I am a big fan of Scandinavian design. I love its simplicity, its elegance and its minimalism. It speaks to me on an emotional level and when I see Scandinavian interiors I am filled with an overwhelming sense of inner peace and calm. Perhaps its the earthy or monochromatic colour schemes or maybe it is
I first discovered the Danish company Hübsch back in 2012 when I featured the Ocassions 2012 range here on the blog. I have been an avid Hübsch fan ever since and I was very excited to discover the recently launched Hübsch Occasions 2014 range which hits shops in August/September. The new collection takes inspiration from navaho patterns and colour combinations,
I discovered the IKEA PS Collections two years ago when I featured the PS 2012 collection here on the blog. The PS 2014 collection, which launched in stores on 01st April 2014, reflects the growing trend for compact, changeable spaces that feature furniture that is flexible, moveable and affordable and that helps us to maximise every
We got a tad over-excited when we found this one – our namesake – The Sheppard. It’s a nifty neo-industrial lamp by Scandinavian design duo Morten & Jonas, made of aluminium and rubber, with the rigid power cord providing the bulk of its body. It’s a simplistic idea, reminiscent of New England pontoon lighting, but
I attended IMM Cologne 2013 as part of BlogTour by Modenus and these are some of my favourite finds from the show.
Morning everyone and happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and are well rested and prepared for the week ahead. Today, I am bringing you an interview with Guy Chenevix-Trench of Antiques by Design. Operating under the motto “Reclaim, Recycle, Reuse”, Antiques by Design is an innovative company that uses a combination of antiques,
At the moment Little Greene is running a bloggers’ competition to celebrate 20th century design. The company’s recent research into authentic paint colours from the 1950s, 60s and 70s lead Little Greene to think about the huge impact of changing materials, technology and manufacturing techniques on the shape of modern design. So they launched a competition
Rumour has it that some good weather is finally on its way. I really hope so as the thought of autumn arriving before we even get a proper dose of sun just doesn’t even bear contemplating. Surely it’s not too much to ask that we could have just a few weeks of sun? Just enough
Not so long ago I was introduced to a place so wonderful that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you. For those of you who love hunting out unique vintage finds from yesteryear, I can tell you this is somewhere that will be right up your street. Home Barn is a veritable wonder
Kitchen worktops specialist, Granite Transformations, has celebrated Olympic year by creating a Union Jack-adorned island unit, clad in its tough, hard-wearing, diamond-polished material. Rather than adhere to traditional red, white and blue, Granite Transformations chose muted white Cristallino, slate grey and blue steel finishes from its Trend G recycled glass collection, to introduce a ‘designer
I just had to feature these spectacular lights by a Polish designer who goes by the name of Calabarte. He creates the most magical lighting effects with his unusual choice of material and the results are just breath-taking. The lamps are made from the gourd, which is an annual tropical vine originating in Africa and Asia.
I spotted these lamps a few months ago and I must say I think they are rather sweet. Designed by Mexican designer and architect Ricardo Garza Marcos, the Lightboy & Lightgirl concept lamp designs take the iconic symbols that have become universally recognized as those representing the idea of man and woman and transforms them
Many of you have probably already spotted these intriguing lamps by Evil Robot Designs as they graced the pages of the September issue of Elle Decoration. It was whilst flipping through the most recent issue that I first spied them and I must admit it was love at first sight. Evil Robot Designs is the
In this interview with up-and-coming designer Lee Broom, I find out how his background in fashion translated to the interiors industry and what else he’d like to work on.
So it’s Monday and the start of another week. I hope you are all well rested after the weekend. I have a great post for you to kick-start the week, one which I have been seriously excited about all weekend. For anyone who is not aware of Made.com I seriously recommend that you read on
Last week I had a lovely email from Caroline over at Bubbledrum introducing me to her lovely site. It is not an exaggeration to say that I was in awe of all the lovely products that they stock and I just couldn’t understand how I had never come across this fabulous little shop before. Owned
British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert recently launched his 2011 collection of furniture and lighting. Benjamin studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006. He went on to open his own studio in London in 2007 where he works on a diverse range of projects across the furniture and lighting sectors. He
A fusion of art and design, the lighting creations of In-es.artdesign are made in limited editions, with some pieces created as exclusives. The second collection, created by the artist/designer Oçilunam, is inspired by the moon and includes the pieces ‘Luce liquida’ and ‘T.moon’. Made from Nebulite, a material developed specifically for In-es.artdesign’s collections, this lunar
Favourite Things is a pendant lamp produced by Stockholm-based design company Chen Karlsson. The playful nature of the lamp gives it a dual purpose: not only does it provide illumination in a room but it also acts as a tiny gallery in which the owner can display their most treasured possessions. The bulbous, transparent, plastic
For the latest edition of INSIDE, the monthly newsletter produced by WAN Interiors, I interviewed Samuel Wilkinson about his Plumen 001 award-winning designer lightbulb for Hulger. The annual Brit Insurance Design Awards hosted by London’s Design Museum is widely considered to be “the Oscars of the design world.” The competition showcases the most innovative and
The next few years will see the familiar incandescent light bulb disappear from our homes, offices, workplaces, leisure venues etc as regulation sounds the death knell for this once ubiquitous light source replacing it with more energy-efficient, eco-friendly light bulbs. I am currently looking into the consequences of this regulation for interior design
In recent months, I have come across quite a few innovative interiors products inspired by the great outdoors. This got me thinking that there are some really interesting ways to liven up your living room and bring the garden inside the house. So I’ve decided to do a quick round-up of my favourite products that
Whilst researching an article I was writing recently I was sent some information on the trends we can expect to see in the coming year with regards to lighting. The information came from the trends and forecasting department of SeymourPowell, a global design and innovation company, and detailed five key trends that will be lighting
Freedom Of Creation, the pioneers in 3D printed designs have teamed up with Karim Rashid to present a new series of lights that have been created using the revolutionary process of rapid manufacturing. The Cross series will be presented this month as table, standing and hanging lights at Passagen in Cologne, which takes place from