London Design Festival Alert: twentytwentyone host ‘At Home with the Days’

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Above: Robin and Lucienne Day

Interior store twentytwentyone will host a selling exhibition of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day’s home entitled ‘At Home with the Days’ during London Design Festival. For the first time the public is offered a glimpse into the lives of Britain’s most iconic designers. The collection organised in collaboration with the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation consists of personal items collected and made by the couple during the 70 years together – from handwritten recipes to furniture design classics to English antiques, textiles, kitchen and dining ware, decorative pieces, prints and assorted items. The eclectic range reflects the Days’ influential and discriminating taste. Continue Reading…

100% Design Exhibitor Alert: Francesca Attala

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Francesca Attala, the international architect, designer and interior landscaper based in France will exhibit her designs ‘Attala Creations’ and interior landscaping products for ’22 DEGRES‘ on the French pavilion at 100% Design 2014. Continue Reading…

Thinking about: Cages

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Context: Wardrobe

A caged wardrobe may come with drawbacks – thinking about the dust and constant styling, but the contents will be framed to perfection. Here the stylist adds clothes with a similar colour palette to contrast with the grey wall.

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Context: Retail

Linehouse Studio installs a huge brass cage around the perimeter of the patisserie in Shenzhen, China. The double-layer structure is used to store products, filter the light and views.

 

Image: Benoit Florencon

Via Arch Daily

 

Preview: Pinch A/W 2014

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Above: The ‘Noelle’ sofa – £3,665

Pinch preview three new pieces for Autumn 2014; the ‘Noelle‘ Sofa, the ‘Harlosh bedside table’ collection, and an addition to the Derome table lamps — a new bulb base. The ‘Noelle‘ sofa is a high backed sofa that cuts a sharp and sleek outline in formal or informal environments.

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Friday Night Treat: Blueberry ice lollies

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Make Blueberry ice lollies with the children.

Ingredients:

226 g frozen Blueberries
170g full fat Sour Cream
180 ml unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (use any milk )
Vanilla Stevia- A drop

moulds

 

Method:

1- Let berries soften a few minutes. Whisk together sour cream and milk. Gently stir in blueberries. Sweeten to taste (I used 1 1/2 droppers full.) Spoon mixture into  moulds, tap them to the counter gently to release air bubbles.

2- Freeze for about 6 hours or overnight until solid. To remove from molds: run some warm water over the mold to release pops. Or let them sit out a bit until you can easily pull them out.

 

Trend: Menswear Spring 2015

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Above: Marc Jacobs (thinking about David Sylvian)

Trend Spring 2015: Double breasted suits / polo neck or shirt / blue – orange  palette / contrasting buttons.

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Above: Louis Vuitton

 

Images: Marc Jacobs / Louis Vuitton

 

Bathrooms: Karim Rashid designs Cubika for Cielo

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Karim Rashid designs another collection of washbasins, and bathroom fixtures for Cielo entitled Cubika. The range includes a toilet, bidet, and two wash basins, designed to be suspended or semi-recessed, featuring an elegantly organic basin. This versatile range is high quality, affordable and suits all kinds of settings.

Cielo  / Karim Rashid

 

19 Greek St. design the rooftop bar of LIBRARY

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LIBRARY – London’s new creative member’s club – commissioned 19 Greek St. to fashion a 10-meter square hotel room into a functional summer bar. The creative team suspended 10 of their favourite chairs and stools to the room’s walls to be taken down when needed and replaced if the floor place was required to create a memorable and versatile space.

Pieces include:

  • Chubby chair part of the Endless collection by Dirk Van der Kooij
  • Tall and original chair from the Re-imagined collection Nina Tolstrup’s upcycled collection, originally made from discarded office chairs
  • 8.5 by Rasmus Baekkel Fex
  • Wing stool by Karen Chekerdjian
  • Rope stool by Yoav Reches

And more.

 

19 Greek St. / LIBRARY

 

 

Trend: British Souvenir

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Kiss me quick hats, saucy postcards, sticks of rock and royal mugs. That pretty much sums up the traditional British souvenir trade; oh you could throw a tea towel into the equation. Sound familiar? As tourists flock to London this summer the design community have taken it upon themselves to target the ‘souvenir’ market offering the alternative British gift for tourists – why buy tat when you can buy from established designers and craftspeople?

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Above: Azook! Cushion by Cameron Short at The New Craftsmen - £140 Continue Reading…

Sample Sale: 50% off Richard Brendon

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Patternity- ‘Reason’ 25mm coupe plate - £30

 

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Shop: Ambrose

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Above: ‘A-Frame Shelving’ – £795

Ambrose offer intelligently designed furniture and accessories for all areas of the home, with a particular emphasis on providing wares for small spaces– while still focusing on style and quality. Ambrose, named after Ambrose Heal will showcase for the first time during London Design Festival 2014 (13 – 21 September) at Heal’s Tottenham Court Rd. store. Here is a taster of the colourful range:

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Hotel: Fontevraud L’Hôtel**** and Fontevraud Le Restaurant by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

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Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku confirm their vision of luxury via the redesign of Fontevraud L’Hôtel**** and Fontevraud Le Restaurant situated in the heart of the Loire Valley in France. The historical Fontevraud Abbey dates back to the Middle Age period when monks occupied it. It changed hands over the years housing nuns, prisoners and now 200 000 tourists flock there every year. Continue Reading…

Exhibitor Alert: LG Hausys’ HI-MACS® at 100% Design

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Design: Xavier Bonte, Material: HI-MACS® Alpine White, Mazarin Blue, Lucent Opal by TMA,

LG Hausys’ HI-MACS® return to 100% Design, 2014 to launch their show stopping space-age kitchen concept. ‘The Sky Is the Limit’ kitchen Island, by Belgium designer Xavier Bonte, was inspired by a dream of a cloud in the sky. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration

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Styling inspiration: Patchwork wooden background

 

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Nendo design “softer than steel” for Desalto

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Desalto release ‘softer than steel’ furniture collection designed by Japanese studio Nendo that portrays metal as folded paper.

“We bent a tabletop’s edges to attach onto the frame like cloth draping over the frame’s edges, so that the tabletop can be picked up like a tray, said Nendo, “By adding flipped, bent and wrapped details to the metal sheets and rods, the ordinarily hard material gains new functionality and a light, flexible feel,as though the metal has become paper or cloth.”

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