Graphic Inspiration: Repetition
The new collection from the Australian brand Country Road is teeming with desirable items, from tableware to bed and the brand’s fresh designs sit comfortably in the modern home. Both the tableware and textiles are minimal and this season’s best styles are monochrome, marble, or graphic. To guarantee a winning look, choose any combination, they all work seamlessly together. Colours are subtle with black, grey, lemon, melon and mint highlighted with brights – red and pink. Oh yes, great news – they ship to the UK.
Of the hundreds of products released I feature the ones that feel fresh and create the biggest impact. This week the Fluorescent Tube Lights by Italian company Seletti caught my attention. The 1.7m long tube emits a stunning glowing effect when turned on. Each decorative light includes a fixing for attaching to walls, and a floor stand to display upright. Choose from a variety of colours: Pink, Yellow, Primary Red, Medium Blue and Light Moss Green.
Above: Coral Abstract Beach Towel – Conran Shop – £85
During the summer months I become a weather watcher, the first sign of sun and the beach bag is packed. At this time of the year, coming up to the end of the season, I never consider buying beach towels, I do own some perfectly good ones already – oversized stripes. Mid August my thoughts always veer towards my winter wardrobe and home styling. All that changed when I set my eyes on these fine specimens – a pair of cotton Matisse style towels, coined the ‘Abstract Towel’ range, exclusive in the UK at the Conran Shop. The designs will have a long shelf life in my home, with that in mind they are well worth the investment of £85 each. I will take both.
Images: Melancholic Refuse by Australian photographer Aliki Komps
Styling Inspiration: Discarded furniture / Urban dump
Aliki said, “In an unclear, yet final movement, these chairs have been displaced from their domestic environment. They no longer function as a place of rest. Despite this though, an imprint of the lived body of the owner is undeniably visible on the surface and embedded within the very essence of the chair.”
For commissions visit: Aliki Komps
Detail: Mirror adds space in the room and a hidden storage unit.
Skip Stop House is a multi-unit developer project in Marylebone, which consists of two existing buildings being combined to form: commercial units on the ground level, four individual flats and a mansard roof extension above. DH Liberty, the Notting Hill based practice was asked to find an architectural language to combine the buildings in a creative way. Their solution was to blur the boundaries of the two adjacent buildings and create Skip-Stop units, which offer both lateral and vertical spaces. The circulation strategy would accommodate entrances at every other level, keeping the horizontal spaces as social program and the vertical spaces as circulation and private program.
Above: The Super Black kitchen by Christian Ghion, made entirely in Corian®
DuPont™ Corian® continue to push boundaries in the exploration and design of solid surfaces. At 100% Design 2014 they return to launch six dark browns made with innovative DeepColour™ Technology, and an intriguing, hi-tech kitchen design that celebrates the introduction of four deep blacks. A pioneering manufacturing solution established by DuPont™t, DeepColour™ Technology enables the production of Corian® solid surfaces in dark hues offering deeper, more intense and durable colour, improved wear performance and easier fabrication.
Above: Robin and Lucienne Day
Interior store twentytwentyone will host a selling exhibition of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day’s home entitled ‘At Home with the Days’ during London Design Festival. For the first time the public is offered a glimpse into the lives of Britain’s most iconic designers. The collection organised in collaboration with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation consists of personal items collected and made by the couple during the 70 years together – from handwritten recipes to furniture design classics to English antiques, textiles, kitchen and dining ware, decorative pieces, prints and assorted items. The eclectic range reflects the Days’ influential and discriminating taste. Continue Reading…
A caged wardrobe may come with drawbacks – thinking about the dust and constant styling, but the contents will be framed to perfection. Here the stylist adds clothes with a similar colour palette to contrast with the grey wall.
Linehouse Studio installs a huge brass cage around the perimeter of the patisserie in Shenzhen, China. The double-layer structure is used to store products, filter the light and views.
Image: Benoit Florencon
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Above: The ‘Noelle’ sofa – £3,665
Pinch preview three new pieces for Autumn 2014; the ‘Noelle‘ Sofa, the ‘Harlosh bedside table’ collection, and an addition to the Derome table lamps — a new bulb base. The ‘Noelle‘ sofa is a high backed sofa that cuts a sharp and sleek outline in formal or informal environments.
Make Blueberry ice lollies with the children.
226 g frozen Blueberries
170g full fat Sour Cream
180 ml unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (use any milk )
Vanilla Stevia- A drop
1- Let berries soften a few minutes. Whisk together sour cream and milk. Gently stir in blueberries. Sweeten to taste (I used 1 1/2 droppers full.) Spoon mixture into moulds, tap them to the counter gently to release air bubbles.
2- Freeze for about 6 hours or overnight until solid. To remove from molds: run some warm water over the mold to release pops. Or let them sit out a bit until you can easily pull them out.