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British designer Naomi Paul creates unique pendant lampshades from colourful crochet wool

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 27 Nov 2015



Using crochet wool to create unique, textile lampshades, Naomi Paul’s colourful, flowing designs are available in 13 different styles, all made-to-order. Based in a studio in East London, on the edge of Hackney Marshes, Paul uses wool because it’s naturally fire retardant, strong, robust and chunky enough to create the perfect crochet. The nature of the design means light spills out evenly from all sides, creating a warm, natural light in whatever your colourway, all available via Naomi’s online store:

Soma Water return with another limited edition run, this time a new colourway for their Pitcher

Posted in Design, Food
By Sam Bathe on 20 Nov 2015



After selling out of last year’s limited edition Soma Black Carafe in less than 24 hours, this year the Kickstarted water filter company are back with a black edition of their pitcher. With only 2,400 made, and $15 of the price going to charity: water – Soma’s own scheme that supports clean water projects around the world – the carafe is sustainable by design, using coconut shell carbon and a plant-based casing for the filter. Lasting 40 gallons, or about two months, before you’ll need to change the filter, the Soma Black Pitcher will set you back $49 with one filter, or $99 with six, available from the Soma online store:

Object/Interface’s ingenious planter lamps let both light and greenery hang from the ceiling

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 22 Sep 2015



Spun from alumunium into a sleek collection of planter lamps, Object/Interface’s minimal light fittings feature a bowl design to hold house plants and succulents as well as a light bulb. Finished with a powder coating to withstand the moisture from soil, the fittings hang from a stainless steel cable and are all made in Canada. Object/Interface’s planter lamp collection is available to buy from their online store, starting at $148:

Iconic lighting company Anglepoise team up with Paul Smith again for the ‘Edition Two’ Type 75 Desk Lamp

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 3 Jul 2015



Following up last year’s collaboration with a new version of the iconic Type 75 Desk Lamp, Anglepoise and Paul Smith’s ‘Edition Two’ again takes influence from the British label’s trademark rainbow combinations. First designed in 1932 by automotive engineer George Carwardine before an update from legendary industrial designer Sir Kenneth Grange, the Type 75 quickly became the ultimate desk and table lamp, here in seven stunning colours. The Edition Two Type 75 Desk Lamp will be available in store from September and is available to pre-order from the Anglepoise site:

Herman Miller refreshes Harry’s New York City office into a bright, collaborative open-plan space

Posted in Design, Offices
By Sam Bathe on 2 Jul 2015



Hip shaving brand Harry’s have tasked Herman Miller to refurbish their New York City headquarters, producing an open-plan space any cutting edge tech company would be proud of. The office is part of Herman Miller’s Living Office concept, a study in furniture design to foster connectivity and collaboration, featuring the casual meeting rooms and an open co-working area, complete with a razers on every table. The spaced is finished with stylish, modern furniture throughout, playing nicely against exposed brickwork on the partition walls. Show the rest of this post…






Tanner Goods take their refined leather goods into the office with their new Desktop Collection

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 24 Jun 2015



Branching out from their stellar leather accessories range, Tanner Goods are moving into the office with a new collection for your desk. Including a valet tray, gorgeous blotter pad, small notebooks and larger sketchbooks, the Desktop Collection keeps Tanner’s trademark aesthetic, with clean lines and a minimal design, all available in hickory, natural and black colourways. The Tanner Goods Desktop Collection is available now from their online store:

Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates a playful collection of vases in her new series ‘Liv’

Posted in Art, Design
By Sam Bathe on 13 May 2015



With master’s degrees in both Industrial Design and Visual Communication, Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvaer looks to explore how objects communicate. Her latest project, Liv, is a series of vases and torches made of mouth blown glass. Transparent to allow a full view of the flowers or contents in each vessel, some of the playful shapes boast a hood which embraces the content, while the others are reminiscent of a large tree that towers over the organic series. Check out more of Kristine’s work on her site:

Carl Hansen & Son relaunch the classic 1949 “Metropolitan Chair”

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 26 Mar 2015



Originally launched in 1949, Carl Hansen & Son are bring back Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen’s mid-century classic, the Metropolitan Chair. Remaking the model in oak and walnut with the seat and backrest in natural, warm cognac or sleek black leather, the Metropolitan Chair was named after the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York and is one of over 300 pieces from the legendary design duo. The relaunched chair is available now from the Carl Hansen & Son website:

Central Office’s modular Wahlr shelving unit lets you peg your wall however you want

Posted in Design
By Sam Bathe on 13 Mar 2015



Leaving Wieden + Kennedy to form their own design consultancy firm, Central Office, Megan McGinley and Max Erdenberger’s first product is a modular shelving unit, called Wahlr. Using a universal pegwall system, you simply slot in a peg where you want a boxes, shelf or hooks, allowing for an unlimited number of combinations on the two-panel backboard. Hopefully with more extras to come in the future, each system is handmade in the US and available from the Central Office online store for $2,500:

Montreal duo mpgmb combine round shapes and ribbed edges for a collection of one-off planters

Posted in Art, Design, Nature
By Sam Bathe on 23 Feb 2015




Under their studio moniker mpgmb, artists and designers Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp have created a new series of vases, pots and planters. Dubbed the Arizona Stoneware Collection, the rounded shapes and ribbed edges produce a striking look in both glazed stoneware and unglazed terracotta. Each piece a one-off, the collection spans low-profile pots to bulbus planters and sleek one-stem vases. Keep an eye on the mpgmb site for purchase details:

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