Posts Tagged ‘Tableware’

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…

West Elm Is Coming!

This might just be the singular most exciting thing to happen in UK Home Retail since Anthropologie came to London. US Homeware darling West Elm is due to open the company’s first UK store in London on November 14th, 2013. The 12,000 square foot store on Tottenham Court Road will feature furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts, as […] Read more…

Aelder Design

I love coming back from a press preview with the gloriously weighty feeling of discovery. Even if it’s just one beautiful brand, hours in a cold design-fair hall feel worthwhile. Last night at the press preview of Design Junction the object of my affection immediately caught my eye. ‘Aelder Design’ [pronounced ‘elder’] is a brand new mid-century inspired […] Read more…

Wrong for Hay + Peckham Refreshment Rooms

Last Friday, a spectacular new launch kicked off London Design Festival that gave everyone the feeling of the iconic design weeks of yesteryear where brands pulled out all the stops. A collaboration with between prolific Danish design brand HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong, showcased furniture, accessories, textiles and lighting in a beautiful London townhouse. The elegant and playful […] 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…

Inspiring Business: Re-Found Objects

Re-Found Objects  founded by Simon Young and Jenny Vaughan is a business I have watched grow from a small mail order company in rural Northumbria to a much sought after design brand featured regularly in top design magazines, establishing pop-ups in London and over a year-long concession at Liberty. I remember interning at Elle Decoration many […] Read more…

I Love ‘Atelier Tete’ from Kinto

Japanese kitchenware brand Kinto is one of my absolute favourite. For the past 35 years they have created simple, beautifully designed kitchenware with a focus on innovative functions and really set the pace for the future of intuitive kitchen and tableware. Until now their focus has been on dual purpose cookware and innovative tea-ware which […] Read more…

New Marimekko, The Weather Diary

Ever since I saw the painterly new Weather Diary collection from Marimekko in Elle Decoration’s July issue, I have not been able to stop thinking about it, imagining all of the tableware, textiles and accessories nestled in my home. Designed by illustrator Aino-Maija Metsola, the products reflect seasonal weather patterns in Finland, such as the […] Read more…

Beautiful Basics: Sarjaton from iittala

The downside of my job is that each design season [Jan-March and September] there is an extreme danger of falling in love with a collection that is achingly beautiful but totally unattainable due to it being carved out of marble or hewn with the wood of rare elder trees…but this year my design obsession seen at several […] Read more…

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