Garden: Bring the outdoors in

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Garden: Grill Royal by Konstantin Grcic for Wallpaper* Handmade

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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

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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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Oblivion partition wall system designed by Koray Malhan for Koleksiyon

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Oblivion is a versatile office partition wall system conceived by Koray Malhan, Director of Design and Brand at Koleksiyon, to create large voids in private or communal areas alongside work zones or meeting points. The voids purposefully disrupt the monotonous nature of workspaces and are designed to be connected according to the customer’s individual needs. Every user plays a part in the design process by freely adjusting the dimensions, height, interior and surfaces.

Koray Malhan said, “Oblivion can be tailored to fit every project and function – the base and tip define the diameter of the cone-shaped void and within the structure shelves, desks, cabinets, seats and much more can be configured.”

The design is available in the UK from the flagship Clerkenwell showroom in a range of colours and fabric options.

 

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Bellevue Hill residence by Pipkorn & Kilpatrick

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Bellevue Hill residence

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Melbourne based studio Pipkorn & Kilpatrick have reimagined Bellevue Hill House, an Edwardian home, for a young family in Sydney. The owner’s wanted a clean, white, spacious home that encouraged their love of entertaining and the outdoors space. Continue Reading…

Styling Inspiration

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Whilst on the subject of Billiani, it would be wrong not to mention the Italian brand’s brilliant styling this season. Recently on the design scene we have seen frames in the shape of houses, cubes and feeling new right now are these angles.

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Emilio Nanni’s colouful new Spy chair for Billiani

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Emilio Nanni’s elegant new Spy chair for Billiani features a seat which folds to contain the rear sloping legs, balanced with a finely tuned set of double volumes.  Continue Reading…

Italian brand Lema opens flagship store on King’s Road

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Lema opens its first flagship store designed by Piero Lissoni on King’s Roadto house the brand’s two main identities of the collection -Lema Casa and Lema Contract.  Continue Reading…

Saturday Job: Arrange the shoes

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Above: Guy Bourdin & Charles Jourdan

Are you are struggling to house a growing shoe collection? Take inspiration from these images by pioneering French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. Think big and pile them high – from the floor to ceiling in white boxes. Label each one individually, or add an image to denote the contents if you want to avoid the guesswork.

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Guy Bourdin – Charles Jourdan fall 1977

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Editor’s Pick: The new La Cornue Château 150 Carbon Edition

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Above: La Cornue Château 150 Carbon Edition

Kitchen brand La Cornue has released a matt black version of the classic Château 150 oven. Designed in 2014 as a one-off piece to mark its 50th Anniversary, the finish proved so popular that it is now available to purchase. If money is no object, and you are looking for one of the finest ranges, which marries superior performance with understated glamour, look no further.

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Styling Inspiration from Brabantia

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Styling Inspiration: Natural versus manufactured

Brabantia has designed a collection of knives to match the natural tones of fruit, vegetables and flowers.

 

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