September 2013

James McBennett

James McBennett believes it's time we were offered FPF that's more interesting, better looking and really can be put together in minutes - even by the most cack-handed of us

Barnby Design of Hereford

The Tent London design exhibition should definitely be on your LDF circuit if you like contemporary design. And this year's exhibitors include plenty of designer-makers with an environmental conscience - and an abhorrence for landfill.

Vintage china and ceramics will be on sale

Upcyclers, recyclers and lovers of all things vintage should head to Nottingham for a chance to buy interesting one-offs for the home

Hand made coppiced hazel garden bench, £100, des Res Design

It will get warmer in the not so distant future, so perhaps you're thinking about improving the garden. But then again, new cushions never go amiss, nor do mugs or glasses...and an indoor air purifier could be tempting... here's Deco's latest eclectic shopping guide

Bohemian collection has subtle pattern and colourways

Textile designer Vanessa Arbuthnott has chosen to use only linen for her joyful new collection, Bohemian.

Bocci 28.280 light fixture at the V&A

It is truly the light fantastic...this huge vertical light installation by Vancouver's Bocci studio hangs in the 30-metre central atrium at the V&A and is one of the highlights of the London Design Festival

Peeling Wallpaper vases, wallhangings, by Claire Lovett Ceramics

If you're holidaying in Cornwall in mid August, don't miss the Cornwall Design Fair at Trereife House outside Penzance, where the cream of the county's design talent will be showing their wares

Ceramic pourer and sugar bowl by Jack Doherty

Ireland's talented designer-makers will be showing their products at a standalone exhibition at Tent London, part of next month's London Design Festival. Called Vernacular, it's being put on by the Crafts Council of Ireland