This story was recently published on weheart.co.uk. Thanks to James. For anyone who’s done a bit of long-haul flying, chances are you’ve come across the island, city and nation of Singapore. But if you’ve only ever seen the inside of Changi airport, or a quick stopover tour of the hawkers’
There was something magical afoot at the Victoria & Albert Museum throughout the London Design Festival. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (affectionately known as the Bouroullec Brothers) partnered with leading design textiles manufacturer, Kvadrat, to create the ‘Textile Field’ installation in the Raphael Gallery. The designers were told earlier this year that the museum would
Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a tour of the newly opened Roca London Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The glamorous showroom – just across the road from Imperial Wharf station and the Chelsea Harbour design precinct – has turned what were 4 separate retail spaces into one
Being from the antipodes, it’s easy to convince oneself that Australian design is well known throughout the world, and while many of our designers and their designs have received great attention and success abroad, design from Down Under arguably has no national identity, unlike Danish or Italian design for example.
Murray Moss – founder and co-owner of Moss, New York – has curated a varied and “quiet” exhibition throughout the V&A, unveiling and exploring 3D printing techniques and their place in our industrial landscape. These fascinating objects, created in one piece using digital techniques, sit alongside some of the oldest and
Designed by: Marc Newson Why I love it: This hourglass designed by Marc Newson comes in 2 sizes and is, quite frankly, for those with a lot of spare cash. But it is beautifully hand-blown, with millions of stainless steel ‘nanoballs’ that accurately measure 10 and 60 minutes (small and
Designed by: Olivier Dollé Why I love it: This beautiful bookshelf is a real statement for the design-savvy booklover. Available in walnut and oak finishes, its tree-like structure ‘grows’ out of the wall and displays your books like autumn leaves, resting in its limbs. I first saw this at
When visiting Maison et Objet in Paris recently, I was lucky enough to be treated to a fabulous dinner in an intimate setting. Rachel Khoo, in preparation for her new cookbook, has been holding lunches (and a dinner here and there) for 2 in her cosy apartment for “Paris’ smallest