Clerkenwell Design Week 2015 Preview: Outdoor furniture from Assemblyroom


Peter Wall has fulfilled his customers requests by providing an outdoor version of the Hyde Stool. Hyde Outside, is a stackable outdoor stool made from recyclable polyethylene durable enough to survive even the harshest elements of the great British summer!

The stool will launch at Clerkenwell Design Week in May alongside a selection of other new additions to the Assemblyroom collection: a compact arm chair and sofa plus a new lampshade.

AssemblyroomClerkenwell Design Week


Gathering series by ChiandChi for Saniyo


Gathering series is a range of colourful party ware created by Taiwanese design studio ChiandChi for Saniyo. Astronomical objects inspired the ceramic collection, which merges colour block with geometric on everyday items including plates, dishes, cups and coasters. Continue Reading…

Hotel to home


Detail: Overlaid posters

Swedish design firm Koncept designed the 82 room Story Hotel in 2009. Today the interior styling still feels so fresh. Here are a few of our favourite details to try at home. Continue Reading…

British artist Gary Hume creates a collection of Door rugs for Christopher Farr


British rug maker Christopher Farr has collaborated with British artist Gary Hume on a limited edition collection of 13 rugs coined Door based on Hume’s breakthrough series of door paintings, first shown at Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition in 1988. The striking geometric rug features two precisely hand-carved circles and rectangles which play with relief to cast shadows. Available in 100% wool from Christopher Farr in a variety of colours and sizes.

Christopher Farr


Editor’s Pick: Lento pendant lamps by Himmee


Fans of monochrome will love the Lento pendant lights from new Finnish lighting brand Himmee. Founder Timo Niskanen referenced UFO structures to create the modular structures made of aluminium and handblown opal glass. With the trend for Scandinavian interior so prevalent the addition of a black and white lamp will highlight a subtle interior. 269 € each.



Heal’s Discovers 2015: Open Call


Heal’s has a long history of working with emerging design talent and the annual Heal’s Discovers initiative highlights the brand’s commitment to design education by discovering and nurturing the next generation of designers.

In previous years Heal’s have approached up-and-coming designers or worked directly with universities, but now in its 11th year you have the opportunity to take part in an open call for submissions.

This year the company is offering designers and design students the opportunity to submit designs for the dining room – be it furniture (dining tables or seating), homeware (crockery and serveware) or even textiles (table cloths, runners etc.)

Three final winning designs will be selected and put into production and the designers will receive a royalty for every item sold. They will be launched as part of the Heal’s Autumn/Winter campaign during the London Design Festival in September 2015.

For full details go to Heal’s.


Nendo awarded Designer of the Year for Maison&Objet 2015


Nendo scoops Maison&Objet’s ‘Designer of the Year’ 2015; hardly surprising given the company is without doubt one of the most sought after studios, releasing a phenomenal volume of uncluttered products every year, with a characteristically humorous slant and always noteworthy.

To mark the occasion Nendo has designed a limited edition “chocolatexture lounge” for the awarding ceremony of ‘Designer of the Year Maison et Objet 2015.’ Continue Reading…

Brand Watch: Skagerak


Danish brand Skagerak produces high quality furniture and home accessories. Look out for their award winning Georg Collection coming soon to Skandium featuring the popular series in black.

Skagerak / Skandium


Women: Valentino Pre-Fall 2015


Valentino Pre-Fall 2015: Botanical / Allover packed floral / Embroidered / Victoriana / A-Line

Valentino’s designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli signed up legendary British textile designer Celia Birtwell to produce floral prints and embroideries inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s La Primavera. 


We love the structured dresses, Victoriana detail and matching boots.



Call for entries: Restaurant & Bar Design Awards


Above: Les Haras, Strasbourg,  the winner of Best Restaurant in 2014

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2015 is open for entries from the world’s top architects, designers and hospitality operators.

Totally independent, the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is the only awards in the world dedicated exclusively to the design of food and beverage spaces.

Over the past six years the Awards have attracted the world’s best designers, hospitality operators and judges. Recent names include Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Tom Dixon, Foster & Partners, Stephen Alden (CEO, Maybourne Hotels), Gordon Ramsay, Tony Chambers (Editor in Chief, Wallpaper*), Alberto Alessi, Thomas Heatherwick and many more.

An influential panel from design, lifestyle & hospitality, will judge entrants for design excellence.
Winners of each category including the best designed (UK and Worldwide) restaurant and the best designed bar, will be announced at an Awards ceremony & party in central London in late September 2015.

Further details can be downloaded here.

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards


Mini Moderns release a new print to the Hinterland collection


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

Common Good release Nov 2014

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


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.

Above and Beyond


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


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




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