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22. The new Parentesi lamp from Flos

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THE work of the late designer Achille Castiglioni is so simple, and now such a part of our design lexicon that it’s pretty tricky sometimes to see how genius it is. And sometimes it’s good to be reminded.  Achille’s Parentesi lamp (designed in 1971 with Pio Manzu) was about all that Castiglioni stood for in design – sideways thinking, simplicity, grace and lightness, and solutions. Parentesi in particular was about the versatility and portability of the […]

20. Perfect Black & Whites Fabrics from JAB Anstoetz?

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I’VE AN ongoing struggle with finding the right cushions for my living room – ones I would want to keep for a few years and not just a season. My mood changes constantly and I’ve never found the ‘right’ one. So I’ve resorted to having cushions made from fabrics I’ve been hoarding for a while. Pix to follow, but in the meantime I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on some of these new fabrics from […]

18. Best New Anthropologie Buys

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YES please! Love these new outdoor Diamond Weave poufs, which would look and function great clustered around a little table, the new Medora bathmat to introduce a tiny bit of ethnic into a clean-lined modern bathroom, the spotty Ikat Spotted Cushion for a hint of humour, and the beautiful Glint Stripe Knob drawer pull, well just because… All new from Anthropologie. www.anthropologie.eu

16. Splashback Beauty

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OFTEN seems to me that splash backs are where you can add the most personality in a kitchen. I love the romance of Martin Moore’s alternatives to Metro tiles (although they do those too and I do still love them).  First up is book matched lavender marble, then antiqued glass tiles, and thirdly sculptured walnut. Which is your favourite? [Sidenote, how beautiful is that copper tap?] All from family-run company Martin Moore – kitchens from […]

14. Aerial View: Tommy Clarke

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I THINK there’s something so appealing about seeing the earth from above. It’s comforting being reduced (or should that be elevated) to a pattern or a series of patterns. Life seems so much more ORDERED! New from Lumitrix are these prints by London-based aerial photographer Tommy Clarke, available in a host of different sizes, framed or unframed from £90 to £850, all in limited editions (the super big one being a 25 edition). Lumitrix will […]

13. Best in Glass: Giopato & Coombes

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IT’S NO secret I have a current blown glass obsession – particularly in lighting. There were some amazing handblown glass lighting pieces at Maison & Objet – including Michael Ruh, Bocci and Pulpo. I never made it to the Giopato & Coombes Editions stand – foot fatigue put paid to that – but their work is amongst my favourite of last year’s launches (they initially showed in London at last year’s Designersblock). Made by Venetian […]