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Exit from Aden at Saatchi Gallery

On 15 March the Saatchi Gallery will open Exit from Aden, an exhibition of new works by the artist ALO, in the Prints & Originals Gallery.

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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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Brintons collaboration

It seems like everyone’s onto a collaboration nowadays- and when you take a great name and a heritage company you usually get something pretty impressive.

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Newmor and Ptolemy Mann

Family run wallpaper business Newmor, have launched a new collaboration with artist/designer Ptolemy Mann. Featuring her signature ikat prints and hand-woven designs the range of fabric backed vinyl wallcoverings is striking and full of her bright, painterly colours. Newmor Continue Reading…

Flock rug launch

We are big fans of Flock on Despoke and are hugely excited to hear that their iconic Northmore design is now being made into a rug.

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Tania Johnson Rugs

We are loving Tania Johnson’s made to order range of rugs-  complex designs are and knotted in Nepal by highly skilled artisans using wool, silk, or a combination of both; silk reflects the light, creating highlights which alter the intensity of the design depending on the direction of the light source.

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The rug above when seen in full, looks like rain trickling down a window pane. It makes sense then, to discover that all of Tania Johnson’s designs are based on her own photography.

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In Tania’s long established relationship with her team at the Nepalese workshop, she is heavily involved in the dyeing process; the colour palette is created uniquely for her rugs. The subtlety of the original image is then transposed by master weavers in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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For more information click here.

 

Jardin Chic from Galerie

Sometimes it’s comforting to go for the traditional and British brand Galerie, have got that covered (forgive the pun) with their new wallpaper collection Jardin Chic.

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The designs are simple, vintage and pleasing to the eye. They would work perfectly as a feature wall in a bedroom, or if you are lucky enough to have a large space, could easily go across all walls.

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The wallpaper has a very traditional yet up to date feel to it with the patterns not seeming over-crowded, clustered and fussy as many older styles tend to do. The colours are rich and well-matched.

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The new range is really reasonably priced too with rolls starting at £24.95 for a 10 metre roll- great price for a quick update!

Click here for more information.

Heal’s Modern Craft Club

Now in its third year, Heal’s Modern Craft Market returns bigger and better than ever to the Tottenham Court Road store with an extended run from 7 March to 23 April 2016. Celebrating the best in contemporary crafts, the event provides a platform for the artisans of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, an extension of the Great Heal’s Bodging Race, plus live workshops, demos and talks showcasing materials from leather to stone. Here are a few of the crafters involved.

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We were transfixed by Yuta Segawa’s pieces at LDF where he presented his tiny pots in a spectrum of colours- we even bought a few! He was born in Japan and now makes in Lewisham, London. His miniature pots retail for £15 or £20. Each piece is unique and handmade in London.

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Carmel Wilkinson-Ayre is a multidiscipline designer, maker and ceramicist based in Edinburgh. Having recently graduated from Robert Gordon University, she was spotted at the New Designers fair in June 2015 in which she exhibited a range of playful, colourful ceramics and fabrics for the home._Andrew_Ludick_Jug_Beakers

Andrew Ludick’s work has slowly evolved towards forms that illustrate the natural properties of clay and the processes he uses to create them. The building of these forms involves coiling and pinching the clay to create vases, bowls and various other shapes.  After the form is built it is decorated with complementary shapes and patterns, before being covered in a clear transparent glaze that serves to deepen the colours and to seal the clay for functionality.

For more information on the craft market click here.

 

Hend Krichen

Hend Krichen is a London-based designer whose practice manufactures and retails handmade luxury home-wares and accessories. We have had our eye on here for a while. We have seen her at 100% Design, CDW and more.

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The main focus within the practice is producing beautiful timeless objects designed to enrich everyday lives through the use of the rich artisanal skills and craftsmanship. The teracotta and the copper colours work together beautifully in the above vases.

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These coasters would brighten up any table.  They have been designed to enrich everyday lives and utilise the rich artisanal skills and craftsmanship in Tunisia. Patterns dating back to 1700’s when the concept of the tile designs were first introduced in North Africa, bringing history into your home.

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This copper wall hanging plate would look perfect all year round, but has a certain Christmas feel to it. Intricate patterns taken from various dates in history in Tunisia and applied onto the surface by hand make this a timeless object.

For more information on Hend and her products, click here.

Christmas picks at Design Event

Following on from their hugely successful pop up shop at Design Event a few months ago at the Northern Design Festival, you can now buy Northern made goods for all your friends and family (and yourself of course).

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CORRENTE ROSSO CUSHION

The shop features only Northern made pieces and has a wide range to suit any budget.

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GEOMETRIC LAMPSHADE James design

We are really into geometrics at the moment and this stand out piece would work well in a pared back colour scheme.

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MELOGRANO FIORENTINO Susi Bellamy

Designer Susi Bellamy has taken a gorgeous Italian Virgin and child scene and created a modern update. The colours are bang on without seeming garish.

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HEXAGON MIRROR SET James design

Another gorgeous and very reasonable mirror set by James design retails at £195. This will definitely be going on the list.

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WHAT A CORKER! Daniel Scholfield

Cork is bang on interiors trend at the moment and Daniel Scholfield has also captured people’s love for hanging circular mirrors.

For more information and to peruse and purchase, click here.

Arlo and Jacob- stunning lounge furniture

Arlo & Jacob are a family run business, recently launched into the UK market. A website and showroom to source designer sofas, armchairs and accessories.

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We are particular fans of this gorgeous Emilia Cocktail Chair which screams Mad Men and comes in a range of fabrics that you can pick online or in store.

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They have worked with a range of in house and known designers including Daniel Heath who created this circus inspired cushion, featured Living etc and Good Homes magazines amongst many others.

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The brand promote the idea of affordable yet high quality furniture, and offer lifetime guarantee on their products. This makes their sofas/armchairs stylish, affordable and of superb quality- if they look like the above…..that’s fine by us. 

They created an infographic showcasing what country’s inspire their pieces and why. See London and Paris below:

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Visit them at their showroom:  Melbray House, Melbray Mews, London, SW6 3NS

Portfolio Alert: Calico Wallpaper

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American husband-and-wife team Nick and Rachel Cope founded Calico Wallpaper in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when they suddenly found themselves unemployed.

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The duo spent their free time wisely researching the process of marbling, creating hundreds of samples before perfecting the technique for wallpaper.

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“Our method embodies years of research in the various disciplines in paper marbling, which have spanned the globe. The arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, emanating from Japan and Turkey centuries ago are both evident in our inaugural collection. However, it is our expansion of these practices that makes Calico Wallpapers truly unique,” said Nick. Continue Reading…

Textiles by Laura Slater

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Above: Assemblage / Configure Collection

Add some print to your home. We recommend the art inspired collection by Laura Slater, who translates drawing concepts onto cloth merging textures, collage and mark making. Each item in her collection has its own unique surface pattern due to the hand rendered nature of her technique. With the festive season around the corner the screen printed wares will be the perfect gift for modern interior fans.

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Print: Erdem Resort 2015

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Erdem  Resort 2015:

  1. Floral Collage
  2. Traditional Dutch florals
  3. Overlaid flowers

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Print Design: Band of Outsiders

Resort 2014 Band of Outsiders via Elle

Print: Hockney style placement pool print  / Band of Outsiders / Resort 2014

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A Bigger Splash, David Hockney , 1967 ( + must see video below)

 

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