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Chelsea Flower Show 2018 Highlights

21st May 2018
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The Chelsea Flower Show kickstarts the summer calendar of events here England. Most of us are still on a high from the Royal Wedding and London is buzzing this week with the Chelsea Flower Show and Clerkenwell Design Week starting tomorrow. It’s a real treat to attend the Chelsea Flower Show on the VIP day when it’s so much easier to navigate through the space without the crowds that turn out on the public days. It’s really one of my…

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Interior Design

Gander and White, The Art of Shipping, Interview with Davina Walker

14th May 2018

For those of you in the know, Gander and White Shipping are a supplier to the top interior design firms. Their services are often called upon when working on very high valued projects that need that white glove service. I spoke to Davina Walker, the Department Manager for the Interior Design Division. Davina has been with Gander and White for 23 years so has seen this business grow and the wider sector change over that period. How would you describe…

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Interior Design

Why designers flock to Lalanne’s sheep

6th May 2018

The simplest of creative twists can be the inspiration for new concepts in interior design, but it’s rare that a humble farm animal has been the source of inspiration and a much sought-after furniture item for decades. But Lalanne’s sheep have done exactly that and are as hot today as they were 30 years ago. Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne’s sheep can be found in chic and trendy offices, to homes of design collectors and even the Musée des Arts Décoratifs…

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Design Styles Interior Design

Wabi-sabi: the luxury of imperfection

29th April 2018

The new luxury is all about finding beauty in simplicity and impermanence. The Japanese design aesthetic of wabi-sabi combines natural inspirations and a neutral palette with an acknowledgement of the beauty in the imperfection of daily life. Unlike minimalism, which seeks to streamline and eliminate clutter, wabi-sabi celebrates the knot in the wood or the wrinkle in the linen. A state of mind Wabi-sabi developed from Zen Buddhist philosophy sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries and has three founding…

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Interior Design

Milan Design Week 2018

26th April 2018

When I think of how best to tackle this article about Milan Design Week, I just think that hundreds of words about detailed products and installations can’t really do any good to anyone. As this show really is about the spirit of design and the community. I was fortunate enough to be covering the Lexus Design Awards at the start of the week, and that was really great to travel with their team who took all the stress out of…

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Brands Interior Design

Lexus, Limitless Co-Existence at Milan Design Week

26th April 2018

“Can you imagine a world where individuals understand, care and respect each other without exceptions? We can.” I must admit, it was quite a treat travelling with the team from Lexus. They had invited me to Milan Design Week to experience their exhibition and to explore the Lexus Design Awards. Limitless Co-Existence “Co” was this year’s creative theme and the Lexus installation was titled “Limitless Co-existence.” It was an exploration into their belief that design is a catalyst for change,…

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Interior Design Interviews

Interview with Brian Woulfe, founder of Designed by Woulfe

17th April 2018
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Image credit: ROOZ Photography Brian Woulfe founded his interior design firm, Designed by Woulfe, in 2008. A global designer who has worked in the UK, US, Asia and I know that he is currently completing a project in Spain, so you’ll often see images of him travelling on his Instagram account. Brians work is new and fresh and his projects really appeal to my sense of style. We are going to be seeing a lot more of Brian and I can’t…

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Brands Interior Design

Celebrating English design with Rory Dobner

10th April 2018
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With the world of luxury homeware often leaning towards conventional design at the moment, it’s great to see brands like Rory Dobner blowing a breath of fresh air into the mix with a whimsical style that isn’t afraid to push boundaries. Before founding the company itself in 2011, Rory had already lead a successful solo career, winning Burns Young Artist of the Year in 1998. Recently Rory Dobner was named ‘Brand of Tomorrow 2017’ by Walpole, showing that there’s no change…

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Hotel Interior Design Travel

Old Town Chambers Edinburgh, Luxury Serviced Apartments

3rd April 2018

I was recently in Edinburgh for a few business meetings and decided to make it an overnight stay so I could join friends for dinner. One of my meetings was to meet the interior designer and see a preview of the design scheme for the newest hotel opening in Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Grand, which is part of the Lateral City Apartments group. This group currently have 3 properties with the Edinburgh Grand being it’s latest and the other two being…

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Art Interior Design

Art Dubai : A photo essay

27th March 2018
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It was my first visit to Art Dubai, which was presenting its 12th edition. 105 Galleries from 48 countries participate in this fair. The underlying motivation is uncovering diversity and presenting this to a globally diverse audience. It is the world’s most globally diverse art fair. Keen to be recognised as a platform for discovery, I spent two days exploring. With multiple events happening around the Madinat Jumeirah, Art Dubai had something to offer everyone, from children at the 6th edition…

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