Trend: Sheer curtains


Above: Flat Interior, Warsaw by Tamizo Architects

From white to muted shades, a trend is emerging to dress your windows with sheer curtains. If you are looking to update your home these affordable additions will diffuse the light and soften a stark white or neutral interior.


Above: Flat Interior, Warsaw by Tamizo Architects


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Courtyard House by Dallas Pierce Quintero


Awards won: RIBA London Award 2015 & RIBA London Small Project Of The Year Award 2015

Dallas Pierce Quintero has delivered an imaginative two-bedroom house within the walls of a small industrial infill site in London. Without compromising the owners privacy, the design team utilised the layout of the site to ensure they protected daylight enjoyed by neighbours. Continue Reading…

Graphics: Max Kuwertz


Graphic inspiration today comes from German designer Max Kuwertz who designed a purposefully crumpled silkscreen poster series which also doubled as an invitation for ADC Fall Paper Exposition. Continue Reading…

Resort 16: Valentino


Resort 2016: Valentino

Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s free spirited collection nods to the covetable clustered florals of previous seasons. The designers have created a youthful, heavily decorated line, merging Folkloric imagery with Far Eastern prints. Silhouette’s are simple, varied in length and let the pattern do the talking.

Note: Despoke loves the styling – Gowns finished with trainers.

Detail: Folkloric / Floral / Patchwork / Animals / Birds / Wheat sheaf / Navajo / Birds / Dragons / studs / Embroidered / Embellished / Kimono patterns

Fabric: Tulle  / Chiffon / Suede / Leather / Lace / Crepe de chine / Leather intarsias




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100% Design collaborates with WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors on the show campaign for 2015

Groundbreaking international trend specialist WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors has collaborated with 100% Design on the 2015 show campaign – Design in Colour.

The theme itself acknowledges the significance of the colour spectrum on the design world. WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors selected 12 of their forecasted colour trends for 2016 to inspire the 100% Design creative process.

Visitors to the web site and exhibition will be able to navigate both by colour reference. This innovative concept also applies across the talks and parties held during the 4-day event in September.

To discover how WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors forecast the next big thing take a look at this video.


100% Design: 23-26 September at Olympia, London


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Summer Sale: twentytwentyone


Above: Hackney 3 seater sofa designed by Hay Studio£3459 -30% now £2421

The summer sale at twentytwentyone starts online on Saturday 20th June. During the sale there will be 15% reductions on orders across furniture, lighting and rugs.


Above: Lampe Gras 213 in satin black by Bernard Albin Gras: £318  -50% now £159

On Saturday 27th June the in-store sale begins at both premises and carries one-off ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories with a range of discounts up to 75%.


Above: Basel chair by Jasper Morrison: £277  -75% now £69

The sale ends on Friday 31st July.



Pattern: Roksanda, Resort 2016


Roksanda – Resort 2016:

One of the best print collections for Resort 2016 comes from Roksanda Ilincic. As per usual, the designer impresses with her signature graphic style. This season her Cubist inspired collection is a real showstopper with collaged print techniques presented on a range of statement dresses.

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Sanderson House by David Kohn Architects


Sanderson House, a semi-detached villa in Islington, designed by David Kohn Architects, had a typical rear kitchen extension, which historically functioned as a scullery. The clients have three young boys and wanted to make the most of their generous garden.


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Garden: Bring the outdoors in


Concrete House by Studio Gil

Inspiration today comes from the gardens of a couple of award winning houses. If you are planning your outdoor space take a look at some of these:

Concrete Planters

White concrete and Iroko timber from the internal palette of materials are carried to the external garden surfaces forming utilitarian roles such as planters, benching, barbecue, and storage. Continue Reading…

Sample Sale: LSA International

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Don’t miss the two day Warehouse & Designer Sample Sale from LSA International – one of Europe’s leading brands specialising in contemporary glass and porcelain. Visit the sale outside LSA International’s design studio and head office to browse previous collections, samples, end of lines and more.  Cash & card payments welcome. Continue Reading…

TREExOFFICE prototype opens in Hoxton Square


TREExOFFICE – London’s most unique co-working office space, located in Hoxton Square, is the first project to be released by the Park Hack project, led by Groundwork London and Hackney Council, launched to test new creative models that sustain and enrich public open spaces.
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SCALE wall tiles by STUDIO MUT Dsign for Peronda

Alberto Sánchez, founder of Spanish STUDIO MUT Dsign, has developed a collection of wall tile entitled SCALES in partnership with Harmony by Peronda. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: Monochrome sideboard from Omnipod


Top of my wish list this week is this unusual teak Danish side board.  The timeless free standing monochrome piece, in excellent original condition, is available to buy from Omnipod, for £1600.



Garden: Grill Royal by Konstantin Grcic for Wallpaper* Handmade

Wallpaper* / Handmade Exhibition - Milan Design Week 2015. Product Shots

Wallpaper* / Handmade Exhibition – Milan Design Week 2015. Product Shots

Konstantin Grcic has transformed Valcucine’s Meccanica system (designed by Gabriele Centazzo) into a portable outdoor kitchen, coined Grill Royal. The show stopping piece commissioned by Valcucine will feature in this year’s Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition. Continue Reading…

Carl Hansen & Son reintroduce the Colonial Sofa and Coffee Table


Following the success of Danish designer Ole Wanscher’s signature Colonial Chair, Carl Hansen & Son is completing the collection with the reintroduction of the two-seater Colonial Sofa and Coffee Table.

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