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DESIGN TALK: HOUE

Design Talk means it’s time to get to know the faces behind the brand. Today, we’re introducing you to the people at the helm of HOUE, a Danish design house founded in 2007. Combining a decidedly Scandinavian appreciation for usability and comfort with a redefining approach to furniture, the three founding designers behind HOUE each bring something unique to the brand, making it into a multifaceted design label to pay attention to.   Dream team Henrik Pedersen puts his passion…

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Architecture & design

ROUGH AND READY: A true display of mastery

There’s something to be said for a house that displays its bones proudly, showing off natural materials and a variety of textures. And Missionsstrasse House by Buchner Bründler Architekten is a true display of mastery of this art.   Swiss heritage Located in close proximity to Basel’s famous historical centre of Spalentor, which dates all the way back to the 1400s, Missionsstrasse House is a representation of a bygone era of Basel’s history. Built in 1880, this structure – once…

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DESIGN TALK: BLOMUS MODO by Nina Thöming

Design Talk means it’s time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we’re going to get to know Nina Thöming, who created a collection of monochrome black bathroom accessories for German design brand blomus. Nina is part of another German design studio, FLÖZ, which has been a partner to blomus for more than a decade. She arrived there with a background in industrial design and, perhaps because of this, has a systematic and exhaustive approach to all things she…

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DESIGN TALK: KABINET VAN LOOK

Design talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we want to introduce you to Jan Van Look, the founder of the Belgian design brand KABINET VAN LOOK.     A passion for creative functionality A self-taught designer based in Antwerp, Van Look founded his own design studio in 2010. A skilled and passionate artist with a passion for creative functionality, he uses inspirations of the moment to create innovative, artful objects that showcase his…

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DESIGN TALK: MIGUEL SOEIRO 

Design Talk means taking some time to meet the face behind a brand. Today, we would like you to get to know Portuguese designer Miguel Soeiro, the founder of his own firm by the same name. Born in Lisbon in 1986, Soeiro runs the independent design company he started in 2008, with a mission to bring the sort of brainy minimalism, and pragmatic but joyful esthetic the brand is known for, from Lisbon to the rest of the world.  …

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We asked an expert: how to add colour to any home

Nothing affects the mood of a home quite like colour does — that may be why 95% of people are intimidated by having to choose one. The brand-new book The Complete Book of Colourful Interiors aims to change that.   This useful, illustrated volume takes you, step by step, from tones to hues, and answers all of your questions about colour in the home. Which colours suits which spaces? How do I combine the right shades? What’s the matter with…

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DESIGN TALK: Lorena Canals

Design Talk means it’s time to get to know the face behind the brand. Today, we want to introduce you to Lorena Canals, the creator and founder of her eponymous brand of rugs, textiles and home accessories, (not just) for kid’s rooms. The Lorena Canals brand mission is centred on practicality — their rugs and textiles are machine washable — quality, and heart: kids and parents alike love their eco-friendly, durable and quirky designs.   Moms know best Lorena Canals…

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GOING FOR BOLD: The style clash in India

Feast India stands out from the crowd, both on the inside and out. Designed by architecture and interior design firm RENESA, a studio known for taking risks with colour and pattern, this restaurant brings together a ‘concoction of design theories’ to respond to its environment.     A true hybrid Located within one of the oldest structures of the industrial city of Kanpur in Northern India, the scheme set out to play with the varied, and often contradictory, architecture found…

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DESIGN TALK: NORDIC D’LUXX

Design Talk means it’s time to get to know the face behind the brand. Today, we’re introducing you to the designer of NORDIC D’LUXX. This Danish label with a passion for Nordic design is behind the unique NORDIC D’LUXX Flowerpot and Lantern, made by the acclaimed Danish designer Henrik Pederson of 365° North.     Who’s Henrik Pedersen? Born in 1967, Henrik Pedersen is a trained fashion who has angled those skills towards designing objects for interiors. His keen interest…

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