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 […]

Art: today’s picks from Saatchi

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The artwork of Danish artist Louise Langgaard caught my eye today. Split into 4 sections, this oil on canvas named Corrections #01 is an abstraction on the cityscape of New York. I’m also mesmerized by the geometric shapes and colour palette of Boxes in the Sky and Chevron Stack by Atlanta based artist Stacie Rose. […]

Saint Martins Lofts styled by 19 Greek Street

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A space steeped in creative history and the former home of London’s iconic Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design has been transformed into a new residential development of 13 loft style spaces. What once was the studios and classrooms for Stella McCartney, Sir Terrance Conran, Mathew Williamson, Gilbert and George and Alexander McQueen […]

Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

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Each year Pantone likes to tune our eyes into certain colours. And for 2015 it wants us to think about Marsala 18-1438, a wine-red with earthy brown undertones. Well how do they know this hue is ‘the one’? The new ‘colour of the year’ isn’t just picked on a whim but selected by a group […]

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, […]

Our week on Pinterest

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We’ve pinned lots more inspirational images this week from homes and gardens all over the planet.  A favourite is this bold and graphic style living room in a 1920s apartment in Sweden (home page and top) photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt.  Come on over to Pinterest and join us – you can find us here or paste www.pinterest.com/thedesignlovers into your browser.  All images below […]

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

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Clerkenwell in the city/east of London is a megga-hub for architects and creative businesses alike – with more per square mile than anywhere on the planet!   It’s also home to Clerkenwell Design Week – a three-day festival for soaking up more design inspiration and getting up close to the latest furniture, lighting and accessories.  Showrooms in the area […]

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) […]

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 […]

Luxury Hotel Sofitel Munich

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At the heart of a Sofitel hotel, is not only French elegance and good design, but a super comfy bed known as MyBed™, an exclusive design for Sofitel.  Providing you with the best nights sleep on the planet is serious business for Sofitel, with their bespoke bed creation installed into every hotel room.  My first […]

Get the look: East London home

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This five bedroom house in East London was transformed from a run-down wreck into a stunning home in just a few months.  The property appeared on the front cover of this week’s Evening Standard Homes & Property, and since then I’ve received lots of emails asking where to find the furnishings and accessories featured in the […]

Milan Design Week 2014

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Each year, Milan hosts the largest and one of the most important design shows in the world.  From the huge fairground of Salone del Mobile in Rho – just on the outskirts of Milan, to the design districts in the city centre where furniture showrooms and fashion stores pull in the crowds with parties, pop-up exhibitions and attention […]

Gifts for Glamorous Girls – Top 20

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Cyber Monday has come and gone and you still have much of your holiday gift buying to do? Don’t fear, we have compiled a list of Gorgeous Gifts for Glamorous Girls – real life, modern-day, design loving, Audrey Hepburn types. When she is not zipping around Central Park for fun in her strawberry Moxi roller skates she can be […]

for design lovers – top 20 gifts for the holiday season

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Do you have a design lover in your life?  You know, the ones who are into form and function, up on all the latest trends and are suckers for bit of good packaging design.   They probably spend hours on Pinterest fixated on great architecture and well styled homes.  These design-obsessed folk can be a […]

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 […]

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