Thursday, 27 November 2008

First class design

A set of first class stamps are to be issued in January 2009 commemorating ten icons of British design. The Royal Mail’s new series offers a nostaligic look at some great British Design Classics.

Among the series are; Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s telephone box, Robin Day’s polypropylene chair, George Carwardine’s angelpoise lamp, Edward Young’s designs for Penguin and Concorde.

{Via: CR Blog}

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


Here are some of the before and after pics of the Parker Knoll wingback I have been working on for ages. I stripped the chair and restained and French polished the feet then covered it using a fabulous red flocked velvet by Romo.

Dear Santa...

The Audi Auto Union Type C pedal car is a limited edition - 'almost exact' replica of the 1936 racer. Powered by a mean 0 horsepower, 7 speed, chain drive, pedal-it-yourself engine. It has a hand brake lever and hydraulic double disc brakes and inside a real oak dashboard and leather steering wheel - very cool indeed! Oh I wish I was 7 again so I could put it on my list to Santa...

A paper bottle?

The 360 paper water bottle from Brand Image is an attempt to address the millions of plastic bottles thrown away daily. The paper vessel is made from 100% renewable food-safe resources, fully recyclable. Very cool.

Have a seat

Loving these orange chairs...

Image is from Sydney interior designers Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent & Pyke (Do check out their website they have done some amazing stuff).

{Via: desire to inspire}

100th post!

The 100th post for DesigNova wow!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Shop: twentytwentyone

Great stuff at twentytwentyone

Friday, 21 November 2008

Cool chair

The Fit chair designed by Swiss based Christine L├╝deke.


Thursday, 20 November 2008

Love vintage...

Recycled crates - very cool ideas...

Available from Baileys

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Another lovely house

Located in San Francisco and recently completely renovated by its owners, Casper and Lexie Mork-Ulnes. I especially love the staircase - salvaged timber glued together to form butcher-block like treads.

Via: The New york Times

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Love these...

Colourful illustrations from the sketchbook of the brilliant Jamie (of Design Milk fame!).

Sunday, 16 November 2008

A lovely place to go...

Some snaps from our trip to the lovely Lewes (West Sussex)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Material things...felt

Wow! - These are by British designer Selina Rose.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

All I want for christmas...

Handmade: The Fraulein Tote by Moop.


Love it! Limited edition print by Studio Mela.

{Via: SCOOP}

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Design studio - Israel

Reddish an Israeli design studio founded in 2002 by Industrial designers Naama Steinbock and Idan Friedman have some great creations. I esp love this recycled bathtub chair...

and their cross stitched breadboard

oh and this bird feeder and...
oh heck just go and check out their site all their stuff is super!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Calculating yet cool

My christmas wish list is lengthening...

Available at the Design Museum Shop

A painting a day

These are by Abbey Ryan - he paints something everyday and posts it on his blog.


Third Drawer Down are a Australian company that reproduce artwork by contemporary artists as limited edition screen prints onto everyday items like teatowels and pillowcases. Very sweet.

Love that....

I saved this bag a while ago and now cannot find where it is from? Any ideas?