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Camille-Walala-at-Aria-for-London-Design-Festival-2015-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell With all the rain in London last week, I thought I’d post something bright to give you all a mid-week cheer.

I was overseas for most of London Design festival this year, but I was so pleased to have at least caught this exhibition.

Introducing you to Aria’s London Design week 2015 presentation of Camille Walala’s work.

The exhibition was called ‘Walala In Da House’. Isn’t that exterior amazing? Camille-Walala-London-Design-festival-photo-by-Little-big-Bell Camille Walala is known for her tribal POP style, using vibrant colours and graphic prints.

Her work appears to be influenced by the Memphis movement.

The Memphis group was founded by Ettore Sottsass in 1981and they designed colourful furniture and decor inspired by the Art Deco and Pop Art eras. Camille-Walala-London-Design-festival-photo-by-Little-big-Bell It was great to get to photograph the exhibition up close.

Graphic squares on walls seem to be very on trend, I have noticed it popping up in various other design venues. I’m sure we will see more of it emerging come Spring/Summer. Camille-Walala-at-Aria-London-Design-Festival-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The bright pops of colour and patterns go so well together. Camille-Walala-London-Design-festival-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This is inspiring me to paint the backs of my shelves in vibrant shades or even apply stripy wallpaper. Camille-Walala-graphic-Memphis-style-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Up close. Camille-Walala-at-Aria-for-London-Design-Festival-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell It was wonderful to get to see this classic Memphis designed ‘Tahiti’ lamp by Ettore Sottsass. Camille-Walala-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This is a simple way to inject a bit of Memphis style to your shelves. Wrap books in brightly coloured covers. Walala-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Mix and match bold patterns, stripes, swirls and splatter. These vases would be fun to create. Aria-shop-Walala-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I’m loving this pink decanter and crystal cut glasses. Walala-lights-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell If colour is not your thing, Memphis style can still be achieved with monochrome shades of black and white. London-Design-Festival-2015-colour-at-Aria-Walala-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I finish off with this pair of colourful shoes in Memphis style.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Would be great to create a bit of Memphis at home don’t you think? I think I may try, perhaps in a little shelf alcove, so watch this space.

Have a great day all. I will soon be back with lots of exciting gift and DIY ideas for Christmas.

For now, if you want to gift someone a piece of Walala style for Christmas, then Aria has a huge collection of homewares in that style available for sale.

( The shelving from the collection has been made by Dale Kirk and ceramics by CoBALTUM. The set and props have been styled by Julia Jomaa, the plants and fruit by Rosy Nicholas and the Memphis Milano by Hopper and Space.)

Kirkby-Design-and-Jon-Burgerman-London-Design-festival-2015-on-Little-Big-Bell Here is a sneak peek of my London Design festival 5 colourful design picks. A special little preview for you.

I can’t believe how time has flew and the London Design Festival is approaching again.

Introducing you to my first curated talent, a collaboration between Kirkby Design and Jon Burgerman.  

Kirkby Design was launched in 2009 and stocks a range of beautifully vibrant high performance fabrics that can be used in upholstery and colourful soft furnishing projects.

Their Cobalt blues, bright greens and dusky pinks are a real stand out for me at the moment.  Kirkby-Design-and-Jon-Burgerman-LDF-2015-on-Little-Big-Bell Jon Burgerman is a leading figure in the popular ‘doodle’ art movement. For this collaboration, Jon has created 12 designs using paints, crayons, ink, marker pens and paper cut outs to create colourful creatures and shapes. This has then been digitally printed onto the fabric. Kirkby-Design-LDF-2015-Little-Big-Bell-blog So fun don’t you think? The colour palette for all the designs are perfect and I’m now desperate to get the sofa above. Kirkby-Design-and-Jon-Burgerman-cushions-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Here’s some of the bright and colourful Kirkby- Burgerman cushions. Tent-London-2015-Kitty-McCall-Little-Big-Bell Next, is the super colourful brand Kitty McCall, launched by textiles designer Catherine Nice. The chair above is called the Matisse Blue retro Benchair.

It is a collaboration between Kitty Mc Call and Florrie and Bill.

Kitty-Mccall-cushion-on-Little-Big-Bell Bold and bright, this cushion is bound to bring any sofa to live. Kitty-Mc-Call-Tent-2015-on-Little-Big-Bell This is the Tropicalia landscape pouf. I can see this fitting in well in my living room. So nice to have a pop of colour to rest one’s tired legs when seated.

Come to think of it, it’s just too pretty for me to put my legs on. Tent-London-2015-chair-by-Kitty-Mc-Call-on-Little-Big-Bell This is the Ola Berry Retro Benchair. Great Autumn hues interspersed with brights. Saniyo-at-Tent-London-2015-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell My next curated choice is a Japanese design brand Saniyo.

Their philosophy is less is more. Simple ceramics in pastel hues, great when mixed and matched together. PENELOPE HOPE_DESIGNER NADIA_BED OF CUSHIONS_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell Next, is the definitely very shiny brand Penelope Hope. Nadia, who is the designer behind the brand is based in Guernsey.

Her aim was to bring colour, pattern and sparkle to the home. She certainly did that, look at the shiny bright and happy colours.

Penelope-Hope-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Metal accents continue to be a strong trend and I think it’s perfect when combined with bold colours in soft furnishing.

London_Design_Festival_2015_Safomasi_Salcombe_Collection_Rockpool_Cushion_45x45_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell Last but not least, is the Salcombe collection by Sarah of Safomasi.

The collection was inspired by her happy family holidays in Salcombe, Devon. The pillows above are called Rockpool, inspired by the English beach at low tide. The other side features a light blue limpet print. Safomasi_Salcombe_Collection_Regatta_Quilt_Close_up_featured_on_Little_Big_Bell This is the Regatta quilt inspired by boat racing around the estuary. Perfect for creating a coastal feel and also for a boy’s room.

That concludes my colourful selection of 5. Kirkby Design and John Burgerman will be showing in Designjunction and the rest will be at Tent London 2015.

hope you’ve enjoyed my picks. Have a great week ahead.

( All images supplied by and used with permission from the brands mentioned. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.)

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