Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration:

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer has caught our attention this week with her surreal digital landscapes depicting geometric reflections. Continue Reading…

Cofoco redesigned by Norm Architects

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Norm Architects redesign of Cofoco, an established Italian restaurant chain, hits all the right notes again. As anticipated the Danish studio has seamlessly balanced materials and products to create a clean, modern outlook for the Italian brand.

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Trend: Fold

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Above/Below: ‘Terrazzo Paper’ Posters by NORM architects in  collaboration with Laura Faurschou for Paper Collective and Menu

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Trend: Fold

A folded trend is emerging, though not the conventional origami style. The freshest fold is looser and less structured. Take note.

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Above: ‘Folded Tones’ by Enoch Liew

 

Sunday Lunch: Tomato and mozzarella salad with balsamic reduction

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This classic Caprese salad with balsamic reduction is so simple to make with ingredients that are easily available year round, like tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Balsamic vinegar reduced to a sweet glaze adds so much flavour using regular balsamic vinegar. Continue Reading…

100% Design New Designers award winner: Mu Hau Kao

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Above: Mu Hau Kao

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Above: Ply Stool

Mu Hau Kao has won the coveted 100% Design Award given every year to an exceptional designer at New Designers for his Ply Stool.

100% Design director William Knight said: “Mu Hau Kao’s Ply Stool stood out as an example of determination to succeed against the advice of manufacturers. By experiment and commitment a simple, practical and commercially primed product emerged.”

As a result of his win, the graduate of Camberwell College of Arts will exhibit for free in Emerging Brands at 100% Design 2015 – an excellent start for a promising designer.

100% Design: 23 – 26 September, Olympia, London.

 

Saturday Job: Indoor plant display

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Houseplants can finish a room, especially when cleverly displayed. This show stopping composition adds interest using sculptural shapes, in a mix of sizes. Try creating this simple indoor garden at home using a range of succulents.

 

Forge & Co at Heal’s

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Top tip: If you are visiting the West End of London why not try ‘The Canteen,’ a new co-working café designed by Architects Moxey Associates, at Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road. The design store has collaborated with London-based social workspace, Forge & Co to offer a modern lounge bar and a brasserie including co-working, meeting, dining and lounging zones. We think it is a great place to unwind or meet clients.

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Six of the Best: Beach Towels

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Geofrenzy Beach Towel, Hugo Boss, £37.50 at Amara.

If you are heading to the beach this weekend, don’t forget to pack the towel, though not any old one. Throw away the tattered and invest in a new, bulkier weave for lounging. Here are six of the best beach towel’s we found.

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Eloges Beach Towel, Outremer, by Descamps, £72 from dotmaison.

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Vertical Striped Beach Towel, Blue, £27, at La Redoute. Continue Reading…

Try this at home

Forget the beaded curtain, why not make a statement with a planted version!

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Heal’s new concept showroom opens on Westbourne Grove

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Above: Heal’s, The Queens Building, Westbourne Grove

Leading British retailer Heal’s has opened a new concept showroom in the heart of West London at Westbourne Grove, a fashionable district teeming with high-end fashion and designer boutiques.

Heal’s concept showroom is situated below 16 individually designed residential apartments, on the ground floor of The Queens Building – an old Art Deco cinema. Continue Reading…

Ilse Crawford is a headline speaker at Talks with 100% Design

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Ilse Crawford is one of the headline speakers for Talks with 100% Design at the shows brand new home in Olympia London, from 23-26th September. The designer leads London based multi-disciplinary Studioilse in conjunction with her brand consultancy, integrating projects that simply meet our basic human needs. Continue Reading…

Retail: Wallpaper brand Bien Fait opens showroom by A+A Cooren in Paris

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New French wallpaper brand Bien Fait founded by Cécile Figuette opened recently in the Village Saint-Paul, Paris. A+A Cooren, the French-Japanese design studio behind new showroom took advantage of every wall to make a strong statement. Continue Reading…

Verreum relaunches the collections by Scholten & Baijings

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Due to popular demand Verreum has reintroduced the ’Chromos’, ’Iris’ and ’Pastel’ collections designed by Scholten & Baijings.  Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration from Örsjö

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Styling Inspiration: Mind the Gap

This week’s styling inspiration comes from Swedish brand Örsjö who cut arches and rectangles from the backdrops, offering a refreshing change from solid blocks of colour.

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Perfectly positioned pendant lights. Continue Reading…

Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling curates a “connected apartment”

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American Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling has curated a state-of-the-art “connected apartment” in Turin, which merges local furniture and interior design expertise with open-source electronics. Continue Reading…