From the 5th January to the 9th February, the Saatchi Gallery will host 50 x 50 II; an exhibition presenting 50 new works of art by 50 emerging artists. All the works are prints measuring 50 x 70cm and each print is priced at only £95 to maximise the opportunity for people to buy exciting new contemporary art. We. Want. In.
Sebastian Bergne have done the hard work for you and found all sorts of mad prezzies for those stockings that need filling.
We at Despoke often think that the mark of a truly grown up kitchen, someone who seriously has their life together, is the presence of a KitchenAid mixer. There’s something about their 1950’s fluid design, their chrome bowl and their rather large price tag, that screams- “don’t worry! I know what I am doing! of course I can make my own family recipe Yorkshire puddings whilst being calmly in charge of two under 5 year olds.” We have no KitchenAid mixer….and feel this says a lot. Ahem.
Well, stand aside those who laugh at our lack of culinary appliances, for the makers of the iconic Artisan Stand Mixer open their first Experience Store in the world to customers in the heart of London’s West End on Wigmore Street and we are on our way down. Stylishly arranged over two floors, the store is the perfect environment to inspire kitchen designers, budding bakers and serious chefs alike. As well as helping you imagine you are living in a World of Interiors spread.
Not only does it display KitchenAid’s famous small domestic appliances including the new Artisan Mini Stand Mixer, but also the recently launched range of major domestic appliances such as the revolutionary Chef Touch Sous Vide system and Chef Sign Deep Induction Trays, which offer a perfectly balanced mix of iconic design and professional performance. We have zero idea of what these products do but we know we want them, for to say you possess a Sous Vide system, is to say you are in charge of your own destiny.
Perhaps most excitingly, the space has a fully functioning demonstration kitchen as well as a cookery school which entertains a rolling schedule of events, offering customers the opportunity to experience the professional results KitchenAid appliances can produce. So, you can try the covetable products in the safe haven of the shop, before buying one and fully growing up.
Click here to book classes and find out more.
by Lassen is a Danish design company. They work with various designers, including two of Denmark’s greatest architects: Mogens Lassen and Flemming Lassen. The Lassen brothers were extremely talented and were honoured with many awards and grants for their unique designs and iconic architecture. by Lassen’s mission is to continue the tradition of good design. For A/W2015 they launch 2 new products at Maison & Objet in Paris- Kubus collection in brass + Matchbox Cover & Matchbox.
Matchbox Cover is a tribute to cosiness, aesthetics and small everyday details. It is available in three simple versions: powder-coated black, powder-coated white and brass-plated.
Kubus with its distinctive square shape is an international design icon cherished by connoisseurs the world over. Mogens Lassen was a consummate perfectionist and he explored life through ideal proportions, of which Kubus is an outstanding example. Brass is a classic, exclusive material that will eventually develop a rich, natural patina and only achieve even more character with time. The brass-plated Kubus and Kubus Bowl are timeless and compliment the rest of the collection, which currently consists of copper, black and white lacquered steel and a hand-polished nickel-plated version
If you are going to feed the birds, do it in style. Stockholm based product designer Alexander Lervik designed the illuminated Bird House for Nelson Garden. The battery operated house is made of acrylic with a base in black coloured wood. As twilight arrives the bird table starts to glow creating a statement shelter for modern bird!
Above: Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail
Try this simple Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail to liven up proceedings on New Years Eve.
Above: Coffey Architects
Some of the worlds best-known architects have been let loose to design Dolls’ Houses, fulfilling most architects’ fantasies to build a house free from planning restrictions, structural considerations and budgets.