Apr 172014

Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair 04

Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair 03

Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair 01

another lovely presentation from salone del mobile that i’ve spied across the blogosphere the past few days is fritz hansen‘s revival of a “quiet” design classic; the arne jacobsen drop chair.

first released in 1958, this midcentury classic was initially produced exclusively for the copenhagen radisson sas royal hotel’s bar and lobby, with the tear-shaped design taking inspiration from the curves of the human body. jacobsen’s design has been given a new lease of life for 2014 through updated production methods and modern materials, and is now available with textile or leather upholstery, and chrome or powder-coated legs.

isn’t the ice-cream colour palette shown in these images just delectable?

 April 17, 2014  design & décor 1 Response »
Apr 162014

west elm april playlist

| 01. hush |  02.  blossoming on spotify | 03. jawbone |

west elm asked me to put together a little playlist for april for their blog, and i’m delighted to share it here with you guys today.

hopefully it’ll put a little spring in your step as it’s peppered with catchy little melodies that you can’t help but tap your foot along to (just try not dancing along to emiliana torrini’s jungle drum!), and heartfelt, soulful ballads with a harmonic country twang. it’s perfect for a morning lazing in the spring sunshine, or a train journey through the english countryside (i road-tested it on a recent trip up to harrogate). 

what’s your favourite springtime jam?

 April 16, 2014  arts & culture 3 Responses »
Apr 152014


i’ve long been a fan of COS’ simple, elegant silhouettes and nendo‘s modern, functional design, so it stands to reason that a COS x nendo collaboration would be a match made in heaven.

tokyo-based design studio nendo strives to give people a small “!” moment through their vibrant store concepts and mystically inspired exhibition spaces as well as sculptural furniture pieces, home accessories, and design objects, and their latest design project for scandinavian brand COS is no exception.

presented at last week’s salone del mobile in milan, nendo created an ethereal installation using COS’ signature white shirts and custom metal frames alongside the launch of the new homeware pieces, a nod to minimal aesthetics and clean cut lines that make the two brands a perfect coupling. “the smartly ordered shirts are crisp, classic white until they fall inside the steel cube frames, at which point they take on colour as though the space itself has dyed them,” said nendo’s founder oki sato; the effect is breathtakingly simple yet highly effective.

the new products include bulbous-based candle holders, a sleek monochrome tabletop globe and japanese tea ritual sets, helping you to ensure your home is as smartly tailored and on trend as you – that teapot has jumped straight to the top of my lust & covet list this week!

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