Posts Tagged ‘Trade Show’

New Delft: Story Tiles

I forgot how relentless the trade show reporting side of my job can be. I wrote this post exhausted, in February when I had just returned the previous evening from a flying visit to Ambiente in Frankfurt – the biggest trade exhibition for tabletop and home accessories. I had walked ten huge halls each the size […] Read more…

My Top Drawer Highlights 2016

Ah September, it’s that whirlwind month in the calendar when the design industry descends on London town for a fortnight-ish of product launches, glitzy parties, catch ups with old friends and new design discoveries – everyone runs around like their *** is on fire but it’s all actually really fantastic – and inspiring. Kicking off my […] Read more…

May Design Series

Unable to make any international trade shows this year because of my pregnancy [I am seething with jealousy over my Instagram feed from Milan Design Week right now] I have been looking for any opportunity for design inspiration closer to home. Back for its second year, May Design Series is a new design show which […] 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…

Renegade Craft Fair

This weekend the Renegade Craft Fair came to East London. A curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design it has counterparts in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and San Francisco. Despite a very wet weekend, droves of shoppers browsed the cheery halls of the Truman Brewery. Here were some of […] Read more…

What I saw at Milan Design Week 2012

Back from a wet Milan Design Week my experience was slightly tarred with the memory of feverish weekend following trudging in the rain – however these memories were combated with the delights of design week staples like; a visit to  iconic galley cum shop  Rosanna Orlandi, numerous exciting pop-up’s like an appearance from Paris’s famous […] Read more…

Top Drawer S/S 2010

Ok, want to see what gems I found at Top Drawer Spring/Summer 2010? Top Drawer is a twice a year exhibition and buying event for trade and press. Here products from a unique mixture of new and established designers and international brands can be found. Sectors to buy from are Gifts, Children’s, Stationery and Greetings, […] Read more…