Posts Tagged ‘Ceramics’

London Design Festival: The Highlights

Navigating London Design Festival with a four month old baby on the blistering September city streets was no mean feat, but hell bent on getting my design fix during the design worlds version of fashion week, I was determined to make it work! Here are my highlights from the week’s festivities. Newbie Taiwanese Studio IF ‘s striking […] Read more…

Inspiring Business: Sparrow and Co.

I spend my life trawling beautifully designed sites packed with a plethora of covetable products – but sometimes the sheer volume of options is overwhelming. Once in a while I come across a store that captures my attention with its quiet confidence. I have been an admirer of Scottish homeware brand Sparrow and Co. for […] Read more…

New Xenia Taler Mugs

Toronto based artist is an exciting and affordable new addition to her offerings. Equally beautiful and eccentric like her handmade tiles, the porcelain mugs carry her signature folk-art inspired illustrations. The eye mug has to be my favourite of course… Read more…

Tesco Home Spring Summer ’14

As much as I love the buzz of a luxury splurge, who can say they don’t prefer the thrill of a bargain? Over the past few years we have been spoiled by national supermarkets launching their own homeware collections which have made food shopping for people like me a feverish pleasure. With a new Head […] Read more…

5 Spring Update Essentials

What is it about Spring and its charged tendrils which permeate sneakily under thresholds and curl through the cracks in windows to make us feel restless and impatient for the new. Is it a natural instinct of re-birth and renewal that resounds in our bones like in animals and plants? A literal sweeping of cobwebs, […] Read more…

New Obsession: Conceptual Ceramics

Each season when I dive into a new trend forecast I am overtaken with a new design obsession, this season I’m all about the conceptual ceramics… I love Los Angeles based ceramicist Ben Medansky’s sculptural pieces. Working with terracotta, Medansky’s highly usable tableware is irreverently detailed with architectural features like clay spring handles and rhythmic […] Read more…

Ikea Limited Edition BR

This month sees the launch of Ikea’s stunning new limited edition collection BRÅKIG –  a result of a collaboration between IKEA and the creative Danish collective ArtRebels. The collection comprises of thirty products – clever storage solutions – [my favourite are the sturdy storage boxes in geometric patterns and covetable pastel colours – £7 for a […] Read more…

Home London 2014

On Monday I visited London’s first design show of the year HOME London, which after being launched in 2012 is steadily making it’s way to being the definitive venue for homeware brands to showcase their wares in the UK. It’s a good chance to catch some the international brands that will show at Maison and […] Read more…

I Love: Vanessa Bean

Sydney graphic designer Vanessa Bean‘s [real name Holle] Totems are beyond charming. The graphic influence of her profession is so evident in these adorable stacks of ceramics. Vanessa discovered ceramics 2 years ago after doing a community college evening course in porcelain jewellery and has been experimenting with different techniques ever since. “I have a […] Read more…

Paris Design Week September 2013: What I Saw

The crisp month of September kicks off a busy and inspiring season for the design industry with Paris being everyone’s first port of call. The city is host to Europe’s largest homeware exhibition, Maison et Objet  which is a showcase for launches from new brands and the industry’s key players. In turn the city’s galleries and boutiques […] Read more…

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