Thinking outside the lamp box: LZF Telling Tales

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If you have ever searched for the perfect lamp you can probably relate to flicking through page after page of lifeless (yawn, yawn) product shots in catalogues or on the web. Boring, right? Well, thankfully LZF Lamps, (who are known for their beautiful sculptural wood veneer lamps) have been thinking ‘outside the box’ and have come up with ‘Telling […]

Super sexy swing arm lamps

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Elegant minimalistic forms, sexy sculptural quality, maneuverability and space saving benefits are just some of the reasons architects and designers can’t get enough of swing arm lamps. While many of today’s most popular swing arm lamps date back to the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, it is a testament to their clever design, that they are as relevant and popular today as they […]

Maison et Objet 2015 report

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It was a 48-hour whirlwind trip to Paris last week for the first big trade show of the year – Maison et Objet. With eight halls packed to the brim with brands and designers showing their latest collections and new product launches, it’s somewhat of challenge to pack it all in. However, with some pre-planning […]

Lust List: The Top Brass

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The interior design industry is enjoying a huge revival of brass in lighting and home furnishings, and with so many sleek, modern products being produced in this ancient metal, we wanted to share our favorite finds with you.  At Milan’s iSaloni furniture fair this year, Tom Dixon launched several new stylish brass products including the (1) ‘Plane’ Light Pendants; […]

Brass Revival – Modern Interiors

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Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is also enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating it’s luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and […]

YOO Home launches at Harrods

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Global design brand YOO has launched its first furniture collection in Harrods, London’s iconic department store.  Over the last 15 years YOO has designed hundreds of homes and hotels around the world and this is the first time its in-house designed furniture is available for retail.  Around 160 pieces complete the curated YOO Home collection which is themed into Classic, […]

The perfect pop of yellow

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Yellow … it can make or break your interior design scheme. It’s the color that conjures up images of sunshine and sand on a warm Summers day, but when it comes to interior design, a little bit of this attention grabbing color goes a long way.  Here are six fabulous ways to use yellow to make your interior […]

Dwell – new collection 2014

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I’m working on a design for a bespoke built-in wardrobe with dressing table and hunting for a stylish stool that tucks away neatly underneath.  Drum roll for the Button Stool found on Dwell.co.uk for my search is now over!  With crossed walnut legs and a soft faux leather seat pad (see below – top left) […]

The light fantastic – designjunction

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Lighting design has never looked so impressive as it did at this years designjunction during London Design Festival. Jaw-dropping large scale galactic installations by international brands taking part in lightjunction (a brand new addition to designjunction dedicated to high-end decorative lighting); all the way though to the intricate hand crafted designs by local artisans. We noticed several key themes at this year’s […]

Fab finds at DesignJunction

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There is something to be said about seeing, touching and testing out interior design accessories, lighting and furniture pieces and speaking to the designers of the products themselves, that gives you an added level of  appreciation of them. This is exactly what we did during the press preview of ‘designjunction’, one of the most innovative and […]

designjunction in pictures: press preview

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Yesterday we visited designjunction for the press preview and here’s a quick glimpse of what is on offer.  We stopped and chatted with many of the designers and brands which meant we only covered 1.5 floors in 4 hours! So much great design to see set against the stunning industrial backdrop of the Old Sorting […]

Lust List: Neon Color Crush – Modern Home Decor

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Neon colors are gracing the furniture and home accessories world like never before… hot on the heels of the fashion industry. And while neon colors are not for the faint-hearted, you might be surprised to see how they can be applied to create  youthful through to sophisticated interior schemes. Rather than mixing neons with bright whites […]

Decorative lighting trends at designjunction

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Designjunction is set to raise the bar again at this year’s London Design Festival with a line-up of top international brands, plus emerging designers, pop-up shops, flash factories, eateries and seminars.  New for September 2013 is lightjunction, part of the show dedicated to lighting design and showcasing the very best in decorative lighting. A vital […]

Design Trends – Maison et Objet 2013 – Part II

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Great design is abundant in Paris – from clothes to art to food and architecture, so it makes sense that it is also home to ‘Maison et Objet’ Europe’s largest home decor and design trade show . While great design was expected during our recent visit, what did take us by surprise was the blanket of […]

Exposed Bulb Lighting in Interiors

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Lightbulbs – to bare or not to bare? Exposed light bulbs and bulbs with transparent shades are popping up everywhere and in all manner of modern interior schemes. No longer just for use in commercial premises or for styling of photographic shoots; the naked bulb look is appearing in home interiors too. The modern invention […]

Design Candy at Decorex 2012

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Decorex – London, the granddaddy of the London Design Festival.  After 35 years, and with over 250 exhibitors, this annual luxury interior design show continues to be a must see event for Interior Design professionals. In addition to furniture, lighting and accessories exhibits there is a strong emphasis on wall coverings and surfaces.  Contemporary, traditional and bespoke […]

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