Olivia Aspinall has been experimenting with surface design since her time at Central Saint Martins. Upon leaving the prestigious arts school she founded a Nottingham based studio in 2015 and has gone on to work on a number of bespoke projects. These have given her the opportunity to perfect the creation of her terrazzo slabs into durable yet decorative pieces that can offer an alternative to conventional stone, tile and cast surfaces.
Berlin-based artist Jill Senft has developed an easily recognisable graphical style in her practice of painting wobbling characters into the funniest and most absurd scenarios. Her most recent project has been the creation of ‘Treemendous’, a new zine which couples the artist’s tree-based fascination with her quintessential humour. The zine is filled with her plumped-up characters and delightfully bright coloured palettes to depicted a different tree related scene on each page.
Brazilian designer and former fashion editor Vanda Jacintho has just launched her High Summer collection. Jacintho draws on her childhood in Brazil to create statement jewellery with intriguing architectural dimensions, echoing the tropical surroundings of her family’s farm in the Pantanal wetlands region. Brazilian colours emanate from the her iconic graphic printed dresses, the combination of striking colours and fine materials with avant-garde details create chic, effortless pieces with a summer-inspired twist.
Emerging Objects is a studio that specialises in innovations in 3D printing architecture and building components. The Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities brings many of Emerging Object’s material, software, and hardware experiments together to demonstrate the architectural potential of additive manufacturing on a weather-tight, structurally sound building.
Charlie Smallbone stands out amongst his contemporaries as one of the leading kitchen designers, celebrated for designing highly functional spaces to cook, live and entertain. His latest design collaboration is with deVOL for the Chelsea Flower Show has resulted in The Metallics Kitchen Collection which brings beautiful complexity to life, with no fear of experiment using nothing but the finest, most unusual, natural materials.
Brooklyn-based design studio Standard Issue introduces Stille—a bright, modern collection of occasional tables and easy-to-assemble shelving units that provide a framework for showcasing one’s objects, while adding contemporary sophistication with its architectural lines.
At the end of last year Susana Clayton was announced as the next creative director of British brand Joseph. In her first collection for the house, she embraced the brand’s origins and realigned them with the founder’s vision, creating a balance between fashion and a timeless wardrobe of luxury essentials.
The KODA House provides a new way of thinking about how we can live our lives through prefabricated modular architecture, in the face of UK’s housing crisis. This 25-square-metre micro house was conceived by Kodasema, and aims to instigate a movement of self-built architecture that encourages better use of empty land plots.
Japanese born Kenichi Hoshine is a masterful painter now based in New York City. His work borders figurative and abstract work, bubbles of dark pastel colours which are seemingly abstract, until closer inspection reveal figures, flowers, teapots and more. His explosive paintings are predominantly painted with acrylics with sketch like textures and overlays. Each piece
Anglepoise and Margaret Howell renew their collaboration by introducing a smart new Sienna Edition into the best-selling Type 75TM lighting collection designed by Sir Kenneth Grange. The new collection launches June 2019.
The Japanese design studio Nendo has teamed up with Antwerp-based furniture and home manufacturer Valerie Objects to create a beautifully minimal set of salt and pepper shakers. Both shakers consist of two parts: a semi-opaque round glass bottle container with a ribbed bottom, and a glass base. The glass bottle holds the salt and pepper whilst also acting as a pestle. When the
This delightful 600 square foot cabin was designed and built by the director of Midland Architecture; Greg Dutton and his brother Chris, as a retreat from the city for the family. The entire construction process took the brothers only nine months and was documented on Discovery Network’s Building off the Grid Series.