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EC1 Event: Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2014


Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop for design enthusiasts returns for 2014

Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, featuring gifts, London Design Souvenirs and limited editions from UK designers and makers.

A portion of sales goes to charity, benefitting Craft Central’s programs to support UK designer-makers.

Featured designers invited to take part: Amanda Li Hope (jewellery), Jo Davies (ceramics), Kate Clarke London (interior accessories), Lee Borthwick (wood housewares), Oxx Jewellery and TADA Notebooks.

Tue 16 – Tue 23 December, 2014
Weekdays 11am – 7pm
Weekend 11am – 5pm

The Gallery at Craft Central
33-35 St John’s Square
London EC1M 4DS


Salt & Peagram seek artists for 2015


Shoreditch based company Salt and Pegram is now seeking artists for the 2015 exhibition programme.

Since January the Princelet Street showroom has played host to five exhibitions ranging from photography, illustration, painting and prints to woodcuts and papercuts.

If you or someone you know would be interested in exhibiting please e-mail

Salt and Pegram


Knit your own Christmas stocking with The New Craftsmen & The Good Shepherd at


This Christmas The New Craftsmen are teaming up with who will be playing host to their ‘Knit Your Own Stocking’ workshop with Emily Watts, founder of The Good Shepherd knitwear brand. At £20 a ticket, each guest will walk away with their own collaborative Good Shepherd Christmas stocking ready to hang on your mantlepiece this Christmas.

Thursday 11th December, 6pm to 7.30pm

At West London showroom at 15 Lots Road, SW10 0QJ.

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Mini Moderns Christmas Open Studios


Mini Moderns will be hosting their annual event as part of Camberwell Arts Christmas on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December – 11am – 6pm.

There will be a special private view evening on Friday 12th – 6pm until 9pm – where you will find bargains, new products and sample fabrics from the olden days and off cuts from the latest collections.


Mini Moderns Open Studios:

10 Empress Mews?London SE5 9BT


Friday 12th December – Private View 6pm-9pm

Saturday 13th December 11am – 6pm?Sunday

14th December 11am – 6pm


Heal’s Christmas Party

Heal's Christmas Party

Join Heal’s for a free evening of festive celebrations at its Christmas Party on 27 November. All stores will take part and offer customers an enjoyable and relaxing evening of drinks and music.

At Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store, guests will enjoy gin bars, sponsored by G’Vine, plus prosecco, spa treatments, tastings and DJ’s over two floors. Customers will be able to enjoy a 10% discount available on the night.

Throughout the evening guests will be able to select their playlists to be played through a wall of music using new award-winning Bluetooth speaker The Vamp by London designer Paul Cocksedge. Exclusive to Heal’s, this small box of sound has the ability to turn any old speaker into a great sounding portable speaker. The flagship store will also welcome interior stylist, writer and author Sara Emslie, who will be signing copies of her new book, ‘Beautifully Small: Clever Ideas for Compact Spaces’.

6pm-9pm, Thursday 27 November 2014



Etsy’s first UK Pop-Up Shop opens in December

Etsy House Pop-Up Shop CHristmas 2014 is set to launch its first Christmas pop-up shopping experience in the UK selling a curated collection of the finest handmade and vintage gifts from over 100 independent creative businesses across the UK.

The shop will be stocked with handmade gifts, home decorations, jewellery, stationery and much more. Visitors are invited to participate part in live crafting by Etsy artisans and workshops led by Etsy designer-makers.

This three-day event located in Covent Garden follows on from the huge success of Etsy’s first ever pop-up shop in Soho, New York in 2013, which attracted over 20,000 visitors during the 10 days it was open. It is the first time this same format will be executed outside of the US.

Etsy House will open in London from 5th - 7th December at 5 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7HY (nearest tube Leicester Square) from 10am – 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 12pm – 6pm on Sunday.


Skandium Competition: Win 2 tickets to Nordic Film Festival


The Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK from 26th November to 7th December with another eclectic mix of fresh and classic features, docs and shorts, showcasing some of the most celebrated and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region.

The first person to correctly answer this question wins two tickets to Architecture, Design & the City – double bill of films*

Q: The director of Let The Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is brother to the director of the Millennium Trilogy films. What surname do they share?

