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Courtyard House by Dallas Pierce Quintero

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Awards won: RIBA London Award 2015 & RIBA London Small Project Of The Year Award 2015

Dallas Pierce Quintero has delivered an imaginative two-bedroom house within the walls of a small industrial infill site in London. Without compromising the owners privacy, the design team utilised the layout of the site to ensure they protected daylight enjoyed by neighbours. Continue Reading…

Graphics: Max Kuwertz

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Graphic inspiration today comes from German designer Max Kuwertz who designed a purposefully crumpled silkscreen poster series which also doubled as an invitation for ADC Fall Paper Exposition. Continue Reading…

Resort 16: Valentino

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Resort 2016: Valentino

Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s free spirited collection nods to the covetable clustered florals of previous seasons. The designers have created a youthful, heavily decorated line, merging Folkloric imagery with Far Eastern prints. Silhouette’s are simple, varied in length and let the pattern do the talking.

Note: Despoke loves the styling – Gowns finished with trainers.

Detail: Folkloric / Floral / Patchwork / Animals / Birds / Wheat sheaf / Navajo / Birds / Dragons / studs / Embroidered / Embellished / Kimono patterns

Fabric: Tulle  / Chiffon / Suede / Leather / Lace / Crepe de chine / Leather intarsias

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100% Design collaborates with WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors on the show campaign for 2015

Groundbreaking international trend specialist WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors has collaborated with 100% Design on the 2015 show campaign – Design in Colour.

The theme itself acknowledges the significance of the colour spectrum on the design world. WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors selected 12 of their forecasted colour trends for 2016 to inspire the 100% Design creative process.

Visitors to the web site and exhibition will be able to navigate both by colour reference. This innovative concept also applies across the talks and parties held during the 4-day event in September.

To discover how WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors forecast the next big thing take a look at this video.

 

100% Design: 23-26 September at Olympia, London

 

100% Design / WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors

 

Sanderson House by David Kohn Architects

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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

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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:

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Guy Bourdin – Charles Jourdan fall 1977

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Gucci Resort 2016 Collection

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Gucci Resort 2016 Collection

Details:

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

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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.

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Retail Styling Inspiration from Urban Outfitters

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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.

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