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Beautiful things Biophilic Design 27/09/2017

London Design Festival Trends: 21 Botanical Designs

London Design Festival was green this year! London Design Fair placed a large number of plants around the show to help guide visitors and make them happy.

London Design Festival is now a wrap. Without a doubt, biophilic design and botanical influences were high on the agenda among event organisers, exhibitors and speakers. Looking around London Design Fair, Decorex, Design Junction, Top Drawer and 100% Design, plants and natural materials were everywhere; both symbolic and real. It seems the UK is starting to understand the importance of biophilic design principles (if not…

Beautiful things 16/06/2017

House & Garden Festival: Dedicated Garden Sector

House & Garden Festival incorporates GROW, a sector dedicated to garden inspiration with plants, furniture, accessories, ideas and more.

House & Garden Festival is happening next week at London’s Olympia, 21-24th June. The festival this year includes GROW; the contemporary garden exhibition. I’m particularly looking forward to exploring the installations, free workshops, green home and garden ideas, and of course plant related products. Three House & Garden Festival sectors The fair covers home, garden, lifestyle, gifts and food & drink. Three events will take place: GROW…

Beautiful things 09/05/2017

Josef Frank: Freeform Botanical Patterns Funding Environmental Sustainability

A typical set up for Josef Frank of Svenkt Tenn

The textile patterns, furniture and relatively unknown paintings by Josef Frank of Svenskt Tenn have been exhibited at London’s Fashion and Textile museum this spring. Josef Frank was forever the optimist and nature lover. In a world adapting to WW2 and industrialisation, he designed textile patterns depicting a paradise with fantasy botanics in every colour. Austrian born architect and designer Josef Frank moved to Sweden in 1933, due…

Beautiful things 07/05/2017

Artisanal finds at London Craft Week: Mouseman, LOEWE, Silvia K and more

London Craft Week is drawing to a close, after a week of wonderful craft exhibitions across the city. Pictured above are some of the highlights on my tour, including; LOEWE & MOUSEMAN AT LIBERTY LONDON: Simon Cartwright of Mouseman of Kilman is a fifth generation master carver and son of Robert Thomson. Mouseman collaborated with leather specialists LOEWE making pieces that include both of their individual signature elements. The dividing…

Wellbeing 05/05/2017

The New Craftsmen – A Home For All at London Craft Week

In this kitchen, we could talk and experiment, creating our own herb salts. The name of the room was "Gather", and represents the cooking ritual in the home.

The New Craftsmen have collaborated with Selfridges for London Craft Week to create A Home For All, a hidden gem of an installation in the department store’s lower ground floor. Until 9th June, visitors are welcomed through a Tolkienesque door into a mystical representation of Home. The space was divided into four rooms, representing four home rituals: Rest – Gather – Play – Cleanse. Somewhat eerie at…

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