New Pinterest board | Grid

Cos campaign 2015 | Design Hunter

I love to use Pinterest to map the recurring themes and trends I notice as I explore different blogs and design related sites. From fashion to interiors, lighting and furniture, grid patterns are currently enjoying a surge in popularity, so I've collected together some of my favourites and created a new Pinterest board.

Above: Cos 2015 campaign by Kato Junpei

Grid system desk by Ying Chang | Design Hunter

Modular grid system table by Ying Chang.

Grid cushion | Twig and Nest | Etsy

Grid pattern cushions by Twig and Nest.

Grid pattern shoes Bionda Castana | Design Hunter

Shoes by Bionda Castana.

Camper store by Tomas Alonso | Design Hunter

Camper store by Tomás Alonso.

Graphic paper lamps by Rene Barba for Ligne Roset | Design Hunter

Paper lamps by René Barba for Ligne Roset.

Noa Raviv Hard Copy collection | Design Hunter

Hard Copy collection by Noa Raviv.

Grid pattern washi tape | Design Hunter

Washi tape via Etsy.

Grid tiled splashback

Interior by Colombo and Serboli.

The Perfect Raincoat

Whistles x Stutterheim | Design Hunter

One of my new year's resolutions this year was to set aside time more time to head out of town and into the hills at the weekend. It's something I used to do often in my 20s when I was a keen climber, but seem to have found less and less time for over the past few years. With this resolution came the realisation that the old walking boots and rain jacket I used to wear (circa 2000) really no longer cut it, so I've been on the hunt for some new outdoor wear. And I think I may have found my new raincoat.

Whistles have just unveiled their collaboration with Swedish rainwear company Stutterheim - a limited edition version of the brand's Stockholm raincoat. The unisex design, features a graphic striped hem and a contrast hood facing and is handmade from rubberised cotton with double welded seams, making it 100% waterproof.

Stutterheim was established by Alexander Stutterheim after he discovered his grandfather's old raincoat in an abandoned farm building. Inspired by the garment's timeless practicality he reimagined the 1960s design into an updated contemporary version with a discreet, classical cut. Then he took the prototype to the last standing textile factory in Sweden and asked them to manufacture it.

“Whistles collaborations are about finding experts in the market and working with them to produce beautiful, functional, carefully crafted exclusive pieces”, said Whistles Chief Executive Officer Jane Shepherdson. “Stutterheim was chosen because it produces the highest quality rain-wear and its simplicity, functionality and timeless style perfectly complements the Whistles aesthetic.”

The limited edition design is available at selected Whistles stores and also online (with free shipping for a limited period) at whistles.com

Stutterheim shed | Design Hunter
Whistles x Stutterheim raincoat collaboration | Design Hunter
Whistles x Stutterheim raincoat collaboration | Design Hunter
Whistles x Stutterheim raincoat collaboration | Design Hunter
Whistles x Stutterheim | Design Hunter

Portrait of a House by Frederik Vercruysse

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Describing his work as still life photography in the broadest sense of the word, Antwerp based photographer Frederik Vercruysse has powerfully documented the minimalistic home of architects Bram Seghers and Inge Buyse in 'Portrait of a House'.

Located in the Flemish countryside, the once grand house was discovered by Buyse and Seghers in a state of ruin. The couple bought it and set about thoughtfully restoring and renovating the property with particular attention to light and proportion.

There's a powerful stillness to these images which, by showing compositions of pure space, sparse furniture and solitary objects, evoke a sense of quiet contemplation in the viewer.

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Images: Frederik Vercruysse in collaboration with Buyse Seghers Architects.