Exhibitor Alert: Esaila at Maison Objet


Above: ‘Capsule’ candleholder by Kenyon Yeh

Esaila a Taiwan based company founded by designer Kenyon Yeh has introduced a new collection of contemporary minimalist designs consisting of furniture, lighting and other accessories at Maison Objet. We love their simple designs such as the ‘Cherry’ pendant by Kaschkasch inspired by a couple of cherries. If you are visiting the show, check out the rest of the range in Hall 8 Stand D77. Continue Reading…

Talks with 100% Design


Above (from left): Philippe Starck, Ross Lovegrove, Jaime Hayon

Talks with 100% Design returns with a stellar cast of leading industry figures. During the four days in September (17-20), visitors to the show at Earls Court, London can enjoy a stimulating program, which addresses the topics that matter to architects and designers today, as well as in the future. The Talks will take place in the striking auditorium designed by the multi-talented El Ultimo Grito. Continue Reading…

Garden Stripes


If you are looking to add drama in the garden create a stripe effect using climbing plants teased into shape with the help of wooden strips. Try a mixture of plants – one stripe floral, the other foliage for an unusual composition.



Nendo create an ice cream village cake for Häagen-Dazs


Japanese studio Nendo has created an ice cream cake topped with chocolate houses for Häagen-Dazs that’s evoked the spirit of Christmas.  Continue Reading…

Exhibition: Crafting Narrative by the Crafts Council


Åbäke, Auger-Loizeau with Alan Murray, Carl Clerkin, Martino Gamper, Cecilie Gravesen, El Ultimo Grito,  Zhenhan Hao, Hilda Hellström, Hefin Jones, Onkar Kular, Dash Macdonald, Noam Toran, Dawn Youll


10 September – 19 October 2014

Guest curated by Onkar Kular, this new Crafts Council touring exhibition explores how contemporary designers and makers use objects to tell stories. The exhibition will focus on practitioners who challenge and investigate the narrative potential of objects and making to convey and reflect on themes as diverse as history, culture, society and technology.

New and commissioned works will be shown alongside film, text, illustration and photography, highlighting how objects can be used as affecting and compelling narrative forms.


Curator’s tour – Saturday 13 September at 2pm




Crafts Council


Friday Night Treat: Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Herbs


French fries fans will like these healthy cheese-and-herb-dusted sweet potato fries. To add extra taste and texture, cook with the peel.

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Editor’s pick: AKollection by AfroditiKrassa

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Above: ‘Piano Tiles’ – A bold, monochromatic range of handmade encaustic cements tiles available in four different patterns which can be mixed – £105.00 per square metre.

Fresh from the RCA visionary designer Afroditi Krassa cut her teeth at significant product design houses prior to launching her eponymous studio, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear the good news that she will debut her own line coined the ‘AKollection’ in September.

The leading hospitality studio known for its seminal work with bar and restaurant brands regularly found it difficult to source the right products for projects. Krassa resorted to designing her own for a seamless finish; hence the imminent arrival of the Art Deco inspired range. Continue Reading…

Event: Jewellers in Residence at The New Craftsmen


Ring – Emerald in silver ring by Chris Boland Designs £360.00

Jewellery designer, Chris Boland makes architectural pieces by hand constructed around the natural stones used. His work will feature at The New Craftsmen‘s one-day event “Jewellers in Residence” to celebrate the launch of their jewellery collection. Continue Reading…

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


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


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


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


Styling Inspiration: Mirror / Distort / Abstract / Multiply 


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




SNOW bike and tyre

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


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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