New home accessories collection from Tingest

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The new collection from Swedish brand Tingest includes a table lamp with a built in cable winder, a graphically inspired wall clock that shows the hours by means of a three-dimensional pattern that creates an intriguing shadow-play effect and  a hand moulded candle holder inspired by ancient monuments and obelisks.

The creative force behind the brand is Alexander Lervick, who launched the company with his own designs in 2014 and who has now for the 2015 collection invited other designers to contribute new products to the range.

Inspired by Scandinavian design heritage, the brand aims to produce a range of well designed products at a reasonable price with a focus on craftsmanship.

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Brass and Monochrome

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I've added a few new decorative accents to my home recently in brass and monochrome, the most recent of which is this lovely brass Sama tray (Sanskrit for 'circle') by Tiipoi from Clippings.

I first came across Tiipoi at London Design Festival last year. Founded by Spandana Gopal, the company's material approach to design is inspired by a common sense attitude to consumption drawn from the Indian subcontinent "where nothing is wasted and where innovation and improvisation come from the lack of something rather than an excess of it".

I spent a couple of years in India during my early 20s, and the designs are reminiscent of some of the simple, functional, utilitarian pieces I had in my own kitchen back then, but much more refined and beautiful. My tray even arrived carefully wrapped in Indian newsprint style packaging, evoking further memories of the purchases I would carry home from market when I lived there.

Another addition is the feather bookmark from Kosha, a Swiss company whose name coincidentally is also drawn from Sanskrit (meaning 'sheath' or 'vehicle of awareness' in Indian philosophy). It's part of a collection of objects that includes jewellery (feather pendants and earrings) and exquisitely engraved metal plates designed to add beauty to your iphone.

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brass tray by Tiipoi - Clippings  |  feather bookmark - Kosha  |  wooden hooks - Geoffrey Fisher  |  soap  - London Fields  |  brass bangle - made for me by Mr P

January on Pinterest

Design Hunter January moodboard on Pinterest

Snowcapped mountains, the softest cashmere sweaters, and the first snowdrops - a reminder that Spring is only a few weeks aways. Just a few of my favourite things about January gathered together over on Pinterest.

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