People and Places

On a recent trip to a European flooring show, luxury rug designer Jan Kath‘s stand was a breath of fresh air. Jan is probably one of the only rug designers who is as well known as the rugs that he designs. Last year he opened stores in New York and Berlin, and won the Wallpaper* Design Award for best rug at their prestigious annual awards show. We can safely say that he’s filling the ‘trendy rug designer’ gap in the market. Read the rest of this entry »

Visiting Holly Berry

January 9th, 2012 Posted In:
Making
People and Places

On Friday I visited the studio of London based weaver Holly Berry to collect her amazing Love Blankets which we are now stocking in our shop – yes, in case you hadn’t noticed we now have a shop. It’s all very exciting. With the sun streaming through the windows (a rare thing in London) and brightly coloured yarns stacked up around the loom, the studio looked too good not to take a few photographs of. So here they are. Read the rest of this entry »

Last month I stumbled across the magical work of Australian jewelry label Billy Bride, whose rough cut crystal ring designs are now at the very top of my Christmas list. Their striking jewelry is all handmade in Australia from locally sourced minerals, stones and crystals. The lady behind the label is Renee Warne, who runs Billy Bride from her studio in Sydney. What is particularly beautiful about her work is her clear passion for the materials she works with. Renee researches and details on her website each crystal’s spiritual properties so her customers can find a design that not only looks striking but also has symbolic importance. Lin-Morris caught up with Renee to find out more about her crystal obsession and to see her latest collection, Enter Oblivion, which sees the designer sourcing materials from outside of Australia for the first time. Read the rest of this entry »

Pinch Design

October 3rd, 2011 Posted In:
Design
Interiors
People and Places

During a particularly low point at the end of London Design Festival last month, when I felt as if I would actually throw up if I had to do one more aisle of the exhibition hall, I saw an oasis in the desert. That oasis was the stand of Pinch design, whose beautiful furniture was a welcome sight after three isles of ikat and Swarovski crystals. Read the rest of this entry »