DDN Magazine Italian design brands tour at Salone del Mobile 2017 Milan, Poliform lounge chair

DDN Magazine Design Tour at Milan Design Week

When DDN Magazine (that’s Design Diffusion) asked if I’d like to join them on an Italian design tour at the Salone del Mobile, it’s pretty safe to say it was a no-brainer. I mean, Milan in the spring, at the biggest design festival in the world – you would, wouldn’t you? As a first timer […] Read more…

Muuto New Nordic dining style, contemporary Scandinavian dining room furniture

New Nordic Dining Spaces With Muuto

Although we’re some way off from tackling the renovation of our dining room, it hasn’t stopped me from obsessing over the furniture, and the design brand that I always come back to for inspiration is Muuto. If you’re new to them, allow me spark a life long love affair (sorry, not sorry!) A name on the […] Read more…

Expormim rattan furniture Lapala chair

Spanish Design | Expormim Rattan Furniture

Rattan furniture will always spark childhood memories for me – the smooth, tactile curves and gentle creak as you sit into it. Somewhere in the back of mind there’s an old dining set made from it, or maybe it was a lounge chair. Yes, in fact I remember a large round seat my step-father had […] Read more…

The Designcentre de Winkelhaak, an innovative hub for designers and entrepreneurs with its own Belgian Essentials design shop.

Travel Antwerp | Images From Designcentre de Winkelhaak

It’s often said that the best design comes from the need to solve a problem, to improve an existing way of life. The Designcentre de Winkelhaak, located a stone’s throw from the Antwerp city train station has proved itself to be just that. The Designcentre is in part a social project, created from the need […] Read more…

How to make a Kokedama hanging plant moss ball

How To Make A Kokedama Hanging Garden

Almost this time last year I was shooting this tutorial piece for the book ‘Urban Jungle – Living & Styling with Plants’ and today I wanted to show you how to make a Kokedama (meaning “moss ball”) hanging garden. Not only do they make a stunning feature of an otherwise blank corner of a room, […] Read more…

gallery Valerie Traan, Valerie Objects exhibition in Antwerp

Travel Antwerp | Valerie Objects at Gallery Valerie Traan

It is impossible to imagine what’s behind the large double width door of gallery Valerie Traan, one of the locations we visited during our Function+Form design tour of Antwerp. This white, modernist gallery space is also the private home of art director Veerle Wenes who wanted to live in the same place that she worked, […] Read more…

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