Tuesday, 17 January 2012


As an offshoot of the family business, YUE create beautifully hand crafted leather bags and back packs, each design unique and produced in limited numbers.


Monday, 16 January 2012

Two Moons

Beautiful poster courtesy of the RK shop


Reminds me of the new Murakami book I am reading, 1Q84.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Building Block

After discovering the beautifully crafted bags of Japanese design company,  Building Block, I had to contact my favourite promoter of independent design, Darkroom and send them some photos of the leather bags. My favourites are the styles constructed by the clever use of wooden hard wear, chunky wooden screws holding the soft leather together. The playful use of proportion in the enlarged leather tassels also add beautiful detail to the bags' simple form.

Currently these bags are only available at wholesale but I very much hope to see them in London soon, hopefully in the Darkroom concept store! http://www.darkroomlondon.com/

The lovely photos are all via the Building Block website: http://www.building--block.com/


Friday, 18 November 2011

A beautiful meeting of interior design, art and antiques.....

Launched at the beginning of November in the centre of Copenhagen, The Apartment is the work of Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver who have made their sensitively restored apartment into a space to bring together and showcase classic design by the likes of Hans Wegner alongside handcrafted quilts, creating an innovative space in flux as new items will be added. Living in London makes it a little hard to visit The Apartment but I hope to see photos of the apartment as it transforms. Hopefully they might put a selection of photos on their website but if not photos of the launch are available here! http://www.rumid.dk/blogs/Sofie-Brunner/the-apartment-koncept-showroom/ Better still if you can read Danish!

For further information on the designwork displayed in the apartment here is their website: http://theapartment.dk/ ( I am very jealous if the staircase on the homepage takes them to the apartment, how beautiful!)

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Colour Makes Me Happy....

Now I am starting to ponder different decorating ideas, I am a bit 'Farrow and Balled' out so coming across the tiny shop 'Colour Makes People Happy' located in East Dulwich reassures me that if I wanted to paint a wall bright orange, I could, and with good quality, eco-friendly paint. Colour Makes People Happy sells both paint produced by Dutch company, Dofine and also coloured cable for those who want just a flash of colour.

.....for more information.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Wish List No.4 Mathematical wallpaper from Rachel de Joode

I recently discovered photographer come designer de Joode and loved the way she transforms her fashion photography into wall coverings, a clever way of developing new avenues for her brand and crossing the boundaries between interior design, art and photography.

The photo collages are such that their geometric appearance, as seen from a distance, gives way to an intricate and somewhat surreal pattern of glamourous girls when viewed up close, each body, in a yoga or pilates like pose carefully angled reflecting a preoccupation with the ancient Greek counting system - alpha, beta, gamma etc, hence the name of the collection.

The 'Mathemagic' range of papers is being released later this year so keep an eye on the Soonsalon website, agent and distributor for de Joode.


Monday, 13 December 2010

B 1

A design inspired by a photo I took a little while ago at the Barbican uploaded for safe keeping.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Wish List No. 3 A scarf and cushion from Zuzunaga

Drawing inspiration from the geometric architectural structures, London based accessories firm Zuzunaga create interior and fashion products which reflect the vibrant and colourful nature of the modern day metropolis. Luxurious silk scarves and cushions printed in Denmark by Kvadrat visualise the ever changing moods of the city with no one cushion or rug appearing exactly the same. Launched in the Kvadrat store during London Design Week back in September an interactive, multi-sensory installation developed by Digital Tea enabled visitors to explore designer, Cristian Zuzunaga's preoccupation with our everyday environment and how we interact with it, the varied pixelated designs then reflecting the unique feelings and experiences created with hundreds of possible combinations of colour. 

'Illumination' scarf

'Fire' cushion from the 'Squaring of the Circle' range

http://www.zuzunaga.com for more information or pay a visit to The Temporium pop-up shop on the Brompton Road, South West London who will be featuring Zuzunaga scarves. Photos from http://www.zuzunaga.com

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Wish List No. 2

A new note book, I have pondered over quite a few but have still not decided.
After growing up in close proximity to moths, my dad studying and collecting them over the years, I haven’t harboured a irrational fear of these delicate creatures. These entomology notebooks by luxury home wares emporium,  Natural History, reminded me of the fascination I had with their different colours and patterns wings and the beautiful 19th century French illustrations printed onto the exterior leather binding do them justice very well.

Perhaps my decision has already been made!

A selection of leather bound entomology note books are available online at: http://origin-of-style.com