I was recently invited to the launch party of Heal’s discover: The Modern Craft Market. It was a wonderful event packed full of home grown talent, crafts and creatives. The market which will run till February 16th, consist of a curated group of independent designers, Royal College of Art graduates […]
Cath Kidston Spring Summer 2014 – a sneak peek.
London last week was rather damp and drab, so I have decided to show you Cath Kidston’s new Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Hope this brings some sunshine cheer. There are seven themes to their new collection – Safari, Painterly Rose, Tea time, Budgies, Field rose, Patchwork and spots. I have picked […]
Heath Ceramics LA – Edith Heath and Adam Silverman. BlogtourLA .
During Blog Tour LA, we were lucky to visit Heath Ceramics, kindly organised by Veronika Miller of Modenus after a tweet request. I have always yearned to visit this special place. I have summarised below a brief history of the company, which I found most interesting. Edith Heath, the Danish founder of Heath Ceramics, was […]
A visit to Kelly Wearstler’s LA office and shop – part of BlogtourLA with Modenus
The blogtour LA with Modenus has started and what an amazing start it was. I am in awe of Veronika Miller for organising such an amazing itinerary for us, considering she has just finished a blogtour in London. The highlight of day 1 was our visit to Kelly Wearstler’s office […]
Designjunction 2013, London Design Festival, my picks.
To complete my report on the London Design Festival, I’d like to show you my picks from one of the main design venues, Designjunction. On close analysis of my photos taken at the show, I noticed two recurrent themes. The first is the trend for metal. Copper, Brass and Gold […]
Donna Wilson 10th Anniversary, London Design Festival 2013.
Donna Wilson, famed for her knitted creatures and home accessories, is celebrating her company’s 10th anniversary with an amazing exhibition of past and new collections. It is also part of the London Design Festival 2013. The theme is ‘The Three Little Bears’ . Here we have ‘Who is sitting in […]
Wrong for Hay launched at the London Design Festival 2013
Yesterday was the start of the London Design Festival. As I wasn’t working, I took the opportunity to explore some of event sites. After navigating the corridors of the Victoria and Albert museum to see their main festival attractions, I headed towards St James’ park in Westminster. I had pre-arranged […]
Designer Zoo in Copenhagen, a cool design concept store
Whilst in Copenhagen, I came across Designer Zoo, a concept store for Danish craft and design. I have selected my favourites for this post. Some of the items are new finds, not seen in the mainstream shops of Copenhagen. The above colourful containers are by All That Clay, designed by […]
Maria Hatling – another talent unveiled
I recently came across Maria Hatling, the resident artist of the week at the Fritz Hansen store in London. She was there as part of the Makecreate project in which a negotiated space in store allows for an artist to exhibit their work, to gain further exposure. Maria is a Norwegian […]
An interview with Alice Mary Lynch – her dolls for Alice Temperley
A few months back, my lovely friend, Ursula, of the blog Room to Bloom e-mailed me about a talented designer called Alice Mary Lynch, who had created a collection of dolls to adorn the walls of famed fashion designer, Alice Temperly’s store in Bruton Street, London. I was instantly drawn to the […]
Cockpit Arts Christmas open studios 2012
The last time I was at Cockpit Arts studio, I was there to interview Tamasyn Gambell. I remembered walking up the corridor in the East Wing of Cockpit Arts. Flanked on either side of the corridor were large closed studio doors. Above each door is the resident artist’s name plaque. […]
Interview with Tamasyn Gambell at Cockpit Arts
Tamasyn Gambell is a talented print textile designer. She first came to my attention when I noticed her beautifully upholstered Mid-century chairs, a collaboration with Forest London. I used to own a vintage Ercol day bed and was frustrated by the lack of fabric choice that would complement this classic […]