Mini Moderns release a new print to the Hinterland collection

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This week Mini Moderns launched Gulls conversational wallpaper print featuring a seagull motif originally seen in the ‘Whitby’ pattern. Continue Reading…

Another Country introduces Common Good eco cleaning products to Europe

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Another Country expand their product range with the introduction of ‘green’ cleaning brand Common Good created by Australian-born Sacha Dunn. Continue Reading…

Textiles: Tea towels by Above and Beyond

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Dry in style with this tea towel set from Graphic Designer Claudia Pape of Above and Beyond. To create ‘Between the lines’ Claudia transferred a crumpled stripe pattern onto cotton creating an op art look perfect to accessorise the modern kitchen.

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1960s estate extension designed by Maccreanor Lavington wins NLA award for home improvements

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An extension to a 1960’s terraced house on a modernist estate in North London designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington wins Overall Winner at the New London Architecture’s fifth annual ‘Don’t Move, Improve!‘ awards. The judges lauded its “sympathetic interaction with the neighbouring vernacular styles”, and for setting the bar for improving London’s 1960’s estates. Continue Reading…

Men: Engineered cuts at Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015

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Men: Cleverly engineered colour blocked pieces create a graphic silhouette at Givenchy Pre-Fall 2015.

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Friday Night Treat: Rosemary & Garlic Hasselback Potatoes

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Crispy Rosemary Garlic Potatoes are made with just a few simple ingredients – thinly sliced potatoes stuffed with garlic and rosemary.  This delicious, vegan, gluten free side dish, will satisfy your cravings for French fries, while staying relatively low in fat and calories.

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 5 Yukon gold Potatoes, scrubbed, patted dry, but not peeled
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 garlic cloves Garlic Cloves- thinly slice lengthwise
  • 6 sprigs Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat oven 425°F with a rack in the lower-middle position.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes. Cut thin 0.3cm slits into the potato, stopping just before you cut through so that the slices stay connected at the bottom of the potato but don’t worry if you cut through.
  3. Slice the garlic, very thinly, lengthwise. Slip a piece of garlic in every other slit in the potatoes. Tuck a rosemary leaf or two in the other.
  4. Brush the bottom of the baking dish with olive oil and sprinkle dish with salt and pepper. Brush top and sides of potatoes with 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil, (reserving 1 tablespoon for brushing again halfway through baking).
  5. Arrange the potatoes in a baking dish and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake the potatoes for 35 minutes. At this point, the layers will start separating. Brush the potatoes again with a little oil, making sure some of it drips down into the space between the slices.
  7. Continue for another 25 to 35 minutes, until the potatoes are crispy on the edges and fork tender. If they begin to get too brown, lightly cover with foil and turn heat down to 400F.  The total baking time is 60 to 70 minutes for average potatoes (if your potatoes are on the small side or are larger, adjust cooking time accordingly.)
  8. Garnish with fresh rosemary leaves.
  9. Serve it with salad.

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Editor’s Pick: 2015 Perforated Calendar from Wrong for HAY

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With the New Year in full swing the search for a considered calendar to adorn my wall ended. The winner is the 2015 Perforated Wall Calendar from Wrong for HAY designed by Snaefrid & Hildigunnur. Displaying a year at a glance, it allows you to remove each date when the day ends.

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Anglepoise® Original1227™ Brass Collection

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Above: Anglepoise® Original1227™ Brass Mounted Wall Lamp in Dusty Blue

Some products you can guarantee will not date, the wonderfully styled new Original1227™ Brass Collection from Anglepoise® is a great example of this.

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Styling Inspiration: Neon

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Styling Inspiration: Neon Trend

Neon products featured as an emerging trend earlier this week. Now we have stumbled across these sculptural light installations by Italian artist Massimo Uberti on Design Milk. Outlines made styling headlines in 2014, add a twist to this look by illuminating the structures.

Top Tip:

Check out Bolia’s impressive 2015 campaign.

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Interlocking mugs by Billy Lloyd for The Conran Shop

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Billy Lloyd has created a striking range interlocking ceramic beakers and mugs for The Conran Shop.

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The collection rendered in his signature pared-back style firmly cements his status as one of the UK’s leading experimental makers.

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Umleiter suspension lamp by Veronika Gombert

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Umleiter is a suspension lamp by Veronika Gombert designed to light rooms when the electric supply is not located exactly where you want to hang the lamp. Continue Reading…

Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Dennisuk create public art for Swansea Boulevard

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Above: Mt. Elsie by Assemble

Four new public art commissions by Assemble, Freshwest, Aberrant Architecture and William Denniusk are planned for Swansea City Centre. Each strategically positioned artwork highlights a key site along the Boulevard route and encourages exploration of the city.

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Above: Marcus Beck of Freshwest, David Chambers of Aberrant Architecture and Giles Smith of Assemble

Design and architecture collective Assemble promote an active lifestyle with their spectacular proposal coined Mt. Elsie – a new mountain and climbing wall set to enhance the north elevation of the LC – the city’s premier leisure centreContinue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Soap Stones by Pelle

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Above:  Soap Stones,  The Conran Shop – From £7

Create an arrangement of gem soaps in your bathroom with Pelle Soap Stones. The luxurious range is handcrafted in Brooklyn by husband and wife team, using natural, vegetable-based soap ingredients. Continue Reading…

Trend: Neon

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Above: Seletti Coloured Fluorescent Tube Light, Heal’s – from £35

Trend: Neon

Update your homes this coming season with a flash of neon. Seletti and Muller Van Severen have captured the trend with their striking tubular lighting. Both lights are available in a variety of colours.

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CRN unveils two new superyachts in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design

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Italian shipyard CRN a brand of the Ferretti Group presents two new projects by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The 72m and 80m superyachts drew inspiration from the 61m M/Y Saramour, which was the first megayacht built by CRN in partnership with Francesco Paszkowski. Both vessels are larger and showcase a selection of innovative architectural solutions.

CRN specialises in the construction of fully-custom steel and aluminium pleasure vessels between 50 and 90 metres in length.

Francesco Paszkowski said: “Saramour was our first opportunity to cooperate with a prestigious shipyard like CRN and was a drive for us to jointly develop new, innovative ideas. Continue Reading…