(images casa decor)
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Have you heard of casa decor? it is an interiors show that currently happens in Spain, (Barcelona and Madrid), other locations in Europe and and South America. What makes this event different to the rest of interiors shows is the fact that they take a derelic building/space and decorate it to the last detail. Each interior firm taken part in the show will decorate a room in the building. I have visited the show in Barcelona in the past, and are very excited about going this year, not only to see this year's building (casa Antoni Bonay, a 2000m2 dated back to 1869) being transformed from this empty shell into an amazing and interesting space, but to spend some time with my friends and this amazing city!.
I am very happy and at the same time a bit overwhelmed about exhibiting at this year's 100% Design show in London. I have been attending this event together with Tent, Origin, and rest of trade and retail shows since I came to the city, with the hope that one day I will be showing my work at one of them. It gives me a high just to see my company's profile being listed in the exhibitors zone, but this, not only implied the fact that I am taken part, but the realisation of the huge responsibility, both financially and work-wise that, taken part in one of the most relevant events in London during the London Design festival involves. So that is why I have not being posting much lately, as I am working on a new product and a few new designs to launch at the this year's show. I have designed the stand, but keep changing my mind about colors and displays constantly, the success of my participation in the show lies on how well I display my work, and of course, whether or not people will appreciate and like the products. There are so many amazing designers taken part, not only at 100% Design but at the other shows as well, sometimes I think, does this world need another cushion or mug?? but I keep saying to myself, that YES it does need it! So if you are in London around the 22-25 of September and are thinking of visiting the show, come and say hello, I will be at Stand F28. I will be giving away some free tickets near the time, so keep in tune for later on in September, and wish me luck, I am going to need plenty of it haha...
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Browsing the inspiring portfolio of photographer, Ditte Isager, found this interesting studio space and home of Architects and designers, Roman & William, a good example of what I was saying in my early post, I can spend hours looking and studding these photos, do you happen to have the same fascination about people's work spaces and homes??
(photos by Ditte Isager)
I must admit that I have this never ending curiosity on how people live and work in their homes/studios. I find very interesting what people choose to surround their self with, their different styles and collection of furniture, loved objects etc...and how they set up their working spaces. So I was very excited when Mark Castellino emailed me about the new site, he and his colleagues are putting together. fyndester, will be showcasing creative's houses and studios from all over the world, so if you think you got something worths shearing with the rest of the creative community, why do not pop up around the site and start uploading some photos, I have already done it, and can not wait to se it up and running!
Tuesday, 5 July 2011
Illustrator Mary Kilvert, has designed this cute Town Houses wallpaper, inspired by old childhood toys. I love the little cat among the houses and trees, perfect for a nursery or child's bedroom, hey, wait a minute why not for myself? It would look great in my hallway.
Nice weekend? weather is great in London, and I am really enjoying going out and about and having my breakfasts and meals in the garden. On Saturday, I went along to the opening of the Summer pop up boutique that We Make London has put together in Hampstead. They have done a great job, curating the space with gorgeous products from over 40 UK based designers, among them my friends kate, Laura and Mary have a selection of their gorgeous mugs, tea towels and prints for sell, the shop is well worth a visit, open till the 9th, do not miss it!
Friday, 1 July 2011
FREE July delivery to the UK on the prints and mugs, browse the shop to choose your favorite designs: love message, deer cameos or decayed glamour. Stay in tune as I will be announcing more offers and discounts during the Summer sales period, Happy shopping!!