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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: EIGHT EVENTS TO ATTEND

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
12th September 2014

All eyes are on London next week as the city plays host to the London Design Festival. First staged in 2003, LDF plays a big part in the global design calendar, providing a platform for London’s burgeoning design community to flex its muscles and affirm its position center stage in the creative world.

RECIPES: DAPHNE'S GRILLED SQUID WITH CAPONATA AND ROCKET

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
5th September 2014

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and following an MBDS redesign, Daphne’s remains Chelsea's favourite Italian eatery. Famous for it’s celebrity following and loyal customer base, the Royal Borough's go-to restaurant has always enjoyed the limelight, ever since it was opened by theatre agent and discoverer of Richard Burton, Daphne Rye in 1964.

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STUDIO TOP SPOT: GALERIE KREO

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Top Spot
21st August 2014

As one of Paris’ top proponents of collectible design, Galerie kreo’s arrival in Mayfair, London is a welcome addition to the capital’s expanding contemporary design scene.

LONDON WITH SOLI ZARDOSHT

Author: Studio    |    Category: A City With
15th August 2014

Many creatives are able to lend their eye, hand or taste buds to a variety of different disciplines. However specialising and succeeding in these fields is what makes a true polymath. Soli Zardosht definitely falls into the latter of these categories, as she left her role as a successful menswear designer to combine her Persian heritage and love of cooking to bring a taste of the Middle East to Dalston.

STUDIO JOURNAL: QUENTIN BLAKE ‘INSIDE STORIES’

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
8th August 2014

Whether we think back to the political satirist James Gillray and his infamous 19th century illustration entitled ‘The world being carved up into spheres of influence between Pitt and Napoleon’, the fact Honoré Daumier’s political cartoons find themselves in the cannon of European art or the interest surrounding the front cover of The New Yorker – it is evident that illustration has long had a special place in our hearts.

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Amsterdam with Julien Rademaker

Author: Studio    |    Category: A City With
16th July 2014

As art collector and curator of the interior blog Gevonden op Marktplaats, Julien Rademaker has an exceptional eye for detail and a profound knowledge of art and design history, providing him with the perfect skills as a furniture collector and gifted interior stylist. Having spent weekends browsing through flea markets, we thought there was perhaps no better person to talk to for our guide to Amsterdam and so Julien kindly agreed to show us his favourite sites of the city.

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STUDIO SCRAPBOOK: AMERICAN VINTAGE

Author: Studio    |    Category: Scrapbook
3rd July 2014

As our New York Studio looks to celebrate the Fourth of July tomorrow (and the London Studio enjoy their summer party), we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on American style. Indeed, whether we think of the quintessential American dream or the effect Hollywood’s movie stars and the burgeoning New York art scene had, vintage America has and continues to impact our designs.

STUDIO JOURNAL: RCA GRADUATE SHOW 2014

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
27th June 2014

With RCA alumni including Henry Moore, Sir James Dyson, Thomas Heatherwick, Christopher Bailey, David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Zandra Rhodes and Orla Kiely, it isn’t hard to see why the annual Graduate Show is a good barometer in how the future of design is shaping up.

The Pig’s Madame Marmalade Cocktail Recipe

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
18th June 2014

The Pig Hotel is a wonderful country house hotel nestled amongst the lush greenery of the New Forest. Only opening a couple of years ago, Pigs have now sprung up in Southampton, Bath and Dorset, as customers appreciate this refreshing, informal and charming take on the quintessential English country house hotel.

TALKING TO: KALLY ELLIS

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
11th June 2014

Kally Ellis has been designing floral arrangements since she made the move from finance to floristry to set up McQueens in 1991. Her floral designs have since graced the world’s most beautiful hotels, homes and catwalks. We caught up with her for this week’s blog to find out more.

STUDIO JOURNAL:THE SPRING CLEAN

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
29th May 2014

Over the last couple of months we’ve been busy working alongside some of the UK’s biggest designers, clearing out our cupboards of those incredible pieces that didn’t quite make it into our projects and instead sit in our Studio, too beautiful to be thrown away.

STUDIO JOURNAL: HENRI MATISSE: THE CUT-OUTS AT THE TATE MODERN

Author: Studio    |    Category: Studio Journal
16th May 2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is this year’s blockbuster exhibition at the Tate Modern and a must see for anyone in or visiting London. Devoted to the artist’s paper cut-outs made between 1937 and 1954, the exhibition brings together over 100 pieces, many seen together for the first time and is a master class in how Matisse used colour and movement in his innovative final works.

TALKING TO: ALEXANDRA LLEWELLYN

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
8th May 2014

Backgammon is a stylish past-time that for nearly 5000 years has been a source of entertainment in cultures across the world, long associated with the leaders and aristocracy of ancient civilisations, with similar versions of the game found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb and Plato describing a form of backgammon in Roman society. We caught up with British-born designer, Alexandra Llewellyn, who has established herself as one of the world's leading backgammon board designers.

LONDON WITH EMMA J SHIPLEY

Author: Studio    |    Category: A City With
25th April 2014

Giving us her guide to London this week is Emma J Shipley, the luxury fashion designer behind her own eponymous label. Having studied and set up her label in London, Emma knows a thing or two about the city’s best locations. Here she shares her insider tips on everything from her favourite bookshops to coffee spots.

TALKING TO: BILL KEELING, CO-OWNER OF PRESTAT CHOCOLATES

Author: Studio    |    Category: Talking To
15th April 2014

Easter isn’t just the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus or a long bank holiday weekend, it also represents a celebration of all things chocolate, with chocolatiers around the world looking at new ways of exciting our expectant taste buds. For this week's blog, we caught up with entrepreneur/chocolatier and co-owner of Prestat, Bill Keeling, for an insight into the history of the Queen’s favourite chocolate brand, the creative process behind their bold and colourful designs and their plans for Easter.

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