Shop: The Garden Edit

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Above: SRP Planter’s, £150.00 each.

Online shopping destination The Garden Edit stocks a contemporary collection of garden products that embody functionality, timelessness, and beauty.

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The considered range handpicked and beautifully styled by English gardener John Tebbs merges garden implements with art and design. Here are a few items to whet your appetite.

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Green House by Kimia Kline, £695.00.

Kimia Ferdowsi Kline is a New York based artist and curator. Kimia’s recent work is born from her father’s stories about his childhood garden in Tehran: a walled enclosure full of pomegranate trees and a pool in the center. Unable to visit Iran due to religious persecution and the execution of her grandfather in 1982, she’s established a connection with this ghost homeland through recreating these garden paradises. Continue Reading…

London inspired tiles by Laura Carlin at The New Craftsmen

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Above: Entire ‘London Life’ mural, £1250.

’London Life’ tile range depicts scenes of everyday London captured in the traditional ’Delft blue’ colourway by acclaimed illustrator Laura Carlin. Continue Reading…

Mini flash sale at Vitra

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Eames plastic armchair upholstered – White Shell/ Light Maple Base/ Fully upholstered in Grass Green/Forest Hopsak  – WAS £752, NOW £488 (35% off)

Vitra Clerkenwell will host a three-day (29-31 July) MINI FLASH-SALE of classic and contemporary design pieces from the HOMES collection at hugely reduced prices.

A section of the London EC1 showroom will display a wide range of products to buy on-the-spot at fantastic prices. There will be over 100 products available daily. Each morning additional products will be added to the sale collection to ensure a wide range is available over the three days.

 

Date: Wednesday 29 – Friday 31 July

Doors open 9.30 am

Door close 5.00pm

Location: Vitra, 30 Clerkenwell Road London EC1M 5PG

Tel: 020 7608 6200

 

**TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • All goods are sold as seen
  • All goods are ex-display and may have general ‘wear & tear’ markings.
  • No reservations can be made
  • No returns or refunds
  • Sales products will be distinctively marked as ‘sale’ items. Any products in the showroom not marked as ‘sale’ items are available at full price.
  • No previews available
  • All prices exclude VAT and delivery
  • Sale goods must be taken away on the day or storage and delivery costs will be Charged

 

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Graduate competition: ‘Class of 2015’ to create a 21st century market barrow at The Royal Exchange

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A new design competition offers design graduates the chance to reimagine six new market barrows for The Royal Exchange in the City of London. Working in collaboration with investors/developers, Oxford Properties and architects Aukett Swanke, the entrants will devise an individual mobile retail outlet destined for the courtyard of The Royal Exchange. The deadline for the first phase of the competition is 4 pm GMT on Friday 28 August.

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For more information and a full brief please contact:
[email protected]

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration:

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Victoria Siemer has caught our attention this week with her surreal digital landscapes depicting geometric reflections. Continue Reading…

Cofoco redesigned by Norm Architects

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Norm Architects redesign of Cofoco, an established Italian restaurant chain, hits all the right notes again. As anticipated the Danish studio has seamlessly balanced materials and products to create a clean, modern outlook for the Italian brand.

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Trend: Fold

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Above/Below: ‘Terrazzo Paper’ Posters by NORM architects in  collaboration with Laura Faurschou for Paper Collective and Menu

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Trend: Fold

A folded trend is emerging, though not the conventional origami style. The freshest fold is looser and less structured. Take note.

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Above: ‘Folded Tones’ by Enoch Liew

 

Sunday Lunch: Tomato and mozzarella salad with balsamic reduction

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This classic Caprese salad with balsamic reduction is so simple to make with ingredients that are easily available year round, like tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Balsamic vinegar reduced to a sweet glaze adds so much flavour using regular balsamic vinegar. Continue Reading…

100% Design New Designers award winner: Mu Hau Kao

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Above: Mu Hau Kao

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Above: Ply Stool

Mu Hau Kao has won the coveted 100% Design Award given every year to an exceptional designer at New Designers for his Ply Stool.

100% Design director William Knight said: “Mu Hau Kao’s Ply Stool stood out as an example of determination to succeed against the advice of manufacturers. By experiment and commitment a simple, practical and commercially primed product emerged.”

As a result of his win, the graduate of Camberwell College of Arts will exhibit for free in Emerging Brands at 100% Design 2015 – an excellent start for a promising designer.

100% Design: 23 – 26 September, Olympia, London.

 

Saturday Job: Indoor plant display

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Houseplants can finish a room, especially when cleverly displayed. This show stopping composition adds interest using sculptural shapes, in a mix of sizes. Try creating this simple indoor garden at home using a range of succulents.

 

Forge & Co at Heal’s

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Top tip: If you are visiting the West End of London why not try ‘The Canteen,’ a new co-working café designed by Architects Moxey Associates, at Heal’s on Tottenham Court Road. The design store has collaborated with London-based social workspace, Forge & Co to offer a modern lounge bar and a brasserie including co-working, meeting, dining and lounging zones. We think it is a great place to unwind or meet clients.

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Six of the Best: Beach Towels

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Geofrenzy Beach Towel, Hugo Boss, £37.50 at Amara.

If you are heading to the beach this weekend, don’t forget to pack the towel, though not any old one. Throw away the tattered and invest in a new, bulkier weave for lounging. Here are six of the best beach towel’s we found.

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Eloges Beach Towel, Outremer, by Descamps, £72 from dotmaison.

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Vertical Striped Beach Towel, Blue, £27, at La Redoute. Continue Reading…

Try this at home

Forget the beaded curtain, why not make a statement with a planted version!

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Heal’s new concept showroom opens on Westbourne Grove

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Above: Heal’s, The Queens Building, Westbourne Grove

Leading British retailer Heal’s has opened a new concept showroom in the heart of West London at Westbourne Grove, a fashionable district teeming with high-end fashion and designer boutiques.

Heal’s concept showroom is situated below 16 individually designed residential apartments, on the ground floor of The Queens Building – an old Art Deco cinema. Continue Reading…

Ilse Crawford is a headline speaker at Talks with 100% Design

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Ilse Crawford is one of the headline speakers for Talks with 100% Design at the shows brand new home in Olympia London, from 23-26th September. The designer leads London based multi-disciplinary Studioilse in conjunction with her brand consultancy, integrating projects that simply meet our basic human needs. Continue Reading…