Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Raw Light

Concrete is one of my favourite materials. To most people it conjures up images of cold and ugly slabs of industrial turf, and is associated with unsightly tenements and dated constructions. I on the other hand see complex textures and grey tones that change with the light – and an array of possibilities in architecture […] Read more…

Sleepover?

The Michelberger Hotel which opened last month is a budget hotel in East Berlin. The 119 room hotel is designed to feel like staying at a friends house and its interiors are decorated using objects sourced from local flea markets, often re-purposing them for other uses, and low-cost materials such as laminated larch. The hotel […] Read more…

Origin 2009

Yesterday, at Somerset House I spent the best few hours I have experienced this whole month. Having missed the first installment last week due to the re-launch of TBTMHS, I excitedly took myself off to the second week of this year’s Origin Craft Fair. Every year the Crafts Council present the very best of their […] Read more…

New Horizon

Finally I got a chance to look at the new and improved Bodie and Fou website… Launched in May 2005 by two French sisters Elodie [Bodie] and Karine [Fou], chic online boutique bodieandfou.com was embraced by the press and design community for their unique and stylish collection of designer home accessories with the best of […] Read more…

Showroom

Love the striking visuals Tom Dixon’s product’s created at the opening of his new store at the London Design festival. The display will permanantly be installed at his showroom at Portobello Dock. I’m  signing off early to see the preview of Indie documentary Paper Heart tonight – can’t wait, I love Micheal Cerra! Have a […] Read more…

Digital Age

There was so much new talented exhibited at Tent London this September, I haven’t even made a dent in my bookmarking as yet! However, the area that blows me away  each year [there are five main areas exhibiting different genres of products] is Tent Digital which showcases the best of digital and digitally-enabled design. True […] Read more…

A Day With…Kaori Tatebayashi

I am so excited to share with you our very first ‘A Day With…’ feature, where we spend a day in the life of a creative and see what they get up to on a usual working day. This new feature has been one that I and I know some of you, have been most […] Read more…

Where'd the time go?

Do you ever click a link while browsing the internet and find you’ve spent half an hour sidetracked with it? I was just researching home makeovers and came across this site about a young American couple and their home renovations…such an interesting read and great before and after pictures. What a clever couple… Read more…

Museum

I forgot to post these pictures from an Alessi show I went to a few weeks ago at the Design Museum. Such a beautiful venue overlooking the Thames. One of my favourite pieces was a spice set, the purpose of which was to instill elegance and ceremony into this everyday task… Read more…

The Penguins are coming!

How adorable are these penguin biscuits!!! There were buckets of them being given away at the M&S Christmas show yesterday. They are just crying out to be dunked head first in my tea…look at him eyeing up my cuppa! Read more…

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