Thursday, 26 April 2012

Milano Design Week 2012 Fuorisalone Part Three

Following on from my previous posts, here are some more highlights from the Milan Design week. A mix from Superstudio più and Most. Enjoy :)

Gorgeous marble sculpture called Love's Gazebo by Werner Aisslinger.

Fantastic stairway at Superstudio Più.

Here was the perfect place to relax a the Alcantara installation. Time out was needed!

Kusch + Co, Past Present Future, project by Atelier Bruckner.

Stunning lights by Nendo supported by lasvit.

Etch Light Web from Tom Dixon.

Etch shade by Tom Dixon, so very futuristic.

I always love SCP's bright furniture pieces.

Fun knit stools at Designers Block by Claire-Anne O'Brien.

One of the most beautiful buildings in Milan, Museo Nazionale della Scienza. This is where Most was held.

Create your own Gelato at Most!

Tom Dixon any one?

Monday, 23 April 2012

Milano Design Week 2012 Fuorisalone Part Two

Day two in Milan was very full on, it was a matter of squeezing in as much as possible. After Breakfast I headed towards Tortona. Overwhelmed to say the least, there were just too many things to see and take in. Here are a few snaps of my journey...

Heading towards Tortona.

 Fab fab wall clocks from Doppel designed by Bruno Novo Verschleisser.

 Drip Lights by Gemma Fabbri for ex.t

Cool installation at ex.t

I also enjoyed the installations at Wrap spaces - so fun!

 Funky pouffes from 13 Ricrea.

Bead heaven at Atelier Del Cima... Look at the gorgeous array of colours!

These pretty letters by Chiara Bet Decoration caught my eye

An absolute classic! Love the old fiat 500!

Next stop was Superdesign and Most! Part three to follow...

Friday, 20 April 2012

Milano Design Week 2012 Fuorisalone Part One

What a couple of days it has been in Milan wow! Too much to see in so little time. I was blown away by so many fab installations... Here are just a few highlights of mine...

It wasn't the best of days and thunder was well on its way, but that was going to dampen my spirit. Off I went to Ventura Lambrate..

My first stop was to Lee Broom's Public House. It was lovely chatting to the man himself and I absolutely love his new lights, Crystal bulbs. Available to order from his website at £109 each.

I am a big fan of Jaime Hayon so a stop to see his work was an absolute must for me. 

His new chair design was on display, designed for &tradition.

How cute are these Bazkit chairs by Fermetti? Very handy to say the least, perfect for picnics I say...

Colourful Polyfloss was fun to see... It is basically a common waste material called Polyprpylene which is transformed into an easily transformable recycled material known as Polyfloss. This allows any skilled maker to create fantastic objects from a free material!   

Chairs by Maarten Baas, downstairs by Bertjan Pot, lights by Fabien Dumas.

Again downstairs by Bertjan Pot - absolutely love these!

Love this courtyard in Lambrate.

 Blub Lights by Fermetti, love the shape and wood finish of these.

Lots more to come in the next few posts and some really fun installations & products. You have been warned...

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Decoration & Design Building NYC

During BlogtourNYC one of our premium stops was as the DDB, that's the Decoration and Design Building. With over 130 high end showrooms full of luxury furnishings it really is our equivalent to the Chelsea harbour design centre. It certainly was a day filled with inspiration non stop.

And so we entered for the first time into the lavish building of the DDB.

Fantastic artwork from Lorin Marsh showroom.

Donghia never fails to amaze with their luxurious interiors.

Eye candy at Fortuny!

Probably one of my favourite showrooms of the day, Fortuny was a sight for sore eyes amidst all of their gorgeous colourful fabrics.

Fab wall coverings from Maya Romanoff.

A new discovery for me was Anichini, lovely brand with sublime colours.

Last stop was at De Le Cuona where nibbles & drinks were greatly appreciated after a long day.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Ella Doran Cushion Collection 2012

I am a big fan of Ella Doran so I am excited to announce her new cushion collection 2012 is now available to buy online. So, if you have a thing for collectables, are a vinyl lover, adore stripes and if you find bugs & butterflies cute, then this is the collection for you. Go on add something retro and fun for the home...

Friday, 13 April 2012

Happy Weekend

Happy weekend friends! Cannot believe it's already here can you?! I will be busy planning my trip to Milan next week and I am getting all excited just thinking about it! I hope to see many of you out there and do make sure to say hello! See you next week. 
Ciao xxx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

New This Week At Zara Home

Loving the new items from Zara Home that have come in this week. Pretty florals (which are still on trend) and simple accessories. Here are some of my favourites...

1.Avinash Cushion £3.50 - £19.99; 2.Henning Vase £19.99; 3.Patchwork Paper Napkins (Pack of 20) £3.99; 4.Indigo Soup Plate (Set of 4) £29.99; 5.Cavalier Frame, £29.99; 6.Slipper Liberty Small Susana (Women's Slipper) £25.99; 7.Mara Bowl £9.99 - £19.99;  8.Nicolas Cushion £19.99; 9.Basset Hamper £29.99 - £39.99.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Day Home Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

While it's dark and thundery here in Italy, I thought I would immerse myself into something more inspiring and appropriate for the upcoming season. I am dreaming of those summer evenings, relaxing with friends on the beach and enjoying their company. Therefore it is perfect for me to share some images from the Spring/Summer Day Home collection from Birger et Mikkelsen. Earthy, whimsical mixed with some Scandinavian chic -it really is oh so dreamy!