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H A R U stuck – on design – will be launching in the UK at Clerkenwell Design Week, an exciting new concept from Japan, a radical and easy way to bring colour to interiors. You can find them in Design Fields in the up-and-coming design event Clerkenwell Design Week (22-24 May).

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Historical Promiscuities

The exhibition displayed a selection of ceramics by the British young designer that reinterpret history and architecture through shapes, colours and pop atmospheres.

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ScaleRule

For the third consecutive year, Scale Rule will be giving St. James’ Churchyard a new focal point by realising a pavilion design conceived by GCSE students from around London. This year’s winning concept responded to the theme of sustainability by proposing a sensitive metaphor: layers representing past, present and future will create a kaleidoscopic oculus, inviting visitors to take a moment to direct their eyes up and become more aware of key natural elements around them.

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Kids Paradise

Roll Up, Roll Up, the Eggnogg Colour-in Caravan is Coming to Town! Now, where was this creative dream during my childhood?

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Rejected Landmarks

Some landmarks are instantly recognisable and have become part of a city’s identity – others, however, could have turned out remarkably different…

Below are some of the most notable transformations including Paris’ stunning Arc de Triomphe as a giant elephant and the Lincoln Memorial featuring an impressive pyramid.

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Mother’s Day Treat

Mother’s Day is one of the most important days of the year and it is a time to show your mum your love and appreciation, to fill the house with flowers and to treat her to a truly special occasion.

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At Home Havens

Whether you’re looking to create a garden summer house, party pad, family annex or creative retreat, Shepherd’s Huts have become the go-to choice for quirky living space amongst homeowners.

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Chinese New Year: The Year of The Dog

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, which falls every twelve years. The traditional belief is that the animal you’re represented by can tell you a lot about your personality. Usually the celebrations are an explosion of light and sound – involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers, and watching traditional lion dances.

So, as the four legged trend starts to soar, there isn’t a better time to get your paws on the best home accessories and gifts inspired by our favourite canine companions.

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Tom Dixon’s IKEA hacks

Tom Dixon gets into bed with the biggest furniture company in the world to create a durable, transformable platform for living – DELAKTIG.

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Mini Moderns: Bringing Distinctive Patterns to the Home Office

January 2018 sees British interiors brand Mini Moderns enter a new product category with the launch of stationery and desk accessories. Working with stationery experts, Portico Designs, Mini Moderns have revisited some favourite patterns that have only previously been available as wallpaper.

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ChattyFeet challenge the mundane

Underwear drawer post-Christmas full of dull, plain M&S numbers? Certainly not anything to inspire your toes let alone get you in the right frame of mind to tackle the commute into work again after a week off? Fear not. ChattyFeet socks are staging a rebellion against the boring and mundane, starting from the toes up.

Chatty Feet

Artist gift box

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Canova Hall Opens

We love it when beautiful old buildings are looked after and brought back to life. Launched this August, Canova Hall breathes new air into one of Brixton’s most commemorated buildings; what used to be the beloved worker’s hall of Britain’s first department store Le Bon Marché across the road.

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Christmas tree decorations….mainly baubles

As well as writing Christmas cards, which we genuinely love and find really therapeutic, we also love getting a Christmas tree, dragging it back home on the bus and then getting out all the ornaments from previous years and new ones we bought with great foresight in the January sales. Winning. Here are some of our faves from this year’s offerings.

West Elm

West Elm

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On our Christmas list…

We have done our darn best to get the ultimate Christmas list together. A list just for you. No one else. A list for other people to have, to give presents to YOU. Glad we cleared that up. Have a gander.

 

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Not Just a Shop

University of the Arts London (UAL) will launch a pioneering new retail space this autumn, selling design-led products and artwork from its abundance of talented alumni.

Alice Stewardson

not just a shop will stock a diverse range of home, fashion and giftware – from cards, stationary, bags and jewellery, through to limited edition prints and one-off artworks – all created by those who studied at UAL’s six leading arts colleges.

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A unique and welcome addition to London’s busy High Holborn, the store will sell products by a wealth of established and up-and-coming design talent, with a focus on sustainability, British manufacturing and traditional manufacturing techniques.

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The launch collection will include designs by: By Alex, Chatty Feet, Fawn & Thistle, Finchittida, House of Cally, Jacqueline Colley, Kangan Arora, Materia Rica, Mystic Forms, Nose To Tail, Ralli, Reiko Kaneko and Tatty Devine.

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Shopping at not just a shop will allow consumers to source beautiful design products, whilst simultaneously supporting London’s vibrant art and design community and investing in the next generation of creative talent. The ultimate guilt-free shopping experience!

 

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