New Rugs by Donna Wilson for SCP

Friday 30 July 2010

 Here is a sneaky peek of a new collection of rugs designed by Donna Wilson for SCP. Launching at New York International Gift Fair next month.

Oh Comely magazine launch

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Oh Comely issue 1; special edition bags for the first issue
A collective of London-based creatives have launched a new magazine which aims to celebrate creative endeavour 'rather than money and what it can buy'. WGSN-HBL talked to editor Liz Bennett about the magazine’s content, ethos and aims.

Marco Zito on Tua

Monday 26 July 2010

A great interview with designer Marco Zito on Tua, his newest lamp for Foscarini.

New Designers Part 2 Award Winners

Monday 19 July 2010

Tortie Hoare, Bucks New University
New Designers, London’s annual showcase of almost 3,500 British design graduates, held its Part 2 Awards Evening earlier this month. There were eight winners across seven different categories, with prizes on offer including business start-up funds, legal advice and PR services.

Vitra Panton Chair Competition Winners

Thursday 15 July 2010

Winner: Jump Studios

This spring Vitra UK launched a national Panton Chair Competition. Architects and designers were asked to customize the iconic chair, and all 31 entries were auctioned on July 1, 2010. Proceedings of about £10,000 were donated to UK housing charity Shelter.

A Series of Interventions by Rich Pearson

Wednesday 14 July 2010

A selection of Rich Pearson's work at New Designers 2010
New Designers, the UK graduate showcase held annually in London, is one of the most reliable places to go to find new British design talent. At this year’s show, held last week, designer Rich Pearsons’ intelligent take on reusing materials was one of the highlights.

Levi's Printmaking Workshops

Monday 12 July 2010

In an initiative that melds fashion, art and interiors, Levi's has launched a series of community-based pop-up spaces. The first of which, located in San Francisco's Mission district, will be home to a series of printmaking workshops that will teach attendees the craft of printmaking, from letterpress to screenprinting.

San Francisco, where Levi's is headquartered, will host 8 weeks of events, retail and educational seminars before the initiative is moved to New York City, where workshops will focus on photography.

Jean Lin
USA Editor, Interiors

Sculpture in the Garden

Wednesday 7 July 2010

The Ponderer by Jilly Sutton

The ninth edition of Leicester’s annual outdoor exhibition of contemporary sculpture, organised by the University of Leicester and held in the Harold Martin Botanic garden, opened to the public at the end of last month.

Regent Street Windows: Cos by Spacelab

Detail of Cos window display
RIBA-acclaimed architectural practice Spacelab have designed the window display for fashion brand Cos’s Regent Street store during the London Festival of Architecture 2010.

Stitch by Stitch: An Ahmedabad Adventure

Friday 2 July 2010

WGSN-homebuildlife contributing editor Graham Hollick has designed and launched his own collection of textiles, Stitch by Stitch, which have been made in collaboration with artisans from Gurjarat in India. Below, Graham tells us why this was his dream project and talks us through an inspiring trip to the design studios in Ahmedabad, India.

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

This advert for Old Spice, entitled The Man Your Man Could Smell Like, won the Grand Prix for film at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival last month.