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How to Create an Entertainment Hub for the Children this Winter

By On November 1, 2013

Okay, so usually we’re not covering the topics of technology but sitting here with my MacBook, iPad Mini and iPhone 5s, hot-desking next to an iMac and listening to Christmas tunes on… Read More

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Culture

How the 1932 Swedish general election changed design forever

By On October 25, 2012

It is not unusual to hear that design can change lives and has frequently done so, but recently I was in conversation with Chrystina Schmidt from Skandium and learnt something that had… Read More

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Behind the brand: Google

By On January 31, 2012

Back in September I read an article by Peter Salisbury about Google that made me think a little differently about the web. I had always known in the back of my mind… Read More

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Halstock cabinet makers

By On October 28, 2011

Halstock design, manufacture and install bespoke interiors for homes. Working closely with architects and interior designers, Halstock’s designers and cabinet makers are experts in their field and are passionate about their work.… Read More

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Terence Conran at 80

By On October 6, 2011

I recently wrote this article for my other project Heart Home magazine… I wanted to share it with you all. Read the article in the magazine on page 88.   On the… Read More

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Boxpark makes its mark

By On June 22, 2011

Opening this August, Boxpark is planning to bring some shabby chic glamour to a wasteland patch in London’s Shoreditch. Housing creative types in a make-shift market opposite the Tea building just a… Read More

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Shingle house, Dungeness

By On June 6, 2011

“Dungeness in Kent is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world. It is of international conservation importance for its geomorphology, plant and invertebrate communities and birdlife. This is recognised… Read More

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Pile up at Pino

By On May 26, 2011

Pino is a market place for unique, functional and innovative design objects. The idea for the concept came from the name of the shop, Pino, which means a ‘pile’ or ‘stack’ in… Read More

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I ♥ Heart Home

By On May 16, 2011

So, you’re looking for some inspiration for your home… you’ve bought your copies of Elle Decoration and Livingetc, pinned images to Pinterest and made a moodboard at mydeco.com but that is still… Read More

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Design for dementia

By On March 10, 2011

I originally came across Gregor Timlin and Nic Rysenbry’s work on the fantastic Confessions of a Design Geek who interviewed Nic on this work he had worked on in association with Helen… Read More

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Mason Cash mixing bowl

By On March 3, 2011

Who was Mason Cash? No, he was not the English brother of Johnny. Nor a Mason. The name actually comes from master potter ‘Bossy’ Mason, who took over the pottery at Church… Read More

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William Lamb’s Conduit

By On February 23, 2011

Lamb’s Conduit Street in central London is home to many unique, individual shops. Along with some rather surprisingly bad shops selling not very much lurks some of London’s finest treasures. Located in… Read More

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Living

Good morning Mr Porter

By On February 21, 2011

With a successful move from their last building under their belt, Net a Porter settled into their new home at, ahem, Westfield (it’s not as bad as it sounds). After a recent… Read More

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Smythson Featherweight

By On February 16, 2011

I thought long and hard before deciding to talk about Smythson… I am a fan for sure and my wedding stationery came from this Bond Street mecca but it is almost ubiquitous… Read More

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Duralex Picardie: the glass for everyday

By On February 2, 2011

These little cafe glasses were nearly the things of history that we quickly forget but are never truly replaced. So it came with much delight when I discovered that these everyday classics… Read More

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Huxley Clothing

By On January 31, 2011

Huxley clothing set out to produce high-quality, brightly coloured, British-made knitwear. The provenance of the factories that make their clothing is of the utmost importance to Huxley. I want to get myself… Read More

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“Well Stated” by A Continuous Lean

By On September 30, 2010

This post was originally written by Michael Williams for A Continuous Lean. The gents at Field Notes have been busy working on their fifty state “County Fair” editions of their much loved… Read More

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Tatty Devine boutique

By On June 25, 2010

Tatty Devine is famous for bright, inventive jewellery, made by hand in London. The jewellery often looks more like art, as designers Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden trained at Chelsea School of… Read More

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Diane Goode’s hand-painted silk cushions

By On June 19, 2010

This beautiful cushion, by little-known printmaker Diane Goode, celebrates the beauty and splendour of my favourite city, London town. This unique design has been meticulously hand-painted to achieve a rich and luxurious… Read More

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The W* House

By On June 16, 2010

I wanted to share with you The W* House from the marvelous magazine, Wallpaper* (don’t forget the asterisk). This wonderful idea of showcasing products which the magazine would put inside a theoretical… Read More