Brionvega Totem Stereo System




Today we feature a historical design that has stopped us in our tracks – the ‘Totem Stereo System‘, Model RR 130, designed by Mario Bellini for Brionvega in 1971. The minimal compact, three-piece cube boasting extreme good looks opens to reveal the speakers, the control panel and the turntable. If you are lucky enough to own one count yourself blessed.



Preview: Habitat S/S 2015 Lookbook

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PARED DOWN GEOMETRICS: Geometric shapes form the architectural footprint for statement furniture. 

This season it is not just Habitat’s homewares that caught the attention of the media; their press campaign also gained column inches. The SS15 online preview, a first in the field of interiors, echoed the brand’s innovative style.

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NEW NEUTRAL: Hand finished, matt and glazed earthenware finished in a neutral palette of calm off-whites and greys

As anticipated the new range hits all the right notes and is teeming with must-have products. Habitat has adopted a more hand rendered approach to design this season. With the trendsetting brand fully embracing the shift towards one off pieces the common practice of design stores displaying rows of identical products may well be over. Retail buyers traditionally demand carbon copy products; stock failing to conform to stringent production standards is rejected. Now these ‘imperfect’ items once discarded are coveted for their unique quality. Habitat’s range draws upon this individuality and the skills of artisans worldwide to capture this handmade spirit.

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Click Shelf by Sigurd Larsen for New Tendency


Sigurd Larsen designed the ‘Click’ shelving system for Berlin based design company New Tendency.  The system functions similar to a construction kit. Only four screws fix the girder together to which the shelves are simply hung up without any tools. Crafted in copper this glamorous piece oozes glamour and would make a modern statement in your home. EUR 2,400.00


Styling Inspiration: from Studio Meike Meijer


Styling Inspiration: Geometric ‘Frames and Volume’ installation from the super talented Studio Meike Meijer.


Icon Awards 2014: Last chance for tickets


Above: Trophy by Anton Alvarez

The Icon Awards are 1 week today. Do you fancy rubbing shoulders with the most inspiring architects and designers in the business? Last remaining tickets are on sale – 2 for £100. Don’t miss the chance to attend this prestigious event.

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4 December , St Mary’s Marylebone.


Knit your own Christmas stocking with The New Craftsmen & The Good Shepherd at


This Christmas The New Craftsmen are teaming up with who will be playing host to their ‘Knit Your Own Stocking’ workshop with Emily Watts, founder of The Good Shepherd knitwear brand. At £20 a ticket, each guest will walk away with their own collaborative Good Shepherd Christmas stocking ready to hang on your mantlepiece this Christmas.

Thursday 11th December, 6pm to 7.30pm

At West London showroom at 15 Lots Road, SW10 0QJ.

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Fire Tools by Arik Levy for Eno Studio


Now the temperature has suddenly dropped all eyes are on the fire. If you haven’t got a decent set of tools to display we recommend this classic aluminium set designed by Arik Levy for Eno Studio in 2007. Available from made in design for £141.

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Crash & Bell by Foscarini for Diesel Living

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Over the last five years the partnership between Foscarini and Diesel Living has incorporated a wide variety of materials, creative lighting techniques and shapes. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Decorations


For a perfectly composed tree centre it in on the graphic ‘Christmas Tree Blanket,’ next adorn with geometric shapes and bold baubles. All you need to add is a set of white lights and a touch of spray snow!

1- ‘Bentzen Balls,’  £10 at twentytwentyone.

2- ‘Christmas Tree Blanket,’ EUR 42 at Ferm Living.

3- ‘Glitz’ iridescent baubles,’ £12 at Habitat.

4- ‘Bullfinch’ £3 at Skandium.

5- ‘Bentzen Crystals,’ £10 at twentytwentyone.

6- ‘Ball Decoration,’  £5 at twentytwentyone.

AKQA Clerkenwell office by Amos and Amos


Detail: 2m oversized herringbone /Georgian wired and reeded glass / Original reclaimed bricks / Stained matt black railway sleepers / Soft sage and cream gloss metro tiles.

London-based design and interior architecture practice Amos and Amos have referenced London’s historic docks and warehouses for the interiors of new London offices designed for global ideas and innovation agency AKQA. The design team rose to the challenge of working with a client with exceptionally high standards and a willingness to take risks in order to achieve something original. The result is a richly layered and textured space where almost everything has been custom made – a unique working environment for AKQA in the world of often standardised office design. Continue Reading…

Shop 03 Frame store by i29 interior architects


Following a successful six-month stretch at the Felix Meritis building, Frame store‘s award-winning temporary interior designed by i29 architects was packed up and removed without trace. Realising interest in the Frame store was still alive the company has moved to its second location in Amsterdam. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Reflect your products.


Fiction Book stand by Sebastian Bergne


Books added to this stand designed by London based designer Sebastian Bergne appear to hover when full. Continue Reading…

Two Foscarini lamps are reborn in LED


Foscarini releases LED versions of the Compasso d’Oro winning Marc Sadler piece, Mite, and Studio Oi designed Allegro in December. Driven by the worldwide switch over to LED the brand puts R&D muscle into developing the perfect LED light, one that uses new technology to add warmth and emotion.



Mini Moderns Christmas Open Studios


Mini Moderns will be hosting their annual event as part of Camberwell Arts Christmas on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December – 11am – 6pm.

There will be a special private view evening on Friday 12th – 6pm until 9pm – where you will find bargains, new products and sample fabrics from the olden days and off cuts from the latest collections.


Mini Moderns Open Studios:

10 Empress Mews?London SE5 9BT


Friday 12th December – Private View 6pm-9pm

Saturday 13th December 11am – 6pm?Sunday

14th December 11am – 6pm