Bang & Olufsen launch a black version of the world’s first high-end compact wireless speaker

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Bang & Olufsen introduce their first compact wireless speaker, the BeoLab 17 in a new finish – black aluminum.  The all-digital, active speaker – the first in the world to utilise the new WiSA standard for high-end wireless is perfect for the upcoming Christmas season. Whether you’re playing your favourite festive tunes, or seeing in the New Year with a party, the BeoLab 17 provides powerful performance and uncompromising sound for crystal clear, wireless audio.

Now available in black aluminum allowing a new way to enjoy the BeoLab 17. Where the existing natural aluminum colour plays with the light, the darker version plays with the shadows. The possibility to change the colours of the fabric fronts further brings out possibilities to let the BeoLab 17 be either a visually strong statement or to create a very subtle addition to the home. Continue Reading…

Shopping: Black linen bedding



Black linen bedding is a much fresher look than gray, though it is not easy to find. H&M have a single set, but not double, hopefully they will introduce one next season. If you are lucky to lay your hands on a set team it with camel or brown tones instead of white and add teak accessories.



Skandium Sale: 15% off at FLOS & 20% Skagerak


Skandium has teamed up with FLOS to offer 15% off all orders on FLOS lights from Saturday 25th October until Sunday 30th November.


The Danish furniture maker Skagerak makes a wide and popular range of solid wooden stools and small step ladders. Skandium is now offering these at 20% off in all stores and online until Friday 31st October.



‘Sudare’ outdoor furniture collection by Nendo for Patio Petite


Nendo has launched quite a few products in the last couple of weeks. The latest arrival commissioned by Patio Petite is the  ‘Sudare’ outdoor furniture collection designed for the garden and other exterior spaces.   Continue Reading…

Living Rooms reveal plans for hotel in Notting Hill


Alternative hotel chain Living Rooms has announced its plans to open a 27,000 sq ft., 50 bedroom hotel located within five terrace houses in Notting Hill, London. The chain aims to reflect the free spirit and creativity of the area throughout the design.

The Laslett named after local Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the Notting Hill Festival is designed by Waldo Works who  reworked the ‘typical’ hotel room concept, adding a more homely feel. Irregular framed art works; modern furniture pieces and the finest textiles feature evoke a modern lifestyle.

The hotel opens in Summer 2015.

Living Rooms


Print: Erdem Resort 2015


Erdem  Resort 2015:

  1. Floral Collage
  2. Traditional Dutch florals
  3. Overlaid flowers

Image: Via


ICON 2014 AWARDS: Shortlist revealed


Icon reveals the nominees for the 2014 Icon Awards judged earlier this month at the BT Tower in London’s West End. The shortlist includes globally prominent architects and designers, along with emerging practices and technical and social innovators.

The winners – and the 2014 Icon of the Year – will be announced at a ceremony on 4 December at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone, London. The winners will all receive trophies designed by Anton Alvarezmade using his thread-wrapping machine.


For more details and to buy tickets to attend the awards party, visit the Icon Awards website,


Building of the Year

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, by Shigeru Ban Architects
Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, by Lacaton & Vassal
LSE Student Centre, London, by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects
Museo Jumex, Mexico City, by David Chipperfield Architects

Architecture Practice of the Year

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
David Adjaye Associates
Haworth Tompkins Architects
Herzog & de Meuron

Design Studio of the Year

Barber Osgerby
Martino Gamper
Morag Myerscough
Studio Rygalik

Emerging Architecture Practice of the Year

Frida Escobedo
We Made That
WISE Architecture

Emerging Design Studio of the Year

Kieren Jones
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Patrick Stevenson-Keating
Study O Portable
Thorunn Arnadottir

Furniture Design of the Year

Bodleian Library Chair by Barber Osgerby
Keystones by Minale-Maeda
Table and chairs by Office KGDVS
Tubo by Industrial Facility

Product Design of the Year

Bloom safety helmet by Toyo Safety
Bradley Timepiece by Eone
Chair 4 Life by Renfrew Group
Fortis Exoskeleton by Lockheed Martin
Mars Orbiter by Indian Space Research Organisation

Interior of the Year

Bonhôte townhouse, London, by AOC
Markthal, Rotterdam, by MVRDV
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, by Allies and Morrison
Tate Britain, London, by Caruso St John
Victoria Beckham store, London, by Farshid Moussavi

Socially Responsible Design of the Year

ABC syringe by David Swann
Clocksense by Frugal Digital
Natalie Collection by Laerdal Global Health
Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) by Peek Vision
SoftWheel by SoftWheel Ltd.

Technology of the Year

Aakash UbiSlate 7Ci tablet by Datawind
Blackphone by Silent Circle
Citymapper app
Google contact lenses
UltraRope by Kone

Icon Awards website,


Nendo extends the Peg Collection for Cappellini


Another release this week from prolific Japanese studio Nendo is the extension of the 2013 Peg Collection for Cappellini. The new additions include a series of sofas, beds, low tables, corner shelving unit and mirror. The pieces are unified by their compact feel and wooden peg legs. Continue Reading…

Editor wants: Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones by Philippe Starck for Parrot


Above: Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones designed by Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux of Parrot.

Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot, recently unveiled the augmented version of their famous Zik headphones featuring lighter headphones, with more autonomy, more sensors and algorithms. Due to launch in November for $399 and top of my wish list this week is the covetable beige set, mixing uncompromising audio quality with effortless style.

Parrot / Philippe Starck


Styling & Design: A/W 2014 Campaign by &Tradition

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Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design

Danish design company &Tradition’s new A/W 2014 collection features textiles by ATWTP and some classic lighting by studio vit.

The  ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: ‘Yukutori’ wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

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Farrow & Ball embrace the current trend for shibori and the popularity of Japanese style with their new wallpaper collection. ‘Yukutori,’ my pick of the range, is inspired by a mid-twentieth century pen and ink drawing.  Continue Reading…

Nendo release the ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture for Kokuyo




Nendo has released the modular ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture collection for Kokuyo. The adaptable brackets unit sofa provides a variety of office communication spaces via numerous combinations of its bracket-shaped units. Continue Reading…

‘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


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