Editor’s Pick: Office by Swine Studio


Office by Studio Swine

Detail: marble / utilitarian / pegboard / mahogany  / marmoleum

Designer Christmas List No.1 by Lola Lely


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Not long left to curate your lists so we have gathered a fine group of  design folk to help you make up your mind starting with emerging designer Lola Lely of  The Works CollectiveLola Lely Studio. Here are the top 5 items on her list:

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1. Meret Probst: KS_MG glassware – www.meretprobst.com

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Handpicked Pin no.6: Room divider shelves


Each week we will feature a pin that has stopped us in our tracks. This week we like the room divider/shelving used by interior designer Mikel Irastorza in an apartment in the city of San Sebastian. As an avid collector of vintage ceramics this shelf and its ‘use’ as a room divider fits the bill. The irregular sections frame each piece selected to display a great wall of shape and colour.

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Via: Home Adore

They won: Holloways of Ludlow

Holloways of Ludlow announce that they have won the prestigious ‘British Design & Manufacturing’ Award at this year’s ‘Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards’. The awards are judged by some of the UK’s most talented industry kitchen & bathroom experts who came to celebrate the finest brands and designers in the industry. Holloways of Ludlow were applauded for their creative thinking, quality of workmanship and unique kitchens. To see the full range visit www.hollowayskitchens.com.

Oksa Wallhook by Hanna Francis


Bring the outdoors in with the metre long Oksa Wallhook by Hanna Francis. Inspired by the Scandinavian forests, this multipurpose accessory emulates the natural form of a branch and would add a quirky twist to the hallway, bedroom or bathroom. Available in oak, walnut or white with concealed fixings.  www.hannafrancis.com

Meet Hanna at 100% Design 2014

Retail: Christmas at the Southbank Centre

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Southbank Centre Shop set a precedent in retail with its competition to create a modern Christmas window for the flagship Festival Terrace shop. IdeasTap invited their members to participate and the winner Ffion Harman announced. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Tip: ‘Disturbed’ styling


As much as I am a fan of the styling trend for displaying products in orderly rows, it has become ‘de riguer.’ Step forward to a ‘disturbed’ shoot. Here presentation appears typical and had the picture been placed straight it may have passed me by. No reflection on the great products, I hasten to add, frankly highlighting the importance to brands of hiring a good stylist. Continue Reading…

Shop with Flock Design Collective

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Flock Design Collective’s Pop Up filled with textiles galore opens to the public today. Fabric collections are already stocked at well-respected stores such as Heal’s and Liberty, to see the whole range or if you are a fan of graphic textiles head down to the store at 39 Orford Rd., Walthamstore, E17 9NL. Continue Reading…

Cocktail Vase by Kenyon Yeh

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Above: Cocktail Vase by http://www.kenyonyeh.com  

The Taiwanese based designer Kenyon Yeh regularly collaborates with international clients such as Seletti, Menu AS, Esaila and others in progress.The Cocktail Vase from his own collection is made from stained wood and coloured glass. The concept originated from the instantly recognisable cocktail shaker which is deemed as the perfect shape for a vase by the designer. Available from www.kenyonyeh.com

Trap Mini pendants by Babette Holland

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American designer Babette Holland launched a new range of pendants at BDNY with contrasting finishes of satin and gloss, bright enamels and an array of new metallic. The Trip collection is perfect for interiors with a modern aesthetic and is available in wide variety of finish options on all pieces.

Just In: Hull Sofa by Knauf and Brown


Just released: Semi-Private Seating designed by Knauf and Brown. Continue Reading…

Handpicked Pin no.5: Shelving


Each week we will feature a pin that has stopped us in our tracks. Skinny shelving / Feels fresh.

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Via: Silje Blaenes

Styling: Matthew Hilton


Mulling over: the McQueen design and composition of this image from Matthew Hilton. The leads and light switches are lined up with the furniture according to graphic design rules. The perfect layout.

Retail: Jointed + Jointed Opens Chelsea Showroom

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Joined + Jointed announce the opening of its dedicated London showroom located close to King’s Road in Chelsea. Most of the collection is on display, allowing potential customers to see the high level of artisan craft that goes into making every piece and feel the furniture before buying. Continue Reading…

Retail / Home: Camper London by Tomás Alonso


Designer Tomás Alonso used a geometric 3d trompe l’oeil theme for the Camper store in London. The technique of using realistic imagery to create an optical illusion of depth to flat walls is applied to trick the eye. Clean white areas are broken with colour tiles depicting extrusions and actual shelves are added to the equation.

The finer detail really caught our attention, we love the white tiled shelves coloured brightly underneath which would make a strong concept for a minimal kitchen or bathroom.  Continue Reading…