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 […]

Magnificent Matte Black: Kitchen & Bath Fittings

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When designing kitchens and bathrooms you can’t go wrong with the elegant and timeless color combination of black and white, marble, and wood. It is a style that is as classic, yet current, as Audrey Hepburn’s black shades, pearl necklace and little black dress.  But what’s exciting and new with this color palette in kitchen and bathroom design is inclusion […]

fête Magazine: A taste of Aussie life and design

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Exploring Australia again with fresh eyes (after 20 years abroad) has led to many new discoveries, one of which is the super stylish Australian lifestyle magazine ‘fête‘. This bi-monthly publication encapsulates the best of Australian design and the relaxed and friendly Australian lifestyle. It features beautifully designed spaces and design-led products together with personal stories and interviews with inspiring everyday people, their […]

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 […]

Nature-Inspired Home Decor + Gifts

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With its inherent calming and rejuvenating properties, nature can be a great inspiration for interior and fashion design.  Nature-inspired prints, patterns, materials and colors give home decor and accessories a universal and timeless appeal with a quiet sophistication. From leather tote bags to gold banana leaf earrings and carved acacia wood cake stands, we’ve picked a few of our favorite nature-inspired home decor […]

Shopping: Great.ly gifts for her

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Hello friends. We are very excited to announce Design Lovers new online shop with Great.ly which is packed with modern, hand crafted home decor + gifts designed by small business makers and creators from around the globe. You’ll find art, furniture, home accessories, kids decor and gifts, jewelry, bags, paper goods and more. There are many great products to choose […]

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, […]

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) […]

Vitra 2014 Collection – Bright, bold & graphic

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Modern lines, abstract graphics and colorful fabrics dominate Vitra’s new 2014 collection of furnishings launched at Salone Del Mobile in Milan. Vitra reissued timeless pieces from renowned designers like Alex Girard, launched new products by designers Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby and Hella Jongious amongst others and expanded their color library of fabrics, giving many of their […]

Missoni Home Collection 2014

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Launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new collection for Missoni Home screamed flower power, along with black and white stripey or chevron print and a loose patchwork pattern. A diamond-shaped pouf was among my favourites from the new soft furnishing pieces and the Pretoria outdoor fabric sparked an idea for a new outdoor living scheme I’m working on. At […]

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 […]

The Edit: Tent London 2013

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Young, talented and passionate about their craft – that’s how I would sum up the designers exhibiting at Tent London; one of the must-see annual shows during London Design Festival. Set in the Old Truman Brewery, East London – Tent is an exhibition showcasing some of the best new creative talent from the UK and […]

THE EDIT: DESIGNJUNCTION 2013

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The standard format of a design trade show has been re-shaped and about time too, thanks to designjunction.  I pondered over what makes this show so different – what is that essential mix the designjunction team are getting so right?  Is it the contrast of the wonderfully curated collection of brands & designers set against […]

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 […]

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