Milan is fast approaching and there are some stunning new designs and brands appearing on the scene. A favourite that has appeared in our inbox are these ranges by Barber & Osgerby for Mutina. Experimenting with geometry, colour, patterns and versatility of use, has formed the inspiration behind the new Puzzle and Mistral tile collections. Continue Reading…
It’s the end of our week off for easter and we need some pampering to get us back in the frame of mind for work. This should do……
Water blends with stone to create a space of intense calm and beauty: the magnificent SPA, created by the designer Alessandro La Spada. Slightly OTT name but to be fair, it’s a slightly OTT offering., the Spa was created in Antolini’s Black Absolute “Memorial” – a very beautiful black granite.
Here, the geometric design of the material is reflected in the water, creating a play of reflections in which to take a deep breath and relax.
For more information on where to buy the tiles, click here.
It’s nearly Easter and that can only mean one thing……a long weekend! Oh and easter eggs. The New Craftsmen suggest holding your eggs, not eating them.
It’s here! Finally the date of the Design Museum’s move to Kensington has been announced- 24th November 2016!
This collection of five rings and three bangles is crafted in both sterling silver and black rhodium set with black diamonds and reference many of her famous, sculptural building designs. Continue Reading…
The Affordable Art Fair Battersea opens its doors today in London.
110 local and international galleries will descend on Battersea Park, showcasing an array of original artwork, all available for between £100 and £5,000. We know we want to head down and see what we can grab. here are some of out fave artists and pictures. Continue Reading…
We have found a great new interiors website to buy all of our fancy, original Moroccan goods- furnishings inside and out as well as accessories and fashion.
Moroccan Bazaar is a UK based store with a space in West London. It has been trading with Morocco and the local artists and artisans for the last 40 years. Lights are at a great prices with some at around £42.
These pouffes are handmade and come in a range of gorgeous colours that would look great in a grey or neutral colour scheme. Also very useful to pull out when you have lots of people round. They are also under £100 which is ace!
They also have a great selection of original Moroccan fine art, prints and kitchen goods- really bringing to life the spirit of the country and its people.
To find out more and shop, click here.
Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress, includes over 400 prints, a photo essay by Philip Sayer and a biographical monograph and will be published by Laurence King Publishers on 7th April, with an exhibition of Alan’s prints on show at Somerset House opening on April 21st as part of the Pick Me Up Graphic Design Festival.
Kitching’s distinctive prints and powerful artwork are instantly recognisable and have been commissioned by The Guardian, Tate Modern, Dazed & Confused Magazine, The National Theatre, British Library, Penguin Books and Royal Mail amongst many others. When design turned digital in the 1980s, Kitching changed direction. He bought a printing press, printed by hand and breathed life into the arcane world of letterpress, and became an inspirational teacher for a new generation. In a digital world, his artwork and design is more relevant and recognisable than ever.
The first edition of the book will be a collector’s edition, featuring a book jacket that has been hand printed by Alan himself and wrapped around the book as a removable dust jacket/print. Only 200 copies of the Collector’s edition have been made and will only be available from Laurence King’s online shop priced £200. A separate special edition will also be available priced £75.
Alan is Honorary Fellow of The Royal College of Art and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts London. Alan has conducted his workshops and given talks to industry, art schools and design conventions in UK, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
The line up for the D&AD Festival in April is looking pretty darn good if you ask us.
The D&AD Festival, which launches for the first time this April, will welcome world-famous Founder and CEO of WPP Sir Martin Sorrell, Oscar-winning graphic designer Annie Atkins and British artist Ralph Steadman as headline speakers for this exciting inaugural event. Continue Reading…
It’s that time of year when it’s freezing and miserable but we don’t have Christmas to look forward to. Flowers are starting to appear which is amazing, but then any minute a frost could come along and leave them for dead. Literally. Nature, eh? That’s why these comforting mugs from Lane and Parkwood make all the difference.
Online store Lane and Darbyshire studio Parkwood Pottery, have collaborated to create a range of hand-thrown mugs, made on a potter’s wheel using Staffordshire stoneware clay. Think how warm they would be filled with tea!
Lane have chosen two beautiful and distinctive glazes for the mugs – Speckled White trimmed with a natural sand brown base and Granite Blue with burnt orange flecks. The mugs have a matt handmade finish.
They are hand glazed and then put in the kiln which, depending on the mug’s positioning, causes natural variations in shape and colour, adding to their individual charm. At £16 a mug- they’re definitely worth grabbing and filling with hot treats!
For more information and to buy, click here.