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Bespoke metalwork, and using it for custom design pieces

Bespoke metalwork, and using it for custom design pieces

Here’s the third and final instalment on my visit to Benchmark’s Toolbox Talks last month.  As well as the earlier talks by guest speakers on paint colouring and textile design, Sean Sutcliffe of Benchmark talked about metalworking. It’s crucial for interior designers to really understand the production process involved in different specialist techniques, as that’s […]

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London-based textile designer Eleanor Pritchard

London-based textile designer Eleanor Pritchard

Another speaker at the recent Benchmark Design ‘Toolbox Talks’ that I attended was London-based textile designer Eleanor Pritchard, who spoke about her fabric designs and production processes. She talked us through her designs and inspirations, with many of her patterns based on found patterns and repeat patterns in the built environment. Her accessories, cushions and rugs ranges came […]

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Edward Bulmer's natural paint colour palette

Edward Bulmer’s natural paint colour palette

Edward Bulmer spoke at the recent Benchmark Design ‘Toolbox Talks’ that I attended, and talked through the pigmenting of natural paints and their production. It was a fascinating insight into colouring and pigments, as well as the historical development of paint production methods. Earth pigments have historically been the most frequently used – right back […]

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Benchmark Furniture's Toolbox Talks for Interior Designers

Benchmark Furniture’s Toolbox Talks for Interior Designers

I visited Benchmark Furniture this week for the latest instalment of their ‘Toolbox Talks’.  A wonderful series of lectures for interior designers, where visiting makers and designers talk through their design and production processes. This time Edward Bulmer demonstrated historical pigments in paints, and the production of environmentally friendly, but high-performing paints.  The ingredients within […]

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Barbican Exhibition – Designing for a Living City

Barbican Exhibition – Designing for a Living City

Currently running at The Barbican, ‘Designing for a Living City’ is a fascinating exhibition of design materials from the original design and construction of the controversial Barbican Estate. Drawings, fittings, and photographs of the original interiors are on display.  We recently completed a full interior redesign and refurbishment of a flat in the Barbican’s Shakespeare Tower, […]

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My favourite design from the London Design Festival

My favourite design from the London Design Festival

There was so much to see at the London Design Festival last week and whilst I’m continuing to add things to our new Instagram feed, I wanted to show you what was probably my favourite design piece from the exhibitions… This is We Do Wood‘s ‘Nomad’ chair – a contemporary Scandinavian reworking of the classic military […]

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We're on Instagram with the London Design Festival

We’re on Instagram with the London Design Festival

We’re now on Instagram!  It’s a brilliant photo-sharing site and we’ll be using it to show you interiors products, design projects, and just things we like and that inspire us. It’s also the perfect way to show you the fabulous shows we visited and all the new interior design products that we saw in London […]

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The London Design Festival 2016 is underway

The London Design Festival 2016 is underway

This week is the highlight of the London design calendar – the London Design Festival.  The events started this weekend and run through to Sunday 25th September.  There are exhibitions and shows all over London, many of which are grouped into seven official design districts across the capital.  Here’s my summary of the major shows and […]

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We’re a Houzz influencer!

We’re a Houzz influencer!

Well it turns out we’re a Houzz influencer! Houzz is a great resource for design ideas for your home, and for finding design suppliers and interior design professionals.  You can ask designers questions about their work too, and that’s where we’ve been helping readers with their design questions. Take a look at our Houzz profile […]

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Hampshire landscape design project photography coming soon

Hampshire landscape design project photography coming soon

You might remember the landscape design project that we undertook in Hampshire last year. It was a fantastic project and a refreshing change for us to get outside into the garden with our design work! The project was finished last summer, but we wanted to wait until the following year to take the photos, when everything […]

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