HALFLIFE animated tunnel by Speirs + Major

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On 6 March Award winning design practice Speirs + Major will reveal HALFLIFE a 90-metre pedestrian tunnel animation with 180 sources of light. Each source has five shades of red, green and blue, which meticulously blend with warm and cool white to display a diverse range of tones and saturations.

The light installation, produced in association with King’s Cross Central Partnership connects David Chipperfield’s One Pancras Square office building to the King’s Cross Underground network.

“HALFLIFE is inspired by British physicist Ernest Rutherford’s principal of decay, the concept being that visitors may witness the changing cycles of growth and deterioration through light and colour,” said Speirs + Major.

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The Design Council selects 70 emerging designers to watch

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Above: Effie Koukia, EXTRACT Edible Painting and Printing Products

2015 is the 70th anniversary of the Design Council. To mark this special occasion an esteemed panel of judges selected 70 of the most exciting emerging designers who they believe represent the future of British design. Hundreds applied from different disciplines that include architecture, furniture and jewellery design, to material experimentation and app development. Continue Reading…

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100 Years of Graphic Design at the Kemistry Gallery

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Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Art

Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design is the first pop-up incarnation of the celebrated design gallery since it was forced out of its Shoreditch base in December 2014.

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Exhibitor Alert: Parachilna at Design Shanghai

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Above: Aballs by Jaime Hayon

Luxury brand lighting Parachilna’s minimal line preserves the techniques and knowledge of the few remaining metalsmiths, glass blowers, ceramicists that remain in Europe.

Don’t miss them on Stand: E2-95 in the Contemporary hall.

Design Shanghai

27-30 March 2015

 

‘Five Minutes Only’ with Katie Treggiden Editor of confessions of a design geek and Fiera Magazine

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Above: Katie Treggiden

‘Five Minutes Only’ are a series of quick fire rounds with industry influencers and leaders of disciplines in art and design. Today we welcome the blogging star Katie Treggiden aka confessions of a design geek fresh from the release of Fiera Magazine a new biannual print magazine she produced in collaboration with Jeremy Leslie.

 

Where do you live?

In a beautiful little village in the Surrey Hills just outside London.


How would you describe your home?

A work in progress!

 

Do you collect anything?

I’ve been collecting photos of numbers for years as followers of my blog will know and I have just started collecting birds by designers – I have the Matt Pugh bird and the small Architectmade bird so far…

 

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Brand Watch

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Above: Range 01

1. Another Brand launched Range 01 at Stockholm Design Week. Designer and Creative Director Theo Williams, previously Head of Design for John Lewis Home and Creative Director of Habitat plans to develop all homeware categories.

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Above: Shard rug

2. Melbourne based interior designer Fiona Lynch has designed a second geometric rug collection Shard. Styled appropriately in a glass factory.

Another Brand / Fiona Lynch

 

Event: Hay Pop-up

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If you are in Denmark mid February don’t miss the Hay Pop-up at the Factory outlet featuring an assortment of the leading brand’s most popular homewares and stationery seconds.

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Texprint teams up with Surface View

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Above: Cushion by Kaila Cox – £80.

Texprint has teamed up with Surface View to produce a collection of interior accessories, curated by Sarah Campbell and created by five of Texprint’s 2014 alumni. The new range entitled ‘Elements’ incorporating the themes of Earth, Sea and Sky are for sale under the banner of Surface View EDITS.

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Friday Treat: French onion grilled cheese sandwich

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Hungry? You will be after reading this. Forget trying to cut down, have a proper treat tonight with a simple a grilled cheese sandwich – topped with caramelised onions. Who can resist melted cheese? Not many of us. If the reaction in the office is anything to go by, this comfort food will with doubt become a firm favorite with your family and friends. Continue Reading…

Women: See by Chloe Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear

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See by Chloe Fall 2015

Detail: Contrasting collar, cuffs & waistbands / Patchwork / Victorian collars /High waists / Polo Necks / Ponchos / A Line / Spotted pattern.

See from Chloé’s Ready-to-Wear 2015 collection paid homage to Margot Tenenbaum. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Foldwork drying rack by Studio Berg

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Top of the wish list this week is the magnificent FOLDWORK drying rack/art piece by Berlin based Studio Berg. Designer Friederike Delius focuses on giving everyday household products a style injection making the items suitable for public display.

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Two-Tone trays designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune

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The Longboard range designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune is a set of three small trays made in two-tone beechwood.  Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration: Floating

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Berluti dinner decorations in Paris.

Styling Inspiration: Floating

Berluti shoes appear ready to float.

 

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Six of the best: Mirrors

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MULTIFUNCTIONAL: We love the wall mounted REFLECTION mirror by Lovisa Hansson for Nomess with a hanger for towels or accessories. Madeindesign – £68.20.

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