Posts Tagged ‘Textiles’

By Loom, Kolkata

Kicking off the first in a series of posts from my trip to India, is a shop profile of a unique store nestled in a rambling mansion in the leafy alleyways of Kolkata [or Calcutta]. By Loom – run out of their family home by husband-and-wife team Rumi and Bappaditya Biswas is a treasure trove of intricately hand-woven textiles, […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

To Dry For

I’ve slowly but surely been furnishing our new kitchen [photos very soon I promise] and sourcing pieces from my favourite brands. In a shiny new kitchen I couldn’t bear to use regular tea-towels and so turned to the inspiring To Dry For – an online boutique specialising in Online Pokies designer tea towels to brighten up dish-washing! […] 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…

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