home: event [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
This September head to the Design Museum and explore Beazley Designs of the Year, an exhibition showcasing the most innovative designs from fashion, architecture, graphic design and more.
‘Now in its twelfth year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
Explore how the future is fast becoming the present with newly-developed materials, innovative ways of managing scarce resources, playful designs for all ages and local communities claiming new spaces for themselves’
Tickets go on sale 20th July
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Back for its fourth year, London Craft Week is the perfect place to explore and celebrate British & International creativity.
The festival brings us over 200 makers, designers and brands located around London in gallery spaces, shops and museums. Running over 4 days you can take part in workshops, listens to talks or wander the exhibitions.
‘London has long had a Fashion Week and a Design Festival. Now there is London Craft Week. A magical combination of imagination, individuality, passion and skill found in the best – made of things’
On from 9-13 May / visit londoncraftweek.com to view the programme of events and book tickets [ half of the events are free ].
home: featured [ Object ]
Based in Manchester and co-founded by husband and wife team Alex and Rachel Otterwell, Object is a lifestyle store featuring Mens & Womens clothing and Homeware.
Their personally hand picked items together create a well curated range, with Scandinavian influences, with a clean and simple colour pallete and products with gorgeous form and function.
‘We only ever choose pieces to be a part of our Object family because we genuinely love them, would wear them ourselves and be proud to have them in our home’
Our favourites include the soft furnishings and ceramics.
519 Barlow Moor Road
home: event. [ Beazley Designs of the Year ]
Now in its ninth year Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition and awards brings a cross-section of contemporary design from six categories: Architectire, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. The 70 shortlisted nominees are exhibiting at The Design Museum for public viewing.
‘ Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff’
24th November 2016 – 17th February 2017
Tickets cost £10, avaliable from designmuseum.org
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The London Design Festival is almost upon us [ 17th – 23Rd Sept ] and one of the must see places to visit this year is Pop Brixton and it’s DESIGN UNBOXED series of events. Bringing together design, fashion, food , music and more.
‘Designed and built by Carl Turner in 2015, Pop Brixton is.now home to a unique community of entrepreneurs, makers, designers, chefs and artists. This creative assortment of recycled shipping containers, timber structures and greenhouses is now home to 55 loral, independent businesses. Design Unboxed will.unpack the stories and passions within this community, exploring the many aspects of design that influence our members and the wider community in Brixton. From fashion and furniture to graphics and architectur, Pop Brixton’s week long series of events encourages the public to participate in workshops, discussions and performances touching on many fields of design. Learn craft and design skills with hands-on workshops, attend fashion shows, create your own artwork or debate design with expert panels.’
The London Design Festival
Head to Popbrixton.org to see all the different events on offer.
home: found this [ COS x HAY ]
Launching this Spring HAY has join forces with COS for a second time after their successful collaboration last year.
COS has been using HAY furniture for many years in their stores, so it seems very fitting that the two Scandinavian brands have come together.
The clean lines, soft colour palette and durability of HAY products mirrors that of COS and they compliment each other seamlessly.
The collection itself is made up of accessories, stationary and furniture in shades of green, blue and pink all hand picked by the COS team from the new HAY collection.
Last Autumn the two brands worked with Spanish designer Tomas Alonso to create a folding table to be sold in COS stores. The success has lead to a continued partnership, and who knows what great things are next.
Available in COS – High St Kennsingtion and online at cosstores.com
[ HAY is available in some of the big department stores in London and around the country, as well as their stand alone store in Bath, plus you can hunt it out through online shops. ]