Editor’s Pick: Decorations


For a perfectly composed tree centre it in on the graphic ‘Christmas Tree Blanket,’ next adorn with geometric shapes and bold baubles. All you need to add is a set of white lights and a touch of spray snow!

1- ‘Bentzen Balls,’  £10 at twentytwentyone.

2- ‘Christmas Tree Blanket,’ EUR 42 at Ferm Living.

3- ‘Glitz’ iridescent baubles,’ £12 at Habitat.

4- ‘Bullfinch’ £3 at Skandium.

5- ‘Bentzen Crystals,’ £10 at twentytwentyone.

6- ‘Ball Decoration,’  £5 at twentytwentyone.

AKQA Clerkenwell office by Amos and Amos


Detail: 2m oversized herringbone /Georgian wired and reeded glass / Original reclaimed bricks / Stained matt black railway sleepers / Soft sage and cream gloss metro tiles.

London-based design and interior architecture practice Amos and Amos have referenced London’s historic docks and warehouses for the interiors of new London offices designed for global ideas and innovation agency AKQA. The design team rose to the challenge of working with a client with exceptionally high standards and a willingness to take risks in order to achieve something original. The result is a richly layered and textured space where almost everything has been custom made – a unique working environment for AKQA in the world of often standardised office design. Continue Reading…

Shop 03 Frame store by i29 interior architects


Following a successful six-month stretch at the Felix Meritis building, Frame store‘s award-winning temporary interior designed by i29 architects was packed up and removed without trace. Realising interest in the Frame store was still alive the company has moved to its second location in Amsterdam. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Reflect your products.


Fiction Book stand by Sebastian Bergne


Books added to this stand designed by London based designer Sebastian Bergne appear to hover when full. Continue Reading…

Two Foscarini lamps are reborn in LED


Foscarini releases LED versions of the Compasso d’Oro winning Marc Sadler piece, Mite, and Studio Oi designed Allegro in December. Driven by the worldwide switch over to LED the brand puts R&D muscle into developing the perfect LED light, one that uses new technology to add warmth and emotion.



Mini Moderns Christmas Open Studios


Mini Moderns will be hosting their annual event as part of Camberwell Arts Christmas on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December – 11am – 6pm.

There will be a special private view evening on Friday 12th – 6pm until 9pm – where you will find bargains, new products and sample fabrics from the olden days and off cuts from the latest collections.


Mini Moderns Open Studios:

10 Empress Mews?London SE5 9BT


Friday 12th December – Private View 6pm-9pm

Saturday 13th December 11am – 6pm?Sunday

14th December 11am – 6pm


5 minutes only with Eley Kishimoto

Mark Eley & Wakako Kishimoto_Photo by Lucia O'Connor-McCarthy

Above: Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto.

‘Five minutes only’ is a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in design. Today we welcome textile design stars Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto, otherwise known as Eley Kishimoto, who made their presence known at London Design Festival with their first award winning wallpaper collection  and the ‘Flash’ pavement installation at Brixton tube station. 


Where do you live? 

We have lived on the Brixton/Clapham border since 1992 and our studio is just a two-minute walk away.


How would you describe your home? 

Our house is a classic Victorian two-storey mid-terrace. It’s very cluttered, busy and not truly considered, but with touches of love and joy. We have our own patterns around, but it’s certainly not a show home. We’re not super house proud as we’re too focused on making pretty things for other people.

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Heal’s Christmas Party

Heal's Christmas Party

Join Heal’s for a free evening of festive celebrations at its Christmas Party on 27 November. All stores will take part and offer customers an enjoyable and relaxing evening of drinks and music.

At Heal’s Tottenham Court Road store, guests will enjoy gin bars, sponsored by G’Vine, plus prosecco, spa treatments, tastings and DJ’s over two floors. Customers will be able to enjoy a 10% discount available on the night.

Throughout the evening guests will be able to select their playlists to be played through a wall of music using new award-winning Bluetooth speaker The Vamp by London designer Paul Cocksedge. Exclusive to Heal’s, this small box of sound has the ability to turn any old speaker into a great sounding portable speaker. The flagship store will also welcome interior stylist, writer and author Sara Emslie, who will be signing copies of her new book, ‘Beautifully Small: Clever Ideas for Compact Spaces’.

6pm-9pm, Thursday 27 November 2014



Win this 15″ So Sottsass plate from Darkroom


The London Design Festival has collaborated with Darkroom for a festive give-a-way!


To win this 15″ So Sottsass plate that forms part of Darkroom’s collection of playful products inspired by the postmodern visionary Italian Architect Ettore Sottsass simply enter your name and email on the link below.

Hand painted in their London studio, the plate is for decorative use only and looks great wall mounted. Combining bright colours and bold shapes, these decorative plates look most impressive when hung together as a triptych.


London Design Festival / Darkroom


Print: ‘Big and Small’ collection by Nathalie Du Pasquier at the Wrong Shop


Above: NdP L1, 2014 – £650

Iconic textile designer Nathalie Du Pasquier founding member of the Memphis group couldn’t be more relevant in today’s design world. With the huge interest in postmodernist design young designers are discovering her work and high profile brands are eager to collaborate with her. Continue Reading…

Etsy’s first UK Pop-Up Shop opens in December

Etsy House Pop-Up Shop CHristmas 2014

Etsy.com is set to launch its first Christmas pop-up shopping experience in the UK selling a curated collection of the finest handmade and vintage gifts from over 100 independent creative businesses across the UK.

The shop will be stocked with handmade gifts, home decorations, jewellery, stationery and much more. Visitors are invited to participate part in live crafting by Etsy artisans and workshops led by Etsy designer-makers.

This three-day event located in Covent Garden follows on from the huge success of Etsy’s first ever pop-up shop in Soho, New York in 2013, which attracted over 20,000 visitors during the 10 days it was open. It is the first time this same format will be executed outside of the US.

Etsy House will open in London from 5th – 7th December at 5 Great Newport St, London, WC2H 7HY (nearest tube Leicester Square) from 10am – 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 12pm – 6pm on Sunday.



Children: A modern bunk bed


Gisela Vidallé studied the construction of the reversible Kura bed by Ikea and extended the structure wrapping it in wood veneered MDF to create the ‘Little Forest House’. Continue Reading…

Skandium Competition: Win 2 tickets to Nordic Film Festival


The Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK from 26th November to 7th December with another eclectic mix of fresh and classic features, docs and shorts, showcasing some of the most celebrated and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region.

The first person to correctly answer this question wins two tickets to Architecture, Design & the City – double bill of films*

Q: The director of Let The Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is brother to the director of the Millennium Trilogy films. What surname do they share?

Please answer to [email protected]


Documentary exploring the legacy of Lego: the inspiration for some of today’s most imaginative and revolutionary architectural projects. Featuring renowned artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Bjarke Ingels.


Documentary about the construction of Reykjavik’s first purpose-built concert hall, from concept to creation, featuring conversations with the mind behind the building’s majestic façade, international artist Olafur Eliasson.

30th November from 4pm at The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Rd (near Kingsland Rd), London N1 5ET

More info on www.day-for-night.org/nordic-film-festival.


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Warehouse Sale: LSA International

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LSA International,

Unit C2,

The Dolphin Estate,

Sunbury On Thames


TW16 7HE


Map: LSA International