TG studios in London have designed a 3 bedroomed penthouse in the Grade 1 listed St. Pancras chambers. St. Pancras Chambers consists of 52 units, with just 3 being penthouses and developed by the Manhattan loft corporation. This particular loft covers 3 floors of the west tower of this famous London landmark building.
Julia Kononeko has designed a sink with grooves that follow the street layout of central London. The basin is a three-dimensional representation of the map of London and is a tribute to the fact that England was the first to develop industrial products back in the 18th century. Julia is expected to use the outlines of other maps to make new sinks, provided they are of suitable composition.
At the Saatchi Gallery in London, there’s currently on display an exhibition of artists from the former Soviet Union, including Jānis Avotiņš, Daniel Bragin, Dasha Fursey and Liudmila Konstantinova. The exhibition is called “GAIETY IS THE MOST OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE SOVIET UNION” and will be open from the 21 November 2012 till the 9 June 2013.
Orla Kiely is a well known Irish fashion designer based in London. Orla began her design career in hats, but has since moved on to handbags, and clothing and her familiar designs have been featured on kitchenware, cars and now wallpaper. The house of Orla Kiely has released their 2013 Spring-Summer collection with a Mad Men inspired video called “Darling”.
When Gaspard Tinè-Berès was studying in London, he found that the combination of bone chilling cold, high heating prices and stone floors turned his feet to icicles. So in a fit of genius, he decided to cut a spare piece of felt and sew the edges together with his shoelaces.
The Anatomical Snuff Box is an on-line shop that features products with an anatomical twist. For Valentines Day, they are opening a pop up shop at 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, featuring products like the heart pictured above.
* The pop up shop opens from the 8th to the 10th February 2013 from 12 to 6 pm, and you can see the rest of the products available on the Anatomical Snuff Box site
One thing Mini can be counted on is their innovation and out-of-the-box marketing strategies. From crazy duelling fencers at a Mini USA store to this Mini pop up shop in London. Mini collaborated with Studio 38 to create this pop up shop in Westfield, London with all the hallmarks of the Mini brand, style, innovation and most of all sex appeal.
Chilean designer, Isabel Lecaros, has taken inspiration from the ancient game of “el trompo” or the spinning top to create 3 different lamps carved from wood. The lamps can be used as pendant, bedside or desk lamps and can be adapted to different applications and locations.
At the London Design Festival this month, Scott Eaton unveiled his Venus Of Cupertino iPad Docking Station. This docking station is shaped like a voluptuous woman holding your iPad beneath her breasts, a port is located where I imagine her belly button would be.
A small team headed by Scott, in their studio on the Southbank of London, designed a prototype for each of the hedonistic ladies. The team includes talented designers and craftsmen who help bring each Venus to life.
* This beautifully shaped docking station is available in a matte or gloss finish and is available for pre-order from the Venus of Cupertino website
During Paris Fashion Week, from the 27th September to the 13th October will be getting a whole new reason to celebrate. Merci will be hosting a pop up shop for Mungo & Maud, that famed high street luxury pet accessory brand we featured a couple of months ago.
For 17 glorious days, Mungo & Maud’s London shop will be recreated for Parisians and their stylish pooches.
*Keep an eye out on Mungo & Maud‘s site for more information and on Funchkins for images of the pop up