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Re-edit salon by Sides Core Studio


Re-edit salon shows no signs of the typical layout or paraphernalia associated with traditional hair studios. Sides Core Studio has stripped the Osaka salon bare and furnished the space with a mixed range of contemporary furniture.


Plain net curtains have never looked so appealing and add a hint of mystery to the white interior.


The designers installed adjustable ceiling hung ropes held in place with bright hooks to prop up mirrors at an angle.


An arch shape seamlessly links the identity from the logo to mirrors.










In a purposeful move to avoid the common salon look Sides Core Studio have created a relaxed setting for clients to “refresh their heart and mind.’’


Re-edit salon by Sides Core Studio


Exhibitor Alert: Laura Callaghan at Pick Me Up Festival 2015


Laura Callaghan’s distinct hand drawn illustrations couldn’t be more relevant as the appetite for 1980s grows. Catch her new body of work at Pick Me Up until the 4th of May.


Above: Illustration for Hunger Magazine to celebrate the opening of Pick Me Up London.

Pick Me Up / Laura Callaghan / Hunger Magazine

Somerset House

23rd April to the 4th May.


Habitat’s bright new garden range

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Above: Minaji green garden armchair- £195.00

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Minaji orange 2 seater garden bench – £395.00

Looking to inject a shot of colour in the garden? Habitat’s bright new Minaji collection is a great option, it includes an armchair and 2 or 3 seater bench in green or orange. Each curved piece is constructed from polypropylene with a smooth matt finish. The Minaji collection will be available in-store and online at Habitat from May 2015.




Milan 2015: COS x Snarkitecture installation at Salone del Mobile 2015

COS returned to Salone Del Mobile 2015 as part of a collaboration with Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen NYC based studio Snarkitecture. The duo designed a specially commissioned installation inspired by the technical lightness and luminescence of the COS Spring Summer 15’ collection.

Arsham and Mustonen transformed Spazio Erbe into an immersive translucent cave. The installation featured thousands of strips of layered white fabric hung from the ceiling to the floor.

Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen of Snarkitecture say, “After meeting with Karin and Martin and looking at the new COS collection, we knew we wanted to create a revelatory experience that played with shifting views and translucency through the use of luminous material. What we came up with is an immersive environment that draws on the familiar qualities of fabric and the primal nature of caverns to create a world of reflection, exploration and interaction.”

Karin Gustafsson, Head of Womenswear Design, says “We feel their simplistic yet modern concept reflects the COS ethos and design philosophy.”



Garden Inspiration


Detail: Cream tiles / Black furniture /  Teak accents / Green backdrop

To do: Allocate an area of your garden to display loungers in rows. Despoke loves this stripped back garden features light coloured tiles, black furniture and teak wood. Note the space is finished with a foliage border for minimum fuss and maximum style.


Furniture: The award winning garden furniture, coined the ‘Finn Collection,’ is designed by Norm Architects for DWR. Continue Reading…

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015: Less than five weeks to go



After the fun of Milan, the next major show on the horizon is Clerkenwell Design Week. Now less than five weeks away, it’s time to register and check out the new #CDW2015 website.


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Note the new venue — Icon’s House of Culture set in one of Clerkenwell’s most noteworthy landmarks featuring leading international brands.

To discover who is exhibiting and register, visit Clerkenwell Design Week.

19-21 May 2015

State-of-the-art villa in the Prague by Jestico + Whiles

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Architecture and interior design practice Jestico + Whiles has completed a luxury private villa in the heart of a village close to Prague, Czech Republic.

A sophisticated five-bedroom family home that marries a contemporary aesthetic with the best in environmental design, the property also includes cutting-edge intelligent home technologies.

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Design Shanghai Gallery


Journey of Light: Elle Decoration, China


Swarovski – ‘Prologue’ by Fredrikson Stallard

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Marni Mercado de Paloquemao at Salone del Mobile 2015

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Marni has transformed the showroom at Viale Umbria 42, into an exotic fruit market, the Marni Mercado de Paloquemao at Salone del Mobile 2015.


The new tropical themed installation inspired by the market of Bogotá, Colombia, centres around a large table featuring the limited edition woven furniture, sculptural fruit shaped accessories and a series of plates decorated with patterns from Marni’s back catalogue. Continue Reading…

Milan 2015: Yoox presents the best Milanese design at Salone del Mobile

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Above: Attico: Christina Celestino

Pioneering online retailer Yoox marks the birth date of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci, on April 15thwith an exclusive shop-able design exhibition at this year’s Salone del Mobile coined ‘MADE IN MILANO.’

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Above: Attico: Christina Celestino

The exhibition set in the historic Pinacoteca Ambrosiana museum is a celebration of groundbreaking Milanese contemporary design. Continue Reading…

Preview Milan 2015: Technicolor styling from Adrien Rovero at Brand New World


Swiss designer Adrien Rovero presents his latest work Aspartame, in Milan alongside eight key international studios, from April 14 — 19th. Rovero’s exhibition is part of BRAND NEW WORLD MILANO 2015 @DUŠAN, curated by Vesna and Jovan Jelovac. Don’t miss it. Continue Reading…

Preview Milan 2015: Patchwork wallpaper by Paola Navone for NLXL


This season Paola Navone has collaborated with NLXL on a series of wallpaper design. Shades of blue run constantly throughout her work, the collection “Obsession” is an ode to the hue.


The photographic design details hand stitch fabric with purposefully loose threads, in the style of Boro — a traditional Japanese patchwork technique used to repair clothing in rural areas.

Paola Navone / NLXL


Art: Todo Ramon


Inspiration: Mix media

A shot of inspiration this fine Sunday morning from Japanese Artist Todo Ramon, who carves stone or brick mixed with polished glass to create beautiful sculptures. Here are a few pieces to whet your appetite. Continue Reading…

Buster Bulb from Buster & Punch


Above: Buster Bulb Collection – Gold, Smoked and Crystal, £39.99 each.

Two years ago Buster and Punch set themselves a challenge to produce a light bulb that took advantage of low energy technology, and also showed the world how environmentally conscious design could be “sexy.”  The new Buster Bulb is finished in the brand’s signature black and gold palette. A resin light pipe at the centre of the bulb emits a subtle ambient light, whilst at the same time throws a focused spot light onto surfaces below.



Exhibitor Alert: Knoll at Milan Design Week 2015




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