Blog, Interiors, Our Products

Cool…cole & son wallpaper

30 December 2013

Cool…cole & son wallpaper

You may not know this but we stock a full range of wallpaper by many of the world’s best wallpaper makers.  One of my favourites is English maker, Cole & Son, who works with some of the best designers to produce the most intricately detailed wallpapers, crisply printed on beautifully thick and luxurious papers.

We have been using the Cole & Son Fornasetti range for years.  We particularly love the Ex Libris design, which gives the illusion of a library with the bother (!!!) of books!.

Our new favourite is the tartan wallpaper by Vivienne Westwood.  Printed large scale on an angle, we are mixing it with a delicious Rubelli velvet headboard, edged in a neutral linen piping and beautiful pale blue  silk curtains.   What a fabulously peaceful relaxing guest bedroom for our client’s guests.   Take a look at the images beside.

I will try to post some images from some projects we have completed, but we need to get permission from the owners first…stay tuned…

A roll of Cole and Son Wallpaper is around HKD1400 plus shipping.  The average wall costs around HKD3000 to prepare and wallpaper.  For under HKD7000, this can create a huge impact.    Come and ask us in store about the Cole and Son range.

 






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Blog, Design

Cool…winter white interiors

29 December 2013

Cool…winter white interiors

I am sweltering here by the beach in Australia, but don’t think I haven’t forgotten that the rest of the world is well into winter.  Primarily a summer colour, white has a lot to offer in winter too.  Of course it is the colour of snow and very cool ski wear, but a white winter interior can work too.

The first two images are inspiration for a successful white interior.  I always think white looks great with a touch of black and some real texture.   A glossy white can be too reflective, textured or matte white can absorb light, making the colour seem warmer.  Let’s look at some of these examples in the images….











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Blog, Our Products

Cool…new GUBI turbo pendant

28 December 2013

Cool…new GUBI turbo pendant

We get so many enquiries about the products that we carry that I am going to introduce a new category in the blog that is called Our Products.  Click in this category and you will be able to find information about specific products that we carry.  In addition, we will also include our new arrivals in this category.  As we make a lot of our products, and many of them are one-offs, we would like to give everyone a chance to find out what’s new!

Our first post is a new product by one of our best selling brands, GUBI.  The Turbo pendant  was created in 1965 by Danish architect & designer, Louis Weisdorf. It was first put into production in 1967 and has achieved great success over the years. As Gubi puts it: “It illustrates design at its best: it is simple in form, yet complex in structure and combines a sense of airiness and strength in a beautiful sculptural whole”.

The Turbo lamp comes in 2 sizes, small and large.  We like it hanging above a dining table either by itself or in a series.

The larger version would look great in an entrance hall in both a domestic or commercial setting.

The inspiration for the lamp is that of a  Japanese rice paper lamp, but this version is more durable as well as easy to clean.   The outer curve of the lamp is made of 12 similar aluminum spiral lamellae that form a flower-like globe that shields the light of the bulb.

We will have stock in store from February 2014 and we are now taking advance orders.











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Blog, Design, Interiors

Cool…Lee Broom

20 December 2013

Cool…Lee Broom

 

We are proud to announce that we now stock the Lee Broom range of lights with the crystal pendants kept in stock and all other products available to order.   If you don’t know about the English designer Lee Broom, here’s a quick intro…

Lee founded his brand in 2007, design integrity, quality and workmanship are integral to his designs.  He works closely with craftspeople to realise his range.

Eclectic Cool is stocking his most famous design, the clear glass globe.  Handcut, this globe is lit by an LED light giving off a delectable glow.   Individually they are beautiful, clustered they are stunning.  Why don’t you come in store and take a look!

 











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Brands

Hammerpress

19 December 2013

Hammerpress

Hammerpress is a letterpress printing company  located in Kansas City, Missouri. The incredible detail and use of colour of their letterpress stationery range has to be seen to be believed.

 











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Brands

Lee Broom

19 December 2013

Lee Broom

Lee Broom is one of the UK’s leading product and interior designers. In his career, he has launched numerous furniture and lighting collections, designed over 40 retail, restaurant and bar interiors and has won more than 20 awards including the ELLE Decoration British Design Award for Crystal Bulb in October 2012 and ‘Designer of the Year 2011/ 2012’ at the British Design Awards in November 2011.

 











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Blog, Design

Cool…homeland art

14 December 2013

Cool…homeland art

One of my (few) favourite shows on TV is Homeland.  Though I have heard that the third season is a bit of a fizzer and defies belief, I am still going to watch it.

Recently, one of the best graphic design companies in the world, Mattson Creative, released a poster featuring graphics inspired by old vinyl cover art and artists such as Saul Bass.  If you are a fan of Homeland, you would know that Carrie loves jazz music, and the jarring opening soundtrack refers not only to her love of this music genre but also her (supposedly!?!) confused state of mind.

 

If you love graphics, Mattson Creative, are one of the companies you should follow.  A look on their website reveals a truly impressive client list and a lot of graphics you would recognise.  A quick look around Mattson Creative offices would indicate they are huge fans of 50s and 60s furniture and graphics.   Inspiring!

You can buy the Homeland posters over at the Showtime website.    Not sure if they deliver to HK but certainly a great collectors item for a fan of Homeland.











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Cool…Dennis Severs House

5 December 2013

Cool…Dennis Severs House

I pride myself on knowing London pretty well, but it is always a nice surprise to visit somewhere that though new to me, has existed for many hundreds of years.  Such is the Dennis Severs House at 18 Folgate Street Spitalfields.

This private house is the work of artist Dennis Severs who takes you on a journey back in time to visit the Jervis family, Hugenot weavers who occupied the house from the mid 18th century until after the Great War.  Each room is a multilayered tableau that evokes both time and place.  You walk around the room in silence, looking at objects that look as if the occupants have just vacated the room as you have entered.  It is amazingly detailed, with subtle sound effects ( the sound of carriages, clocks ticking) lit by fires and candles. Even the late Victorian room is lit by gas.

I was lucky to visit this week when the house was set for Christmas. Absolutely worth the trip to Spitalfields.  Make sure you walk up the road to Shoreditch Design triangle.  I’ll write about this later.

Dennis Severs House

18 Folgate Street

Spitalfieds

Bookings to visit are essential.

info@dennissevershouse.co.uk











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