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London Design Festival 2014: Fresh Staples
Our previous look at this year's London Design Festival highlighted a few select newcomers for 2014, but equally exciting are the shops, satellite fairs and institutions you come to count on during any city's annual design week. Below are some of...
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London Design Festival 2014: New Highlights
Each year the London Design Festival joins together a city already bubbling with creativity to celebrate the best in design happening both at home and in studios abroad. While festival staples like DesignJunction, The Shoreditch Design Triangle, the...
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Tom Dixon, Maison & Objet's Designer of the Year
by Caroline Kinneberg Tom Dixon might have received an OBE from Her Majesty in 2001, but that hasn't made him blasé about winning other awards. Cool Hunting sat down with him last week at the latest edition of Maison & Objet, Paris' colossal biannual...
FOOD-DRINK
Wrong For Hay's Design and Dine
"Food is a major part of my life," British designer Sebastian Wrong tells us while sitting in the back garden of the new Hay and Wrong for Hay showroom in London's historic St James's neighborhood. Like many urban dwellers, Wrong is also fascinated...
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London Design Festival 2013: Gift Guide
Each year the London Design Festival showcases an impressive range of design concepts coming out of Britain and beyond. Teeming with one-offs and prototypes aimed mostly at prosumers and journalists, the week-long, city-wide exhibition also includes...
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London Design Festival 2013: Hunting & Narud
by LinYee Yuan Rough quarry granite, matte steel and a highly polished copper mirror are the elements that make up one of the most visible design objects at this year's London Design Festival. The sculptural Copper Mirrors series from Norwegian...
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London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations
Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Lightning Strikes in the Grand Canyon The majesty of the Grand Canyon is one of the greatest natural wonders in the US—and the world. Even the most pedestrian photographers can capture beautiful images of the two-billion-year-old geological work...
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SodaStream's New Play, Flavors, Vending Machine and More
Things move quickly at SodaStream, particularly since they partnered with Yves Behar's fuseproject. Following the success of their completely redesigned and reengineered Source carbonated drink-maker, the brand has introduced a colorful, customizable...
TRAVEL
Belgraves
On the corner of a quiet street in a neighborhood surrounded by foliage-filled 19th-century squares, stylish lingerie shops and swanky cigar bars sits Belgraves, Thompson Hotels' latest project and one of London's newest designer digs. Aptly named...
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Bon Voyager
While exploring the many hubs at London Design Festival last month we came across "Bon-Voyager," a modest display of creative concept products by a select group of young Korean designers. Supported by Korea Design Membership, a government-run initiative...
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London Design Festival 2012: The Copper Impression
The use of ultra-versatile copper is on the rise, whether inspired by the 204 copper petals forming this year's Olympic torch by Thomas Heatherwick, the promise of the metal's unique patina upon years of use or its ever-increasing street value. The...
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London Design Festival 2012: Vibrant Furnishings
The London Design Festival is in full color this year, slapping Blighty's austere environment with an array of vibrant furnishings. The creative takes on color found around the numerous festival locations speak out against the ubiquity of wooden wares...
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Out of Print
Most of us can relate to the feeling of walking away from a heavy web browsing session feeling dazed, empty-headed, and no better informed than when we sat down. Addressing the paradox of information overload, three London-based designers—...
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Out of The Woods
by Monica Khemsurov While wood will always be a well-respected classic in the furniture world, these days it seems like we're constantly hearing about yet another designer making yet another new chair out of walnut or oak. But the news that 15 of...
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Master Debaters
Mark McGinnis, who helped adults remember their ABCs with his irreverent 2010 Alphabet Series ("A" is for Atomic, "B" is for Blow, and "C" is for Camel Toe), is debuting a new set of colorful prints called the "Master Debaters" series at SCP's Design...
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London Design Festival iPhone App
Like many of the world's art and design fairs, when the London Design Festival began 10 years ago, the biggest challenge was actually navigating the event itself. Always teeming with a surplus of exciting offerings from across the creative disciplines...
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Made in Peckham
Secluded in its own room during Designersblock this year was Made in Peckham, a project devised by London-based design studio Hendzel+Hunt. Specifically conceived with sustainability in mind, the team made the entire range from locally-sourced...
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Alex Randall Bespoke Lighting
After graduating from Chelsea College of Art & Design with a sculpture degree, Alex Randall started making her wildly surreal one-off lamps in 2006—just a year later picking up Liberty's Most Promising Newcomer award. Earlier this year...
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Algaerium
This year the clear movement at the London Design Festival was design concepts derived from biology. With a push by the Global Color Research, London's premier color and trend forecasting agency, "Botanics" has made it's way onto the design scene...
FOOD-DRINK
Hel Yes!
A pop-up restaurant and concept space dedicated to all things Finnish, Hel Yes! forges together the tastes and sights of Finland for a clever take on an exhibit during the London Design Festival. The boundary-pushing installation is the work of...
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Tom Dixon Utility Collection
Launched earlier this year at the 2009 London Design Week, Tom Dixon's latest collection finally hits retailers in January 2010. As one of the leading ambassadors for British design, Dixon continues to explore sustainability issues with his...
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Contour Blinds
by Richard Prime The humble window blind usually ranks low when it comes to exciting interior design, but Contour Blinds reinvent the concept by making them gorgeous and tweaking their function. The project of London-based designer Helena Karelson...
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London Design Guide 2010
Just in time for visitors coming to London next week for the city's massive annual design event, the London Design Guide comprehensively lists the places, people and resources that celebrate design. The book organizes the destinations—boutiques...
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