28 September 2007

NEW PRINTS - urban outs

before we start on the focus design show i just wanted to post a few new web finds, including my pick of the new prints in this month at urban outfitters.

LAMPSHADES - orla kiely

and lovely new drum lampshades just in at orla kiely - online & instore.


more pictures today from the focus show at chelsea harbour, starting with 'romo' who were launching a new fabric & wallpaper collection. for me the autumn show is less exciting than the spring one, mainly because fabrics tend to be heavier for autumn winter and there are more wovens than prints :( and as you know im only really interested in print). still it was good for colour. key looks were black, charcoal grey and acid green (not lime, more yellowy).


there was a new wallpaper collection at the show from cole & son called tamarisk, which included a striking bamboo (top) and an acid greeny/yellow blossom design.

27 September 2007


on monday i visited the london design week show 'focus' at chelsea harbour in london. the show takes place twice a year in spring and autumn, and is the place for all the big home textile companies to show off their new collections. i have taken quite a few pictures, and today im starting with designers guild. as the two pictures above show there is courtesy transport laid on that takes you on a 5 minute journey from the show over to the designers guild showrooms. tommorow i'll hopefully be able to upload pictures from cole & son and romo. for previous reports see here.

DESIGNERS GUILD - stationery

there were some lovely new notebooks in the designers guild store, and tricia guild's fabulous pattern book is still going strong.