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Detroit based studio Alex Drew & No One develop functional modern furniture and objects using unique materials. Two new mirrors coined ’Simplex and ’Prism’ capture the spirit of the duo and the 1980s trend.

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Editor’s Pick: Big Round colour layered mirror by Brit Van Nerven and Sabine Marcelis

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Housekeeping: Spring clean

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Above: European brand L’eaundry fine fragrance laundry detergent for women (left) and men (right).

With the clocks changing this weekend, the time is right to start spring cleaning. Admittedly keeping your home in order can be a chore, but treat yourself to some of these quality products and it may not be so bad. Top tip make a list of all the jobs you want to tackle and tick off each one when you finish.  Continue Reading…

Retail: Habitat launches new look concept store

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A dramatic oversized checkerboard floor marks entry into Habitat’s largest new Mini Habitat inside the Chichester branch of Homebase. The 35th concept store restyled by Habitat Creative Director, Polly Dickens, Creative Manager, Graham Copeland and in-house designer Matthew Long showcases over 1,300 products from the Habitat collection including furniture, upholstery, homewares, textile and lighting. Continue Reading…

Register now: Design Shanghai opens tomorrow

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Design Shanghai opens its doors on Friday showcasing the most notable international design, top Chinese design talent and limited-edition pieces from galleries around the world.  Thousands of architects and designers flocked to the first show in 2014 so if you are visiting avoid the phenomenal queues by registering in advance.

Related content: Diary: Design Shanghai 2015

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Above: ‘Prologue’ by Fredrikson Stallard

The show runs from 27-30 March 2015

 

Register now at: Design Shanghai

 

News: Furniture brand established by Terence Conran changes its name to Content by Terence Conran

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The modern furniture brand established by iconic British designer Terence Conran in 2003 has changed its name — but retained its philosophy and aesthetic. Now called Content by Terence Conran the name pays tribute to the man who brought contemporary design to the masses. “My ambition has always been to make good design accessible by creating products that work well, are affordable and look beautiful.”

Following on from the success of the Wave sideboard new for SS15 is the geometric Stanford Sideboard — a substantial sculptural piece with a chevron motif cut into the pebble grey doors. This highly practical storage, resting on the white gloss frame perfectly embodies Sir Terence Conran’s philosophy.

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Chris Dyson Architects adapts former Gloucestershire gas works

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Chris Dyson Architects have completed the refurbishment of a derelict gasworks into a 120sqm sustainable annex for contemporary living. The project is the extension to a nineteenth century stone building in the Gloucestershire countryside, and in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Located by a quiet, minor road, the gasworks was built in 1877 and formerly provided gas for lighting to a nearby country house. The building had been recently acquired by a client with a passion for restoring derelict buildings, and who wanted a house which met both their current and future needs. From its inception the brief for the new building focused on the need to reduce the overall environmental impact during the construction process, as well as meeting the future demands for heating and electricity. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Big Round colour layered mirror by Brit Van Nerven and Sabine Marcelis

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Driving the trend for unexpected mirrors are two emerging Dutch designers Brit Van Nerven and Sabine Marcelis. Two years ago the duo caught my eye when they collaborated on ’Seeing Glass’ a series of reflective glass shapes featured at Dutch Design Week. Continue Reading…

Salone del Mobile 2015: Diamond Washbasin by Paolo Ulian and Moreno for Purapietra

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At Salone del Mobile 2015, Purapietra will launch Diamond Washbasin by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti, the first design from a group of washbasins characterised by fragmentation of the optical surface: Surfaces Collection, a visual game of geometries that cross the hard surface of the marble.

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Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Masked off

 

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Stylist: Romina Fernandez

Photographer: Emma Job

 

Add a hint of playfulness to your home with these graphic accessories from Vitra

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Home Complements is a new line of playful design objects, accessories, textiles and furniture from Vitra. The small-scale collection highlights the graphic patterns, symbols and objects of Alexander Girard, alongside classics by George Nelson and Charles & Ray Eames and inspiring objects by contemporary designers.  Continue Reading…

Friday Night Treat: White Chocolate Bark with Salted Pistachios

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Try this healthy treat: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan & Paleo

This mouthwatering treat combines white chocolate, salt and pistachios in a simple recipe difficult to resist from Indy Power a university student making waves on the foodie scene with her healthy recipes. The only trouble is a plate of these freshly prepared chocolate chunks won’t last 5 minutes!  Continue Reading…

Special Offer: 20% off the Camerino Valet Stand by brose-fogale

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Pre-order the Camerino Valet Stand by brose-fogale by Sunday the 29th of March to receive 20% off.

£320 for natural Ash and £340 for yellow.

 

Details on: brose-fogale

 

Exhibitor Alert: Wood Melbourne at 100% Design 2015

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If you are reading this the likelihood is that you are the type of person who would consider every element of your home right down to the bath tap. Oliver MacLatchy founder of Wood Melbourne is that type of person. Having spent so much time unsuccessfully researching wooden bathroom spouts for his bathroom, he decided to put pencil to paper and design his own range. Continue Reading…

CORNERS shelving by Kyuhyung Cho for Menu

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Kyuhyung Cho has produced a set of shelves entitled ’CORNERS’ for Menu that cements his status one to watch in the field of design. His striking opaque powder coated design consists of one shelf with two contrasting coloured dividers that slide from side to side. Continue Reading…

Nendo’s kame suitcase locks to a post or handrail

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You can pretty much guarantee that whenever Nendo release a product it has an unusual element. The latest release they have waved their magic wand on is the suitcase coined ’kame’ meaning tortoise, a hybrid polycarbonate-fabric design for emerging Italian luggage brand Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano.

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Again, the Japanese studio hasn’t disappointed, the high functioning design will improve your journey with its range of stress reducing features. Particularly noteworthy is the cable lock — If you need to free yourself from the suitcase you can park it by tying the cable lock provided to a post or handrail.

 

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