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Posts Tagged ‘Tent London’

Kitty McCall: Creating Colourful Interior Textiles

Kitty McCall's Tropicalia is a feast of colour for your interior: read on to find out more about this new design brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Designer Catherine Nice is the brains behind Kitty McCall, a brilliant new interior textiles brand you should know about. Her work is inspired by the boldness of artists such as Matisse, Gauguin and Rousseau, featuring glorious patterns that will enliven any room. First discovered at Tent London 2014, I decided it was high time I caught up with the talented designer.

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Your brand was named for your grandmother, what influence did she have on you?
She was great! She only started painting quite late in her life but she had a great eye for detail and colour. Every year I would send her a painting or drawing and she would always have something positive to say. I would say she contributed hugely to my interest in Art and design.

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Prints and Furnishings by Fanny Shorter: An interview with the talented Textile Designer

Meet Fanny Shorter, a Cockpit Arts based textile designer who creates bold screen printed designs in juicy colour combinations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first discovered the beautiful designs of Fanny Shorter at Cockpit Arts in 2013 and have since met her at Home London (twice) and Tent London. Last year she was […]

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Tent London 2014: Lighting, Furniture, Jewellery and Interior Design

A round up of brilliant furniture, top class lighting, unusual jewellery and other wonderful finds from the 2014 Tent London show at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Continuing my very late review of the 2014 edition of Tent London, here is some wonderful furniture, lighting, jewellery and other finds. First of all, Snarfle astride a knitted rocking […]

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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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Introducing Occipinti: ‘Wild England’ Floral Interiors Collection by Ashley McDow

Occipinti features maximalist floral fabric designs inspired by the English Country Garden, and a newly launched ceramics Bunting Bird Ceramics range.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered the maximalist floral designs of Ashley McDow at last year’s Tent London. Having trained in surface pattern at the University of Leeds, she gained experience in the industry […]

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Alfred & Wilde: an interview with designer Simon Mitchell

Simon Mitchell introduces his wonderful interiors brand Alfred & Wilde, and reveals the reason for his fascination with the Platonic Solids.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Introducing B-Goods by Huddle Formation Creative Studios

Meet Fi and Ben O’Brien, the innovative husband wife duo behind exciting new design brand B Goods

Written by Amelia Gregory

B-Goods is a textiles and interiors brand that combines bold use of colour, hints of nostalgia and a Scandi sensibility to create patterns that achieve the perfect balance of playfulness […]

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]

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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 […]

Louise Wilkinson Illustrations and Ceramics: an interview with the designer

An introduction to the wonderful world of Louise Wilkinson, a trained illustrator who applies her beautiful pictures to fine bone china, all of which is produced in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Louise Wilkinson’s inimitable ceramics designs at Tent London last September, and instantly fell in love. The likes of Liberty discovered her beautiful bone china early on, and […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Homeware and Prints for the Wall

Stuck for a last minute Christmas present? Why not support one of these talented designer makers, creating wonderful and unique homeware and prints for the home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Scout Editions: mistletoe in a bottle card. When my new website launches you’ll be able to find unique hand made designer items to suit all aspects of your life. Homeware […]

Melody Rose Ceramics: an interview with fine bone china homeware designer Melanie Roseveare

Introducing the wonderful upcycled and fine bone china ceramics of designer Melanie Roseveare, soon to be featured on my brand new market place.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designs by Melody Rose first caught my eye at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago, and then I bumped into the lady behind the brand at Tent London […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Wall Art, Furniture and Lighting

My second review of the best of Tent London 2013 includes designs by the likes of Parris Wakefield Additions, Tamasine Osher, Permafrost, Tamasyn Gambell, Sit Furnishings and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lampshade by Parris Wakefield Additions. I’ve already brought you the best soft furnishings and homewards from Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery, and now here is a round up […]

Tent London 2013 Review: Best Soft Furnishings and Homewares

At Tent London 2013 at the Truman Brewery I discovered a host of talented creatives, including Louise Wilkinson, Reiko Kaneko, Sian Elin, Melody Rose and many more. See their new collections here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bone china plate by Louise Wilkinson. As usual there was a plethora of new and exciting designers to discover at Tent London 2013, showing alongside some familiar favourites that I […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An interview with Furniture Designer and Maker Anthony Hartley

Furniture designer and maker extraordinaire, Anthony Hartley talks about his unique design process and aesthetic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I discovered the colourfully unique work of furniture designer and ‘jumped-up joiner‘ Anthony Hartley at Tent London back in September 2011. In this catch up interview I discover how the […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Lighting Design

Lighting design was not particularly in abundance at Tent London, but I loved a glow-in-the-dark ghost lamp by REthinkthings, blown glass shades by Curiousa & Curiousa and etched wood veneer lamps by Rachel Powell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hand blown glass lighting by Curiousa & Curiousa. I have been collecting fabulous lamps since I first started to scavenge second hand stores as a teenager. Here’s what caught my […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Best Ceramics Design

Wonderful ceramics from the likes of Bodo Sperlein, Kitty and Dude, Ikuko Iwamoto and Richard Brendon. Plus exciting 3D product design from Shapeways.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The ceramics on display at Tent London were wonderfully varied. I loved these curvy stacks of bowls inspired by the shapes of blossoms, treatment by Bodo Sperlein for Niko. The […]