Category: Design


The Beano and Friends join Surface View

The Beano & Friends is the new collection from the masters of innovative print, Surface View. This series of iconic imagery celebrates the illustrations of Dundee based publishing company DC Thomson. From Britain’s most famous Wild West character Desperate Dan of the Dandy, to the girls’ comic of its time Judy Magazine that effortlessly merged picture-story format moralistic stories with pin-up covers. This curated collection of imagery will have broad appeal, particularly with those of a certain generation who love to indulge in a bit of design nostalgia.


Surface View


Every Surface View story begins with a picture. The fascinating and beautiful imagery, that form the extensive collections come about from eclectic sources. Retrieved from dusty attics, discovered in vaulted basements or among the pages of vintage manuscripts, the imagery is then digitally remastered, retaining its unique character yet achieving the finest image quality. Read More

The bird lamp by Martijn Westphal

The bird lamp designed by Dutch designer Martijn Westphal. Beautifully crafted from aircraft plywood, the lighting object maintains its form by bending thin sheets of wooden material, where the surface acts as a translucent cover for diffusing light. Cut by using water-jets, the bird shapes pop out from the wrapped frame, creating a contrast in illumination within each bird silhouette.


Martijn Westphal

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Contemporary Design & Craft from the Designers/Makers

The Designers / Makers Ltd is a not for profit Agency for contemporary Design & Craft within the UK. The Designers/Makers online shop is a place where their members can sell their work as part of a community and a place where they can offer customers unique, limited edition work by great UK Designers. The Designers/Makers is now offering all our readers a festive discount of 10% off all items!




This Christmas the Designers/Makers have a unique selection of UK designed and made products suitable for all the family including hand woven cushions and woolen scarfs from Helen Foot Design and Theo Wright, beautifully embelished ceramics by Ali Miller and Imogen Luddy, delicate animal themed silver jewellery from Flowerie 88 and soft cashmere ‘Love morse code’ blankets to snuggle up with from Holly Berry Projects. The Designers/Makers Shop has a plethora of unique gifts that not only offers something special for a loved one but helps support the UK Design and Craft Industry. Read More

Desigual Home Collection

Desigual presents their first Home textiles collection full of color and joy just like the designs of their clothing line. Duvet covers, pillows, bathrobes, towels and tablecloths are just some of the many proposals that form Desigual Living the universe. The new Desigual Home Collection is faithful to the “mood” and creativity that characterizes the Spanish Brand.




Desigual Home Collection is a reflection of the brand’s optimist lifestyle and adopts the same upbeat approach to dressing those favorite bits of your home. Since 1984, when it first saw the light of day, Desigual has been living up to its slogan “Desigual is not the same”, offering a rather different perspective on the world of fashion. Read More


Since the Buddha of Suburbia collection has taken Mini Moderns east for inspiration, they couldn’t resist the appeal of traditional Indian dhurries. The 100% cotton dhurries are hand woven in Jaipur by a family associated with the craft since the 19th century. They combine contemporary graphic pattern with traditional craftsmanship – and they’ve sized them especially to work in compact urban living spaces.


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Melanie Porter Design – a wooly sense of style

Melanie Porter loves wool and she also loves to knit, and uses it to produce contemporary knitted fabric to upholster interior and furniture products. After 10 years of working as a knitwear designer, Melanie Porter turned her expertise to furniture creating one off furniture masterpieces. Trained at the Central Saint Martin’s College Melanie nurtured her natural knitting talent to enable her to create the most exquisite knitted and crocheted pieces. These soft and cozy pieces will be the coolest way to keep you warm the upcoming winter!


Melanie Porter


As well as creating gorgeous knitted chunky cushions, throws and fabulous lampshades Melanie Porter also takes second-hand vintage furniture pieces and reimagines them with knitted covers. She undertakes the entire process herself and everything, from the restoration and upholstering to the individual, crocheted buttons, is done by hand. Melanie Porter showed her new collection of knitted interior products for the first time at Tent London September this year. Read More

Brick a cosy, graphical cushion from Normann Copenhagen

Brick is created by designer Britt Bonnesen for Normann Copenhagen. Brick is a cozy, geometrical cushion with a modern and elegant feel. The cushion is a play on shapes, colors and materials. Brick is made up of various textures and shades of fabric and is a simple way to add a dash of color for your home.




Britt Bonnesen’s inspiration for Brick has been found in both geometry and patchwork. The pieces of textile used on the front of the cushion have been cut into simple squares and geometrical shapes creating an irregular graphical pattern when seen together. The front pieces are all different while the back is made up of one piece of material. Read More

Lipa by Kenyon Yeh for COOIMA

Lipa side table by London-based designer Kenyon Yeh for COOIMA is made from one single sheet of laser-cut steel then simply bent to form the sturdy legs and surface. The beauty part is, there is no certain angle telling which side should be the front. Every angle of Lipa can be used as the front part depends which side brings the most appealing view. Lipa is a simple, unique, practical and sculptural side table, nightstand or plant stand anywhere in home or public spaces.




Lipa can be used as a side table, nightstand, or a plant stand anywhere in a home or public space. Bent steel makes the design minimalistic and creative in its form. Lipa side table is available in a round or square top powder coated finish. Read More