Posts Tagged ‘Textiles’

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…

Virginia Johnson Textiles

I recently discovered the effortlessly charming work of Canadian textile designer emulate. I love her  take on ‘market bags’ adorned with big yellow bananas and sophisticated merino wool scarves etched with a pattern of restless green frogs – and simple shift dresses featuring oversized portraits of women wearing frogs… She also produces illustrative prints and […] 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…

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