June 2016 archive

Highlights from Grow London 2016

Although a fairly new show to the design scene Grow London has come to underpin the beginning of summer for me. A contemporary garden show located on beautiful Hampstead Heath the show features over 100 exhibitors related to outdoor lifestyle. There are always great new brands to see, decor ideas to steal and trends to […] Read more…

This Season’s 10 Must Have Homewares

Each changing season in her home my grandmother would take stock of her furnishings – a wall dulled in colour, chipped crockery or any frayed edges and add it to her list. She would pick out new fabrics for curtains, change dark winter slip-covers on her seats for bright cream linens and refresh that wall with […] Read more…

Live Workshops from Mud Australia

Mud Australia is a name any die-hard ceramics buff needs to know. I’ve been a fan of them for a few years now – discovering their delicate candy hued vessels when researching innovating design brands for clients. Their ceramics combine a delicate minimalist aesthetic with artisan finishes – they are a pretty big deal in Australia. […] Read more…

Modern Magic at Versailles by Olafar Elliasson

Whilst we are dreaming about 17th century Versailles – something entirely magical is happening in 21st century Versailles. Each year the Palace (of Versailles) holds an exhibition on its grounds by a major contemporary artist – this year Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson – best known for bringing a colossal sun into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for […] Read more…

New Show! BBC 2 Versailles

Versailles anyone? Based on life in the French Court during Louis XIV’s reign and his strategy for strengthening his hold on the country by the moving of political stronghold from Paris to the then tiny village of Versailles. The show’s luscious production reportedly cost 20 million, was partly shot in shot in the staterooms, bedrooms and gardens […] Read more…

Impressionist Nina Campbell Espresso Cups

Last night I watched the new BBC series Handmade By Royal Appointment – a behind the scenes look at the great pottery institution that is Wedgwood. It made me appreciate the delicacy of working with porcelain and the care that goes into it. Seemingly following my train of thought a set of new espresso cups from Nina Campbell […] Read more…