Styling Inspiration





Styling Inspiration from Hay:

Distortion / Curved shadows / Odd angles


“BACKYARD by | n” for Seibu Sogo department stores in Japan


Nendo referenced the hidden world of retail in the design of a new stand-alone store, coined ‘BACKYARD’ by | n.  The original brand stocking Nendo designed products is located in Tokyo at the Seibu Sogo department stores and the Yokohama Sogo department store. Continue Reading…

JANINGE collection by Form Us With Love for Ikea


Form Us With Love have designed a brand new collection for IKEA entitled ‘JANINGE.’ The aim of the collaboration was to develop the perfect multi-purpose chair, one that is both aesthetically pleasing and quick to maintain. 

“The great idea behind the JANINGE collection is the democratization of design, to create a durable construction, based on the needs of both domestic and public environments,” says Åsa Hederberg, product developer at IKEA. 

The range is available in white, grey and yellow and sold at a remarkable price. 

Form Us With Love / IKEA


Student Competition: Design a Clerkenwell Design Week window display for Designworks Tiles

Tile manufacturer and supplier Designworks Tiles has launched a competition for UK based students enrolled on a design related course.  Students are invited to design a window display for the company’s St John Street, Clerkenwell showroom on the theme ‘What does London mean to you?’

The installation will be in place in time for the prestigious Clerkenwell Design Week in May 2015, meaning the winning display may be viewed by some of the 50,000 attendees that visit the area during the event, providing an excellent platform for showcasing the designer’s work to the industry.  In addition, the winning designer will receive a cash price of £1,000. Continue Reading…

Textiles by Laura Slater


Above: Assemblage / Configure Collection

Add some print to your home. We recommend the art inspired collection by Laura Slater, who translates drawing concepts onto cloth merging textures, collage and mark making. Each item in her collection has its own unique surface pattern due to the hand rendered nature of her technique. With the festive season around the corner the screen printed wares will be the perfect gift for modern interior fans.

Laura Slater


Oáza Mirror by Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright


Czech designers Klára Šumová and Dirk Wright recently released their latest research-based collaboration – the ‘Oáza Mirror’. This luxurious everyday item resembles a traditional children’s monkey drum. Continue Reading…

Origami 6 lamp by Francois Champsaur for the 5th Edition of the Cabinet de Curiosites by Thomas Erber


Francois Champsaur has designed a limited edition lamp exclusively for 5th Edition of the internationally acclaimed Cabinet de Curiosities of Thomas Erber exhibition opening this month in Bangkok. Entitled the ‘Origami Lamp,’ the striking laser cut steel light emulates a folded piece of origami. Continue Reading…

Small apartment by Byggfabriken


Detail: Pine / White

This small apartment renovated by Byggfabriken proves it is detail not the size that matters.

Subtle styling elements add interest in this minimal Scandinavian home, which merges traditional wares with new processes. Pine contrasts with the viridian green stained cupboard and black furniture. Coloured glass adds balance to the scheme completing the look. Continue Reading…

Shopping: Vigna lambswool throw from Folklore

Yeshen Venema Photography

Above: White ‘Vigna’ throw – £75

Brighten up your living room with this grid effect 100% lambswool throw, in a contrasting dark grey and ivory. 


Dimensions: 130 x 200cm



Accessories: Sine Collection by Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho


Above: Sine Collection by Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho

Designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho have created a hanger system inspired by the tempo of mathematical waves. Continue Reading…

Saturday Job: Style your logs


Lighting a real fire is one of the pleasures of winter. Now the season has finally arrived it is time to order and style the logs. If you are looking for an alternative to the basket why not build a simple frame or allocate a wall to display your stock en masse. Continue Reading…

The Digital Soane winning designs announced in Sir John Soane’s Museum and Royal College of Art competition

Soanes bust defragmented (C) RCA copy
Sir John Soane’s Museum
has revealed the winners of The Digital Soane competition organised in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, and supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. An exhibition of all the designs will run at the Soane until 22nd November.


The winning designs are by Michael Hurley, Hannah Louise Pittman, Haidée Drew, Molly Perrin, Max Warren, Maria Militsi and design duo Schram & Sandhu. They were each selected by an expert panel of judges for their imaginative approach to the brief, and innovative reinterpretation of traditional techniques.

A bust of Sir John Soane, which holds court in the Museum’s Dome Area has been shattered into pieces and used as the starting point for a new object designed by RCA Jewellery & Metal graduates through the programme’s ‘Thinking Digital’ initiative.  This treasured 19th Century marble piece hasn’t been physically broken but fragmented using the latest 3D scanning technology.

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Styling Inspiration


Styling Inspiration: Missing element / figurative


Free-standing umbrella by Nendo


Nendo turns their attention to another everyday object – the umbrella. Commissioned by Seibo the ‘Stay-brella’ is a free-standing umbrella with a v shaped handle designed to support when not in use. Continue Reading…

Playful Danish design for children by FLEXA


Award Winning children’s furniture design brand Flexa launches a new pastel hued line of furniture in collaboration with Danish designer Charlotte Høncke. FLEXA Play blends smart functionality and beautiful design – playfully. Continue Reading…