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Another Country introduces Common Good eco cleaning products to Europe

Common Good release Nov 2014

Another Country expand their product range with the introduction of ‘green’ cleaning brand Common Good created by Australian-born Sacha Dunn. Continue Reading…

Textiles: Tea towels by Above and Beyond


Dry in style with this tea towel set from Graphic Designer Claudia Pape of Above and Beyond. To create ‘Between the lines’ Claudia transferred a crumpled stripe pattern onto cotton creating an op art look perfect to accessorise the modern kitchen.

Above and Beyond


1960s estate extension designed by Maccreanor Lavington wins NLA award for home improvements


An extension to a 1960’s terraced house on a modernist estate in North London designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington wins Overall Winner at the New London Architecture’s fifth annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!‘ awards. The judges lauded its “sympathetic interaction with the neighbouring vernacular styles”, and for setting the bar for improving London’s 1960’s estates. Continue Reading…

Friday Night Treat: Rosemary & Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

grilled jerked chicken with peaches on a skewer

Crispy Rosemary Garlic Potatoes are made with just a few simple ingredients – thinly sliced potatoes stuffed with garlic and rosemary.  This delicious, vegan, gluten free side dish, will satisfy your cravings for French fries, while staying relatively low in fat and calories.

Serves 4-5


  • 5 Yukon gold Potatoes, scrubbed, patted dry, but not peeled
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves Garlic Cloves- thinly slice lengthwise
  • 6 sprigs Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven 425°F with a rack in the lower-middle position.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Cut thin 0.3cm slits into the potato, stopping just before you cut through so that the slices stay connected at the bottom of the potato but don’t worry if you cut through.
  3. Slice the garlic, very thinly, lengthwise. Slip a piece of garlic in every other slit in the potatoes. Tuck a rosemary leaf or two in the other.
  4. Brush the bottom of the baking dish with olive oil and sprinkle dish with salt and pepper. Brush top and sides of potatoes with 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil, (reserving 1 tablespoon for brushing again halfway through baking).
  5. Arrange the potatoes in a baking dish and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake the potatoes for 35 minutes. At this point, the layers will start separating. Brush the potatoes again with a little oil, making sure some of it drips down into the space between the slices.
  7. Continue for another 25 to 35 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy on the edges and fork tender. If they begin to get too brown, lightly cover with foil and turn heat down to 400F.  The total baking time is 60 to 70 minutes for average potatoes (if your potatoes are on the small side or are larger, adjust cooking time accordingly.)
  8. Garnish with fresh rosemary leaves.
  9. Serve it with salad.



Editor’s Pick: 2015 Perforated Calendar from Wrong for HAY


With the New Year in full swing the search for a considered calendar to adorn my wall ended. The winner is the 2015 Perforated Wall Calendar from Wrong for HAY designed by Snaefrid & Hildigunnur. Displaying a year at a glance, it allows you to remove each date when the day ends.

Wrong for HAY


Styling Inspiration: Neon


Styling Inspiration: Neon Trend

Neon products featured as an emerging trend earlier this week. Now we have stumbled across these sculptural light installations by Italian artist Massimo Uberti on Design Milk. Outlines made styling headlines in 2014, add a twist to this look by illuminating the structures.

Top Tip:

Check out Bolia’s impressive 2015 campaign.




Massimo Uberti

Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Dennisuk create public art for Swansea Boulevard


Above: Mt. Elsie by Assemble

Four new public art commissions by Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Denniusk are planned for Swansea City Centre. Each strategically positioned artwork highlights a key site along the Boulevard route and encourages exploration of the city.


