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A Space Odyssey: Chelsea’s Bluebird Garage welcomes Timothy Oulton

To call the average object made by Manchester-born furniture designer Timothy Oulton “a conversation piece” is almost certainly doing it a gross injustice. Take, for example, his Axel table, whose top was made entirely from wood taken from Chinese fishing junks; or what about the Aviator Tomcat – an armchair inspired by the much feared/revered […]

Robb Reader: Smallbone’s Iain O’Mahony

‘Smallbone of Devizes’ is, to those whose culinary inclinations are infused with a passion for achingly tasteful design, a canonised name. The Wiltshire-based bespoke kitchen design business has over 40 years’ experience in the field: so how does Iain O’Mahony – Special Projects Director for the Canburg Group, which has  Smallbone of Devizes under its […]

A New Design Destination Gives the Hamptons a Cool Attitude

The Hamptonsnever disappoint. New York’s favorite playground (and wind-swept escape from reality) has always enjoyed covetable style and to-die-for houses. Part of the appeal has been in keeping it local—indulging in homegrown food, goods, and shops. This summer a pair of chic “outsiders” have landed in Wainscott, East Hampton to open Good Design, the kind of design shop experience that […]

Raf Simons Rolls in the Cultural Deep with Quilts and a Barn at Design Miami/Basel

Raf Simons has something to say about design. The award-winning chief creative officer of Calvin Klein mined the cultural landscape (both literally and figuratively) at Design Miami/Basel this week; that’s where he presented a striking barn installation featuring a special selection of limited edition chairs by revered Italian brand Cassina. And that’s where he promised that things were not […]