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12. Paris Maison / Objet Trends 2015

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A BRIEF breakdown of a few of my favourite looks from the Paris Maison & Objet 2015 design shows this last week… Super skinny outlines and Coral: Above from Clockwise top left, Cinna chair and side table; Roche Bobois slanting side tables; Roche Bobois lamps and Roche Bobois outline lighting. 40s and 50s themes: Above, (from clockwise top left) Luca Nichetto for De La Espada; Autoban with De La Espada, Soft Line and Muuto.  Light […]

09. Turquoise Kitchen from La Cornue

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OKAY, so the kitchen I’m currently planning is just an IKEA black and white kitchen. Black on the bottom half, white on the top. (We’re also keeping part of the original kitchen as it’s solid timber and well, replacing it is more hassle than it’s worth – and that will also be painted black). Black and white kitchens are undoubtedly the kitchen look of the moment. BUT, how adorable is this kitchen (Grand Palais 180) […]

08. Ammonite by Farrow & Ball

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I PROMISED myself no grey in this new house. I don’t hate grey. But the old house was all grey, white and yellow, and that suited that house to a ‘T’. I wanted to move on to something fresher and lighter, more in keeping with the countryside round it, and all the greys at the Paris design shows last January made me yearn for something different. On the whole we have (largely greens – pix […]

07. Soft Geometric Print Cushions

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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 […]

04. Calligaris Does Colour

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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 […]

02. Urban Patterns

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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 […]