Please answer to


Documentary exploring the legacy of Lego: the inspiration for some of today’s most imaginative and revolutionary architectural projects. Featuring renowned artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Bjarke Ingels.


Documentary about the construction of Reykjavik’s first purpose-built concert hall, from concept to creation, featuring conversations with the mind behind the building’s majestic façade, international artist Olafur Eliasson.

30th November from 4pm at The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Rd (near Kingsland Rd), London N1 5ET

More info on


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Origami 6 lamp by Francois Champsaur for the 5th Edition of the Cabinet de Curiosites by Thomas Erber


Francois Champsaur has designed a limited edition lamp exclusively for 5th Edition of the internationally acclaimed Cabinet de Curiosities of Thomas Erber exhibition opening this month in Bangkok. Entitled the ‘Origami Lamp,’ the striking laser cut steel light emulates a folded piece of origami. Continue Reading…

Mini Moderns launch ‘Feathers’ wallpaper in collaboration with artist Matt Sewell


Mini Moderns released their third wallpaper design ‘Feathers’ in the ‘Hinterland’ collection at London Design Festival. It marks a repeat collaboration between Mini Moderns and artist Matt Sewell. The design derived from Matt’s feather watercolours, which feature in his book ‘Our Songbirds perfectly evokes the spirit of ‘Hinterland’ collection, which takes inspiration from the nature reserve of Dungeness, on the South Kent coast. Continue Reading…

Patternity & the Imperial War Museum launch The Fleet of Dazzle


London based studio PATTERNITY has partnered with the Imperial War Museums (IWM) to introduce THE FLEET OF DAZZLE, a collection of monochrome dazzle fashion and homeware products that boldly re-imagines the iconic dazzle camouflage patterns painted to disguise and protect ships during the First World War.

Launched at London Design Festival to coincide with the First World War Centenary commemorations, PATTERNITY highlights the fascinating story of Dazzle camouflage and the underlying principles that made it such an innovative and poignant initiative. Continue Reading…

Shade by Simon Heijdens at the Now Gallery


The NOW Commission invites shortlisted artists, designers and creatives to come up with a stimulating and exceptional installation that will transform and respond to the gallery space. For autumn the focus is on formidable design to coincide with the London Design Festival.

Shade, Simon Heijdens, Now Gallery London 2014 from Studio Simon Heijdens on Vimeo. Continue Reading…

Styling: at 100% Design


Styling: Cubes at Bright Green

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60th Anniversary of INTERNI: Gamper in conversation at Valcucine


Above: Davide Fabio Colaci (left), Gilda Bojardi (centre) and Martino Gamper (top left) at Forza.

The fifth of a series of six high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI magazine took place during London Design Festival, in the Valcucine space at the Forza showroom in Great Portland street.

INTERNI Editor Gilda Bojardi introduced the talk: a conversation about the versatility of wood and the ability of designers and craftspeople to challenge traditional practices associated with this material, weaving in the way in which Valcucine work in delivering their range of contemporary wooden kitchens.


Above: Martino Gamper

Internationally acclaimed designer Martino Gamper and curator Davide Fabio Colaci discussed wood and craftsmanship in depth, debating research and contemporary practices in product design with Daniele Prosdocimo of Valcucine showroom, for Innovative Landscape Talk. Continue Reading…

100% Design Late Night party with Icon Magazine


Above: Gary Powell holds court

100% Design held their legendary Late Night party with Icon Magazine last night. Gary Powell of The Libertines entertained the crowds in the central bar while Pecha Kucha co-founder Mark Dytham hosted a spectacular Pecha Kucha session in the auditorium featuring a stellar cast of designers.


Above: The Pecha Kucha line up with Champagne Jacquart

Sponsors Peroni Nastro Azzurro Piccola, Campari and Champagne Jacquart made sure the drinks flowed on all evening.


Above: Dean and Claire from Caro Communications, Mark Dytham Founder of Pecha Kucha and Claire Phillips-Stanford Editor of Despoke


100% Design


Lighting: Naomi Paul at 100% Design


Above: V2 Gluck

Light / Shade is the new lighting collection by designer Naomi Paul, the latest addition to her hand rendered homeware range. Following on from her much lauded OMI Pendant collection she is currently presenting three new pieces at 100% Design including the V2 Gluck, the Vex & Cave, and Detail. Continue Reading…

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