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Styling & Design: A/W 2014 Campaign by &Tradition

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Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design

Danish design company &Tradition’s new A/W 2014 collection features textiles by ATWTP and some classic lighting by studio vit.

The  ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: ‘Yukutori’ wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

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Farrow & Ball embrace the current trend for shibori and the popularity of Japanese style with their new wallpaper collection. ‘Yukutori,’ my pick of the range, is inspired by a mid-twentieth century pen and ink drawing.  Continue Reading…

Nendo release the ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture for Kokuyo




Nendo has released the modular ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture collection for Kokuyo. The adaptable brackets unit sofa provides a variety of office communication spaces via numerous combinations of its bracket-shaped units. Continue Reading…

‘Black Brick’ wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

Black Brick Wallpaper

Piet Hein Eek started working with NLXL in 2010 launching ‘Scrapwood’ one of the most popular wallpaper collections in recent years. This month NLXL introduce a new photographic surface by Piet the “Black Brick” fitting perfectly into the prevalent monochrome trend.

Rick Vintage, NLXL Founder: “We talked about a “Black Brick” wallpaper, but it would have been weird to add this idea to the Scrapwood collections.” He added: “But great ideas should not be shelved.“

See it first at Dutch Design Week October 18 – 26 2014

Piet Hein Eek / NLXL


PATTERNITY call for photographic entries


PATTERNITY are looking for photographic entries for their first book ‘EXPLORING THE POSITIVE POWER OF PATTERN.’ Published in 2015 this will be a carefully curated photographic book bringing together the worlds of fashion, art, design, nature, science, mathematics and beyond through thought provoking written and visual content.


The fundamental aim of the book is to champion the inspirational power of pattern and to provide a platform for practitioners with an innovative approach to pattern implementation.

All imagery will be curated by PATTERNITY and accompanied with a full name credit. Selected imagery will receive a copy of the book.

PATTERNITY are looking for photographs from the worlds of:

Pattern in Nature + Minerals Pattern in Science + Mathematics Pattern in the Everyday + Incidental Pattern in Behaviour, People + Places Pattern in Fashion + Accessories Pattern in Art, Design, Object + Architecture Pattern in Surface + Texture (Natural + Manmade) Pattern in Data + Technology 


You must own the full copyright to every image that you send.







Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co in Wales is Britain’s best new home – 2014 RIBA Manser Medal winner

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The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the winner of the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co, a modern three-bed private residence in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, has been named Britain’s best new home. Continue Reading…

High Definition Weave by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons




Above: Sample of the new ‘High Definition Weave Collection’ by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons

Brintons engineer’s invention the patented ‘High Definition Weave’ has the capacity to weave up to 32 colours, and simulate photorealistic effects. The leading brand just released this sneak preview of a geometric design using the equipment designed by Cristian Zuzunaga.  


Cristian Zuzunaga / Brintons


Coming Soon: The Workbench System by Mette


As seen in the Maker Carousel at 100% Design 2014, this ‘Workbench System’ by Mette incorporates a pegboard worktop with copper mesh storage perfect for collaborative workspaces. The laminated birch ply design is finished with the addition of custom aluminum pegs.



Mette / 100% Design


La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite present ‘THE DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE’


Above: The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito

This week the Design Supermarket of  La Rinascente launched 7 new talents displaying original designs endorsed by SaloneSatellite for the second consecutive year.

Again, both La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite have shown their commitment to promoting fresh design to ensure noteworthy talent doesn’t go unnoticed. When two leading design institutions collaborate to showcase what they regard as inspirational work instinctively you expect to see an interesting collection. And, the 2014 selection does not disappoint.


Dossofiorito is a design collaboration started in Verona in the autumn of 2012 by Livia Rossi  and Gianluca Giabardo. It is located in an old car workshop, where Livia and Gianluca carry out their design experiments with a very hands-on approach. 


‘The Phytophiler’ is a series of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which functional appendices such as magnifying glasses and mirrors are installed, offering a completely different perspective on the houseplant. Continue Reading…

100% Design 2014 (Official show video)

Over 28,000 visitors attended to see 450 brands showcase over 2000 products at 100% Design 2014. View the official video to see the design you may have missed.

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100% Optical: Shaping the future of optics in the UK


Above: Cutting edge glasses and styling from FEB31st

100% Optical is the largest audited trade event for optical professionals in the UK. The groundbreaking show is designed for opticians, dispensing opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists with over 2000 product launches, 90+ hours of educational seminars and a wealth of thought-provoking content. Organised in partnership with the Association of Optometrists, 100% Optical offers professionals three days of business, learning and networking.

Launched in February 2014, the first event was a huge success, attracting over 5,000 professionals, featuring 200 exhibitors and amassing over 90 hours of educational seminars. These seminars attracted international star speakers from afar afield as Australia, South Africa and Israel. Continue Reading…

5 minutes only with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby met in 1992 on the Architecture and Interiors Masters course at the Royal College of Art. They became friends, set up their practice Barber Osgerby and made a name for themselves running the studio whilst studying, which didn’t go down very well with the tutors. Continue Reading…

Beige concept store designed by Nendo

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Japanese fashion brand Beige collaborated again with Nendo on the new multi-functional store concept for Tamagawa Takashimaya shopping centre in suburban Tokyo. Continue Reading…

Scorched version of ‘Shake’ by Sebastian Cox for The New Craftsmen


Scorched Shake Sideboard – £4600

Sebastian Cox’s widely acclaimed range ‘Shake’ made by Benchmark Furniture – has been scorched exclusively for The New Craftsmen.

Each ‘shake’ – a type of shingle commonly used in Japan as architectural cladding – has been cleft (the ancient art of splitting wood along its grain) and delicately hand-scorched – just enough to blacken it without setting it alight! They are assembled on the door frames to give a fantastic texture of charred shakes.

Sebastian Cox  /  Benchmark Furniture  / The New Craftsmen


Unlimited edition of Possible Yellow Objects by Jeremy Hutchison for Willis Newson


Above: Five steel objects are powder-coated in various shades of yellow. These are manufactured in an unlimited edition and installed in a cancer unit.

Arts & Health specialists Willis Newson appointed artist Jeremy Hutchison to create a permanent series of artworks to help develop a supportive cancer care environment within the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC). The artworks were funded by the hospital’s charity, Above & Beyond. Continue Reading…

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