If you found a property with fine architectural detail count yourself lucky. Those who didn’t may want to take inspiration from this classic storage solution which works well in both a modern and traditional context. Why not hire a joiner and build floor to ceiling storage? The invisible Kitchen by i29 interior architects is a brilliant example of the style without glass. Custom made carpentry won’t come cheap, but the look is timeless.
Above: Invisible Kitchen
Despoke loves: Oversized cloud prints
Hall House designed by Sisällä Interior Design exudes an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication with a mid-century vibe. Take a look at this inspirational space packed with styling ideas to try at home. Continue Reading…
Styling Inspiration: Float
This month, TALKING TEXTILES an initiative by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and design curator Philip Fimmano that promotes creative textiles will feature 10 finalists at WantedDesign. Displaying textures and concepts that innovate our perceptions of material, the installation offers visitors a visually-tactile experience of innovative fabrics. If the brilliant styling is anything to go by, you’re in for a treat.
May 9 – 19
10 carrots, washed
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
4 tbsp 1/4 cup (1/4 cup) cilantro leaves (coriander), plus more for garnish
4 tbsp 1/4 cup (1/4 cup) mint leaves
1 clove of black garlic, peeled (available in Sainsbury’s)
4 heaped tbsp plain yogurt
1/4 red chili pepper, fresh or dried (leave the seeds in if you want more heat or add more to taste)
1 tbsp water Continue Reading…
Above: ‘Bagno Di Colore’ (A Bathroom of Colour)
Who said bathrooms should be white? Many people shudder at the thought of a coloured bathroom suite. The first thing that springs to mind is the avocado bathroom suite. Fear not, Ceramica Globo, one of the exhibitors at Salone del Mobile is breathing fresh life into bathroom design focusing on the potential of colour.
They made a statement across the collections by blending pastel tones with bolder shades such as matte black and petroleum green from the new palette of 14 ceramic colours.
Styling Inspiration this week comes from Martino Gamper’s magentic in-store display at Valextra, Milan. Gamper unveiled the restyled retail space during the international design fair Salone del Mobile. He added magnetic sheets to the walls covered with Kvadrat fabric and placed the bag collection in unusual compositions on the surface using magnets. Continue Reading…
Above: Charlie Gladstone
Today is the first of a series interviews with retail influencers in design. Charlie Gladstone the founder of interior store Pedlars and The Good Life Experience Festival will start the proceedings.
What is your background?
I started off working in the music business, initially for a tiny record company that released novelty records. Some were actually quite big hits, though most of them were rubbish; having said that I still enjoyed it. Next I ended up at Warner Music, which was great, and soon I was managing a band that had a few hits, but it wasn’t particularly an industry that I loved so I decided to move onto something else.
When and where did you launch the company?
We launched Pedlars in 1997. It’s been an amazing journey since then. Continue Reading…