Six of the Best: Beach Towels


Geofrenzy Beach Towel, Hugo Boss, £37.50 at Amara.

If you are heading to the beach this weekend, don’t forget to pack the towel, though not any old one. Throw away the tattered and invest in a new, bulkier weave for lounging. Here are six of the best beach towel’s we found.


Eloges Beach Towel, Outremer, by Descamps, £72 from dotmaison.


Vertical Striped Beach Towel, Blue, £27, at La Redoute. Continue Reading…

Try this at home

Forget the beaded curtain, why not make a statement with a planted version!



Heal’s new concept showroom opens on Westbourne Grove


Above: Heal’s, The Queens Building, Westbourne Grove

Leading British retailer Heal’s has opened a new concept showroom in the heart of West London at Westbourne Grove, a fashionable district teeming with high-end fashion and designer boutiques.

Heal’s concept showroom is situated below 16 individually designed residential apartments, on the ground floor of The Queens Building – an old Art Deco cinema. Continue Reading…

Ilse Crawford is a headline speaker at Talks with 100% Design


Ilse Crawford is one of the headline speakers for Talks with 100% Design at the shows brand new home in Olympia London, from 23-26th September. The designer leads London based multi-disciplinary Studioilse in conjunction with her brand consultancy, integrating projects that simply meet our basic human needs. Continue Reading…

Retail: Wallpaper brand Bien Fait opens showroom by A+A Cooren in Paris


New French wallpaper brand Bien Fait founded by Cécile Figuette opened recently in the Village Saint-Paul, Paris. A+A Cooren, the French-Japanese design studio behind new showroom took advantage of every wall to make a strong statement. Continue Reading…

Verreum relaunches the collections by Scholten & Baijings


Due to popular demand Verreum has reintroduced the ’Chromos’, ’Iris’ and ’Pastel’ collections designed by Scholten & Baijings.  Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration from Örsjö


Styling Inspiration: Mind the Gap

This week’s styling inspiration comes from Swedish brand Örsjö who cut arches and rectangles from the backdrops, offering a refreshing change from solid blocks of colour.


Perfectly positioned pendant lights. Continue Reading…

Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling curates a “connected apartment”

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American Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling has curated a state-of-the-art “connected apartment” in Turin, which merges local furniture and interior design expertise with open-source electronics. Continue Reading…

Anglepoise® + Paul Smith: Edition 2


Type 75™ Desk Lamp – Paul Smith – Edition Two

Following the success of his collaboration with Anglepoise® Paul Smith has restyled the Type 75™ Desk Lamp again. Paul Smith – Edition Two, a new subtle interpretation available in September, reflects the season with an autumnal palette in deep slate and cool grey.

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‘Robin Day 100 Designs’ poster by the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation

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The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation has produced the Robin Day 100 Designs poster to honour the centenary of the birth of Robin Day. The poster designed by Studio Fernando Gutierrez for twentytwentyone features 100 designs by Robin Day including portraits of the designer and some previously unpublished images.

This seventy-year timeline of Day’s iconic designs tells the story of his life in design with imagery from the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation’s archives.

Robin Day 100 Designs is available from twentytwentyone for £12.


Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation / twentytwentyone / Studio Fernando Gutierrez


Menswear Spring Summer 2016: Saint Laurent


Hedi Slimane’s SS16 “Surf Sound” collection at Saint Laurent

Look: Think Kurt Cobain crossed with The Strokes and you are on the right path.


Statement jackets: Biker / 1980s cuts / Western / Baseball / Tuxedos

Patterns: Patchwork / Leopard skin / Floral / Check / Polka dot / Palm Trees / Sunset / Tie-dye / Hawaiian / Camouflage / 1980s geometric / Space / Stripes

Detail: Fringed / Stud / Sequins / Bleached denim

Finishing touch: White sunglasses / Check shirts / Loose cardigans / Worn trainers / Mohair jumpers bobble hats / Skinny jeans / Long scarf.








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Bathrooms: Marmoreal Collection by Max Lamb for Dzek at Design Miami/Basel


British designer, Max Lamb has added a fresh take on the monochrome trend with his engineered Marmoreal marble installation for Dzek, presented at Design Miami/Basel. Inspired by Eastern bathing rituals, Lamb created impact by repeating the material across the each surface. We recommend you do try this technique at home.


Marmoreal is available in a black or white marble background and an edited range of standard tile and slab dimensions.




Another great sale to check out this week is Nest. The summer sale officially launches on the 30th June but take advantage of some brilliant savings from today.

b83732094ef5dd27c00e8cbbd8b79266The Vitra Uten.Silo II: Now £191.25, Save £33.75

Between 12pm on 30 June and 9am on 3 August (GMT), you can shop and save from the likes of HayVitraAnglepoiseMenuPuntSCPSwedese,FlosNormann Copenhagen and more.


Hay Colour Carpet 05Now £483.65, Save £85.35



Hotel Magna Pars opens a Perfume Laboratory

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LabSolue is a new Perfume Laboratory inside Magna Pars Suites, Milano, the first Hotel à Parfum. Situated on the site of an old scent factory in Tortona the design captures the spirit of its industrial heritage using objects recovered from the original building.

A refined wooden cabinet based on the impressive pharmaceutical laboratory of Marvin, the historic cosmetic brand established by Vincenzo Martone, displays pieces from the family archive and defines the work area. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Floor Lamp by Tramonti Art Design


Piece of the week goes to Tramonti Art Design for this primary Floor Lamp – bang on trend. Look out for the brand exhibiting at 100% Design in September. #onetowatch

Tramonti Art Design /100% Design 2015


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