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Sanderson House by David Kohn Architects


Sanderson House, a semi-detached villa in Islington, designed by David Kohn Architects, had a typical rear kitchen extension, which historically functioned as a scullery. The clients have three young boys and wanted to make the most of their generous garden.


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Garden: Bring the outdoors in


Concrete House by Studio Gil

Inspiration today comes from the gardens of a couple of award winning houses. If you are planning your outdoor space take a look at some of these:

Concrete Planters

White concrete and Iroko timber from the internal palette of materials are carried to the external garden surfaces forming utilitarian roles such as planters, benching, barbecue, and storage. Continue Reading…

Sample Sale: LSA International

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Don’t miss the two day Warehouse & Designer Sample Sale from LSA International – one of Europe’s leading brands specialising in contemporary glass and porcelain. Visit the sale outside LSA International’s design studio and head office to browse previous collections, samples, end of lines and more.  Cash & card payments welcome. Continue Reading…

SCALE wall tiles by STUDIO MUT Dsign for Peronda

Alberto Sánchez, founder of Spanish STUDIO MUT Dsign, has developed a collection of wall tile entitled SCALES in partnership with Harmony by Peronda. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration


Whilst on the subject of Billiani, it would be wrong not to mention the Italian brand’s brilliant styling this season. Recently on the design scene we have seen frames in the shape of houses, cubes and feeling new right now are these angles.




Emilio Nanni’s colouful new Spy chair for Billiani

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Emilio Nanni’s elegant new Spy chair for Billiani features a seat which folds to contain the rear sloping legs, balanced with a finely tuned set of double volumes.  Continue Reading…

Italian brand Lema opens flagship store on King’s Road


Lema opens its first flagship store designed by Piero Lissoni on King’s Roadto house the brand’s two main identities of the collection -Lema Casa and Lema Contract.  Continue Reading…

Saturday Job: Arrange the shoes


Above: Guy Bourdin & Charles Jourdan

Are you are struggling to house a growing shoe collection? Take inspiration from these images by pioneering French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. Think big and pile them high – from the floor to ceiling in white boxes. Label each one individually, or add an image to denote the contents if you want to avoid the guesswork.


Guy Bourdin – Charles Jourdan fall 1977

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Gucci Resort 2016 Collection


Gucci Resort 2016 Collection


References: 60s + 70s / Granny chic / Dandy / Western

Pattern: Embroidered and embellished folkloric florals / Silhouette leafy florals / Geometric chevron / Heavily embellished badges / Snake motifs / Stripes.

Hems: A LINE – mini, midi, maxi.

Fabric: Chiffon, Lame, Coloured Lace, Fur




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Collective Design Fair: Present Perimeter by Johnathon Nesci



Sight Unseen OFFSITE spin off show at the Collective Design Fair featured a series of mirrors entitled ‘Present Perimeter’ by American designer Jonathan Nesci, founder of the industrial-design company HALE. Nesci explored a compositional framework that united equal numbers of hexagons, half-hexagons, rhombuses, and triangles. With the trend for statement mirrors in full swing these primary 80s-esque accessories are guaranteed to brighten and update up your space.

Collective Design Fair / Sight Unseen OFFSITE


Retail Styling Inspiration from Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Retail Styling: Despoke loves the photographic compositions from Urban Outfitters, spotted in Cardiff. As per usual, the brand impresses with its original slant on styling and playful tone.


Urban Outfitters


Open Studios – Architects across the city welcome visitors during London Festival of Architecture

Belsize Village Architects

Above: Belsize Village Architects

Over 50 RIBA Chartered Practices are taking part in London’s Open Studios across London this month as a key part of London Festival of Architecture. This is a rare opportunity for visitors to go behind the scenes of some of the UK’S most prominent architecture practices.

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Event: Join Skandium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tapio Wirkkala


Join Skandium to celebrate the 100th year anniversary Tapio Wirkkala — a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art with live music and cocktails on the 4th June at The Republic of Fritz Hansen. Continue Reading…

Mette invites visitors to taste the raw ingredients of design and building materials at 100% Design 2015


British multidisciplinary design studio, Mette, returns to 100% Design with a brand new concept for 2015 – coined Mattergarden.

Creative Director at Mette, Caroline Santos told Despoke, “Mattergarden is an appreciation of the Earth’s permanence: a celebration of its generous supply of materials, its structure and sustenance. The concept also explores the role of humankind as responsible alchemists and interpreters of its bounty.” Continue Reading…

Event: Eley Kishimoto in Conversation at Heal’s


To celebrate the launch of Eley Kishimoto’s optical wallpapers at Heal’s Dean of the UAL’s School of Design Lawrence Zeegen will be quizzing the Brixton based designers on their illustrious fashion career, expanding repertoire of interiors, and trying to discover the inspiration behind their eclectic prints and patterns along the way. Just like an Eley Kishimoto design, this exclusive event is sure to reveal a fascinating story.

Location: Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road

Date: Wednesday 3rd June

Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Cost for general Admission: £10 *

Cost for Student Ticket: £5*


Heal’sEley Kishimoto


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