What fashion is trending in Deptford, LONDON?

An eclectic mix of sportswear cool and

In March 2019 the New York Times wrote an article titled “In London, New Cross and Deptford attract the hip”. Fast-forward seven years and the notion is palpable. With Goldsmiths College in the heart of neighboring New Cross, the area has always attracted a somewhat arty type. Inaugurations of a contemporary art gallery, Bearspace, a […]

Ka Wa Key – The Disruptive Fashion Designer

Ka Wa Key - The Disruptive Fashion Designer

Ka Wa Key’s menswear fashions confront dichotomies between east and west, and between masculinity and femininity, using innovative handmade fabrics and textiles. Key graduated from London’s Royal College of Art in 2015 and hit the ground running with his transgressive designs. He was a finalist in the 2016 H&M Design Award, and his spring/summer 2019 […]

Atelier Biagetti – The Redesigners

Atelier Biagetti - The Redesigners

Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari, the duo behind Milan-based design team Atelier Biagetti, focus on creating objects and experiences that decontextualize what we tend to take for granted in societal settings. The 2015 show Body Building, curated by Maria Cristina Didero, deconstructed our social obsession with body image by re-imagining gym equipment as a luscious, […]

Top 6 Textured Patterns for Ceramics, Packing and Furniture

Top 6 Textured Patterns for Ceramics, Packing and Furniture

THE PATTERN – SEDIMENT Designers pay homage to the study of geology in the creation of granulated and textured patterns for ceramics, packing and furniture. Both man-made and organic patterns directly reference organic mineral processes, including salt staining, marbling and corroded surfaces. These textures are applied to a variety of materials, from stone to paper […]

Crafted Symbiosis – Respect for Nature

Crockery in black basalt by Max Lamb for 1882 Ltd

Respect for nature combines with technological and scientific innovation in a design direction that channels craft through a contemporary filter. Consumers are rejecting mass-produced, homogenized design churned out by global corporations in editions of hundreds of thousands, and are shifting their retail preferences from global to local. They are buying locally produced goods underpinned by […]

Open-hardware modular concepts by Seymourpowell, London, UK

Open-hardware modular concepts by Seymourpowell London (2)

Fashion Design consultancy Seymourpowell has launched a collection of conceptual modular objects, inviting makers, creators, engineers and tinkerers to have their way with them. Using Google’s Project Ara (a now-discontinued plan to make modular smartphones with interchangeable parts) as a springboard, Seymourpowell designers expand the modular concept beyond mobile phones. The open-hardware approach leaves space for experimentation […]