Exhibition: Horizons Verge by Kate Shaw in The Quarter Café at Heal’s

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Above: Empires Heave by Kate Shaw

The Quarter Café at Heal’s Tottenham Court Road will host a new painting exhibition – Horizons Verge – featuring a collection of contemporary landscapes by Australian artist Kate Shaw.

Sydney-born, New York-based artist Kate Shaw artificially depicts nature via marbling and texture. Her technique involves pouring ‘skins’ of paint, cutting these into landscape forms and strategically recombining them as collage. Shaw’s intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and the continual distancing from it. Continue Reading…

WorkHouse & Bethan Gray introduce the Ella collection

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Boutique British furniture brand WorkHouse collaborated with Bethan Gray on their new ‘Ella’ upholstery collection. The furniture pieces manufactured in the UK are curvaceous and designed to sit beautifully in both public and private spaces. ‘Ella’ is available in a number of sofa sizes, including a modular range for L shaped lounging and a generously proportioned armchair. The range of leg options give ‘Ella’ a choice of contemporary or classical look whilst the sophistication of the patterned back can be substituted for a simple and understated feel.

Bethan Gray / WorkHouse

 

Exhibitor Alert: Ginger & Jagger at Maison Objet

Exhibitor Alert: Design Guild Mark at 100% Design 2014

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Above: Marie Dessuant – ‘Desk Three’ for Another Country

Design Guild Mark returns to 100% Design as an exclusive feature stand, presenting a selection of 2014 award recipients. 100% Design organisers chose designers who fulfilled the criteria for excellence in four fields-design, the use of materials, manufacture and function. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Mirror / Distort / Abstract / Multiply 

 

Electric bikes M.A.S.S. – by S+ARCKBIKE with Moustache

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Manufacturer Moustache Bikes and designer Philippe Starck launched M.A.S.S. – Mud, Asphalt, Sand, Snow – their electric bicycle collection at Eurobike Fair this weekend. The groundbreaking bike range M.A.S.S. by S+ARCKBIKE delivers 4 intelligent concepts according to 4 distinct territories. Their dedicated technological specificities offer users an unrivalled experience, absolute freedom of movement and great comfort.

SNOW (above) is dedicated to the discovery of virgin snow territory that echoes its brushed glacier colour. As for SAND, huge Schwalbe tyres offer lift and traction. The mono-arm fork allows optimum snow evacuation. Equipped with the Bosch system, Shimano XTR gearing and brakes, it even has a synthetic fur frame cover that protects the battery from extreme temperatures.  Continue Reading…

Preen: Mini Preen

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If your child’s bedroom reflects your taste why not adopt the same policy with their clothes.  We love the ‘Mini Preen’ range by Preen – a childrenswear collection that enables you to buy the same outfit as your child. Make the most of the opportunity to dictate what they wear, as before long they will discover their own identity.

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CorkNet: A Table Tennis Net For Every Table

Do you fancy a game of Ping-Pong in the comfort of your own home? Now you can with Corknet an ingenious design by Julian Bond launched on Kickstarter that lets you play the game from any table in your house. Continue Reading…

Snowdrop by Stone Designs for Innermost

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Lighting is important to set the tone of a room, but searching for the right shade can be difficult and time-consuming for design obsessed folk. Innermost’s Snowdrop pendant designed by Stone Designs is a ‘good looking’ find inspired by bulbous plants such as the Snowdrop. The designers referenced slender stems and blossoms to develop the abstract minimalist shade. Stylish and desirable, the ‘Snowdrop’ light has a soft glow that seeps through candy-coloured petals. Choose any one of the punchy colours – plum, orange or green to liven up your home.

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London Design Festival: Arrangements by Sebastian Bergne

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As part of the London Design Festival, Sebastian Bergne will be opening his studio to visitors on Saturday the 20th September.

Displayed in the context of a working studio will be projects for arranging flowers, including the new personal edition Index. The project consists of six vases that each present a single flower at its best. Highlighted or magnified, the beauty and value of nature are celebrated in these vases of glass and acrylic or stainless steel.

Time: 11am – 6pm on the 20th September.

2 Ingate Place, London, SW8 3NS

 

Sebastian Bergne / London Design Festival

 

Fresh from Muuto: The ‘Airy Coffee Table’ series and new ‘Fiber Chairs’

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Muuto release the ‘Airy Coffee Table’ series and the ‘Fiber Chair’ first launched in Milan 2014 for the new season. Leading Scandinavian designer Cecilie Manz designed the ‘Airy Coffee Table’ to come in four sizes, shapes and colours – a soft palette of grey, black, Oregon pine or off-white.

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Exhibitor Alert: Francine Triboulet at Maison Objet

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Above:  Collection Ruban 2014

Francine Triboulet will be exhibiting at Maison Objet in Paris with her tableware that blends traditional techniques with modern design. Each ceramic teapot is handmade with porcelain-coated stoneware, decorated with a graphic print and comes with a two matching cups. 

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P. S. We love the styling too.

Francine Triboulet / Maison Objet

 

Brooks + Scarpa design a tube clad store for Aesop in Los Angeles

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Australian brand Aesop opened a second store in Los Angeles designed in collaboration with local architecture practice Brooks + Scarpa. Together the team sought inspiration from the empty fabric tubes used by fashion companies within the vicinity. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Shadows by Purified

 

Bling your bathroom

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Gold taps are back, whether you like it or not, and they haven’t been this popular since their heyday in the late 70′s early 80’s. Without doubt you could guarantee that for the last 30 years they were the first item ripped out of a home and would raise a few laughs along the way. So, it may surprise you to hear that there is a resurgence, but modern taps coated in gold feel new when added to a minimal interior. We love the way architect Claire Cousins mixed gold electroplated tapware with common, but creatively composed tiles in the Flinders Lane Apartment to add a little bling to the otherwise understated City pad.

 

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