After the glorious second long weekend we’ve had, I can feel the mood is rather low, so to cheer you up here’s a quirky and delightful Design of the Day. Designed by 27Palm, these fabulous retro pillow cases are kitsch, camp and colourful!
You can choose from different styles; rock n’ roll, cowboy, cow girl, lumber jack, fireman and more to spruce up your pad. Made of 100 % cotton front plain black backing, the cases fit a standard pillow 30cm x 30cm and are available from lifestylebazaar for £19.95.
Juan di Santo commented on a recent post and brought the KOKET brand to my attention. I just love the elegance and simplicity of the designs, it’s right up my street! The brand was created by New York born Creative Director Janet Morais, who wanted to inspire designers and push their creativity. She manages a team of super skilled artisans and jewellers who’s skills are impeccable. The pieces are manufactured in Portugal and available to buy through Interior Designers.
I’ve chosen KOKETS’ “Mandi Demi-Lune” stool simply for its beauty and striking gold turrets. This piece is designed to connote a cuff that a women would wear as a piece of jewellery around her wrist.
The base is made from stainless steel and the turrets from brass, the seat itself is low pile black velvet. The stool is 45 cm high and 53 cm wide and comes in black and gold or black and silver. Thank you Juan for telling me about KOKET their designs are exquisite.
Designed by Graham & Brown specifically for the forth-coming Royal Wedding bonanza, this wallpaper will certainly add a touch of class to any room and be a hot favourite with Royalists’. Boasting black crowns and coronets bejewelled with self-adhesive coloured diamond’s which you can stick on yourself, it’s probably one of the only “Royal Wedding” themed designs I actually like.
The paper isn’t garish or tacky like much of what’s already advertised and the design is super glamorous which would be perfect for a teen girls pad, hallway or bedroom. You also have the added bonus of a 20% off selected papers on the Graham & Brown site including, I believe, the “Crowns and Coronets” design. So it works out to cost around £35 per roll after discount.
I’m not much of a Royalist and finding the wedding a little over bearing, but this paper has a thumbs up from me for its pure glam factor. Let me know what you think!
Image source: Graham & Brown
It’s your time to shine and show off that creative flair you’ve got! Entries for The Design Awards are flowing thick and fast so if you fancy your chances and want your design to be crowned Design of the Year, get those creative juices flowing and submit before it’s too late!
Organised by the publishers of Designer magazine, the award scheme is supported by over 30 UK suppliers (including Siemens, SMEG and Candy) and celebrates innovative design across the home. The competition categories include:
- Kitchen Design of the Year
- Bathroom Design of the Year
- Living Space Design of the Year
- Sustainable Design accolade Award for the best environmentally friendly design
The 2010 winner for Kitchen Design of the Year (over 25k) was Ainhoa Bilbao, Bulthaup Mayfair and for under 25k Kieron Bell, Kitchens International. Joe Burns & Geraldine Maurice, Oliver Burns Interiors were the winners of the bathroom of the Year Design and Paul McAneary, Paul McAneary Architects scooped Living Space Design of the Year.
As well as the above, an additional category opens tomorrow (1st April), Product Innovation Awards which champions real innovative design and highlights the importance of driving creativity and forward thinking.
To enter the Design Awards you need to download and entry form PDF from the Designer magazine website and send your submission before 1st June 2011.
Image By Joanna Ford – www.joannafordinteriors.au
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I came across these beautiful and dainty 3D butterflies in today’s newsletter from Decor8. I just fell in love – what a perfect way to make a room sparkle. Designed by Hip & Clavicle, they come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes so your spoiled for choice! They have wall friendly adhesive on the back of each butterfly so you could scatter them in a childs bedroom, hall or the living room or even a wedding – they are totally versatile. They are available to buy on Etsy.com for roughly £21, and you will find tips and advice of how to create the perfect butterfly collage.
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SQUINT at that!
Statement furniture design firm Squint, has taken my breath away with its array of brightly coloured pieces and classical charm. Squint celebrates the finest of historical English design and has launched their heritage range exclusively in Harrods. The fabrics used are woven English damasks and shot silver and gold satins with Swarovski rose crystal and pearl detailing. Each piece is bespoke and accentuates brilliant craftsmanship and the colour of love.
They also have a delightful accessories range with the same energetic vibrance, this includes mirrors and lighting wrapped in Japanese kimono silk. Squint does make to order and each settee is created in a traditional way here in England. Each item is priced individually and settee prices start from around £4000. You can also take your pick from the range of stools, chairs and chaises if you like!
All images source http://www.squintlimited.com