Zig zags on pink

This spring, visitors to Habitat‘s Kings Road store in London can expect to be dazzled by a vibrant exhibition of new woven work by five graduates from Central Saint Martins.

Open until the 28th April, the Habitat Platform exhibition includes the work of Philippa Thorne of Gone Rural, Nadia-Anne Ricketts, Jane Harper, Lucie Libotte and Coralie Bonnet.

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G-force cyclonic vacuum cleaner, (1986) by James Dyson

An icon of 20th century design, Dyson‘s cyclone vacuum cleaners are used in homes across the globe. Despite the brilliance of his idea, back in 1986, James Dyson was unable to find support for his invention in the UK. Instead his very first design for a bagless vacuum cleaner was launched onto the market in Japan, where its high-tech form, striking colors and groundbreaking cyclone feature made it a huge success. Read the rest of this entry »

Metals by Tomás Alonso

January 22nd, 2013 Posted In:


Commissioned for the exhibition Vera Chapter Two, Metals is a series of objects by Spanish designer Tomás Alonso  that are made from pieces of copper and mild steel that could have been found in the sea shore. The objects’ shapes are the result of very basic manipulations to standard industrial metal extrusions; the function is insinuated rather than dictated. Read the rest of this entry »

New Collection at EDC

September 15th, 2012 Posted In:

Last week we visited the launch of the new collection at London’s EDC showroom, a treasure trove of luxury furniture, textiles and decorative accessories. What we particularly admire about EDC is the way that they manage to balance highly decorative, opulent elements with pared back and refined forms. This season, the team combine pieces that use materials such as eucalyptus wood, swamped oak, chromed steel, burnished brass, bronze, gold leaf, precious stones and natural leathers.

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