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 […]

Joy of design at designjunction

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Photographs of design personalities and international designers (both emerging and established) will grace the walls of designjunction, one of the four top shows at The London Design Festival this week.  This special exhibition, named Joy of Design, will display around 60 photographs taken over a 10 year period by Barbara Chandler (specialist design writer and photographer). Joy of Design includes photographs of British designers Ross […]

Fab want to see your product designs!

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If you’re dreaming of the chance to have your product design manufactured and sold worldwide then grab your drawings and prototypes and head down to The Conran Shop Marylebone on 19 September 2013.  This is where Fab will be waiting with a panel of notable judges to find 3 new product designs to put into […]

designjunction: retail therapy & our hot design finds

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Design shows are generally the place where you scout out new designers, product launches and suppliers, and the actual shopping and buying aspect takes place at a later date.  A little frustrating when you see that ‘oh so awesome’ pendant light or chair that you wish you could just package up and take away with […]

Video: 5 mins with Zoe Murphy

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Zoe Murphy is creating a name for herself as one of the hottest new furniture up-cyclers, with Liberty of London and Osbourne & Little now selling her hand printed, custom furniture pieces.  I met the lovely Zoe at Tent London during London Design Festival 2012 and asked her about her craft, her latest designs and inspiration for […]

Design Junction, Edgy & Urban

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Gritty, edgy and urban!  All that I love and miss about London, and words that sum up the venue for the second ever, Design Junction event in conjunction with London Design Festival. Held in a 12,000 square foot deserted 1960’s postal sorting office on New Oxford Street, the event played host to over 100 brands from around the […]

Future City Living with YO! Home

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London Design Festival: Imagine an eighty square metre one bed city apartment with a bed that elevates up into the ceiling to reveal a sunken lounge, where your wine cellar pops up out of the floor at the touch of a button, and a sliding wall tucks away to keep the space open or slides out […]

Red at The Conran Shop

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Paint the town red! That’s exactly what I planned to do during my recent trip to London for London Design Festival, but it appears that The Conran Shop beat me to it. So I say, if you can’t beat them, join them! The Conran store has always been a much loved destination of mine and during […]

London Design Festival 2012 – countdown has begun!

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The 10th London Design Festival is only weeks away and Design Lovers Blog will be stopping by to see some of the best creativity and design from the UK and around the globe.  I am so excited that Jill is able to fly over from San Francisco to join me this year as whilst we speak […]

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