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

Oficina Inglesa for Manolo Blahnik’s new shop

Oficina Inglesa was commissioned to craft a range of glamorous pieces of furniture for the new Manolo Blahnik shoe & accessories showroom which opened this summer in Selfridges on Oxford Street. The interior was designed by Manolo Blahnik himself, in...

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Leather lighting by Jane Knapp

Artist, designer, and horse-rider Jane Knapp has launched two new leather lighting designs inspired by equestrian equipment. The Somerset Leather Collection uses high-quality real leather that is cut and hand-stitched locally in Somerset where the traditions of a leather working...

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Series S- Balineum’s new collection of hand painted tiles

Decorative tiles have adorned bathrooms across Europe for centuries. From the ports of Amalfi to the villages of Portugal, artisan-painted tiles capture the essence of the Mediterranean. Balineum celebrates the heritage of these seaports with Series S, a new range...

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Colefax and Fowler collection 2016

Two distinct series emerge from the Colefax and Fowler collection for 2016. The first tells of exuberant luxury through ornate patterns, magnificent colours, and rich fabrics of exceptional quality. There are decorative and luxurious plain velvets, paisley and ikat patterns...

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Plain English launch new website

Over the past twenty years, Plain English has earned a reputation for producing simple, elegant kitchens (and larders and laundries, sculleries and pantries) that stand the test of time in terms of their classic design and the quality of their...

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Alternative Flooring with Liberty Fabrics

Alternative Flooring is launching a new carpet collection with Liberty Fabrics this  autumn. Archival and classic Liberty prints have been expertly woven into rugs, runners and carpets. This is the first time that these iconic designs have been used on...

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Luciano Giubbilei: The art of Making Gardens

Luciano Giubbilei is known for his award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and for his beautiful and serene garden designs for private houses across the world. Since 2012 he has been working on an experimental flower bed in...

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‘Callista’ by Clarissa Hulse for Harlequin

Designer Clarissa Hulse is well known for her distinctive hand and her passion for colour and texture. This is her second collaboration with Harlequin, and she draws inspiration from a variety of influences including her enduring passion for plants, flowers...

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Floors of Stone’ new ceramic tiles

Floors of Stone have just launched an exclusive range of handmade ceramic tiles, created and designed in their on-site ceramics studio, at their Cotes Mill showroom. The new collection, with intricate detail and simple glazes, has been created by Hannah...

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The Gardens of Arne Maynard

Arne Maynard is one of the country’s most sought-after and internationally renowned garden designers. He’s celebrated for his ability to draw out the essence of a place. Written by Maynard himself, and illustrated with wonderfully atmospheric photographs by William Collinson,...

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Paint & Paper Library relaunches

Paint & Paper Library was founded over twenty years ago by London-based interior designer and acclaimed colour expert, David Oliver. Now under new ownership, the brand has relaunched its two palettes of 85 ‘Original Colours’ and 95 ‘Architectural Colours’ and...

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Vintage Home by Judith Miller

Vintage Home (20th century Design for Contemporary Living) by Judith Miller is a practical collector’s guide, a celebration of the many decorative styles of the 20th century, and a guide to combining retro and contemporary pieces in your home. The...

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Volga Linen’s new collections

Volga Linen is launching four new fabric collections for London Design Week 2016, including a charming range of Russian folklore designs, a softly textured linen twill, and an elegant broad stripe with a darker top stitch detail. 100% linen Bib...

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Victoria Stainow’s shell mirror & sconces

Bespoke furniture and lighting designer Victoria Stainow works with carefully selected craftsmen, mainly in France, using modern as well as traditional techniques and a variety of rich, materials including polished brass, glass, wood and parchment. Her latest products are the...

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The Country House Ideal

The Country House Ideal, Recent Work by ADAM Architecture is a survey of country houses designed by the Winchester-based ADAM Architecture.  It places the country house in its rich historical context and explores the way in which ADAM Architecture –...

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