Posts Tagged ‘Craft’

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…

A Must Visit: The New Craftsmen

Whilst I sort through my piles of business cards and press packs from the London Design Festival to bring you my pick of design talent, here is some eye-candy from the week to whet your appetite. Following an exciting online presence and two pop-up shops, The New Craftsmen, a hub for British craft finally moved […] 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…

Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm

Who doesn’t like stripes!? US home-ware brand West Elm just announced a collaboration with American fashion designer Steven Alan known for his fresh and directional clothing collections. ‘Steven Alan Stripes for West Elm’, the first collaboration of its kind for both the fashion designer and the home furnishings brand, includes bedding, vases, rugs and furniture […] Read more…

Renegade Craft Fair

This weekend the Renegade Craft Fair came to East London. A curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design it has counterparts in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and San Francisco. Despite a very wet weekend, droves of shoppers browsed the cheery halls of the Truman Brewery. Here were some of […] Read more…

Our Wedding in Mumbai

Before the moment slips away from me – I thought I would briefly share some inspiration from my once-in-a-lifetime trip to India this past November and our magical wedding in Bombay/Mumbai. To spare those who have heard all the details many times over already I will briefly say that at the beginning of November 2012 […] Read more…

Hello Halloween: No Carve Pumpkins

I don’t know about you but I just love Halloween. I love the crisp weather and spooky tremble in the air throughout October. I love the tingling alertness I feel as I walk home in the evenings, like anything could happen. Most of all I love the magic of it all, the harmless ghosts and […] Read more…

The Gentle world of Herriot Grace

I’m obsessed with the multifaceted blog of Nikole Herriot and the Herriot Grace shop which artfully documents her activities cleverly interspersed with products available to buy made and designed in her father’s workshop in Canada. Her photographs and styling are just so simple and emotive it makes me want to have a gentle home like […] Read more…

Folk Art

Re-discovered the folksy work of British illustrator Natasha Newton this week. She has been working on some new designs for her Etsy store where she sells small accessories. I love these mid-century-esque decorative beach pebbles and pottery shards hand-painted with acrylic ink.They would look lovely scattered amongst indoor plants or to weigh down random paperwork. Read more…

Futagami Brass

Lovely glowing hand-crafted pieces from Japanese metalware company Futagami… Founded in 1897 Futagami has a long history of making brass products such as artifacts used in the Buddhist traditions . Their collaboration with young Japanese designer Masanori Oji has produced a unique and elegant series of contemporary household products. The collection includes brass trivets that […] Read more…

The Rosenfield Collection

The trend for collecting and sharing collections has really been gathering pace the last few years. I’ve been seeing exciting examples cropping up everywhere from events like The Museum of Everything which curates wondrously themed exhibitions each year and Miracles and Charms at The Wellcome Collection [see previous post]. What’s really nice to discover however […] Read more…

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