured accessories here.

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Customise your bathroom with Swoon

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Scandinavian furniture company Swoon sells modern bathroom storage solutions online directly to the customer’s home. Fredrik Wallner designed this striking furniture series in a range of colours and sizes to fit all types of bathrooms, down to the smallest guest toilet or powder room. The company has focused on the detail, such as thin porcelain washbasins, knobs in cork and copper and support legs in solid ash, and added practical details like secret compartments, hidden inside drawers and integrated towel holders.

Lars Tobiasson, founder and CEO of Swoon: “We wanted to do something completely new. With Swoon, everyone can create a personal style in the bathroom, just like in the rest of the home.”

Despoke loves the clean lines of this monochrome combination, which one do you like?

 

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Styling Inspiration

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Styling inspiration: Distressed walls

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Join the Gold Rush

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Do you find yourself drawn to a hint of gold? Why not try floor to ceiling gold mosaic tiles? This dramatic disco inspired bathroom would mix beautifully with white walls and warm wood. What do you think?

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Photographer to commission: Vavrinec Menšl

Friday Night Treat: Milk chocolate lollies for the children

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The school holidays can seem endless if you run out of activities to do with the children. Why don’t you make some ice lollies? You know they will enjoy making and eating these. Start them off with this simple recipe and move on to more elaborate ones.

 

Ingredients

Makes 10 lollies

 

600 ml milk

40z light brown sugar

2 pinches of salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

3oz mini chocolate chips

 

Instructions

  1. Place milk in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1 minute, or until warm to the touch.
  2. Stir in brown sugar and salt until dissolved. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Place 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate chips in the bottom of your ice lolly moulds.
  4. Fill to the top with the milk mixture.
  5. Insert sticks before freezing.

 

Editor’s Pick: Colour Block Kitchens by Dries Otten

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Experimental Belgian interior architecture practice Dries Otten’s kitchens are real showstoppers with a distinct signature style – think colour blocking, mixed materials and clever compositions. Take a look at these three beauties: Continue Reading…

Declutter the office

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Our inspiration today comes courtesy of these minimal offices. Don’t let clutter stand in the way of a productive day. Start off as you mean to continue by displaying the goods you like and storing the rest.

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Clear piles of letters and stationery items before allocating a place for each. Box essential stationery items so they are not scattered around, and maintain order by taking five minutes at the end of each day to put things back in place.

 

Kitchens & Bathrooms: Key names announced by 100% Design 2015

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Above: Argento Vivo by GeD Cucine

As the demand increases in the high-end Kitchens & Bathrooms sector brands strive to demonstrate innovation. To see the world’s leading manufacturers new collections in one location head to the Kitchens & Bathrooms section at 100% Design 2015, 23 – 26 September. Expect a stellar line-up, from newcomers antoniolupi and Bette, to returning brands including GSI Ceramica, Kolpa, bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture, GeD Cucine, Foursteel, Keramag Design and LG Hausys – HI-MACS®.

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Above: BetteLux Shape by Bette

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Above: ILBAGNO by antoniolupi

100% Design: 23 – 26 September, Olympia, London.

 

GeD Cucine / antoniolupi / Bette

Neon table lights by Minimalux

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London-based brand Minimalux referenced the installations of American artist Dan Flavin as inspiration for the Neon table lights. Don’t be fooled into thinking the light is neon, it isn’t. Continue Reading…

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