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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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Established & Sons Present New Designs for Salone di Mobile

Well, SEEN has just had the most marvellous time admiring the furniture and lighting on its way to Milan as part of the Salone. Established & Sons are exhibiting (for the next two days) a showcase of modern design classics that reference the past yet have a narrative all their own. The accent is on …

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Horizn launches a new backpack and travel hoodie.

SEEN has been a fan of Horizn and their smart stylish travel range for ages so was delighted to witness their launch of a new line of travel-focused accessories, comprising the new (and extremely covetable) Gion Backpack and – for the first time branching into performance apparel – the Travel Hoodie. Conceived in Horizn’s understated …

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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Rebus, Signet Rings & Emmet Smith

One of the great things about London are all the little centres that make up this great city. SEEN was in Leather Lane, which itself is part of Hatton Garden, London’s great gem and jewellery quarter. In a sort of way it’s a microcosm of life here; precious metals and gems comprising so much of …

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The Megaro: King’s Cross embraces the weird and wonderful

SEEN has been longing to have a look inside the Megaro for many a year. If you didn’t know, the Megaro is a boutique hotel that has been a King’s Cross landmark for eight years, thanks in part to the huge, colourful 450 square metre graffiti mural on its classic Georgian façade. Now, the dynamic …

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Together: The Art of Rebecca Strickland at We Built This City

As we celebrate the partial emancipation of women on this centenary year, it’s always refreshing to see art on a large scale that carries empowerment in its message. If you’re in Carnaby go and see We Built This City where Peckham’s own Rebecca Strickson has created a huge shop front, inspired by traditional trade union banners and protest march signs. Word spread last year on social media with Alexa Chung and Emilia Clarke sharing her designs during the general election.

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COS x Phillip K. Smith III at Salon del Mobile

SEEN is usually London-centric in its interests but we can’t resist making an exception in this case: for this year’s edition of Milan Design Week, London-based fashion brand COS will present a large-scale sculptural installation by American artist Phillip K. Smith III, marking COS’s seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and its first collaboration with Smith.

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The Pommier Bedazzles Neal Street

With Valentine’s Day nigh upon us, there is a welter of fabulous jewellery to choose from in London. None more so than The Pommier on Neal Street, at the beating heart of Covent Garden. From the quirky, fun Bijoux de Famille to the amorphous designs of Lusasul, there is, quite literally, something for everyone… SEEN …