SORRY for the lateness of post folks. Lots of Christmas ill-health combined with catch-up and a new term for the kids has meant slow progress here… BUT a restful holiday has meant lots of food for thought on the blog going forwards, including this… My previous home was the perfect foil for modern retro geometric fabrics and prints. It was a 1960s Span house – a suburban, (budget) friendly architect-designed house that somehow managed to […]
I DIDN’T know much about the Italian brand Calligaris until I interviewed the NYC-based designer Stephen Burks over the summer. Stephen – funny, candid, a great interviewee basically – spoke about how the folks at Calligaris are keen for him to help them revisit the values they started the company with, many moons ago. It’s an issue most commercially successful design companies share today: namely handmade values and how to reinstate them into larger commercial […]
URBAN Patterns form the new print collection from Dutch product designer Manon Garritsen and printmaker Jessica Nielsen. Handmade and ecological (naturally tanned leather straps, solvent-free inks and heavy organic canvas), the collection is inspired by the gridlines seen in buildings and urban life of Rotterdam where Garritsen and Nielsen are based (and which is famous for its urban architecture, and also a super-fun weekend destination, though you might not think it…). I especially love the […]
DEBORAH Bowness launched her fab wallpaper Christmas tree – Trees for Life Not Just For Christmas – last year. But new this year is the super cute mini Tree (bottom) – just 16cm x 38cm – designed to be hung on a wall, propped on a shelf or sent to a friend (yes, please). Find both designs in her shop www.deborahbowness.com. The mini tree is £39.