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Inspirational and beautiful – the incredible ceramic tiles from Smink Things are unique and eye catching. Designer, Marianne Smirk uses screen printed designs to create patterned tiles in the softest hues and wonderful colour palette.
Smink Studio is the studio of designer Marianne Smink. She loves everything that is handmade and imperfect and has a background in print design Smink Tiles are made with traditional processes, combined with beautiful color combinations and bold patterns. Imperfection is key, each tile is slightly different. At Smink Studio we like to work on special and one-off projects. All designs in our basic collection can be coloured again in one of the colours from our palette. We make all customised tiles to order. We also offer a full design service for all special and one-off projects.
home: featured [ Merci ]
Interiors and homeware lovers that make the trip to Paris, France, definitely need Merci on their radar.
This beautiful Parisian store, does offer an online shopping service, but to see the store in person, see the how the curated range can be styled and enjoy the entire retail experience is an extra layer of pleasure to shopping with this wonderful brand.
The brand also offers fashion and the store is an all round design and lifestyle experience.
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais
Merci is a place created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of BONPOINT the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.
A business established in the heart of its region and of its country, Merci has already created more than 70 permanent jobs. Merci is, moreover, very pleased to act as a developer or launch-pad to the young designers who, thanks to this sounding-board, can make themselves known to the many customers and international personalities who visit Merci.
Merci is a commercial enterprise “like any other company” founded by shareholders “unlike any other shareholders”. The founders decided that the proceeds of this investment would serve to fund an endowment paying for educational projects and development in south-west Madagascar.
Bernard and Marie France Cohen wanted to say MERCI to life, MERCI to the talents and to the designers who made this success possible. It is this success which makes their generosity possible.
In 2013, Marie-France Cohen passed on the torch
The current Merci team has kept up the commitment and the founders’ original dream by contributing year on year to the foundation.
home: featured [ Pelican Story ]
This online store is full of well designed and functional homeware and clearly a fan of concrete, with gorgeous furniture and lighting.
‘Pelican Story is home to globally sourced products that combine beauty and functionality to any room. Traditional and modern methods used across many design disciplines, all underpinned by care and craftsmanship’
Explore brands including Leyton Beton, Ommo, Frama and Aaron Probyn and fall in love with their products.
Keep up to date with Pelican Story on Instagram
home: found this [ octopus bowl ]
You may not have thought you need an octopus bowl but we think this might change your mind.
This beauty from homeware fave Audenza is an investment at £148 but what a statement it would make – especially if it had a chilled bottle of fizz in it, too.
It’s a clear glass bowl on an aluminium stand designed with an intricate moulding of an octopus. Clever, beautiful and a unique home accessory.