one of my highlights of clerkenwell design week so far has been an exciting collaboration between stylist laura fulmine, rat architecture and bert & may spaces. the resulting affordable, design-led ‘alternative living’ space (a barge!) features some of bert & may’s finest flooring, tiles and cladding material and i must say i’d be very happy to move straight in!
the city barge is designed to be a luxury one bedroom floating suite, with a chic matt black exterior and scandinavian-style vintage interior for the perfect blend of sophistication and simplicity. 14.63m long by 3.35m wide the barge provides ample living space and even comes complete with a hidden foldaway double bed for when guests come to stay. once aboard, the interior felt light and airy with plenty of room to move about and inhabit, with the lounge area featuring beautiful pieces of mid-century furniture alongside a quaint little stove, contemporary craft work and lovely geometric woven art pieces from seattle-based artist justine ashbee of native line.
tangerine, citrus yellow and tiffany blue form the basis of the beautiful colour palette for the new collection of statement vases, serving bowls, storage jars and jugs by hemingwaydesign for royal doulton, to celebrate the 200th birthday of this iconic british ceramics brand.
the fresh flirty range of mid century inspired ceramics capture hemingwaydesign’s lifelong passion for producing quality, sustainable design and their love for the mid century aesthetic. “much of the design that came out of the 50s/60s modernist movement still looks just as modern and forward thinking today,” explains tilly hemingway in a design icons interview with est magazine recently. “mid century ceramics, especially vases & storage, in a way that you could have collection of varying shapes, sizes, colour & texture, sit together brilliantly but also look great as a pieces on their own,” she continues.
seriously, how delightfully charming are these graphic bed linen prints from melbourne-based kip & co?
the vibrant covetable designs have been inspired by “life’s big moments and it’s sunny days,” according to founders alex, kate and hayley. all of the eclectic patterns work well on their own or mix & matched to create your own little slice of adventure.
which of the designs are catching your eye, friends?
i’ve been m.i.a. this past week working hard on an important day job project and am looking forward to sitting back this weekend, popping the top off a bottle (or two) of cider, and enjoying a much-needed moment of relaxation.
• getaway love, cyn • mexico, the staves • young bodies, sea wolf • pale shadows, laura groves • cherry blossoms, night beds • hot gates, mumford & sons • make it holy, the staves • feeling ok, best coast • sedona, houndmouth • exodus of the year, royal canoe •
this year really has been a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it type of year, hasn’t it? certainly april has passed by in a blur of late nights, multiple cups of coffee and endless hours spent surgically attached to my macbook.
here are the tunes that have been getting me through – enjoy!
there’s just something so decadent about having an outdoor space – no matter how small – where you can sit out in the fresh spring air and enjoy a spot of breakfast with your friends, don’t you agree?
dining alfresco in the morning brings back all those lazy summer days of relaxation and restoration, where the whole day stretches out before you full of endless possibilities. it was wonderful to recreate a small moment of calm last weekend over at my bestie’s new home, breaking out a loaf of freshly baked bread, lashings of marmalade and jam, accompanied by fresh fruit and yoghurt – and copious amounts of o.j. and coffee, of course!
what does your dream outdoor space look like?
our breakfast table: jakarta patio set, aztec dinner set, liquorice side plates, aztec cutlery set, desert mugs, desert napkins, yellow soda jug and yellow wine glasses; all george at asda.