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Moroso produces the faceted ‘Brooke Ottomane’ by Tokujin Yoshioka for Issey Miyake


Moroso continues to collaborate with two leading names in Japanese design. To mark the opening of the new Issey Miyake showroom held this month in London, the brand has produced a range of sculptural ottomans created by the artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka. The series, tailored specifically to the space, will in future enter production and be included in the Moroso catalogue.

The name Brook references 10 Brook Street, London W1, the address of the new Issey Miyake flagship store, situated between Bond Street and Hanover Square in the heart of Mayfair, while the shape, in the words of Tokujin Yoshioka himself: “features the complex composition of facets that makes the form like a twist structure as if been sculpted.”

The partnership with Tokujin Yoshioka also continues. It began in 2007 with Panna chair, presented the same year at the Salone del Mobile design week, as part of a remarkable display created by Tokujin himself for Moroso’s Milan showroom.

Moroso / Issey Miyake  / Tokujin Yoshioka


Garden Inspiration


Garden Inspiration

Alignment / Graphic precision / Repetition / Broken Border / Linear



Philippe Starck and Delsey launch S+ARCKTRIP


Creator Philippe Starck and French luggage specialist Delsey have unveiled a series of 16 models: elegant and timeless, which ergonomics adapts itself to each use and each user.

The collection combines Philippe Starck’s philosophy and design, the most high-tech innovations, premium materials and rigorous quality tests to permit S+ARCKTRIP to come with a global lifetime warranty. Continue Reading…

Lane adds new geometric designs to their print collection

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Nottingham based company Lane has recently added eight new repeat patterns and landscapes to their collection of hand pulled screen prints.  Continue Reading…

‘Wiwo’ lighting series by Haim Evgi


The new cage style series of lighting fixtures by Israeli designer Haim Evgi is inspired by the contrast between solid oak and wire. Coined ‘Wiwo’ the name derives from the words wire and wood. Continue Reading…

Sale: 15% off FAO


15% Off Everything at FAO – Ends  31st October



Detail: Piped




Trend alert: Piped

1- Chanel Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear.

Piped texture mix at Chanel in their iconic colors of white and navy.


2- Minimal piped bedding

Update your bedroom with piped bedding to create a clean minimal look.




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

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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,