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The Pommier: Geometric Jewels

Leave it to glorious The Pommier to lift up SEEN’s spirits with some fabulous geometric pieces that should see us all from Summer into Autumn and beyond. The shop is in iconic Covent Garden and prides itself on showcasing young designers, putting sustainability at the heart of its practice. SEEN doesn’t dare approach the shop …

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Gorgeous Gardens: Wolf & Moon

SEEN just loves the latest collection from Wolf & Moon. Taking their inspiration from flowers and fruits and the freshness of nature, you can now wear lemons, pears, poppies, and violets as the Summer goes on and on. With any luck, we’ll still be wearing them in October… www.wolfandmoon.com Stocked at: V&A Museum Cromwell Road …

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Christmas in July: Atelier Swarovski

SEEN never turns down the chance to visit Atelier Swarovski. As you enter their lobby, literally everything sparkles; all the more so if it’s a sunny day. It is at once uplifting and somehow disorienting. The facets catch the light and confuse your eye. There’s a sort of luxe perfection to the objects and jewellery, …

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Adidas: ‘Prouder’

Well, here’s a fabulous thing in this week of Pride. July 3rd saw the global unveiling of the adidas ‘Prouder’ campaign, an exploration and celebration of unity, equality and originality throughout London Pride Week. The campaign brings together global creatives to support the message of LBGTQ+ Pride, from those within the community and from allies. …

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Lotusier: the magical Sakura

In keeping with the ice-cream pastel colours that have so been a feature of the SS 2018 catwalks, luxury brand Lotusier has brought this trend into the home with the launch of two new colour options to their Kyoto collection: champagne pink ‘Sakura’ and the ‘Kyoto sky’, in a delicate blue. They are understated yet …

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2018: London’s Creative Heart

SEEN always enjoys Clerkenwell Design Week. There is so much to see and appreciate. The inventiveness and innovation on show is truly breathtaking, yet somehow it retains a playfulness and joy that is never oppressive or pretentious. With sustainability at the top of the agenda for many showrooms and designers, the products on display are …

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New Wave Clay: Ceramic Design, Art and Architecture by Tom Morris – SEEN Reviews

This lavishly photographed book is very seductive. The ceramics herein are beautiful, strange, monumental, quirky or minimalist but having drawn the reader in, the book asks the pertinent question: are art and craft completely separate in their aesthetic and cultural sensibilities? Why does the word ‘potter’ conjure up thoughts of whimsy and low-cultural activity? Grayson …

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London Craft week in St James’s

Until 13th May, St James’s is hosting events and demonstrations that celebrate British and international creativity during London Craft Week. Over 200 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries will participate, with authenticity at the heart of their craft. St James’s epitomises a very particular kind of ‘Britishness’ – traditional, bespoke, luxury and heritage. …

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London Craft Week – Process is Queen: the work of Adi Toch at Contemporary Applied Arts

Anyone in need of uplifting should repair immediately to Contemporary Applied Arts in Southwark Street and see not only rigorously curated and breathtaking objects and jewellery, but also (and especially) the outstanding work of Adi Toch, whose exhibition Echoes of Process occupies part of the CAA gallery/retail space. It’s on until the 9th June. Not …