Here is a quick recap and an overview of major furniture trends that have come across this year’s collections before new launches in the fall. The selection is from high street retailers Made.com, John Lewis, Habitat, Heal’s and Dwell. Continue reading
This year’s Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park is designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It is a very successful design. The appeal of the space comes from a feeling a clarity and pureness originated by a well thought through concept. Continue reading
Designing the House of Tomorrow by RIBA is an exhibition about how people live in Britain and how future housing will evolve. Continue reading
Destination design is about creating hybrid spaces, where people want to spend time and money buying not only products but increasingly customised services. Barber & Parlour combines grooming options for men and women together with eating, drinking, shopping and just relaxing.
Libreria is a new, independent bookstore by the popular co-working space Second Home (across the street from the store). Second Home designed by Selgas Cano, who also designed the bookstore, has a very clear brand and profile. It was the first co-working space that really understood how to build their tenant base.
Local Marker Movements are now quite established in big cities. Recently there was a Maker Movement fair in Paris. It was dominated by DIY and tech, which is different compared to London Maker fairs. They are much more craft driven. Continue reading
Dover Street Market is perhaps the most iconic fashion store in London. It was among of the first real concept stores, when it opened 12 years ago. The new, much larger store is a testament that fashion can have a lasting presence despite the fast moving markets.