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Posts Tagged ‘Interior Design’

Hokolo: Designs for the Home – an interview with Jen Taylor

Designer Jen Taylor talks us through her latest woollen collection and some exciting new collaborations she is working on.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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In just a few short years London based architect turned designer Jen Taylor has built a brilliant brand for the home, encompassing bright colours and bold patterns that have been influenced by her unique multicultural outlook. Time to meet the lady behind Hokolo (which is an amalgamation of the words Hong Kong and London.)

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How long did you work as an architect, and what were the best (or most enjoyable) parts of your former career?
I graduated in 1999 and quit my full time job beginning of 2012. I have worked on many projects over the 12 years but not all projects got built. To be able to follow a project from early design stage through to completion is pretty amazing. Design is just a small element of architecture, I actually really enjoyed working with different trades on site, developing construction details, learning how materials come together. To be able to walk into a building that I helped built is a pretty special feeling.

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Fine Craft Textiles with Japanese Flair: An interview with designer Nazanin Kamali

Furniture and Interiors designer Nazanin Kamali introduces her debut Textiles collection, discovered at Home London this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Furniture and Interiors designer Nazanin Kamali introduced her debut textiles collection at the Home London show in January – here she explains the reasons why she has turned to fine […]

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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which […]

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Meet Parris Wakefield: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Order from Chaos is the enigmatic fine art print design by design duo Parris Wakefield, featuring geometric shapes inspired by mathematical patterns.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Parris has a background in environmental science and is one half of interiors design duo Parris Wakefield, who create colourful graphic textiles that I first fell in love with […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Cushions!

Artists and illustrators have been busy creating a huge array of beautiful cushions for your home: and they are easily available to buy online. Find something for everyone on your Christmas list in my top selection here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pictor cushion in super soft faux suede by William Branton for Ohh Deer. Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging all my best suggestions for a range of gifts, […]

Modern Love: S/S 2012 Preview Interview with designer Sarah Arnett

Meet Sarah Arnett, one half of fashion design duo Modern Love, a label that is exclusively stocked at Liberty. She's a super talented lady with an inspiring career that spans illustration, interior design and of course fashion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Modern Love by Ola Szpunar. Sarah Arnett is a multi talented designer who just happened to train at the same university as me. She graduated the year above, and since […]

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Review: London College of Communication Green Week, 6th-10th February 2012

Between the 6th-10th of February 2012 The London College of Communication hosted a vibrant Green Week at its Elephant and Castle building with super special guests such as Supermarket Sarah, Skip Sisters, Garudio Studiage, Magnificent Revolution and Food for Good

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Urban Farming Installation by second year Interaction & Moving Image students as part of LCC Green Week illustrated by Deborah Moon Within an atmosphere of playfulness and improvisation the London […]

Introducing a new luxury candle brand: Sandy Bay London

With delicious fragrances like Vintage Fig and Pomegranate Rouge, Sandy Bay London offers beautiful luxury candles at an affordable price. Created by Sandy Burns.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Blushing Rose Sandy Bay London luxury candle by Rebecca Higgins. For sumptuous luxury candles at an affordable price look no further than Sandy Bay London, viagra sale hand poured right […]