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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 to their into the home with the launch of two new colour options to their Kyoto collection: baby pink ‘Sakura’ and the ‘Kyoto sky’, in a delicate blue. They are …

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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 …

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Ron Gilad at Danese Milano 2018

Regular readers will know that, every now and again, SEEN likes to venture out of London and feature designs that debut at the Salone del Mobile. Just look at the clean lines and perfection of the latest creations from Danese Milano. Last year, Ron Gilad’s artistic direction for Danese Milano was inaugurated with a collection …

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Marni La Vereda x Salone del Mobile 2018

Last weekend saw Marni La Vereda at this year’s Salone del Mobile. SEEN was very taken by the fabulous hand-made chickens… Las Veredas are tiny urban settlements that develop around one or two streets or cluster of houses giving rise to small rural communities. Each person is a point of reference for the others, sharing …

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Lungs of London: The Floating Meadow and Chill Garden at Paddington Central

SEEN is looking forward to visiting the latest initiative from Paddington Central – a floating oasis of wildflowers and grasses on the Paddington Pioneer, currently moored at this fast-emerging must-see/do/work/enjoy destination. The Floating Meadow launched on World Planting Day on March 21st, in collaboration with Clifton Nurseries, the horticultural and landscaping specialists Clifton Nurseries, who …

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NO.12 DESIGN THE ALLBRIGHT – LONDON’S FIRST FEMALE-ONLY MEMBERS’ CLUB

Now here’s an interesting thing – SEEN hears that No.12, the London-based interior design practice founded by Katie Earl and Emma Rayner, has just completed work on the interior architecture, interior design, styling and creative direction of The AllBright, London’s first female-only members’ club. The AllBright opened on 8th March to coincide with International Women’s …

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“Hip Pop Britannia” lifestyle room concept by Henry Chebaane at The Megaro

SEEN is delighted to hear that there is a “Hip Pop Britannia” lifestyle room concept launching in The Megaro, the colourful and eccentric boutique hotel in King’s Cross, known by some for having the largest graffiti mural in London, spread over 450 square metres of a classic 19th century facade. Henry Chebaane, the renowned British …