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Posts Tagged ‘design’

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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Laszlo Tompa

An Interview with Designer Laszlo Tompa

Laszlo Tompa didn't stop to wonder if making carved geometric lamps and puzzle boxes woodwork...

Written by Jessica Cook

The title of this post is a little misleading as Laszlo Tompa is more than just a Designer. Not just a Ceramist or a Craftsman, he is more like a […]

Kingston University Illustration Degree Show – Build 2013: Review

Kingston students put on an imaginative exhibition at the White Rabbit studio space in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kingston University consistently produces some of the most exciting new illustrators in the UK and this year was no exception. Their show, Build 2013, was hosted at the White Rabbit […]

Raw Talent University of the Arts Graduate Design Show: Review

Some great new creative talent was on show at the We.Create International student run exhibition, held at the Hoxton Gallery between 28-29th June 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I went along to the opening night of Raw Talent at the Hoxton Gallery in Shoreditch, hosted by We.Create International. Alongside strange goings on such as the sight […]

Wrap Magazine

Wrap Magazine: An Interview with Co-Founder Polly Glass

With 5 pull-out pages of wrapping paper included inside, Wrap is a magazine with a difference. We talk to co-founder Polly Glass about this unique illustration publication.

Written by Jessica Cook

Christopher Harrison and Polly Glass by Gemma Cotterell When I open Issue Seven of Wrap, I’m thinking of Princess Clara, Wooldoor Jebediah Sockbat, Foxxy Love, Toot Braunstein and the whole […]

An Interview with Jewellery Designer Rosita Bonita

We chat to jewellery designer Rosita Bonita, aka Rowenna Harrison, about her new collection Siren

Written by Jessica Cook
Stack Magazines

STACK Magazine Subscription Service: an interview with founder Steve Watson

We put the spotlight on Stack Magazines, an innovative subscription service that delivers a different independent magazine each month. If only it had existed when Amelia's Magazine was in print!

Written by Jessica Cook

Stack Magazines by Jo Cheung There is something about print magazines; the aroma of them, sometimes thick and woody, sometimes fresh and glossy. There is something undeniably comforting about holding […]

The Best Designer Murals by Illustrators and Artists on Photowall

Discovering the best digitally printed murals by artists and designers on Photowall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photowall by Julia Pott. Once upon a time large scale photo walls were the province of bars, offices and other imposing spaces which could afford extravagant interior design. That has […]

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: Top Ten Best Mugs by Illustrators and Designers

Wondering what to give for Christmas? The shops are full of mugs for a reason: they make great inexpensive gifts with character. And I've found the best designs for you online...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beaver Mug by Lisa Jones. I *love* beavers so I was super excited to find this. No really, don’t laugh. Next up: my recommendations for mugs. Yes, a whole blog […]

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Review: Tweet-a-Brief Exhibition at 71a Gallery and an Interview with Handsome Frank’s Jon Cockley

An interview with co-founder Jon from East London-based illustration agency, Handsome Frank. The exhibition Tweet-a-Brief launched at 71a gallery, Shoreditch on 12th July 2012.

Written by Abi Renshaw

The Church of London Gallery 71a where Handsome Frank held their debut exhibition Tweet-a-Brief If only all briefs could be confined to just 140 characters. Imagine that? The East London […]

Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican Art Gallery

The Barbican Art Gallery celebrates the most influential art and design school there ever was…

Written by Matt Bramford

T. Lux Feininger’s Sport at the Bauhaus by Scott Nellis A retrospective of a German modernist design movement seems like a slightly curveball choice whilst London is busy boasting about […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Illustrator Emma Block Reviews

This year's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up as seen from an up and coming illustrator's point of view. Amelia's Magazine contributor Emma Block reviews her fave picks.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by David Sparshott. Each year the relatively new addition to the art and design calendar that is Pick Me Up seems to find it’s feet a little more and […]

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Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 – since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Furniture Design

Meet the likes of furniture designers Jan Plechac, Anthony Hartley, Alex Garnett and Shell Thomas in this first review from Tent London, which showcases the most progressive new design at the London Design Festival very year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture by Anthony Hartley. This year I once again visited Tent London hot on the heels of London Fashion Week. At the end of September the creme de la creme […]

Outsider Ecoluxe London LFW SS12 by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs THUMB

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Showroom Review: EcoLuxe London

On the 18th and 19th of September during London Fashion Week the EcoLuxe London exhibition at the Kingsway Hall Hotel proved once more that ethical fashion is becoming more and more concerned with becoming part of the mainstream good design.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

‘Ecolooks’ by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs I was hugely excited that during this London Fashion Week I had the opportunity not only to go and see but also […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]

UCA: Design, Branding and Graphic Media Treat Yourself Graduate Show 2011 Review

Loved the Treat Yourself branding from UCA degree shows at Free Range. Stand out work from Sean McCarthy and Kirsty Martin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was very impressed by the UCA branding #treatyourself at the Free Range shows. Black and white stripy bags that called to mind the traditional candy striped ones for sweeties […]

Design Inspiration: Scripts. Elegant Lettering From Design’s Golden Age, by Steven Heller and Louise Fili

I discovered new inspirational typography book Scripts on the Thames and Hudson stand at the London Book Fair, and it's so wonderful I thought I'd better share it with you... featuring a quick Q&A with co author Steven Heller.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’m always a sucker for lush books, and so when I spotted Scripts on the shelf at the Thames and Hudson stand at the London Book Fair I immediately snuck […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]