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Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Tent London 2013 Preview: Best of Tent London 2012

As design lovers gear up for Tent London 2013 I bring you a selection of my favourite discoveries in 2012. Many are bound to be showcasing again this year... so let's whet our appetites.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tent London Oct 2012
It comes on hard after London Fashion Week, but I always make sure to get along to Tent London at the Truman Brewery: for this huge and sprawling exhibition is a great place to find the best in design, from homeware and lighting to furniture, wall art, rugs and beyond. Even though I have run individual blogs on some of my favourite discoveries I was most remiss in writing up our usual review last year, so as the 2013 edition rolls around I bring you a further selection of the best things I found in 2012. Make sure you check out my listing for more details of this year's event.

Tent London Oct 2012 Jon Male
Upcycled lights by Studio Jon Male.

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An interview with jewellery designer and gemologist expert Milena Kovanovic

Jewellery designer Milena Kovanovic tells me about her inspiration from the depths of the ocean, and shares some unusual facts about gems.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Milena Kovanovic by Laura Hickman. I was blown away by the unusual jewels of Milena Kovanovic when I first discovered her at The Craft Market last year, curated by Megan […]

Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2012: listen to the best here!

It's time to get into the festive spirit: listen to a host of wonderful new Christmas indie tunes right here and enjoy beautiful illustrations that were inspired by them.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Olive Grove by Bex Bourne, based on As A Child I Awoke by Jo Mango. A hugely successful Christmas tune is the holy grail for many musicians: just think […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Books for Friends & Family

In my final Christmas round up I bring you a great selection of books: dip into this for those last minute gift ideas. Go on, the shops are still open, you've got time.

Written by Amelia Gregory

It’s here! For my final round up of gift ideas I take a look at a selection of books to give your loved ones for Christmas. You’re sure to find […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Design Gifts For Women

A plethora of last minute gift ideas from fashion to stationery to the best screenprint ever for the feminist in your life...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Elisalex dress from By Hand London. Looking for some last minute gift ideas to please the lady who loves good design, handmade goods and occasionally creating her own? Well […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Natural Skincare and Beauty

Look no further: here's my round up of gift suggestions from the best ethical and natural skincare and beauty brands around...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevarno Organic Skin Products by Alice Jamieson. Don’t forget, gift buyers, that it’s always nice to feel a bit pampered on special occasions, nudge nudge wink wink. Which is why […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Babies by Independent Designers

Why shop on the High Street when you can find amazing, well designed and eco friendly baby gifts by independent designers and makers only a click away? Featuring: Oh Baby London, Hokolo, Kyna Boutique, Noodoll and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This Christmas I find myself with child for the first time – there he is above – and so naturally thoughts have turned to gifts that babies of Snarfle‘s age […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Design Gifts For Men

Stuck for ideas? Here's the perfect selection of gifts for men who love design. And women...

Written by Amelia Gregory

In Love With iphone cover by Bianca Green. Most men love a bit of gadget based frippery, and there is an almost endless choice of iphone decor out there. Amidst […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: 13 Top Jewellery Designs

I love jewellery: and so do lots of women, hint hint :) Here's my pick of some fantastic pieces available on the web for your delection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love so many amazing jewels it’s hard to know what to share, but here’s a selection that tickle my festive fancy. I discovered Alex Ramsay at the recent Craft […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Top Ten Best Tea Towel Designs

Tea towels: useful objects for the kitchen and handy places on which to display great art. Here's my favourites for the season: including lots with fab lettering!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Like cushions, tea towels provide the perfect surface to showcase artwork: is it any wonder there are so many great designs to choose from? For some reason I seem to […]

Christmas Nail Art and Nail Varnish Gift Guide 2012

Nail Art obsessed: and there is so much fun to be had in the run up to Christmas. Read on for ideas aplenty, including an exclusive Christmas nail art video tutorial.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Beauty by Sine Skau. The beauty and fashion world’s obsession with fabulous nails seems to show no sign of waning: in fact, the speed with which images appear on […]

Paradise Lost: London College of Fashion ‘Digital Catwalk’ Second Year Student Show 2012

A selection of students from the London College of Fashion's part time Fashion Design and Realisation course exhibited their digital pattern work at a very impressive showcase at the University last Wednesday (21st of November 2012), an array of stunningly 'realised' cuts and original prints were seen, by Jenny Robins, who took her sketchbook as always.

Written by Jenny Robins

All photographs by Milan Mosna There was an impressive array of design flair, organisational wizardry and interesting pattern design on show at the London College of Fashion last Wednseday, especially […]

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part three

At this year's show Kingston graduates showcased animation of exceptionally high standard - look out for names such as Phoebe Halstead, Angie Phillips, Zuzanna Weiss and Rosanna Wan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I didn’t manage to watch all of the Kingston University graduate animations at their RARE showcase and sadly none of them are available to view in full online, but here’s […]

London 2012 Olympic Games Team Opening and Closing Ceremonies Illustrated

Celebrating the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics in illustrations. What did you think of them?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jessie J by Laura Hickman. Can it really be a week since the Olympics ended? Here’s my final blog post inspired by the visual drama of the ceremonies that opened […]

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part two

A whole heap of talent in my second round up from the Kingston illustration degree show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Continuing on from my first review of Kingston University Illustration and Animation graduates, here’s more great talent found at the RARE this summer. Otto Shillingford created an incredible Alphabet for […]

Kingston University: RARE Illustration and Animation Ba Hons Graduate Show 2012 Review part one

First round up of my favourite illustrators showing at RARE earlier this summer - including quite a few who've contributed to Amelia's Magazine: Lorna Scobie, Hannah Simpson and Rebecca Elves.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My graduate reviews are now running legendarily late – sorry, that’s what adding a baby to the mix does. But never fear I haven’t given up – there’s a crop […]

New Designers 2012: Illustration Graduate Shows and One Year On Review

Excellent work from a couple of University of Hertfordshire students and a selection of previous graduates now working as designers, showing in the One Year On section.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my selection of best illustration finds at Nottingham Trent and Cambridge School of Art, here is my final selection of finds at New Designers 2012 part two. […]

New Designers 2012: Nottingham Trent University and Cambridge College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

Great work from these colleges, where I happened to pick up on two illustrators who had won this year's Penguin Design Award: Tim Parker and Alex Walker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orobas by Tim Parker. Following on from my review of the best graduate illustrators at University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art here’s what I discovered at the New […]

New Designers 2012: University College Falmouth and Plymouth College of Art Illustration Graduate Shows Review

My best graduate finds from two university showcases, including work by Livi Gosling, William Grill, Emily Watkins and Kelly Walton.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pride and Prejudice by Livi Gosling. In my final (very delayed) series of round ups from New Designers 2012 I take a look at my illustration finds… starting with the […]

New Designers 2012 Product Design Graduates: Baby and Toddler Products

A curvy cot made of cork, inflatable safety reins and edible potions were just some of the interesting product designs for babies and young children.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Products by Zoe Tynan-Campbell. It’s funny how being a new parent suddenly changes what you see: I didn’t see any baby related design at last year’s show, and yet this […]