The 2015 Serpentine Pavilion by selgascano

The 2015 Serpentine Pavilion by SelgasCano

Last week we popped down to Kensington to see the Royal College of Art graduation show, and while we were there called in on this year's recently installed temporary Serpentine Pavilion.

This is the 15th year that the project has been running and 2015's offering is really rather different. Designed by Spanish architects selgascano it embraces the temporary nature of its brief with a colourful plastic fantastic structure constructed from stretched plastic skin and woven tapes over steel hoops. Irridescent panels reflect the suns rays both internally and externally, bathing the structure and its white concrete floor in a myriad of kaleidoscopic colour fades.

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Name to know | LO+BEHOLD

Mohair geometric blanket

Today I'm featuring another 'Name to know' as part of an occasional series introducing independent shops and designers I hope you will enjoy discovering.

Founded by former fashion buyer Nuala Sharkey and based in East London, LO+BEHOLD is a new online destination which brings together a collection of colourful and creative homeware and gifts for the modern home.

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French Linen

Charcoal French linen | Design Hunter

Crisp white cotton sheets or French linen - which do you prefer?

I've always gravitated towards cotton (the higher the thread count the better), but I love all those dreamy Sunday morning Instagram and Pinterest shots of softly crumpled French linen. It just looks so relaxed and effortless. I mean who really wants to have to iron their bed linen?

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Vesper Hotel | Noordwijk

Vesper Hotel - Noordwijk | Design Hunter

Holland may not be the first place that springs to mind if you are contemplating a beach holiday, but since brothers Michiel and Martyn van der Berg opened their boutique destination hotel Vesper in Noordwijk last year there is good reason to consider visiting this beautiful sand dune lined stretch of coast on the North Sea.

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