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Crash & Bell by Foscarini for Diesel Living

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Over the last five years the partnership between Foscarini and Diesel Living has incorporated a wide variety of materials, creative lighting techniques and shapes. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Decorations


For a perfectly composed tree centre it in on the graphic ‘Christmas Tree Blanket,’ next adorn with geometric shapes and bold baubles. All you need to add is a set of white lights and a touch of spray snow!

1- ‘Bentzen Balls,’  £10 at twentytwentyone.

2- ‘Christmas Tree Blanket,’ EUR 42 at Ferm Living.

3- ‘Glitz’ iridescent baubles,’ £12 at Habitat.

4- ‘Bullfinch’ £3 at Skandium.

5- ‘Bentzen Crystals,’ £10 at twentytwentyone.

6- ‘Ball Decoration,’  £5 at twentytwentyone.

AKQA Clerkenwell office by Amos and Amos


Detail: 2m oversized herringbone /Georgian wired and reeded glass / Original reclaimed bricks / Stained matt black railway sleepers / Soft sage and cream gloss metro tiles.

London-based design and interior architecture practice Amos and Amos have referenced London’s historic docks and warehouses for the interiors of new London offices designed for global ideas and innovation agency AKQA. The design team rose to the challenge of working with a client with exceptionally high standards and a willingness to take risks in order to achieve something original. The result is a richly layered and textured space where almost everything has been custom made – a unique working environment for AKQA in the world of often standardised office design. Continue Reading…

Shop 03 Frame store by i29 interior architects


Following a successful six-month stretch at the Felix Meritis building, Frame store‘s award-winning temporary interior designed by i29 architects was packed up and removed without trace. Realising interest in the Frame store was still alive the company has moved to its second location in Amsterdam. Continue Reading…

Fiction Book stand by Sebastian Bergne


Books added to this stand designed by London based designer Sebastian Bergne appear to hover when full. Continue Reading…

Mini Moderns Christmas Open Studios


Mini Moderns will be hosting their annual event as part of Camberwell Arts Christmas on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December – 11am – 6pm.

There will be a special private view evening on Friday 12th – 6pm until 9pm – where you will find bargains, new products and sample fabrics from the olden days and off cuts from the latest collections.


Mini Moderns Open Studios:

10 Empress Mews?London SE5 9BT


Friday 12th December – Private View 6pm-9pm

Saturday 13th December 11am – 6pm?Sunday

14th December 11am – 6pm


5 minutes only with Eley Kishimoto

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Above: Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto.

‘Five minutes only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in design. Today we welcome textile design stars Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, otherwise known as Eley Kishimoto, who made their presence known at London Design Festival with their first award winning wallpaper collection  and the ‘Flash’ pavement installation at Brixton tube station. 


Where do you live? 

We have lived on the Brixton/Clapham border since 1992 and our studio is just a two-minute walk away.


How would you describe your home? 

Our house is a classic Victorian two-storey mid-terrace. It’s very cluttered, busy and not truly considered, but with touches of love and joy. We have our own patterns around, but it’s certainly not a show home. We’re not super house proud as we’re too focused on making pretty things for other people.

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Win this 15″ So Sottsass plate from Darkroom


The London Design Festival has collaborated with Darkroom for a festive give-a-way!


To win this 15″ So Sottsass plate that forms part of Darkroom’s collection of playful products inspired by the postmodern visionary Italian Architect Ettore Sottsass simply enter your name and email on the link below.

Hand painted in their London studio, the plate is for decorative use only and looks great wall mounted. Combining bright colours and bold shapes, these decorative plates look most impressive when hung together as a triptych.


London Design Festival / Darkroom


Print: ‘Big and Small’ collection by Nathalie Du Pasquier at the Wrong Shop


Above: NdP L1, 2014 – £650

Iconic textile designer Nathalie Du Pasquier founding member of the Memphis group couldn’t be more relevant in today’s design world. With the huge interest in postmodernist design young designers are discovering her work and high profile brands are eager to collaborate with her. Continue Reading…

Children: A modern bunk bed


Gisela Vidallé studied the construction of the reversible Kura bed by Ikea and extended the structure wrapping it in wood veneered MDF to create the ‘Little Forest House’. Continue Reading…

Warehouse Sale: LSA International

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LSA International,

Unit C2,

The Dolphin Estate,

Sunbury On Thames


TW16 7HE


Map: LSA International


The Vegetarian Cottage by Cousins & Cousins


If you have outgrown your property and are thinking of expanding your living space as opposed to moving take a look at this Victorian home in Hackney, East London designed by Architects Cousins & Cousins.

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Terence Woodgate is equity crowdfunding!

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Above: Terence Woodgate, Solid pendant in cararra marble

When an established name takes up crowdfunding, normally the domain of emerging talent to expand their business, you take notice. The designer in question is multi award winning designer Terence Woodgate.


Motivated by the successful launch of his new LED lighting company Terence Woodgate Lighting Limited the designer is looking to secure an investment of £150,000 in return for 17% equity in the business. With over 25 years’ experience of lighting design, Terence has an excellent understanding of the exciting design and production opportunities that this technology presents.

Woodgate comments, “I launched my lighting company because I believed in the huge potential of LED technology, particularly with the increasing digitalisation of our homes, and I saw an opportunity to marry design and technology. The success we’ve enjoyed to date has backed up this belief and we’re now seeking to use equity crowdfunding to raise investment to fuel our growth. Equity crowdfunding offers an exciting and democratic way for anyone to invest and we’re very excited by this chance to share our plans with a new audience.”

The LED bulb uses 90% less energy than the incandescent bulb, which will be phased out by 2020. So there could not be a better time to explore or invest in this area, particularly with the growing interest in energy consumption and climate change.

You are invited to join the company at the RSA on Thursday 20 November at 6.30pm to learn more about Terence Woodgate Lighting Limited and to discover how they plan to use the investment raised to fuel growth.

To view the full portfolio from Terence Woodgate Lighting, please visit

Invest now on Crowdcube


Styling Inspiration





Styling Inspiration from Hay:

Distortion / Curved shadows / Odd angles


“BACKYARD by | n” for Seibu Sogo department stores in Japan


Nendo referenced the hidden world of retail in the design of a new stand-alone store, coined ‘BACKYARD’ by | n.  The original brand stocking Nendo designed products is located in Tokyo at the Seibu Sogo department stores and the Yokohama Sogo department store. Continue Reading…

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