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Keep it Natural

An increasing number of interior designers seem to be turning to Mother Nature for inspiration these days, so it is not a surprise that décors starring organic elements are IN this year. If you are considering jumping on the natural décor bandwagon (and you should be, because homes with natural materials boast both a unique appeal and a healthier environment), here are some convenient tips to help you transform your living space into nature-inspired eye-candy. Read More

SQUID INK STOOL new in at Folklore

SQUID INK STOOL made by turned ash by Felix McCormack available from Folklore. This is the first in a collection of furniture that uses squid ink as wood dye. The inspiration comes from the way coloured slips are often applied to ceramics, where you can see brush strokes and the impact of the human hand on the work.

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Philipp Von Hase 100% Norway at Tent London

100% Norway at Tent London 2013 – a new wave of Design from the Land of the Fjords! The Bergen based designer Philipp Von Hase is one of 10 x 10 designers to feature in the showcase at Tent London this September. He will present these two wonderful pieces, Trialog and Spire.

 

Philipp Von Hase 100 Norway at Tent London 4

 

Philipp Von Hase was born and raised in Hanover, and for the last few years he has been studying at the Bergen Academy of Art & Design. While there he has embraced every element of Norwegian life and culture. Read More

Jurianne Matter pop up fish

Sweet and whimsical pop up fish, found at Blomme who features gift and interior articles and other great stuff from the Netherlands. These graphic artworks pop up fish designed by Jurianne Matter appear understated, but see what happens when you take these few simple steps!

 

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It is the same with all the paperwork from Jurianne Matter; open the fish and the leaves of the trees, open the landscape and the sunshine. Choose a background colour to suit the mood of the picture. You can use one of the colours provided or perhaps something completely different. Jurianne Matter work as a freelance designer and product stylist. She designs her own paperwork, but she also loves to design patterns for other companies. Read More

1 Object in 1 Minute by Pierre Lota

French Designer Pierre Lota has embarked on a project he calls 1 Object in 1 Minute by Pierre Lota. He creates a video of him assembling one of his own awesome designs pieces from improvised materials and makes it appear so simple. Each video is under 1 minute. Pierre Lota is really amazing and best of all there made mainly from recycled materials.

 

 

In the same line of Pierre Lota,s interactive design video program broadcasted in 2009, “One object in one minute in 2013” is a new short program about eco-design that stages the creation (and the making) of poetic objects by using the bare minimum of material and & in less than one minute. Driven by aesthetics and ethics commitment to up cycling, Pierre Lota transcends the material by appropriating, diverting, altering any everyday objects from its initial use. With a minimum of technical operations and some scraps and recycled materials which can rather be also re-used) he shows the possibility of avoiding throwing objects that could still be useful if it’s transformed with a touch of imagination. This program will feature new episodes Weekly webcast, where Pierre Lota will seek to re-enchant materials so that the initial product is poetically and surprisingly transfigured. Read More

Plumen – The World’s First Designer Energy Saving Light Bulb

Plumen is the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb, designed by Hulger & Samuel Wilkinson. The name Plumen comes from the “plume,” the decorative feathers of a bird and “lumen,” the unit of light.

 

Plumen

 

Plumen light globe is a very stylish and decorative light bulb that changes appearance as you look at it from different angles. The globes look amazing hung bare or from your favorite open fitting / lamp and emanate light that is for the first time with energy saving bulbs, warm and inviting! Ideal for not only the home lighting design but café lighting design, restaurants lighting, office lighting, hotels, theatres. If you want to make a statement rather than just light a room then the Plumen light bulb is perfect. It uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, keeps down electricity bills and is better for the environment. It also lasts around 8 times longer. Read More

Halloween inspiration – vintage book pumpkins

These vintage book pumpkins are the perfect Halloween decorations for a teacher, librarian, book lover or favorite vintage friend. Make space for it on your bookshelf at home or set out as part of your autumn decor.

 

vintage book pumpkins

 

These vintage book pumpkins from a thrift store stash are made of old, vintage, well-loved books, crafted into adorable pumpkins. Read More

Fresh Sense Taiwan

Fresh Sense Taiwan will showcase the best of Taiwanese design for the first time at Tent London.  Fresh Sense Taiwan  represent the countryʼs unique design story, dipping into its past, present and future for inspiration. Theyʼre reviving and reinventing traditional techniques and materials, while breaking new ground to build a 21st century Taiwanese aesthetic.

 

Fresh Sense Taiwan

 

Fresh Sense Taiwan will celebrate innovative design from homegrown studios and highlight the countryʼs dedication to the creative industries. Taiwanʼs rich heritage and diverse society, together with its manufacturing capacity and global outlook, place it in a perfect position to accelerate development of its creative economy. Fresh Sense Taiwan showcasing the best new Taiwanese design in London will forge new relationships and build reputations internationally. Read More

Autarchy by FORMAFANTASMA

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are the Italian designers behind the Einhoven-based design studio with the beautiful name FORMAFANTASMA. Their project Autarchy pays homage to the uncomplicated, the simple and the everyday. The project have been seen in several well-known magazines and design events but is still worth to show it again.

 

Autarchy

 

Autarchy is an installation that proposes an autonomous way of producing goods and outlines a hypothetical scenario where a community is embracing a serene and self-inflicted embargo where nature is personally cultivated, harvested and processed, to feed and make tools to serve human necessities.

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