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Saturday Job: The Garden

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This Saturday : Focus on the plant.

To do: Add anemones against a black fence backdrop.

Palette: Black / White  / Green

 

 

To do: Register for Clerkenwell Design Week

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Clerkenwell Design Week plays host to a curated showcase of some of the best creative ideas from both design and architecture. With just under 4 weeks to go the excitement is building. Register now in advance to avoid the queues. Continue Reading…

Milan Continued: Visu Bar Stool by Mika Tolvanen at Muuto

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Finnish Mika Tolvanen designed the Visu Bar Stool as a new addition to the Visu series at Muuto this season. The Visu Bar Stool is offered in two heights and three colours — grey, black and oak. Its lacquered wood shell and base come with a durable powder coated steel footrest. Continue Reading…

White Wolf Hotel by AND-RÉ

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White Wolf Hotel designed by AND-RÉ. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Nerdwax on Kickstarter


Have you ever bought a pair of glasses or sunglasses that continuously slip down? My advice is head to Nerdwax on Kickstarter who have designed a brilliant solution to the problem. Continue Reading…

Vaudeville Showroom by Kamiyama Kazuhiro / HaKo Design

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Above: Vaudeville Showroom by Kamiyama Kazuhiro / HaKo Design, Tokyo – Japan

At first glance you may be mistaken for thinking you have just seen a wardrobe and a chest of drawers — not quite, an outline of a frame mimics the appearance of furniture tricking the eye. The Vaudeville Showroom by Kamiyama Kazuhiro and HaKo Design, took of silver at the JCD Design Award 2013 with the concept, a real coup — Look out for them in 2014, they are indeed names to watch. Continue Reading…

Milan Continued: Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus for Lasvit

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Czech designers Jan Plechac & Henry Wielgus have created a new range of pendant lighting for Lasvit coined Moulds, inspired by old wooden molds found at the Lasvit archives. Continue Reading…

Milan Continued: Konstantin Grcic at Artek

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Konstantin Grcic produces his first design for Artek, the Rival chair, steeped in the company’s heritage and created with home workers in mind. Continue Reading…

20% off at Kirath Ghundoo

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Visit: Kirath Ghundoo

Milan news: Garden Inspiration

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British folk were slow on the uptake embracing outdoor living, the unpredictable weather did not help. The thought of shivering through meal on a fresh summer evening would have been deemed ridiculous. How times have changed. The once forgotten outdoor space is now by many considered as much as the interior and designers are filling the gap in the market with an array of desirable wares. It is not easy to find outdoor furniture to suit the design conscious crowd, so here is some inspiration from Milan 2014 to prepare you for the season and whet your appetite.

Paola Lenti introduces Bistrò (above),  a closable sunshade available both in a flat and a dome-like version. Mogambo, fixed sunshade, features a hand woven cover. The sunshades can be completed by the Clique series, poufs and side tables available in different dimensions. Continue Reading…

Milan News: Kartell + Pucci

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Pucci continue to collaborate with their Cities of the World campaign, in Milan Kartell presented Madame, a small padded armchair in polycarbonate designed by Philippe Starck covered with Emilio Pucci prints. The patterns depict the location of the stores with imagery of local streets, squares and skylines.  Continue Reading…

Milan News: Cos x Nendo

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Brands are clambering to work with Nendo the innovative Japanese design studio. Not a month goes by without receiving a new release from the company, new designs are always relevant, newsworthy and reveal the versatility of the company. In Milan they deliver yet again. And the products are not just good, the work is exemplary.

COS has returned to Salone del Mobile with an exclusively commissioned installation by Nendo, located within the renowned art district of Brera, is indicative of the studio’s playful, yet rational approach. The Nendo philosophy ‘to re-imagine everyday objects and provide what they epigrammatically call a small ‘!’ moment’ is evident in both the concept and realisation of the installation. Continue Reading…

Milan News: Styling at Moooi

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Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers styled the impressive Moooi collection in Milan with giant photographic architectural backdrops commissioned from Massimo Listri. Our favourite is the blank modern interior featured above, the simplest yet most effective image. Continue Reading…

Milan News: On the Rock by Lee Broom

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Lee Broom debuted his new glassware range On the Rock at Salone Del Mobile.  The set consists of a wine and a champagne glass that combines exquisite lead crystal and Italian Carrara marble. Continue Reading…

Milan News: ‘Where Architects Live’

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Above: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas at ‘Where Architects Live”

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to snoop around an architect’s home? “Where Architects Live” will fulfill your natural curiosity. Leading contemporary architects are due to reveal their own concepts of the domestic space. The exhibition conceived as a cultural accompaniment to the Salone del Mobile is devised to provide an exclusive glimpse into “rooms” designed by eight of the world’s most respected architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David ChipperfieldMassimiliano and Doriana FuksasZaha HadidMarcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai. Will the rooms reflect the signature style of the designers? If you are lucky enough to visit Salone Milan 2014 make sure you visit to find out.

 

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