Morten & Jonas’s Treet table has a top made of three trays


Another brand satisfying our appetite for Scandinavian design is Norwegian design duo Morten & Jonas. This striking lounge table, coined Treet has a multifunctional tabletop that consists of three trays made of solid oak that have been either colour stained or smoked. The green-coated metal frame holds the trays in place, creating a fragmented and modern tabletop.

Morten & Jonas


Modern brick cottages create a new age of social housing for Barking


The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and architects Patel Taylor have completed a sensitive but modern twist on the traditional English almshouse. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Wish List: A set of Crane pans


Top of the wish list this week is a pared back collection of cast iron cookware by British product designer Barnaby Tuke. Continue Reading…

Storage: Floor to ceiling cupboards


If you found a property with fine architectural detail count yourself lucky. Those who didn’t may want to take inspiration from this classic storage solution which works well in both a modern and traditional context. Why not hire a joiner and build floor to ceiling storage? The invisible Kitchen by i29 interior architects is a brilliant example of the style without glass. Custom made carpentry won’t come cheap, but the look is timeless.


Above: Invisible Kitchen


Hall House by Sisällä


Despoke loves: Oversized cloud prints

Hall House designed by Sisällä Interior Design exudes an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication with a mid-century vibe. Take a look at this inspirational space packed with styling ideas to try at home.   Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration: Talking Textiles at Wanted Design NY


Styling Inspiration: Float

This month, TALKING TEXTILES an initiative by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and design curator Philip Fimmano that promotes creative textiles will feature 10 finalists at WantedDesign. Displaying textures and concepts that innovate our perceptions of material, the installation offers visitors a visually-tactile experience of innovative fabrics. If the brilliant styling is anything to go by, you’re in for a treat.

Wanted Design, NYC

May 9 – 19


Friday night treat: Carrots with black garlic & herb yoghurt




10 carrots, washed

Olive oil


2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

4 tbsp 1/4 cup (1/4 cup) cilantro leaves (coriander), plus more for garnish

4 tbsp 1/4 cup (1/4 cup) mint leaves

1 clove of black garlic, peeled (available in Sainsbury’s)

4 heaped tbsp plain yogurt

1/4 red chili pepper, fresh or dried (leave the seeds in if you want more heat or add more to taste)

1 tbsp water Continue Reading…

Theresa Street Residence by Sonelo Design Studio


Although Australian multidisciplinary architectural and interior design practice Sonelo completed Theresa St Residence on a modest budget this does not impact upon the outcome. The seamlessly balanced renovation is a model of restraint and effortlessly disguises the old as new.

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Sale: 15-25% off at Another Country


Spring Stock Clearance at Another Country: There is still time to make a discounted purchase of 15-25% off selected products in-store or via the website. The sale runs until 6pm 2 May (GMT). Check in early to avoid disappointment.

Another Country


Bathrooms: Ceramica Globo at Salone del Mobile


Above: ‘Bagno Di Colore’ (A Bathroom of Colour)

Who said bathrooms should be white? Many people shudder at the thought of a coloured bathroom suite. The first thing that springs to mind is the avocado bathroom suite. Fear not, Ceramica Globo, one of the exhibitors at Salone del Mobile is breathing fresh life into bathroom design focusing on the potential of colour.

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They made a statement across the collections by blending pastel tones with bolder shades such as matte black and petroleum green from the new palette of 14 ceramic colours.

Ceramica Globo / Salone del Mobile


Styling Inspiration at Milan 2015: Magnetico by Martino Gamper at Valextra


Styling Inspiration this week comes from Martino Gamper’s magentic in-store display at Valextra, Milan. Gamper unveiled the restyled retail space during the international design fair Salone del Mobile.  He added magnetic sheets to the walls covered with Kvadrat fabric and placed the bag collection in unusual compositions on the surface using magnets.  Continue Reading…

Milan 2015: Dream-Air chair designed by Eugeni Quitllet for Kartell


Kartell unveiled the Dream-Air chair designed by Eugeni Quitllet at the 2015 Furniture Fair in Milan. Dream-Air’s transparent seat floats in the air, captures the body’s curve and rests on a geometric framework.  Continue Reading…

Retailer: Interview with Charlie Gladstone founder of Pedlars


Above: Charlie Gladstone

Today is the first of a series interviews with retail influencers in design. Charlie Gladstone the founder of interior store Pedlars and The Good Life Experience Festival will start the proceedings.

What is your background? 

I started off working in the music business, initially for a tiny record company that released novelty records. Some were actually quite big hits, though most of them were rubbish; having said that I still enjoyed it. Next I ended up at Warner Music, which was great, and soon I was managing a band that had a few hits, but it wasn’t particularly an industry that I loved so I decided to move onto something else.

When and where did you launch the company? 

We launched Pedlars in 1997. It’s been an amazing journey since then. Continue Reading…

Sale: 15% off at Skandium


Don’t miss: Skandium’s Weekend Sale offering 15% off all product lines from Scandinavia Now – a new room at the Brompton Road store from Friday 1st May until Monday 4th May. Brands featured include: HAY, Normann Copenhagen and Muuto.


Hypnos: The architecture of sleep at Clerkenwell Design Week 2015


As mobile technology impacts on the traditional working hours, the ability to ‘switch off’ and rest is increasingly more important. Two leading design practices HASSELL and Draisci Studio will present an exhibition entitled Hypnos: The architecture of sleep, to address the issue at Sto Werkstatt’s main gallery during Clerkenwell Design Week 2015.

Francesco Draisci, Creative Director of Draisci Studio explained: “Sleep is mysterious. It cannot be avoided, only delayed. Could there be a future scenario in which a new typology of ’public sleeping parlours’ populate our city streetscape? Will the lack of a night’s sleep for many, create a future generation of day-nappers? We have collaboratively investigated these ideas to create a narrative environment that will explore future sleeping concerns.”

The outcome, a multisensory and interactive architectural space with an area for physical or mental rest will feature felt hammocks suspended from tall wooden structures placed throughout the gallery.


HASSELL / Draisci Studio /  Sto Werkstatt 


Register now:  Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

19-21 May