This week I have been strutting my stuff around design exhibitions stepping away from my love of all things vintage and into a new world of contemporary vision. Looking for hot new talent and inspiration!
Top of my list is a designer called John Green who designs are innovative whilst being functional. I particularly liked a piece called “embrace” a contemporary take on the very famous Isokon penguin donkey which dates back to 1939, when it was advertised through Penguin (hence the name!) as a stylish mini bookcase that can hold up to 80 paper back penguin books! Check John’s work out including The Stable (stool + table = stable!)
Liquidesign’s bagalight was another favourite of mine, creating unusual, fun lighting solution that challenge people’s preconceptions of value in design and are also environmentally friendly.
And finally I loved the bespoke designs by Dare Studio a British design company, the contemporary pieces have a mid century feel and I think closely mirror the Bauhaus style, which encompasses so much of Danish design.
With all that food for thought, it was time to get back to What comes around London! My very good friend (and guru!) Kathy Coleman suggested I took some lifestyle shots of my flat (including all the furniture and vintage collectables I have accumulated since starting this blog!) my mission to try and get it on designsponge under their sneak peek feature…
Wish me luck!