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when the sun hits the crystal

one of the most wonderful things about milan design week is all the presentations held in majestic awe-inspiring italian palazzos that you wouldn't otherwise be able set foot in. the historic palazzo crespi, where atelier swarovski home presented their new collections this week, is one such example. rarely open to the public, it was a privilege to be able to ascend its marvellous marble ...
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sleep soundly, nurture life

having just moved home, my first port of call was to sort out a bed to sleep on, stat! i've been sleeping on a traditional pocket sprung mattress for the past several years, and become accustomed to the firm level of support it provided, but recently i've found myself somewhat seduced by the current explosion of 'mattress-in-a-box' start-ups proliferating the mattress ...
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all is pretty.

i discovered online affordable art retailer king & mcgaw at the instagram christmas market in london last month, and immediately gravitated towards their quirky collection of iconic 20th century posters and cool graphic art prints. having purchased the iconic all is pretty poster from andy warhol's 1968 exhibition at the moderna museet in stockholm, the lovely girls from king & mcgaw got in touch the ...
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spotlight on: belgian design

during our recent function+form design tour of antwerp we had a wonderful introduction to a great selection of belgian design brands at the quirky pop-up concept store, quatuor. housed inside one of the oldest, higgledy-piggledy buildings in antwerp, this design haven is spread across three floors, with each room stemming from a narrow staircase, creating a wonderful maze of stylish design ...
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the january edit

occasional tables, task lighting and fluted glassware are my most covetable items this january, as i batton down the hatches and create a cosy little hideaway for myself indoors and begin to make plans for the year ahead. with top drawer, maison & objet and the stockholm furniture & light fair all on the horizon, there have been a wealth of ...
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