Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Paris Design Week September 2012: What I Saw

With the whole of the design industry descending on Paris at the beginning of September for Europe’s largest homeware exhibition, Maison et Objet – the city is rendered more magical than ever. As well as the main trade show [Maison et Objet] which displays aisles and aisles of new launches and covetable homewares from the […] Read more…

New Book: Polpo A Venetian Cook Book of Sorts

A perfect cookbook for a lazy weekend, this landed on my desk earlier this week. Tucked away in a backstreet of London’s edgy Soho district, Polpo is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated ‘bàcaro’ where restauranteur Russell Norman has been sharing his love of […] Read more…

Instagram: A Sense of Belonging?

Ok so I am a very late starter with this Instagram business but I am officially hooked. For those who have been hiding under a rock like myself – Instagram is a free photo sharing program that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a […] Read more…

A Chocolate Mill: Studio Weiki Somers

I have been seeing this beautiful project by Dutch design firm Studio Wieki Somers and chocolatiers Rafeal Mutter everywhere. From what i’ve seen projects that usually try to mix design and chocolate tend to fall a little short of being completely innovative. This 220 pound cylindrical block of chocolate designed by the studio doubles as […] Read more…

Patriotic Prints: London Life

If there’s ever a weekend to feel a bit patriotic I guess this one’s it! I stumbled across these witty London inspired posters at indie art collective Evermade. I love this poster Tower Bridge and Beyond by illustrator Henry Billington which shows a steady stream of barges flowing through Tower Bridge. The description reads ” […] Read more…

Fashion For Home: A Glowing Review

I think everyone is probably aware that I have been incessantly on the hunt for lovely things for my new home – but I’ve also been trying to stick to a budget. This can be hard with limited high street choices – the likes of stylish but pricey stores like John Lewis’s, Heal’s, Habitat’s and […] Read more…

Stylish Beds: Letti and Co.

I need one of these in my life right now! This beautiful and unusual bed brand Letti and Co. was launched earlier this year by Italian company Gervasoni and creative genius Paola Navone. I love how the collection mixes traditional Italian styling with modern comfort. Lots of layered upholstery detail and mix and match patterns […] Read more…

Online: Shop Bamarang

Over the years I’ve gained a pretty good handle on the content of online homeware stores in the UK and while they are filled with beautiful product by great British designers – I’ve pretty much seen it all before. But lately there has been a flood of exciting new online home shopping sites with a […] Read more…

Industrial Lighting: Urban Cottage Industries

On the hunt for the hard to come by but very popular filament light-bulbs for our home – I stumbled across a gem of a site – UK based Historic Lighting a part of an industrious family run company Urban Cottage Industries. The simple site sells all the components you might need for your industrial […] 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…

Ariele Alasko: Brooklyn Wood

Since thinking about flooring has taken up 30% of my brain activity this past month, this will probably be my last post on anything wood/floor related for this year! Whilst after careful consideration we went for classic honey coloured Oak floorboards I know I will always wish we had been a bit more adventurous. I […] Read more…

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