Botanical

A few months ago we posted this ‘making of’ film from Wallpaper* magazine’s 2012 Handmade collection. Today we found another gem. This wallpaper produced by Cole & Son features the distinctive ‘Flora’ pattern by Gucci, which was first created as a scarf design for Grace Kelly in 1966. The design is made up of 15 colours, which requires 15 individual silkscreens; a laborious process that takes so long that the design wasn’t ready for the exhibition back in April. See the papers being produced in this beautiful film by Jamie McGregor Smith shot at Cole & Son’s printing factory.

With A View

September 10th, 2012 Posted In:
Botanical
Design

Last week, Lin Morris took a trip to Spoga+Gafa in Cologne to take a look at the latest garden and outdoor product launches. In amongst the lawn mowers and dry ice water features, we came across a rather lovely new Danish furniture brand called With A View. Launched at the show, WAV’s products are designed by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm and aimed at young, urban consumers.

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These unusual, sculptural vases by Kobe Design University student Nobu Miake are designed specifically for displaying dried flowers.

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My old employers over at London based design shop SCP have just introduced some beautiful new lotions and potions from a brand called Blodwen. Based in Cardigan Bay in Wales, Blodwen champion the use of natural ingredients, local craftsmanship and the revival and preservation of traditional Welsh skills.

All of the ingredients are carefully selected and the processes are in keeping with tradition – the Wild Rose skincare range uses just-opened rose petals from a hillside farm in Cilcennin that are distilled in darkness for 6 months to extract their potent oils.

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