home: found this [ serving tray ]

home: found this [ serving tray ]

We are a little in love with this new collection available at TwentyTwentyOne and picked this serving tray as our favourite piece. The collection pays homage to the brilliance of chair design in the last century, including designers like Eames and Wegner. The homeware pieces designed by Ella Dora collate the iconic designs from photographic imagery.

They say;

Created in collaboration with twentytwentyone, Ella Doran’s new collection sees the designer’s trademark eye for colour and pattern applied to iconic chair designs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The new twentytwentyone collection of homewares are decorated with a design created from images of chairs from twentytwentyone’s archive, captured by photographer Mark Whitfield and portraying a unique and dynamic selection of designs dating from the 1930s to the present day.

Remarkable for their formal and technological variety, the chairs featured offer a snapshot of the ingenuity and creativity that has been applied to the design of this essential piece of domestic furniture.

The chairs featured include designs by Alvar AaltoRobin DayCharles and Ray EamesArne JacobsenJasper MorrisonGeorge NelsonVerner Panton and Hans Wegner – amongst others.

A must for design enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate colour and pattern, the twentytwentyone collection includes mugs, coasters and placemats alongside trays.

The twentytwentyone collection tray is available in round (with black background) or rectangular (with white background) designs.

Ella Doran trays are made out of single sheets of the finest Scandinavian birch wood, sourced for its fine grain and exceptional width. They have no joins and are coated with hard-wearing melamine, making them durable and dishwasher safe, as well as pleasant to look at and handle.

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home: trend [ concrete accents ]

home: trend [ concrete accents ]

As we have said in the past we are certainly partial to a bit of concrete and brutalism in our homes. What is great to see, is that this material is accessible to all with more stores introducting home accessories and furniture using concrete.

Last year and a large part of this year we have seen concrete sit alongside metalics, like copper, brass and gold. Now we are seeing a more sedated, subtle use of concrete mixed with glass and wood.

Of course the metal additions are still there, but more toned down, likely in brushed brass and black finishes.

The great thing about concrete is that it comes in all shapes and sizes, and works in all rooms. Vases and table tops in the living room, pendant lights in the bedroom, utensil pots in the kitchen or stationary storage in an office. The options are endless.

Image via Pinterest

Concrete lends itself really well to industrial, Scandinavian and monochrome interiors, but it can also make a statement in other settings. A concrete lamp base or table top, can be dressed up with colour and print to suit.

The real winner for using concrete in your home is to blend it with neutral tones and mixed textures. There are no rules so have a go at introducing this material into a room and we garauntee you will go back for more.

Guide:

Top row – Side table from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £399 ], Flex & fitting from trouva.com [ £56 ], Lamp from made.com [ £69 ]

Middle row – Pendant light from hollys-house.com [ £158.40 ], Storage jars from futureandfound.com [ £18 ], Clock from amara.com [ £129 ]

Bottom row – Vase from scandinaviandesigncenter.com [ £61 ], Table from wayfair.co.uk [ £89.99 ], table from laredoute.co.uk [ £111.75 ]

home: event [ party ] 

home: event [ party ] 

To celebrate the start of London Design Week and their new and exclusive Morten range launch, Heals are hosting a free party, all welcome. 

Shop + party, together with opportunities to do Scandinavian themed creative workshops, gin tasting and nibble on Danish delights. All this in the comfort of their Tottenham Court Road store in central London. 

Click the link to find out more 

20th September 6-9pm 

home: featured [ Hema ] 

home: featured [ Hema ] 

Dutch brand Hema started in 1926 with an ethos of being a department store for ‘ordinary people’, broadening its reach into more of Europe in the eighties and more recently opening up online. 

Sticking to their roots, the brand continues to offer great quality at great prices with the store offering homeware, clothing, food and gifts. 

With a modern scandi feel and low prices it’s perfect for updating any room of the home with home accessories without breaking the budget. 

home: featured [ Marks & Spencer ] 

home: featured [ Marks & Spencer ]

Head to the highstreet for Marks and Spencer‘s new-in pieces. Choose from Scandi, industrial and midcentury style pieces at great prices. 

They cover so many trends plus you can rely on the quality and customer services. 

Seek out their great lighting, clocks and bedding

home: favourite thing [ armchair and footstool ] 

home: favourite thing [ armchair and footstool ]

Loving high street favourite, Dunelm, getting good at the Scandi trend and having in their range this superbly priced armchair and footstool.  

It has perfect design with its curved structure, wooden angled legs and the soft colour palette to choose from. 

This armchair and footstool are at unbelievable £249.00 for both pieces. A great update for any lounge or bedroom. The perfect reading chair. 

home: featured [ ferm living ] 

home: featured [ ferm living ] 

Beautiful Copenhagen based brand, Ferm Living, have spent a decade producing and designing incredible homewares and furniture. Their clean, minimal, elegant design silhouette so identifiable to their name is highly admired and ergo regularly seen to be tried to be imitated and copied by other brands. The level of quality and materials is never achieved though. The lines are never as clean, and the colour tones never as pure. 

Signature pieces that have influenced other people to design similar

Ferm Living is unique. This design comes with a price tag but these are pieces to invest in and collated well in home will result in beautiful interiors. 

The design, colours and styles are well thought out and considered, with an obvious nod towards their Scandinavian heritage, a touch retro but most of all – every piece is like art, with great craftsmanship and attention to detail. 


Excitedly we wait to see what 2017 brings for this brand.