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Droobski’s Magically Minimalistic Folded Lamps

Bringing Origami Beauty to Interior Design While visiting Top Drawer this year we stumbled upon a few hidden gems. One in particular made us rethink the way we view lighting, for a brief moment. Droobski basically reminded us of the magical simplicity of Japanese origami inserted into items that are an essential part of our daily lives. By hand-folding its signature designer lamps, the Copenhagen-based lighting manufacturer founded by Morten Droob brings creativity and expression into any living space. [caption id="attachment_2803" align="aligncenter" width="376"] Droobski folded pendants (Photo Credit: Droobski)[/caption] The brand’s appeal comes from its treatment of each fold and the way in which the soft light shines through the finished lamp. The Dressed Up collection is the very first origami-inspired folded lamp...

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Bethan Gray for Shamsian

Bringing Oman Artistry into Contemporary Designs Last week we got to feast our eyes (and in cases such as this, our souls) on new collections from both established and emerging design creatives at designjunction. One brand in particular stopped us in our tracks, given its unique blend of contemporary design and Middle Eastern artistry. The exquisite handmade Shamsian collection by Bethan Gray features an intricate use of marquetry on stained birds-eye maple, in a stunning combination with solid brass or mother of pearl. The traditional technique of marquetry, used in Islamic craft as far back as the 16th century, involves inlaying pieces of wood, solid brass, shells or other materials into a base surface, in order to create a highly detailed...

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason

The Ultimate Winter Destination for Skaters, Shoppers and Spectators From 17th November, Somerset House will signal the start of the festive season as Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason returns for 2016 with stylish skating, festive food and drink, music and Christmas shopping inspiration. [caption id="attachment_2632" align="aligncenter" width="552"] Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason (Photo Credit: Somerset House)[/caption] By day or night, visitors will be able to skate in the stately ensemble of the iconic neoclassical building, decorated for Christmas with a stunning 40ft tree. On selected nights across the season, the rink will also become an open-air party destination, with DJs providing a fabulous skating soundtrack from the rink-side booth. This year, Somerset House has curated an all-new programme...

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FOCUS/16 at Chelsea Design Centre

Redefining Luxury in Interiors through Beautiful Designs Attracting designers, architects and style seekers, the busy six-day show will create an exciting dialogue between visitors and 120 international exhibitors, providing the ultimate platform for established brands and new names to present the best in global talent. This year, art promises to provide new perspectives on the latest developments in design. The edit is compelling, and with over 100 events clustered into one show, the experience promises to be an immersive and interactive one. Inspired by the newest collections, FOCUS/16 connects with design connoisseurs and peeks into creative invention processes. [caption id="attachment_2628" align="aligncenter" width="533"] FOCUS/16 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (Photo Credit: Design Centre Chelsea Harbour)[/caption] Visitors will be able to engage with industry creatives, influencers and...

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Coshamie’s Design Pick: Pantone X Room Copenhagen New Collection

Pantone Universe: A Colourful Collaboration from the World’s Most Powerful and Influential Brand in Colour Who hasn’t heard of Pantone, right? Over 10M creatives worldwide use Pantone on a daily basis for colour inspiration, communication and trend direction. When the brand releases its most influential colour tones, the entire creative industry listens. The Pantone colour system allows designers and their product teams to communicate and achieve the colour they imagine for new collections. It’s integral to the design and development of all the products that fill our lives – from art and architecture to fashion and interiors. Pantone’s lifestyle products bring the brand’s power as a global authority on colour directly to people all over the world, using design-driven and functional objects...

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A Look at Paul Davies London

Interview with Petra Mojzisova about interior design, social media and “unicorns”   Paul Davies London is a sought-after design practice that regularly deals with Knightsbridge and Mayfair’s high end residential projects. And Petra Mojzisova is one of its most promising designers, as well as a wonderful cornucopia of trends and insights from the industry, so we had a chat with her about what they do, what they’d like to do and the role that social media plays in the overall picture:   What are the current trends influencing your clients' requests in terms of residential designs? ‘Our primary focus is on properties located in Mayfair and Knightsbridge. These are mostly historical buildings that are often also listed properties. Most of our clients like the...

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Compassion is a Precious Commodity

How Chris Levine is using the portrait of Dalai Lama to support ActionAid and Help Tibet in Nepal Author: Coshamie On 25th April 2015 a horrific event literally shook an entire nation. Nepal was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. Approximately 2.8 million were displaced across the 39 districts affected. Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur recorded the most damage, with 70,000 homes destroyed and over 35,000 people left in need of critical shelter. The devastation was beyond most words to describe. The tragedy was profoundly soul-shattering, not just for the country itself, but also for the rest of the world as it reacted to the event. One third of Nepal’s population (8 million)...

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Why Twitter is a Gateway for Art and Interior Design Brands

HOW TO USE TWITTER FOR AN ART / DESIGN BUSINESS: Let’s face it. Not too many years ago we, as a civilisation, were marvelling at the concept of obtaining an image through the phone line. Not too many years ago, content in the form of words, images and ideas made its way onto our blocky computer screens through the Internet, one of Man’s greatest inventions – right up there along with the wheel, the airplane and bacon. And let’s face it, some of us are still coming to terms and adjusting to the tremendous impact that this global movement of access and connectivity has had on our lives and, most importantly, our businesses. It’s a fact: you don’t exist in this day...

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Brexit and the Art Market

Author: COSHAMIE The art world has always been volatile and somewhat rebellious, not interested in keeping up with the statistics usually so relevant to other industries. It’s also quite fragmented, where collectors and dealers withhold copious amounts of information or apply make-up to the truth behind a canvas or sculpture. Prices jumble around, and art aficionados are left with a pretty but mysterious picture of what goes on behind the exhibits. And with Brexit creeping up on Great Britain, there seems to be an even bigger shift occurring – though not as dramatic as what we’re now witnessing in the fracture of the Conservative Party over the EU referendum, key players of the art world are also pulling and pushing in...

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