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Material Desire: Shagreen

There are few things more fascinating to me than discovering new materials, or spotting beautiful materials combined in a way I’ve never seen before. So, it makes perfect sense for me to dedicate a new section on the blog to exactly that – my material desire. _____________________________ S H A G R E E N […]

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Georgina Brett Chinnery: a less “living” taxidermy

I almost turned away from Georgina’s stand at London Design Fair this year; a shudder of discomfort overcoming me at what I thought were pieces of taxidermy staring back at me. As an avid animal lover, I’m not much for dead, real animals resurrected in the name of art. On closer inspection though, the true […]

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Surface Design Show 2016

Having attended the Surface Design Show for the past few years, I’ve noticed that it’s become more of a challenge to spot interesting, unusual materials. To find those that stand out from the overwhelming array of sleek, neutral finishes that start to blend in, within such a large exhibition space. This years’ offering however was […]

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Fish Leather: The unconventional take on a classic material

Leather has been rejoiced as the tactile, tough-wearing material of choice in fashion and interiors for decades. The combination of its’ durability and luxe-appeal has seen it hailed as a timeless, classic material by Designers globally. Whilst leather from cowhide has been the biggest source, followed by the more exotic snake and ostrich leathers, fish […]

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