Preview Milan 2015: The Department Store by Lee Broom

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Above: Hanging Hoop Chair

British designer Lee Broom has chosen a row of empty shops to present his largest exhibition to date coined The Department Store during Milan Design Week 2015. Continue Reading…

Preview Milan 2015: Form Us With Love

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Above: New silhouette for the Join Collection in collaboration with laCividina designed by Form Us With Love.

Form Us With Love has added a seat with a higher backrest which follows the continuous curve of the soft and gentle shapes of the original design.

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Above: Cage Table in collaboration with Menu.

The latest addition to the SS15 Cage Collection reconsiders how you place and store objects in the home. Continue Reading…

Norm Architects designs minimal bathroom collection in collaboration with Ex.t for Salone del Mobile 2015

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Norm Architects has created a new bathroom collection in collaboration with ex.t launching at Milan Design Week 2015 inspired by the early Modernist pioneers and atmospheric northern landscapes. Continue Reading…

Event: Secret 7“ at Somerset House

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This year’s Secret 7“ event takes place at Somerset House next weekend from 10 April — 3 May. Each year Secret 7” take an iconic track from seven legendary musicians and press each one 100 times to vinyl. Every record receives a new sleeve from over 700 creatives.

The headline sleeve design contributors of 2015 are: Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Paul Smith & Martin Parr.

Each sleeve sold on a first come, first served basis has the uniform price of £50. There is a catch — the buyer won’t know who designed the sleeve until they have made their purchase.

Doors will open at 10AM. Top tip — arrive early.

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Exhibitor Alert: Anglepoise at Salone del Mobile 2015

Happy Easter folks

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If you are decorating your home this Easter try the genius tip of using a piece of plastic to protect your skirting board whilst painting. This great alternative to masking tape saves time and will make the job much so easier.

 

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Mirrored floor

 

SchilderScholte architects reference East and West for Zens showroom

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Dutch architectural practice SchilderScholte created a shrine-like interior that echoes the quality and design within the collection of Asian brand Zens.

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Glop containers by Berta Julià Sala

Berta Julià Sala’s Glop containers are brilliant for everyday use in the kitchen. Each  vessel offers a wide variety of functions due to the pliability of the material. Designer Berta Julià Sala said: “Specific shapes can be generated by modifying the main body when needed; for example, by pressing the edges of the cup.”

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Milan Preview: Split collection by Arik Levy for TON at Salone del Mobile 2015

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Arik Levy applied a 150-year-old bending technique to craft his wooden Split collection of chairs, barstools, armchairs and lounge armchairs for TON. Continue Reading…

Philip Malouin swing for Caesarstone

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Once in a while a designer comes along who redefines an object. Philip Malouin has done just this with his circular swing for Caesarstone.  The installation created for Toronto’s Interior Design Show beautifully highlighted the engineered quartz stone out of its traditional context — the kitchen.

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Trend: Statement acoustic wall panels

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Above: Preview of Arper‘s new Parentesit collection launching in Milan next month by Lievore Altherr Molina

Since 2015 designers have turned their attention to the humble acoustic panel pushing on trend geometric shapes and mixing materials.  A couple of design companies who have taken the product one step further are ArperStokkeAustad,  Form Us With Love for Baux.

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Above: Arper

Parentesit designed by Lievore Altherr Molina is an acoustic wall module that reduces background noise and creates an area for concentration. Continue Reading…

Sam Shadid edits his home in an orderly fashion

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Controversial art director Sam Shahid recently revealed his tranquil home to the New York Times. Far removed from his hectic life in fashion this minimal three-storey apartment defines his personal style.

Shadid told Cathy Horyn: “At work, I have so much stuff around me. And then you come here and it’s serene, calm.”

He gave architect David Piscuskas free reign to reflect his “American Pure” style. Armed with a couple of references to work with — no lamps, Tadao Ando, and Kjaerholm, Piscuskas created a light, airy apartment inspired by hotels.

“I wanted a hotel, without the feeling of transience.” Continue Reading…

Trend: Directional mirrors

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Detroit based studio Alex Drew & No One develop functional modern furniture and objects using unique materials. Two new mirrors coined ’Simplex and ’Prism’ capture the spirit of the duo and the 1980s trend.

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Housekeeping: Spring clean

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Above: European brand L’eaundry fine fragrance laundry detergent for women (left) and men (right).

With the clocks changing this weekend, the time is right to start spring cleaning. Admittedly keeping your home in order can be a chore, but treat yourself to some of these quality products and it may not be so bad. Top tip make a list of all the jobs you want to tackle and tick off each one when you finish.  Continue Reading…