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How to make the Faceture vase by Phil Cuttance

By On November 26, 2013

I spotted these vases some time back at Mint in South Kensington. The Faceture vase series by Phil Cuttance is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a handmade mould. The… Read More


Herman Miller: 108 Years in 108 Seconds

By On September 17, 2013

To celebrate the launch of their digital platform exploring the stories behind what they do at Herman Miller, the 108 year-old company asked animators Part of a Bigger Plan to answer the… Read More


Cassannet font inspired by Cassandre posters

By On July 24, 2013

Very few font launches get the attention that Cassannet has done. Of course, the inspiration for the font was the posters designed by Cassandre, pseudonym of Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, a Ukrainian-French painter.… Read More


Vitsœ: A persistent system

By On July 15, 2013

Regular readers might have noticed that I worked for Dieter Rams shelving makers Vitsœ for some years and have often referenced Dieter Rams in my blog posts. Last week saw the release… Read More


How to tie a bow tie by The Hill-Side

By On March 14, 2013

I love bow-ties. I don’t ever feel fully comfortable wearing them but I love the look of that little piece of cloth around the neck. According to Wikipedia, bow-ties tend to be… Read More


Richard Meier x Massimo Vignelli

By On November 29, 2012

Illustrious modernist Richard Meier and multi-disciplinary creator Massimo Vignelli reflect on their respective crafts, city life, and enduring friendship in this mesmeric film by Johnnie Shand Kydd. Shot at the minimalist offices… Read More


Lernert & Sander with Brioni

By On October 18, 2012

I posted videos by Lernert & Sander a couple of years ago so when I saw this video, commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine I was instantly hooked. Dutch artists Lernert & Sander’s idea… Read More

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Fiat 500 by Gucci

By On April 17, 2012

Originally launched in 1957, the latest iteration of the doe-eyed classic Fiat 500 has been specially customised by Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini, who enhanced the Fiat 500’s distinguishing traits and added… Read More

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26 typewriters

By On February 2, 2012

“Wrongful practicing of xylophone music tortures every larger dwarf” or “Falsches Üben von Xylophonmusik quält jeden größeren Zwerg” as it should be, is a sentence with the 26 letters of the alphabet… Read More

Still + Co for Sit and Read

Still + Co for Sit and Read

By On January 24, 2012

I wrote about Sit and Read in February last year and have kept a close eye ever since. I love their latest project, working with Still + Co to create a collection… Read More

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29 ways to stay creative [video]

By On January 6, 2012

It’s not easy to stay creative when you are doing it day in, day out. We all fall in to the same patterns and traps. There is a myth that all creative… Read More


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


colette. Paris.

By On October 11, 2011

colette. For many I needn’t say anything more. They know what I am thinking and I know what they are thinking. Even the critics can’t help but recognise that this über-fashionable store… Read More

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Max Lamb

By On September 22, 2011

Traceability may be an important question when buying food, or ordering from a restaurant but with furniture we are much less concerned by this. Designer Max Lamb might not have intentionally set… Read More


Wuthering Heights

By On August 29, 2011

January 1978. The talented Kate Bush releases her best-selling single in the UK of all time. It shot to No.1 in seven countries that it was released. Quite something. My obsession with… Read More


Put This On covers Personal Style

By On August 8, 2011

Men’s style bible ‘Put This On’ has helped thousands of men manage to walk out of the door with the correct attire on for the situation. Put This On… a web series… Read More


How to make a Fritz Hansen’s Series 7 chair

By On May 24, 2011

I have posted about chairs many times over but it is the defining moment for most designers… to try their hand to such a challenging object. It is not as simple as… Read More


Constructing Eames

By On April 5, 2011

I heart handmade. There, I said it. Well, not a big surprise really after appearing on the Etsy blog a few months back. So, on my usual browse of the Etsy blog… Read More


Matias Aguayo

By On March 28, 2011

Chilean DJ Matias Aguayo caught my eye this week with his music video for ‘Ritmo Juarez’, so I wanted to share a couple of great tracks from him and some really nice… Read More

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Kate Spade’s year of color

By On March 21, 2011

I have to admit that I never thought I would ever find a way to blog about Kate Spade… I am not a typical customer, but this morning I followed a few… Read More