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It’s not long to go people! Have you registered yet? London’s best and most fun  design festival opens on the 23rd May and they’ve given us some products to have a peek at and whet our appetite. Get excited!

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The UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) in 20 years will open 10 May – 10 September at the Tate Modern and we can’t wait.

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Big White Wall

On the 7th March, Central Saint Martins in partnership with Liquitex and Cass Art launched this year’s Big White Wall. The Big White Wall is an annual competition open to all CSM students to submit proposals for how they would use the space to create a large scale temporary artwork.

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Bell fragrance dispenser

Inspired by the Little Prince book, Sottovoce have designed a new scent dispenser that is a beautifully designed product that also enables beautiful smells.

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New ranges from Thomas Crapper & Co.

There’s something special about a Thomas Crapper toilet. Maybe it’s the unusual handle at the top of the tank or the comfortable seats that really make you feel like you are sitting on a throne, but the brand seems to be appearing in more and more restaurants and institutions.

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The brand has launched several new suites, perhaps in recognition of the trend towards vintage as well as people investing in luxury goods in spaces like the bathroom and kitchen as they stay at home more.

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We particularly like the gold trim on this piece and the square element to the lid which would be a perfect place to rest your phone if you so wished (!)

Crapper

The brand also produces sinks and baths in a traditional, vintage style that can be used in more modern rooms as above. Click here for more information.

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Lane by Post wall art

Lane By Post, a brand we have featured a lot over the last year, have  launched a minimal and modular wall art system – 8 colourways, 12 colours, and a load of combinations.

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Other Art Fair London- Rising Stars

The Other Art Fair is always a great to see some of the best artists and galleries in the country as well as spot some of the next lot of starts to push through onto the scene. Here are some of their recommendations.

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Cos X Hay New

Sometimes we need beautiful things to help steel us for a commute home during a tube strike. When this situation arises we look at Cos X Hay and imagine a better world.

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Big news from Carl Hansen & Son

Of course Carl Hansen & Son have amazing pieces of furniture and some new launches have been at Stockholm too, but when they take room set pictures like this, a little bit of our heart here at Despoke just lifts.

New York showroom

New York showroom

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Made London

Made London- Canary Wharf is a new event bringing some of the best contemporary designer makers in the country to the heart of Canary Wharf. Get ready to be delighted, London.

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Trading Words

A major public art installation Trading Words and pop-up exhibition is set to be officially unveiled on 22 February at London Dock.

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Masters of Invention

Masters of Invention, taking place from  24 March – 29 May at The Lettering Arts Centre, looks at cave painting to modern day street art and the evolution of graffiti, with new work from some of the most influential graffiti artists of the past 40 years, featuring Aroe, Delta, Bando, Mode2, Shok-1, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Part2ism, Zaki Dee.

Shok X-Fly

Shok-1 X-Fly

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All The Fruits

We like checking in with one of our favourite pattern, design and texture companies every so often. All The Fruits never disappoint.

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Steuart Padwick gets bright

Brighten your home this new year with bold bursts of colour by leading British designer and advocate of colour, Steuart Padwick. We’ve always loved Padwick’s ability to make fun and colourful pieces whilst allowing good quality design to shine through.

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Fonteyn Chest

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Best New Years Sales

There are some great sales out there- beyond the obvious John Lewis and Laura Ashley. Places where you can steal some great design deals and sometimes get a classic at a bargain price. Here are some of our top sales to fill your basket with.

The New English

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