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The New Craftsmen Pop-Up at The Garage

By | 6 December 2013

Incongruously tucked away in a disused mews garage in the heart of Mayfair is The New Craftsmen pop-up shop.  Founded in 2012, The New Craftsmen is a network of makers […]

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Embrace Autumn with Marimekko

By | 17 October 2013

Autumn has finally arrived, and with it, the inevitable rain, wind, cold and fog. Most of us find the change of season rather depressing, but Finnish design company Marimekko famously […]

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Decorex Preview: Fine Cell Work

By | 17 September 2013

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the amazing work carried out by prison charity Fine Cell Work.  The social enterprise, which employs prisoners to create top quality […]

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Habitat’s graphic African cushions

By | 20 August 2013

An expert in the African bogolan textile technique has worked with one of Habitat’s senior designers to create a striking cushion collection. Malian textile designer Boubacar Doumbia introduced Habitat’s Rebecca […]

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Design Students Inject New Life Into English Bone China

By | 11 July 2013

Homewares destination store Aria, in Islington, north London, recently introduced the Flux Stoke-on-Trent range of bone china tableware to its shop. Flux is a brilliant business model which introduces MA […]

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El Anatsui – Beauty from Rubbish

By | 24 June 2013

Visitors to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts this year will be greeted by a huge, shimmering sculptural wall-hanging on the courtyard facade of Burlington House. The […]

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Sarah Campbell: Fabrics And Other Things

By | 7 June 2013

Collier Campbell was a hugely inspirational textile design company while I was at art college in the 1980s. Myself and many of my fellow students had the company’s fabrics as […]

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Designers / Makers Market, Old Spitalfields

By | 22 May 2013

The lovely people at Designers / Makers recently invited a few bloggers down to their Saturday market at Old Spitalfields. The collective of makers takes over roughly 60 stalls every […]

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Launchpad at Pulse

By | 7 May 2013

As you know, modern homewares show, Pulse, opens on 12 May at Earls Court.  The Launchpad section will showcase over 160 independent designer-makers.  Here, I’ve picked out 4 of my […]

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Claudy Jongstra’s Sustainable Felt Tapestries

By | 8 April 2013

On a cold, snowy day recently I decided to warm myself up with a visit to the much lauded Wool House exhibition, staged by the Campaign for Wool at Somerset […]

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