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Styling Inspiration from Örsjö


Styling Inspiration: Mind the Gap

This week’s styling inspiration comes from Swedish brand Örsjö who cut arches and rectangles from the backdrops, offering a refreshing change from solid blocks of colour.


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Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling curates a “connected apartment”

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American Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling has curated a state-of-the-art “connected apartment” in Turin, which merges local furniture and interior design expertise with open-source electronics. Continue Reading…

Anglepoise® + Paul Smith: Edition 2


Type 75™ Desk Lamp – Paul Smith – Edition Two

Following the success of his collaboration with Anglepoise® Paul Smith has restyled the Type 75™ Desk Lamp again. Paul Smith – Edition Two, a new subtle interpretation available in September, reflects the season with an autumnal palette in deep slate and cool grey.

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Menswear Spring Summer 2016: Saint Laurent


Hedi Slimane’s SS16 “Surf Sound” collection at Saint Laurent

Look: Think Kurt Cobain crossed with The Strokes and you are on the right path.


Statement jackets: Biker / 1980s cuts / Western / Baseball / Tuxedos

Patterns: Patchwork / Leopard skin / Floral / Check / Polka dot / Palm Trees / Sunset / Tie-dye / Hawaiian / Camouflage / 1980s geometric / Space / Stripes

Detail: Fringed / Stud / Sequins / Bleached denim

Finishing touch: White sunglasses / Check shirts / Loose cardigans / Worn trainers / Mohair jumpers bobble hats / Skinny jeans / Long scarf.








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Another great sale to check out this week is Nest. The summer sale officially launches on the 30th June but take advantage of some brilliant savings from today.

b83732094ef5dd27c00e8cbbd8b79266The Vitra Uten.Silo II: Now £191.25, Save £33.75

Between 12pm on 30 June and 9am on 3 August (GMT), you can shop and save from the likes of HayVitraAnglepoiseMenuPuntSCPSwedese,FlosNormann Copenhagen and more.


Hay Colour Carpet 05Now £483.65, Save £85.35



Hotel Magna Pars opens a Perfume Laboratory

LabSolue - pharmacy furniture

LabSolue is a new Perfume Laboratory inside Magna Pars Suites, Milano, the first Hotel à Parfum. Situated on the site of an old scent factory in Tortona the design captures the spirit of its industrial heritage using objects recovered from the original building.

A refined wooden cabinet based on the impressive pharmaceutical laboratory of Marvin, the historic cosmetic brand established by Vincenzo Martone, displays pieces from the family archive and defines the work area. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Floor Lamp by Tramonti Art Design


Piece of the week goes to Tramonti Art Design for this primary Floor Lamp – bang on trend. Look out for the brand exhibiting at 100% Design in September. #onetowatch

Tramonti Art Design /100% Design 2015


Andamio Shelf by Florian Gross & Kike Macías for Ex.t


Created by Florian Gross & Kike Macías for Ex.t, the Andamio modular storage solution, inspired by traditional Indian scaffolding, is a stylish way to organise and display belongings.  Continue Reading…

Sale: Staffan Tollgard Design Group


Sale now on at Staffan Tollgard Design Group


Trend: Sheer curtains


Above: Flat Interior, Warsaw by Tamizo Architects

From white to muted shades, a trend is emerging to dress your windows with sheer curtains. If you are looking to update your home these affordable additions will diffuse the light and soften a stark white or neutral interior.


Above: Flat Interior, Warsaw by Tamizo Architects


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Courtyard House by Dallas Pierce Quintero


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


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


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


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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