Kitchen Design Trends 2014

Poggenpohl

In kitchen interiors grey is definitely the new black. All showrooms have a grey kitchen in their collection at the moment. The popularity of grey is easy to understand. It is an understated, timeless colour choice that goes together with all other colours. Furthermore, it is a modest in nature, moving away from popular glossy surfaces.  Continue reading

Indoor & Outdoor Cafe Helsinki

Cafe Birgitta

Indoor and outdoor spaces are blending interestingly together in a new cafe Birgitta at Helsinki seaside. The first thought is that it must be a pop-up restaurant for summer season only, since the location is quite exposed to open sea in front of Helsinki. So it seems impossible to have such an open structure as a permanent facility in this location.  Continue reading

Material Trends London Design Week 2013

Designersblock 2013

On her journeys Xenia Mosley has visited and studied the skills of a wool-spinner, cobbler, boat builder, basket-weaver, and upholsterer and has made an object that combines and celebrates these crafts, and symbolises an on-going journey. Read more about the Journeywoman

Crafting materials, both modern and traditional were strongly presented at this year’s exhibitions. The  Journeywoman is inspired by the European tradition of Journeymen. Designer  Xenia Mosley has been travelling down the River Ouse, East Sussex, in search of the traditional skills, crafts and materials still being practiced in Britain today. Testing various craftspeople’s patience and willingness to share, Xenia turns up on their doorsteps asking for insight into their practice as a modern-day Journeywoman. Continue reading

New Nature Centre Finland

Haltia Finnish Nature Centre

Haltia is the new Nature Centre in Finland, close to Helsinki. It is the first public building in Finland built entirely of wood. It is a sustainable building that uses the latest ecological solutions. For example it is heated and cooled with energy derived from the sun and the earth.  Continue reading