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’5 minutes only’ with Michelle Alger Head of Home at Heal’s

Michelle Alger

‘Five Minutes Only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome Michelle Alger Head of Home at Heal’s one of Britain’s most forward thinking retailers. Continue Reading…

Mathieu Gustafsson collaborates with Wallpaper* & Jaguar for Handmade at Harrods

Subtle Styling

StylingNote: Minimal/Subtle Styling/Colour range

National Galleries of Scotland collection by Surface View

Surface View

Surface View launches a new collection of interior wall art reflecting the cultural heritage of Scotland, the moody atmospheric images perfectly accompany the dark inky interior trend this season. Immortalised on paper is some of the most highly regarded artwork from the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Continue Reading…

Handpicked Pin 3

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One of the highlights of London Design Festival was the collaborative furniture project between Artists Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. Watch the video as they walk us through some of their favourite pieces at theirs show at the Viaduct showroom in Clerkenwell. Continue Reading…

Solid Spin Lamp by Tammsalu

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Emerging brand Tammsalu will present the Solid Spin Lamp Collection at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014. Estonian designer Johanna Tammsalu developed the range following experimentation with slow aperture pictures of spinning everyday objects to create new shapes. Continue Reading…

Don’t miss: 100% Design’s Virtual Exhibition


Don’t miss the virtual exhibition from 100% Design. Click to the image to relive the experience online showing the highlights from all sections and discover the most popular feature for 2013.

West Elm collaborates with Lubna Chowdhary

Lubna Chowdhary collaborates with West Elm

Above: Tiled Buffet

Leading American homestore West Elm will be opening its first London store on Tottenham Court Road in November. British designer Lubna Chowdhary renowned for her exceptional hand glazed ceramics has collaborated with the company to produce a capsule collection of furniture and lighting in her signature style. The Tiled Buffet combines a smoke-finish wood frame with three-dimensional faceted tiles in a glazed finish. With two adjustable shelves inside, it stores everything from barware to books.

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Inspiration: Style the plants

Vintage Plant Pot copy




Thinking about: purple, red, green and black the freshest colours at London Design Festival 2013. The brights accents worked well when used sparingly as accents. Continue Reading…

Berlin Home by Volker Wiese


Architect and builder Volker Wiese emulated the Bauhaus style when created his dream residence in Berlin. Wiese settled on a site for his new project in the fashionable but urban area of Berlin-Grunewald where he demolished a run-down post war building. Continue Reading…

Hot: Tickets for The Icon Awards 2013


The Icon Awards  is one of the most highly anticipated events in the design calendar attended by over 600 international architects and designers. Eminent industry figureheads judged the eleven categories ranging from high profile buildings to emerging talents and  the winners will be announced on the 5 December 2013 in the East London venue Oval Space.

For 2013, public are invited to attend the celebrations with the finest in architecture and design from Britain and across the world. The evening will feature live music, free drink and canapés, goody bags filled with design treats and the chance to rub shoulders with the most revered names in architecture and design.
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Handpicked Pin no.2


Above: Stoneware service, Tue Polson, Denmark

Each week we will feature a historical or current pin from any discipline that has stopped us in our tracks. Without further ado we would like to introduce the inspirational Stoneware Service from Tue Polson, Denmark. Image as seen in ‘New Design in Ceramics’ by Donald Wilcox, New York, 1970.

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Editor’s Pick: Modernist cards by Stefi Orazi

Stefi Orazi Modernist WinterThis week the top pick is none other than the Modernist London Winter II  pack of cards designed by Stefi Orazi. The 6 pack contains illustrations of Centre Point, Brunswick Centre, Goldfinger’s Willow Road, Golden Lane Estate, Barbican and Lubetkin’s London Zoo Penguin Pool. Continue Reading…

’5 minutes only’ with Paul de Zwart of Another Country

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‘Five Minutes Only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome Paul de Zwart of Another Country who creates functional contemporary craft furniture and accessories. Continue Reading…

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