Beige concept store designed by Nendo

BEIGE, concept store04_takumi_ota

Japanese fashion brand Beige collaborated again with Nendo on the new multi-functional store concept for Tamagawa Takashimaya shopping centre in suburban Tokyo. Continue Reading…

Scorched version of ‘Shake’ by Sebastian Cox for The New Craftsmen


Scorched Shake Sideboard – £4600

Sebastian Cox’s widely acclaimed range ‘Shake’ made by Benchmark Furniture – has been scorched exclusively for The New Craftsmen.

Each ‘shake’ – a type of shingle commonly used in Japan as architectural cladding – has been cleft (the ancient art of splitting wood along its grain) and delicately hand-scorched – just enough to blacken it without setting it alight! They are assembled on the door frames to give a fantastic texture of charred shakes.

Sebastian Cox  /  Benchmark Furniture  / The New Craftsmen


Unlimited edition of Possible Yellow Objects by Jeremy Hutchison for Willis Newson


Above: Five steel objects are powder-coated in various shades of yellow. These are manufactured in an unlimited edition and installed in a cancer unit.

Arts & Health specialists Willis Newson appointed artist Jeremy Hutchison to create a permanent series of artworks to help develop a supportive cancer care environment within the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC). The artworks were funded by the hospital’s charity, Above & Beyond. Continue Reading…

Michael Graves Paintings: Landscapes and Still Lifes at Studio Vendome


Studio Vendome’s inaugural Art|chitecture Project opened last night featuring the first New York exhibition of landscape and still life paintings by legendary architect Michael Graves. Over 60 works capture a rare glimpse into his life-long interest in documenting places and spaces he inhabited throughout his distinguished career. Continue Reading…

Design Shanghai: China’s most successful trade show announces the date

Design Shanghai 2014 Image

Design Shanghai will take place 27 – 30 March 2015 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre, following a major launch in February 2014 and is set to double in size.


Above: Hay will exhibit in the Contemporary Design Hall

The inaugural show in 2014 was the most successful design trade event ever launched in China to date with more than 47,000 visitors flocking to see the groundbreaking exhibition. To build on its immense success, 2015 will see the show double in size, occupying every square metre of the stunning Shanghai Exhibition Centre to accommodate 60,000 expected visitors in March. Jaguar Land Rover will return as the headline sponsor of Design Shanghai in 2015. Continue Reading…

Competition Alert: Design a fireplace for J. Rotherham

J. Rotherham - Harbour Edge House - High Res

J. Rotherham’s Harbour Edge House contemporary Fireplace Design

J. Rotherham is now looking to the industry’s young, modern and upcoming British designers to put pen to paper and design a concept for a revolutionary new range of contemporary fireplace surrounds.

Whether you are inspired by the stark qualities of a minimalist interior using sleek lines, subtle detailing and a neutral colour palette, or it’s the contrast of rustic design met with the modern world that excites you, then this competition is the design portal for you.

J. Rotherham welcomes you to think outside the normal parameters of contemporary fireplace design and express your true self with a modern concept for its new contemporary collection. Take this image for example, from J. Rotherham’s own 2014 Trends Guide; clearly identifying this resounding trend for ‘less is more’.

Speaking on behalf of J. Rotherham, Commercial Director, Matt Rotherham says, “We are really looking forward to working with upcoming designers who are able to put forward cutting edge contemporary designs.” He continued, “We want to take J. Rotherham into the future with the help of technology and the innovative, fresh concepts we receive from this new generation of British designers.”

The competition closes on the 30th November 2014.

See full terms and conditions on J. Rotherham


UNStudio announced as principal architect for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project

Qatar Rail has commissioned Dutch architectural firm UNStudio principal architect for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). The strategic aim of QIRP is to encourage the population of Doha to use the rail service as an alternative to private transportation. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Block out / Cover


Editor’s Pick: 19 Greek St. at London Design Festival


From the moment 19 Greek St. opened their doors in 2012 the hub instantly made its presence known on London’s design scene. Founder & Creative Director Marc Péridis leads the team of interior designers who scour workshops and ateliers worldwide to source visionary pieces and experimental design. Péridis who describes their trademark style as “eccentric, colourful and eclectic,” has succeeded in establishing 19 Greek St. as one of the major highlights of the London Design Festival. And this year the Soho based powerhouse surprised yet again with a collection brimming with fresh ideas.  Here are my favourite pieces: Continue Reading…

Mini Moderns launch ‘Feathers’ wallpaper in collaboration with artist Matt Sewell


Mini Moderns released their third wallpaper design ‘Feathers’ in the ‘Hinterland’ collection at London Design Festival. It marks a repeat collaboration between Mini Moderns and artist Matt Sewell. The design derived from Matt’s feather watercolours, which feature in his book ‘Our Songbirds perfectly evokes the spirit of ‘Hinterland’ collection, which takes inspiration from the nature reserve of Dungeness, on the South Kent coast. Continue Reading…

Shopping: at The Conran Shop


Office Inspiration: Loving the blue colour palette at The Conran Shop broken only with tobacco stained oak.




If you buy one thing: Invest in this navy classic oak framed lacquered desk by interior architect Roberto Lazzeroni exclusive to The Conran Shop -£3,795.

The Conran Shop





Patternity & the Imperial War Museum launch The Fleet of Dazzle


London based studio PATTERNITY has partnered with the Imperial War Museums (IWM) to introduce THE FLEET OF DAZZLE, a collection of monochrome dazzle fashion and homeware products that boldly re-imagines the iconic dazzle camouflage patterns painted to disguise and protect ships during the First World War.

Launched at London Design Festival to coincide with the First World War Centenary commemorations, PATTERNITY highlights the fascinating story of Dazzle camouflage and the underlying principles that made it such an innovative and poignant initiative. Continue Reading…

Styling: Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: 3×3 / Concrete / B&W



60th Anniversary of INTERNI. Place&Culture, Food&Design: Alex Lifschutz in conversation at Boffi.


The last of a series of 6 high-profile talks to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of INTERNI magazine during London Design Festival took place last Friday, at the stunning Boffi London showroom at no. 254 Brompton Road.

Alex Lifschutz, from Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands was the final speaker of the ‘Innovative Landscape Talks’ series, which saw some of the most exciting names on the international scene taking the stage throughout the week (Filippo Innocenti of Zaha Hadid Architects at Artemide; Simon Mitchell of Sybarite at Natuzzi; Yasemin Kologlu from SOM at Moroso; Martino Gamper at Valcucine). The talk stemmed from Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ experience in creating international food destinations, and more broadly, encompassed the multiple cross-fertilisations between food and design, exploring the cultural, historical, and social implications. Continue Reading…

Dorothy collaborates with London Transport Museum on two exclusive Lost Destination prints


Manchester-based design studio, Dorothy, collaborates with London Transport Museum on two exclusive Lost Destination prints. Lost Destination is a popular series of nostalgic prints that depict unique and disused landmarks that were once destinations in their own right, but have since been either immersed in the everyday or demolished.

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