Above: Marcus Beck of Freshwest, David Chambers of Aberrant Architecture and Giles Smith of Assemble

Design and architecture collective Assemble promote an active lifestyle with their spectacular proposal coined Mt. Elsie – a new mountain and climbing wall set to enhance the north elevation of the LC – the city’s premier leisure centreContinue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Soap Stones by Pelle


Above:  Soap Stones,  The Conran Shop – From £7

Create an arrangement of gem soaps in your bathroom with Pelle Soap Stones. The luxurious range is handcrafted in Brooklyn by husband and wife team, using natural, vegetable-based soap ingredients. Continue Reading…

CRN unveils two new superyachts in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design

New Design CRN - F Paszkowski

Italian shipyard CRN a brand of the Ferretti Group presents two new projects by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The 72m and 80m superyachts drew inspiration from the 61m M/Y Saramour, which was the first megayacht built by CRN in partnership with Francesco Paszkowski. Both vessels are larger and showcase a selection of innovative architectural solutions.

CRN specialises in the construction of fully-custom steel and aluminium pleasure vessels between 50 and 90 metres in length.

Francesco Paszkowski said: “Saramour was our first opportunity to cooperate with a prestigious shipyard like CRN and was a drive for us to jointly develop new, innovative ideas. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration from Jack Threads

If you are wondering how to style your next campaign keep abreast of the latest styling trends on Despoke.


Jack Threads


Editor’s Pick of 2014


Architecture: A Mirrored House


Above: Mirror House by Johan Selbing and Anouk Vogel

We turned our attention to mirrored structures.




Bathroom: Axor & Front


Design company Front turned the shower world upside down and shook it around when they built the exemplary Water Dream Shower using traditional piping with modern designer attachments.




Trend: Print

JESSICATREND: Painterly prints

Painterly designs were the hottest print trend for surface pattern for S/S. The interior accessories by Jessica Zoob summed up the look.




Milan News: Cos x Nendo


COS returned to Salone del Mobile with a playful installation by Nendo.




Clerkenwell Design Week

Live footage of the latest new developments from designers exhibiting at the show.


Live at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014: with Pinch


Above: Float Table / oak top / stained base / colours – peach, black, white & red



Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 continued: Okay Studio


Above: ‘Apex Tables’ by Hunting and Narud




Editor’s Pick: Invisible Kitchen by i29 interior architects


i29 interior architects developed a kitchen system that seemed to disappear in space.




‘Monumental Pucci’ in Piazza San Giovanni by Pucci


Iconic fashion house Pucci unveiled ‘Monumental Pucci,’  a commission by the Centre of Florence for Italian Fashion to celebrate their 60th anniversary.




Red Dirt Rd. House by Amee Allsop


New York based designer Amee Allsop created the Red Dirt Rd. House for an Australian expat in East Hampton.




This post featured our favourite new products at 100% Design.

100% Design: Gallery





Styling & Design: A/W 2014 campaign by &Tradition





Print: ‘Big and Small’ collection by Nathalie Du Pasquier at the Wrong Shop


Wrong Shop recently introduced a new range of prints from Nathalie Du Pasquier’s entitled ‘Big and Small.’




Room: Inside Contemporary Interiors from Phaidon


Our favourite interior book of the year – Room: Inside Contemporary Design by Phaidon.



Close Bench designed by Norm Architects in collaboration with Frederik Werner


Norm Architects have created Close Bench a hybrid between a traditional bench and sofa in collaboration with Frederik Werner, Jacob Langebæk and Niels Højlund Rasmussen. Continue Reading…

Corvi Wine Cooler


Fran Corvi has designed an alternative option for those seeking a refined way to store their favourite vintage. His faceted design, the Corvi Wine Cooler is crafted from concrete using an advanced casting method to create a vessel that feels soft to the touch. Continue Reading…

Sale: Another Country


Another Country have launched their Winter sale event with 15% off all orders* and 25% off selected items. Take a look at the products they have In Stock for fast delivery (usually 1-3 weeks) or purchase from the full product collection for delivery within eight weeks. You can order online today and the London store re-opens on Monday 5th January to see the products in the flesh.

Another Country


Campaign 2015: Bolia


With the release of the 2015 collection Danish brand Bolia 2015 cement their status as a brand to watch. The 160 page Lookbook is packed with some seriously good homewares styled impeccably by Pernille Vest featuring new products, designers and behind the scenes material.

Detail: Modern / Handmade / Minimal / Bright highlights / Blond / Graphic


Madison sofa, Argo table and Pli sideboard. Continue Reading…

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