The Uniform Wares 12 Details project, a collaboration with photographer Jim Naughten, somehow slipped completely under my radar during London Design Festival. Twelve influential or inspiring people who share the brand's passion for meticulous detail were invited to take part, with the aim of the project being to highlight the sense of pride and dedication each sitter has for "the little things".
These quiet, meditative ceramic installations are the work of Swiss born ceramicist Sylvie Godel. Combining together multiple pieces with a simplicity of form, she aims to transmute families of plates, bowls, jugs or bottles into 'story tellers'.
Sylvie works independently at her workshop in Lausanne and her simple, poetic porcelain creations have been exhibited in galleries and design shops in Europe and Asia. There's an appealing sense of innocence and purity about this series of 'still life' images of her work, captured by photographer Lionel Henriod.
There’s something rather reassuring and endearing about the familiarity of these chairs, based upon hundreds if not thousands of comfortable sittings throughout our lives.
Starting out at school, passing the time in endless doctor’s surgeries and hospital waiting rooms, filling countless stadiums as well as popping up here, there and everywhere within the public realm, the Polyside chair has firmly established itself as a true design classic. Indeed so ubiquitous are they, with over 50 million units having being produced since Robin Day first conceived their design over 50 years ago, that we rarely acknowledge what a successful solution to mass produced seating they represent.
People are sometimes surprised to discover that the amazing Edwardian home Michael of 47 Park Avenue shares with his partner Jonathan and their three pups, Pugs Charlie and Oscar and Jacob the English Bulldog, is not in London (or Brooklyn) but is in fact.... in East Yorkshire.
"There is so much going on here, so much talent and drive, why shouldn't my house be here?" he asks. So to highlight the work of some of his favourite artists and artisans from the region Michael has just launched a new online concept store.
Swooning over his style and desperately trying to resist the urge to rush out and stock up on Farrow and Ball's Off Black, I asked him to tell me more...
Here's a first look at the new collection from the Sheila Bownas archive which will be released next month. I wrote about the story behind the Sheila Bownas archive last year on Design Hunter. You can find out more here if you missed it.
Now Chelsea Cefai who uncovered the archive has collaborated with furniture brand Parlour to produce a sofa inspired by the daybeds of the 1950s, featuring the 'Edwin' pattern designed by Sheila Bownas in the late 1950s.
Autumn isn't my favourite season, but I do love pumpkin time, and encountering a display of pumpkins and gourds at my local greengrocers always gives me a warm feeling that makes me want to rush home and rustle up a pot of soup to eat with crusty bread fresh from the oven.
Ikea have created this beautiful colour palette in the rich, russet and claret shades of autumn leaves. Add a few silver candlesticks and pressed or cut glass to reflect the light and you have the perfect antidote to the darker nights.
Pumpkin soup anyone?