Posts Tagged ‘Tableware’

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…

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…

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…

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…

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