• Canvas Home: simple, sustainable style

    by  • July 30, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Canvas-Home-Homes-&-Gardens-1Excitement reached fever point earlier this week here at H&G when news reached us that US homeware brand Canvas Home had arrived in the UK. Summed up by the motto ‘Simple, Sustainable Style’, this savvy brand have been welcomed into London’s Selfridges, where their collection of artisan-made interior goods, including ceramics, glassware, cutlery and linen, will be sold exclusively.

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    Dazzling new wallpapers from Brian Yates

    by  • July 29, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Planish-Brian-Yates-Homes-&-Gardens-4Acting as a distributer for some of the most renowned contemporary design companies, representing Maison Martin Margiela and Armani Wall coverings amongst others, Brian Yates specialise in unique fabrics, unusual textures and unexpected finishes. Their latest wallpaper collection, named Planish, is no exception; prepare to be dazzled by an array of shimmering patterns, gold threads and silver reflections.

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    Homes & Gardens Fabric Awards 2015

    by  • July 27, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Fabric_Awards-Homes-&-GardensCalling all fabric and wallpaper designers! The Homes & Gardens Fabric Awards 2015 are now open for entries. Every year, our panel of expert judges meets to discuss the fabrics and wallpapers launched since January, and the entires provide a fascinating insight into this exciting, inspirational and fast-moving world. Previous winners span the little-known, independent companies to some of the world’s most prestigious brands, such as Designers Guild, Osborne & Little and Mulberry.

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    Conran Italia: a taste of the Amalfi Coast

    by  • July 26, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The-Conran-Shop-Homes-&-GardensIt would seem that we’re not the only ones with Italian fever here at H&G. Coinciding with our August issue, in which we celebrated the luxurious fabrics, mouth-watering food and to-die-for holiday destinations that Italy is renowned for, The Conran Shop has presented the high summer edition of its Conran Italia collection; a carefully selected edit inspired by a journey through Italy and the country’s rich design history. Having begun in Milan (February) before travelling south to Tuscany for late spring, we now arrive in hillside town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, where the vivid Mediterranean palette presents itself in a range of outdoor furniture, beach essentials and outdoor games.

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    A relaxed Italian feast

    by  • July 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Homes-&-Gardens-Italian-RecipesAlice Hart’s flavoursome, rustic menu celebrates the joy of food that is fresh, plentiful and eaten in the company of those we love. Whether you will be creating this wonderful feast for friends and family in a courtyard in the Italian countryside or at home on your English terrace, these dishes promise the best of the countries wonderful, sensual foodie delights.

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    Tropical print accessories from Woven

    by  • July 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Woven-Homes-&-Gardens-2With our summer holidays right around the corner, it’s this time of year when we find ourselves almost permanently distracted by the idea of escaping to sunnier climes and experiencing those first few flutters of holiday joy. But in the meantime, new accessories brand Woven is here to keep our summer spirits high, spoiling us with these dreamy images of clear blue skies and sun-soaked scenes.

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    The Year of Mexico at the V&A

    by  • July 24, 2015 • 0 Comments

    V&A-homes-&-Gardens-3In recent years, the V&A’s John Madejski Garden has been transformed into a traditional Chinese garden by architect Yung Ho Chang, received a makeover by the Campana brothers and has hosted a luminous interactive installation thanks to Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack. This summer sees the elegant Italianate courtyard become home to Mexican artist Frida Escobedo’s installation (entitled ‘You Know, You Cannot See Yourself So Well as by Reflection’) which marks the Year of Mexico in the UK. Never one to let a celebration slip by, the V&A shop are marking the occasion by stocking a whole host of new Mexican-themed goodies in their treasure trove store.

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