Monday, 30 September 2013

Armani Casa

As we step into to a new week, today we look at the luxury lifestyle brand Armani Casa a part of the Giorgio Armani Powerhouse. Most people are unaware that Armani (colloquially known) has a home decor line. Today we look through some of their latest furniture collection.






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Monday, 23 September 2013

Highlights of London Design Festival

As London Design Festival is in full swing we bring you highlights from our travels, so grab a coffee  snuggle up and fall in love with what makes Design so special.

Design Junction

Tent London Superbrands

Southbank Designers Block


100% Design


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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

London Fashion Week Highlights

As London Fashion Week came to a penultimate close yesterday, a star studded event with celebrities and fashionistas taking centre stage alongside top London based designers, we take a look at the highlights that are set to rock Spring Summer 14.

Tom Ford

Barbra Casasola 

Burberry Prorsum 



Luis Buchino

Paul Smith

Roksanda Ilincic

Temperley London 

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

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Monday, 9 September 2013


Today we look at the masters of lighting Design Foscarini. They are known for creating elegant structures which as well as provide light to a space, also creates a work of art within any interior. Today we look at their latest collection in suspension lighting. The structures evoke a sense of floating or hovering in thin air offering both a contempory and bespoke solution to any spatial area.

Name: Foscarini

Brand Concept: Light defies space, makes colours vibrate, gives shape to objects and a voice to emotions, it is our main way to recognise the world we inhabit.

Discovery: Clerkenwell Design Week


Le Soleil


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Monday, 2 September 2013

September: The London Design Festival

As we cross over into Autumn/ Winter still with the beautiful sunshine by our sides we take a look at the best places to visit during September in The London Design festival.

1.TENT LONDON (19th-22nd Sept)
Highly recommended coming in at number 1 is Tent London held annually at The Old Truman Brewery in the creative sector of Brick lane. Bringing you fresh contemporary design from across the world.

2. DESIGN JUNCTION (18th -22nd Sept)
Design Junction features 100 world class international brands with cultural workshops alongside pop shops to keep the creative juices flowing.

3. SOUTHBANK CENTRE (14th- 22nd Sept)
Ever the cultural hub, this year Southbank Centre partners up with The london Design Festival bringing cutting edge workshops alongside an eclectic mix of exhibitions, one not to miss.

4. DECOREX INTERNATIONAL (22nd -25th Sept)
Decorex International moves to the sumptuous area of Kensington Palace, specialising in luxury interiors, with the finest quality in rugs, fabrics & materials.

5. FOCUS/13 (22nd -25th Sept)
Focus/13 makes an appearance at its home in Chelsea Harbour a ticked  interior design event  dedicated to the latest trends of this A/W season, ant the must haves to carry us into next year.

6. TOP DRAWER LONDON (15th- 17th Sept)
Top drawer London is the UK's leading event for design led gifts, lifestyle & fashion accessories held in Olympia London, so if this tickles your fancy take the chance to check whats new. 

7. 100% DESIGN (18th -21st Sept)
Last by no means least 100% Design taking place in its resident home of Earls Court designed for industry professionals 100% focusses on the office environment, retail as well as Kitchen and Bathrooms.

If you can not visit all, please visit the Top 3!