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Save the date: Midcentury Modern show on 15 March


Sunday, 15 March 2015
Dulwich College
London SE21 7LD


ISH Exhibitor Alert: Teuco will reveal the Pinstripe Gessato Limited Edition bathtub


Teuco will present Gessato a Pinstripe Limited Edition bathtub from the award winning Accademia collection at ISH 2015. The strikingly simple design features a bespoke pattern finish. This season the brand moved away from bright pop stripes taking inspiration from traditional tailoring fabric to offer an understated take on the bath.



Save the date: Picasso ceramic auction at Sotheby’s on 18 March


The Artist’s Ceramic prices start from £800 upwards to £55,000.

On 18 March 2015, Sotheby’s London will hold a comprehensive sale of approximately 150 Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso. The vases, pitchers, plates, bowls and more, showcase the modern master’s playful side. Continue Reading…

Shortbread at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 press breakfast by Rachael Hill


Rachel Hill treated the press at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 launch with this shortbread. Impress your guests with some of her personalised treats, suitable for events, pop ups, exhibitions, weddings and product launches. Each sweet treat is made to order from fresh, locally sourced ingredients and delivered right to your door.

Rachael Hill 


Friday night treat: Rosemary Blackberry Limonata


Try making this delicious cocktail tonight. You know you deserve it after the long week!




Per cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz. rosemary blackberry syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 2/ oz. vodka
  • 2 oz. limonata, or sparkling lemon soda
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs, to garnish
  • Fresh blackberries, to garnish

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Standard paper size water bottles by memobottle


Californian based company memobottle have launched these new water bottles to match ISO standard paper sizes. The brilliant leak proof design glides easily into your bag to slot neatly alongside your computer and books.

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Hotel Design: Ham Yard Hotel


Detail: The backdrop for the bed is a supersized photographic forest printed headboard.

Firmdale Hotels added its eighth London property the boutique Ham Yard Hotel to their growing portfolio. Owners Tim and Kit Kemp have revived a tired corner of the city and created a luxurious urban village atmosphere in the heart of Soho. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Armadio al Centimetro Aria wardrobe at Lema

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If you like to expose the contents of your cupboards you will love the Armadio al Centimetro Aria made to measure wardrobe system from Italian brand Lema. For the ultimate in understated glamour, choose glass doors, although avoid if you have a messy streak.

Italian brand Lema opens its flagship store on the Kings Road this Spring




Atissu launch a contemporary tissue box collection


New lifestyle brand new brand Atissu aim to inject some style into overlooked everyday objects.  Continue Reading…

Preview: Clerkenwell Design Week 2015


Above: Gruppe has re-defined the gateways, edges and centre of Clerkenwell with ‘Vita Contemplativa.’

One of the biggest highlights of the design calendar Clerkenwell Design Week returns 19-21 May for the sixth edition showcasing pioneering installations, exclusive product launches and insights into contemporary design.

Set amid the historic area of Clerkenwell, the three-day annual festival features prominent design showrooms based in the locality, alongside four exhibitions –The Design Factory, Platform, Detail and Additions.

William Knight, Show Director says, “Clerkenwell Design Week is a true celebration of this exceptional and dynamic part of London. Our distinctive model of combining the commercial focus of the showrooms and exhibitions with the chance to match materials, creativity and use of urban public space makes the festival accessible and hugely popular. 2015 will see continued growth for one of the UK’s most exciting design events.”

The Design Factory: Based at The Farmiloe Building, will play host to some of the best contemporary furniture, lighting and product design brands from the UK and around the world.


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Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Build a geometric frame and style products accordingly.


DRDH Architects drew inspiration from Danish artist Wilhelm Hammershoi for a piano nobile apartment


London based architecture practice DRDH referenced the sparsely furnished interior paintings of Danish Artist Wilhelm Hammershoi (1864-1916) for a piano nobile apartment within a Georgian house in Bryanston Square.  Continue Reading…

Stackable designs for entertaining by LSA International

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Two weeks ago we featured an emerging styling trend for stacking products. LSA International has used this trend as inspiration for their innovative line of Serveware and Drinkware to display flowers or serve food.

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The ‘Stilt’ collection features glass bowls, vases and porcelain dishes arranged on interconnecting ash boards. Each piece is elevated on four wooden stilts which are crafted and fitted by hand. Choose from a variety of accessories to build a bespoke table setting.

LSA International


Office: Inspiration from Jaime Hayon

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If you have a space at home to accommodate an office and need design inspiration, take a look at the enviable workspace of Spanish designer Jaime Hayon. Decorative floors are a great way to make a statement. Hayon laid tiles composed in the design of a fitted traditional rug as opposed to the usual repeated pattern. He balanced the interior with a few of his own simple designs such as the ‘Analog’ table, he designed for Republic of Fritz Hansen and by keeping accessories to a minimum. Designers need inspiration, here Hayon highlighted the white walls with a collection of mementos, images and tear sheets strategically placed in a row echoing the length of his desk. Inspired? We are.

See Jaime Hayon next month at Design Shanghai, 27-30 March.

Jaime Hayon / Design Shanghai /Republic of Fritz Hansen


Diary: Design Shanghai 2015


Contemporary Hall: neri&hu

Next month Design Shanghai will showcase top brands from the East and West across the Collectible Design, Classic Design and Contemporary Design halls.  Designers such as Lee Broom, Jaime Hayon in association with Fritz Hansen, Vitra, Wrong for HAY, Moroso André Fu, Foscarini, Arik Levy, Bally, DomusTiandi and Swarovski will be joining exciting Chinese designers at the event.


Above: Jean Prouvé 6X9 House

Major features of the show come from Bally who will be presenting an installation by Chinese artist Wang Yuyang alongside a site specific work responding to Bally’s restored Jean Prouvé 6X9 House, which will make its China debut in the Collectible Design hall. Continue Reading…

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