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On our Christmas list…

We have done our darn best to get the ultimate Christmas list together. A list just for you. No one else. A list for other people to have, to give presents to YOU. Glad we cleared that up. Have a gander.

 

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Kelly Hoppen and Brintons

Sometimes the contract market gets the best collaborations. This time, Kelly Hoppen MBE has joined forces with leading carpet manufacturer Brintons to create a bold new collection of contemporary woven carpets. The new venture is the renowned interior designer’s first ever carpet collection and will be launched at Sleep, the annual hotel design event taking place in London this November.

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Popping yellow bathrooms

Just because it’s getting darker and because we bloody like yellow, we thought we would have a think about yellow bathrooms. Could be tiles, furniture or maybe a bin. Let’s brighten up December with a bit of Spring.

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Dubai Design Week

It may be a 7 hour flight away, but Dubai is fast becoming a key stop off on the design calendar. Pitching itself as the point where East meets West and where design lovers the world over can meet and celebrate and now with the respected Will Knight at the helm, Dubai Design Week, the leading festival in the region, starts tomorrow. Here are some key features and installations as well as brands and talks to make sure you visit.

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Best Gifts for under £100 ahead of Christmas

It’s heading towards Christmas (there’s no denying it, it’s happening whether you like it or not) So we thought we would list some fun, reasonably inexpensive gifts for the home, perfect for family and friends.

Balearic Beach Cushion - Cut out

Balearic Beach Cushion French Bedroom Company

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London Illustration Fair 2017

Fancy finding some of the best in up and coming print artwork? Then head down to London’s contemporary illustration event. Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play with interactive artworks and hands on workshops.

Hattie Stewart

Hattie Stewart

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ME Miami

Sometimes, when the weather in darling London is nippy ands the tube is delayed, we like to pretend we are in Miami. Or anywhere else with heat and cocktails.

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Northern Design Festival

The 2017 Northern Design Festival is back, with a theme of Material Matters.  Opening on 3 November, the Design NOW symposium features a stellar line-up of speakers including Anthony Burrill and Sarah Hyndman.

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Jason Bruges in Hull

Hull really are getting the best of the best at the moment and now award-winning art collective Jason Bruges Studio is creating a major new art installation for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Where Do We Go from Here? will use a specially choreographed interplay of light, shadow and sound to guide people through Hull’s Old Town.

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Gavin Coyle Book Caddy

Look, maybe it’s just because we live in Walthamstow and see with our own eyes the creativity that abides there, but we think it might just be the most creative area of East London. Maybe. (Ahem.) With the Blackhorse Workshops, the E17 Art Trail and just about every design and art magazine editor living there, we reckon we win in the design influencer stakes.

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Perfect Pantone Pendants (and lights)

All designers and architects love Pantone’s colours and we wait with baited breath every year for the official yearly tone. Well, good news, you can now style your interior with the colours as e3Light Group and Pantone, bring a range of Pantone coloured lights and pendants into the interior lighting scene.

Pewter pendants

Deneb Drop Cap Pendant

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All the Fruits and more….

It’s pretty much wallpaper week here at Despoke which is fine by us as we blooming love the stuff. We are constant fans of All the Fruits and were so sad to miss them at LDF, where they were at London Design Fair.

Horses All the Fruit

Horses All the Fruit

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Flock wallpaper – get inspired!

We are big fans of British wallpaper and textiles studio Flock. Established in 2013,the brand works with an eclectic mix of artists, designers and recent graduates to create a bold and beautiful collection of textiles for interiors.

Atlas by Flock

Atlas by Flock

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Top Tweets from 100% Design

We’ve trawled twitter for some of our favourite moments from the first 2 days of 100% Design. Here are some of our favourite brands and best moments.

Love the @benjamincraven_ installation at @designlondon #100design #colour #pattern #interiordesign #commercialinteriors #wallcoverings

Newmor Wallcoverings? @NWallcoverings Love the @benjamincraven_ installation at @designlondon #100design #colour #pattern #interiordesign #commercialinteriors #wallcoverings

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Register now for 100% Design

It’s here people. LDF is upon us and so is LDF’s biggest trade (and consumer) show 100% Design.  Here we highlight some ‘not to be missed’ features, talks and brands.

Mek by Atlas Concorde

Mek by Atlas Concorde

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