‘Black Brick’ wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

Black Brick Wallpaper

Piet Hein Eek started working with NLXL in 2010 launching ‘Scrapwood’ one of the most popular wallpaper collections in recent years. This month NLXL introduce a new photographic surface by Piet the “Black Brick” fitting perfectly into the prevalent monochrome trend.

Rick Vintage, NLXL Founder: “We talked about a “Black Brick” wallpaper, but it would have been weird to add this idea to the Scrapwood collections.” He added: “But great ideas should not be shelved.“

See it first at Dutch Design Week October 18 – 26 2014

Piet Hein Eek / NLXL


PATTERNITY call for photographic entries


PATTERNITY are looking for photographic entries for their first book ‘EXPLORING THE POSITIVE POWER OF PATTERN.’ Published in 2015 this will be a carefully curated photographic book bringing together the worlds of fashion, art, design, nature, science, mathematics and beyond through thought provoking written and visual content.


The fundamental aim of the book is to champion the inspirational power of pattern and to provide a platform for practitioners with an innovative approach to pattern implementation.

All imagery will be curated by PATTERNITY and accompanied with a full name credit. Selected imagery will receive a copy of the book.

PATTERNITY are looking for photographs from the worlds of:

Pattern in Nature + Minerals Pattern in Science + Mathematics Pattern in the Everyday + Incidental Pattern in Behaviour, People + Places Pattern in Fashion + Accessories Pattern in Art, Design, Object + Architecture Pattern in Surface + Texture (Natural + Manmade) Pattern in Data + Technology 


You must own the full copyright to every image that you send.







Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Filtered light


‘Winter Light’ by Scott Hardy


To commission visit: www.originalmaterial.ch


The Level Lamp by Form Us With Love for Hem


Award winning Swedish design company Form Us With Love has created the ‘Level Lamp’ inspired by Russian dolls for Hem the new online collaboration between design giant Fab and Finnish company One Nordic. Continue Reading…

Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co in Wales is Britain’s best new home – 2014 RIBA Manser Medal winner

Stormy Castle 1

The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the winner of the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co, a modern three-bed private residence in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, has been named Britain’s best new home. Continue Reading…

Exhibition: The Other Art Fair opens today


The Other Art Fair opens today showcasing 130 emerging and unrepresented artists – all of which have been carefully selected by the panel of art experts – Anita Zabludowicz, Omar Kholeif, Polly Morgan and Sophie O’Brien – to ensure you buy from the best artistic talent with confidence.

Supported by leading figures in the art world such as Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Rebecca Wilson (Saatchi Gallery), The Other Art Fair is recognized as the place to discover new artists and catch the next generation of painters, sculptors and photographers just before they take the art world by storm.

View the full list of artists here.


The Other Art Fair

16-19 October

Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London, E1 6QL.


High Definition Weave by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons




Above: Sample of the new ‘High Definition Weave Collection’ by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons

Brintons engineer’s invention the patented ‘High Definition Weave’ has the capacity to weave up to 32 colours, and simulate photorealistic effects. The leading brand just released this sneak preview of a geometric design using the equipment designed by Cristian Zuzunaga.  


Cristian Zuzunaga / Brintons


Coming Soon: The Workbench System by Mette


As seen in the Maker Carousel at 100% Design 2014, this ‘Workbench System’ by Mette incorporates a pegboard worktop with copper mesh storage perfect for collaborative workspaces. The laminated birch ply design is finished with the addition of custom aluminum pegs.



Mette / 100% Design


Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Floating products / landscape setting

‘Sleep Elevations’ by Maia Flore


La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite present ‘THE DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE’


Above: The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito

This week the Design Supermarket of  La Rinascente launched 7 new talents displaying original designs endorsed by SaloneSatellite for the second consecutive year.

Again, both La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite have shown their commitment to promoting fresh design to ensure noteworthy talent doesn’t go unnoticed. When two leading design institutions collaborate to showcase what they regard as inspirational work instinctively you expect to see an interesting collection. And, the 2014 selection does not disappoint.


Dossofiorito is a design collaboration started in Verona in the autumn of 2012 by Livia Rossi  and Gianluca Giabardo. It is located in an old car workshop, where Livia and Gianluca carry out their design experiments with a very hands-on approach. 


‘The Phytophiler’ is a series of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which functional appendices such as magnifying glasses and mirrors are installed, offering a completely different perspective on the houseplant. Continue Reading…

100% Design 2014 (Official show video)

Over 28,000 visitors attended to see 450 brands showcase over 2000 products at 100% Design 2014. View the official video to see the design you may have missed.

100% Design


100% Optical: Shaping the future of optics in the UK


Above: Cutting edge glasses and styling from FEB31st

100% Optical is the largest audited trade event for optical professionals in the UK. The groundbreaking show is designed for opticians, dispensing opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists with over 2000 product launches, 90+ hours of educational seminars and a wealth of thought-provoking content. Organised in partnership with the Association of Optometrists, 100% Optical offers professionals three days of business, learning and networking.

Launched in February 2014, the first event was a huge success, attracting over 5,000 professionals, featuring 200 exhibitors and amassing over 90 hours of educational seminars. These seminars attracted international star speakers from afar afield as Australia, South Africa and Israel. Continue Reading…

Coming soon: 15% off lighting at twentytwentyone


Take note: To coincide with the clocks going back on 26th October, twentytwentyone will offer 15% discount on selected classic and contemporary lighting collections.



5 minutes only with Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby met in 1992 on the Architecture and Interiors Masters course at the Royal College of Art. They became friends, set up their practice Barber Osgerby and made a name for themselves running the studio whilst studying, which didn’t go down very well with the tutors. Continue Reading…

Beige concept store designed by Nendo

BEIGE, concept store04_takumi_ota

Japanese fashion brand Beige collaborated again with Nendo on the new multi-functional store concept for Tamagawa Takashimaya shopping centre in suburban Tokyo. Continue Reading…