• Playground kitchen by Elmar Cucine

    Kitchen’s don’t come much cooler than this! The Playground collection was designed by Roberto and Ludovica Palomba for Italian kitchen brand Elmar Cucine. Presented for the first time at Milan Design Week this year, Playground is a modular kitchen, which allows planning freedom and customisation for domestic spaces, whilst at the same time bringing a

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  • Personalised art for your home

    The trend for personalisation has been gathering pace over the past few years as consumers react against standard issue products and search for something that is more tailored to their own personal needs or that will allow them to express their own personal style. As people seek out more unique ways of decorating their homes

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  • Private Space by Ellenberger Design

    Photo credit: Alexander Fanslau Burgeoning urban populations have led to city dwellings becoming increasingly smaller and as a response many designers are seeking to create furniture that has a smaller footprint, is multi-purpose or that can be folded away for easy storage when not in use. With his Private Space furniture collection German designer Jannis

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  • Trends 2011

    Having recently rediscovered the ability to embed videos into my blog I thought that these films may be of interest. There are two short clips from Deutsche Welle’s Trends 2011 series. The first one is about the interiors and architecture trends we can expect to see in 2011 and the second is about furniture and

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  • Graffiti themed interiors

    Many people may not think that graffiti constitutes art and I’m not going to get into that debate here. I personally am a big fan of graffiti, but only when done creatively. I certainly do not agree with the mindless vandalism caused by people simply spraying their tags all over the city. There is nothing

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  • Lighting trends

    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

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  • Home Libraries

    I posted a comment on the Facebook group for ShelterPop the other day in response to a discussion over the whole E-book Vs real books debate. I am proudly sitting on the fence refusing to make a choice between the two. In fact I’m selfishly indulging in both, and sometime at the same time. And

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  • Sustainable flooring

    For the January issue of Designer magazine I wrote an article about how the tough economic climate has prompted consumers and specifiers to opt for more long-lasting, better quality flooring products that have a reduced impact on the environment. Flooring manufacturers are stepping up to meet the sustainability challenge and we are now seeing a

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