Thursday, 20 September 2012

Joy of Living

Maggie’s Cancer Charity 'Joy Of Living' opened last night at the designjunction - with a live auction with a Christie's auctioneer, so far they have raised over £7k.... but we really hope to get more, so please take a look at what there is left or better still go there yourself. The Old Post office building will be open until the 23rd September.

The project is named after Maggie’s saying “Above all what matters is to not lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.” 

My auntie has just died from cancer, and I chose to make it in memory of her - she spent her last days surrounded by flowers with her 6 children and all their partners and offspring, and my Mum, sisters and I by her side. She had a sheepskin behind her head, which inspired me to search out for a pad filled with wool - I found a company who sell them here in the UK, and the wonderful lady by the name of Catherine Nelson, who I spoke to at  WoolSoft, very kindly donated the pad for the pillow. I then asked my lovely friend Bev Alvarez who is an absolute pro with all things knitted, sewn, or embroidered, to hand-embroider the back of the pillow ’with love’ .... now lets see what it fetches for the wonderful charity ....

I hope you can make it down as it is so worth a look at the space and the wonderful design brands on all 3 floors...

here are a few pics from last night:

Max Fraser on the mic opening the show...

Michael Marriott's Cheese stool ... 

Amos Marchant got involved and is pictured here bringing the Giles Miller screen forward to get the auction warmed up! Well done Amos..... you made a difference!

absolutely LOVE this Rainbow knit chair by Sam Johnson.

Maison Objet September 2012

I thought I would share some images from my week at Maison Objet in Paris;

Here we have the wonderful Åsa and Miranda helping with the set up, having fun deciding on which wallpaper should hang next to one another.....

Voila, the stand finished ready for the first day of trading! 

The brand new Stacks and Stripes lampshade and the new Fretwork wallpaper in the background together with the two old classics Geo and Letterpress... the lampshades are still not in stock, but they will be very soon, so keep a look out on my website.

A sneek peak of whats about to come, one of my new Ella Doran Bike cushions from my Hackney Bikes collection.

That's it from Maison Objet september 2012, thanks to everyone who dropped by and all your orders, and for those who we missed click here for my new brochure download on my website you will see the link at the top of the page!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

100% Design 19th-22nd September

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that I will be at 100% Design with KwickScreen and Teal to introduce our new collaboration. KwickScreen is an innovative room divider for the flexible transformation of open-plan spaces. Together with KwickScreen I now offer a selection of ready-to-print images for the inner screen and we are also available for commissions where we can create a unique design for your company, work space, healing space, office space.....   I hope to see you!

You can find us in the office area at Stand O320.

100% Design
Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2
Warwick Road
London SW5 9TA