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Taking it to the Streets on BlogTour

BlogTour Taking a little editorial break today, here are just a few visuals of how some of the design themes translated out and about in London on my recent trip with BlogTour. The Apple Store in Covent Garden is a fabulous architectural design fusion of old and new.…
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Trending at Tramshed

Another smaller show celebrating innovative design and authenticity was Tramshed. Located on Rivington Street in the heart of the artsy Shoreditch Design Triangle, this was the second year for the event during the London Design Festival. Although Tramshed offered many seminars and interactive lifestyle discussions, we just managed a quick whirlwind tour through the loft-like space to become familiar with some of the exhibitors. …
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Originality at Origin: Made not Manufactured

One of the most interesting aspects of the London Design Festival was the variety of shows included in the 9 day celebration. From the larger “bigger brand” shows like Decorex and 100% Design to the smaller venues like Origin that showcased the work of artists and artisans, there was inspiration everywhere.…
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Creative Collaboration: Poggenpohl & C.P. Hart

As I backtrack a bit here, our first BlogTour morning in London definitely started off on the right foot (yes, pun intended). A walk across the Millennium Bridge on a glorious morning offered a perfect introduction to British design. Sometimes a picture says it all.…
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The Charm of Print & Pattern at TENT London

One of the most popular booths at TENT London had to be Mini Moderns. Their cheerful range of wallpaper, textiles and home accessories just oozes with charm. The mix and match designs are a comfortable mix of retro and modern, giving them a universal appeal.…
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Temptation from TENT London: Eclectic Excellence

As I look back through my photos from TENT London, I am amazed to see the incredible assortment of eclectic excellence. Some companies showed impressive uses of technological advancements. I loved Ditto, a revolutionary new 3D modular product from Danish company 3form.…
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Lamp Gras at Tent London

The first show the BlogTour group attended in London was TENT, a collection of over 200 exhibitors from 26 countries. There was most definitely an eclectic indy flavor at this unique trend setting show held in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.…
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Creative Collaboration: Samuel Heath & Victoria + Albert

Two of our BlogTour sponsors have already realized the advantages of creative collaboration. Samuel Heath and Victoria + Albert are both British brands based in the Midlands. They had attended many of the same trade shows but it was when they each settled into their beautiful showrooms at the fabulous Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, that they recognized their compatibility and now show each other’s wares in their respective spaces.…
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The Future of Art as Seen at the V&A

One of the most popular London Design Festival-sponsored installations at the Victoria and Albert is “Textile Field” by the French Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan. Created in collaboration with Kvadrat, the forward thinking Danish textile company, this seemingly simple concept is brilliant.…
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