Posts Tagged ‘Design’

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…

One To Watch: Fate London

This feels like the store I have been waiting for to come along for years and now at last it has – fate? Fate London is a new online homeware’s store stocking a beautifully curated selection of products from independent brands, mostly from the US for a European audience. Yes, finally! Simple and poetic with a […] Read more…

Collecting by Maria Munn

Love the look of bell jars but find them essentially pointless unless maybe you’re a collector of some sort [or you enjoy dusting every day]? Well UK based Bulgarian artist Marina Munn’s fantastical series ‘Collecting’ might be just the thing for a beautiful and uncomplicated relationship. Munn’s series illustrates sometimes surreal and sometimes mundane objects […] Read more…

Pioneer Spirit

Lately I’ve been noticing a surge of interest in TV and literature about creative entrepreneurs of the past… last year’s visually stunning BBC1 show, The Paradise and ITV’s just launched drama about the flamboyante Mr. Selfridge both follow the endeavors of 19th century entrepreneurs – and of course the newly published historical novel The Potters […] Read more…

Pop Up Paris: Diamond Candles

Sometimes ‘hidden surprise’ concepts can feel a bit gimmicky and more of a marketing idea than a basis for a good product – but French design brand Popup Paris have fallen just the right side of cool with their scented Diamond Candles that may reveal a diamond when the wax burns! One in every 50 candles […] Read more…

West Elm Marketplace: A Fresh Start

Copper Measuring Spoons West Elm Market After a seriously indulgent and frivolous holiday it seems everyone has hunkered down into nesting mode. My brain for one has spiralled sharply away from thinking about must-have cut glass punchbowls and the perfect candle-sconce to deck our halls with – and towards practical and beautiful utilitarian ‘fresh start’ […] Read more…

Looking to the Stars: A Constellation Trend

Constellation Cookies, seen on French Food Blog Carnets Parisienses Maybe it’s the Mars Rover landing, or the amazing space jump by Felix Baumgartner but I feel like this year everyone’s been looking to the sky and the elements for sense of connection to the unknown. I’m obsessed with Constellation and Zodiac inspired anything right now and have […] Read more…

New Book: Polpo A Venetian Cook Book of Sorts

A perfect cookbook for a lazy weekend, this landed on my desk earlier this week. Tucked away in a backstreet of London’s edgy Soho district, Polpo is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated ‘bàcaro’ where restauranteur Russell Norman has been sharing his love of […] Read more…

Instagram: A Sense of Belonging?

Ok so I am a very late starter with this Instagram business but I am officially hooked. For those who have been hiding under a rock like myself – Instagram is a free photo sharing program that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a […] Read more…

A Chocolate Mill: Studio Weiki Somers

I have been seeing this beautiful project by Dutch design firm Studio Wieki Somers and chocolatiers Rafeal Mutter everywhere. From what i’ve seen projects that usually try to mix design and chocolate tend to fall a little short of being completely innovative. This 220 pound cylindrical block of chocolate designed by the studio doubles as […] Read more…

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