ATELIER: The New Craftsmen


The New Craftsmen open the Atelier showcase featuring 4 makers in action who will recreate their workspaces in store. Makers Laura CarlinStuart CareyCatarina Riccabona & Lola Lely will have 1 to 2 weeks each to transform the space into their own workshop, filling it with the tools and objects that enable them to create.

Having curated their own ‘Atelier’ space, the time will be used to complete a newly conceived range of products which customers will have the chance to purchase.

Illustrator Laura Carlin will feature first decorating her new ceramic work alongside the ‘Delft’ inspired tiles.


Above: Cat and Dog Tiles, Laura Carlin

Observe the makers skills that drive their work as well as to understand the commissioning process of each maker on a one-to-one basis. Continue Reading…

Join Coffee Table series by Republic of Fritz Hansen™


Join™ is a brand new coffee table series from Republic of Fritz Hansen™ presented in matt black. Each design has a solid wooden tabletop with a slender steel frame made from the highest quality materials. Pick any one of the three understated shapes to add a striking silhouette in your living room.

Republic of Fritz Hansen™


Friday Night Treat: Chimichurri Shrimp

Easy Shrimp recipe you will love!!

Chimichurri Shrimp

 Try this tasty low calorie treat tonight. It is perfect as a starter or main; however, you may find it difficult to share!


  • 1 lbs. Large raw shrimp or prawns (21-26 in a pound) peeled and deveined.
  • 2 tsp. Olive oil

Chimichurri Sauce (you will use ½, save the rest– it is enough for 2 lbs. shrimp)

  • 1 bunch Cilantro or about 1 cup packed
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley- about 1 cup packed
  • 2 FL. Oz. C fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
  • 4 FL. Oz. Olive oil
  • 2 oz. Chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt 3/4 tsp. Kosher
  • ½ tsp. Smoked paprika- (optional –only if you like smoky flavor)

Continue Reading…

DIARY: Heal’s Modern Craft Market


Alicja Patanowska

Heal’s Modern Craft Market will return for the second time to the Tottenham Court Road store next week from 2 to 15 February 2015. The hugely popular event is set to showcase the finest craft and live workshops demonstrating new techniques, materials and processes.

Continue Reading…

Brand Watch: Woud

Brand Watch: Woud

Scandinavian fans take note, a new Danish brand called Woud has arrived on the design scene with an achingly good original series of furniture, lighting and interior accessories. Continue Reading…

‘At Ease’ sofa by Daniel Schofield for Skandium


Designer Daniel Schofield has designed a handmade sofa for Skandium named ‘At Ease.’ This uncomplicated sofa is made special by merging superior materials, with elegant detail.


Skandium said, “the design is a beautiful sofa with a silent personality. Something that would sit well in any environment. Daniel showed a clear understanding of the style, craftsmanship and detail we wanted, creating what we hope will become a classic.’

The base is crafted from oak and upholstered in a linen, cotton, viscose mix fabric.


Cloud Rococo Wrap from Identity Papers


Identity Paper’s photographic ‘Cloud Rococo Wrap’ depicts the sky on a summer day. It is beautifully optimistic if you live in the UK! The print is suitable for any celebration and matches the Cloud Rococo Cards.

Identity Papers


Men: Paul & Joe Pre Fall 2015


Dark silhouette highlighted with white and Abstract pattern

Details: Crombie style coats / Bomber jackets / ankle gazers / Bodie & Doyle references / lean silhouette / White trainers to highlight

Fabric: Abstract t-shirt prints / Embroidery / Check / Photographic figurative prints / Paisley / Hide / Navajo  Continue Reading…

i29 interior architects design artist in residence space for De Bijenkorf


On 27 January 2015, De Bijenkorf department store located in Amsterdam’s historic Dam Square will host an Artist in Residence project, coined ‘Room On The Roof’.  i29 interior architects converted the tower of the store to house the installation which offers the artists a unique experience that plays with scale and perception as in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’

Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: Tom Dixon at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Waterline Pedestal Table by Cedric Ragot for Roche Bobois


Storming to the top of the wish list this week are Cedric Ragot’s graphic turned ‘Waterline Pedestal Tables’ for Roche Bobois. Add drama to your living room or hallway with any one of these double glazed handmade ceramic pieces. Choose from a variety of colors and three shapes.

Roche Bobois


Timorous Beasties collaborate with Pinch




Pinch has collaborated with Scottish textile designers Timorous Beasties to create a new interpretation of the Noelle sofa. Previously upholstered in subtle coloured fabrics this surprisingly dramatic print entitled ‘Graffito Velvet’ will command your attention in any setting with its bright graffiti motifs, paint drips, and ethereal ink wash iconography.

PinchTimorous Beasties


Diary: Mackintosh Architecture Exhibition

Windy Hill, perspective drawing in ink, 1900, by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (c) Glasgow School of Art

RIBA presents a new exhibition devoted to the Scottish architect, artist and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Mackintosh Architecture is the first exhibition devoted to his architecture, it offers the rare opportunity to view over 60 original drawings, watercolours and perspectives. The exquisitely detailed drawings reveal the development of his style spanning the whole of his career as an individual architect and designer.

18 February – 23 May 2015

Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD


Tom Dixon: Styling and Campaign 2015

1. Tank Vases

Above: TANK Vases

Tom Dixon released his new collection of decorative pieces at Maison & Objet in Paris today inspired by British heritage and ‘minimal sculptural aesthetic.’ The latest designs to enhance the modern table include his large TANK glass vases with hand-painted copper detailing and cast iron treasure boxes with magnifying pressed glass crystal lids. Continue Reading…

Base Table by Muuto



For 2015 Muuto has introduced a statement design inspired by Scandinavian design principles. The ‘Base Table’ is the new addition to the trendsetting range created for office and residential spaces. Continue Reading…