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New products and services, interesting shops, ideas for your garden, our pick from design fairs, and other things we like...

Plain English at Howe

A new collaboration between Plain English and Christopher Howe saw the launch last month of an exclusive new Plain English kitchen, designed by Katie Fontana especially for the Howe London Pimlico Road showroom and featuring customised pieces that have never...

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‘Birds of Prey’ by Simon Upton

Internationally-renowned interior and lifestyle photographer, Simon Upton, is holding a solo exhibition of photographs ‘Birds of Prey’ at the newly-opened Bigger Picture Gallery in Crediton. With images published in magazines and books the world over, this unique exhibition reveals a...

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Clare Mosley’s eglomisé glass

Gilder Clare Mosley makes eglomisé mirrors and panels, decorated crystal lampbases and a range of water gilded and toned curtain finials. Everything is handmade in her London workshop using traditional methods and authentic materials.  Her eglomisé glass panels have been...

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Restoration of Oldham Town Hall

In 2009 Oldham Town Hall was named by the Victorian Society as one of the top ten endangered buildings. After a £37 million re-development, the Grade II listed building has been transformed and is now a major cinema and leisure complex....

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Thibaut’s Faux Resource collection

Thibaut‘s Faux Resource is a collection of wallcoverings that are realistic interpretations of patterns like snake skin, grasscloth, marble, and cork. These impressive faux textures and versatile surfaces are perfect to mix and match or use on their own. Varying...

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Urban townhouse bathroom by Drummonds

Designed by Drummonds’ Bathroom Design Service, this townhouse bathroom has a sophisticated urban edge. Drummonds’ classic bathroomware is beautifully set within an uncluttered, modern interior, putting all the design focus onto the gleaming brass, marble and china. The pieces are...

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‘The Thoughtful Gardener’ by Jinny Blom

The Thoughtful Gardener, An intelligent approach to garden design by Jinny Blom. A prolific designer who has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a landscape and garden designer since she began her London-based practice in 2000, Jinny Blom embraces a wide...

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Jamb’s new Hanbury lighting

Hanbury is a new collection of smaller versatile wall lights and hanging lanterns devised by Will Fisher and named after his East London house where the lights feature throughout. These designs also have a lower price tag whilst retaining the...

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Catchpole & Rye’s Jersey project

Luxury bathroom manufacturers Catchpole and Rye have a vast selection of products, ranging from freestanding copper baths and traditional cast iron roll top baths, to marble washstands, bespoke w/c cisterns and luxury showers. Bespoke by nature, Catchpole and Rye make...

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Manuel Canovas 2017

The house of Manuel Canovas is constantly inspired by journeys to exotic locations and rare archival documents. The new 2017 collection hails from the heart of the Mediterranean: there are printed and embroidered fabrics which celebrate the beauty of the...

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Little Greene launches London Wallpapers IV

With an established tradition for breathing new life into old designs, Little Greene has once again delved into the English Heritage archives, scouring for historic designs that can be successfully adapted for 21st century interiors. The company’s most recent collection,...

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Deco luminescence from Jane Churchill

Glamorous Art Deco-inspired designs lead Jane Churchill’s A/W16 Atmosphere Collection – the deep jewel tones, dusky pinks and burnished metallics combine to create a luxurious look. But there are also fabrics and wallpapers with bold brushstroke effects,  more bohemian designs...

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Vintage Brick tiles from Craven Dunnill

Craven Dunnill has introduced Vintage Brick, a new collection of brick-style ceramic tiles available in a choice of four mixed earthy tones. Featuring rounded corners, irregular edges and a distinctly aged and textured face, the Vintage Brick tiles have a...

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Waddesdon in gingerbread

A fantastical gingerbread recreation of Waddesdon Manor, made entirely in biscuit, icing and fondant paste, has just gone on display at Waddesdon.  It’s the creation of Biscuiteers, the award-winning retailer of hand-made hand-iced biscuits, who have captured in intricate detail...

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New geometric tiles from Fired Earth

Geometric pattern continues to be popular, and Fired Earth’s stunning new tile collections include Encaustic tiles in sumptuous colourways, Ravello tiles inspired by the hand-painted tiles of the Amalfi coast, hardwearing Terrazzo tiles, and the chic black and white Sorrento...

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