Inspiration

Colour Makes People Happy

April 17th, 2012 Posted In:
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Inspiration

I recently made a visit to a lovely paint shop in Dulwich, South London called Colour Makes People Happy. As soon as I heard the name I knew this had to be a special place.

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This week at Milan Design Week British designer Bethan Laura Wood will be unveiling an installation of inter-stacking tables in the lower ground floor room at Nilufar Gallery. Called Spaghetti Junction, the installation will explore the balance between elegance and play.  Read the rest of this entry »

If you are ever in any doubt about how magical planet earth is, a quick trip to see the mineral collection at London’s amazing Natural History Museum should reassure you. 14,000 specimens are on display, taken from everywhere from the moon to Mexico via South Wales (an area with a surprisingly large array of colourful rocks).

I am something of a crystal geek, so I took a trip to visit the rocks last Friday and this is what I saw – I’m hoping that there are other geeks out there who will appreciate my efforts. These specimens are picked purely on their unusual colours and forms – I am no geologist…although I wish I was. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian artist, architect and designer, Paola Navone was everywhere at Maison&Objet in January. It seemed that every single brand wanted to feature her signature style of vibrant, Mediterranean colours and painterly lines within their collections.

The pieces shown here for German porcelain brand Reichenbach were not new but were definitely some of our favourites from the show. Fish and Flower and Taste blue are just two of her six ranges for the brand.

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