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Go graphic with The Urbanative
This local brand's new Afro-Midcentury collection of homeware items is inspired by Ndebele patterns
achieve a natural aesthetic with coral & hive
This Somerset West-based studio is bringing age-old techniques into contemporary living
Beds go old-school at Design Store
We’re smitten by Design Store’s range of vintage-inspired steel beds
Le Creuset’s new Colours of Spice collection
Inspired by the vivid colours, fragrant aromas and incomparable warmth of spice
In the hot seat with Yinka Ilori
Get to know the Nigerian-born furniture designer whose colourful creations tell meaningful stories
Colour, heritage and a sense of playfulness are all at the heart of the work coming from Nigerian-born, London-based furniture designer Yinka Ilori, who exhibited at the 2016 London Design Festival. In an installation called Swimming Pool of Dreams, Yinka showed six bold chairs made from different found materials and which stra
Perfect Pair
At the recent Stockholm Furniture Fair, British design firm Layer launched a fresh update on their Pair chair
Ardmore’s new wallpaper designs for Cole & Son
Adorn your walls with Ardmore's signature whimsy and wild style
Playful textiles to make you smile
Discover the imaginative creations of Californian brand BFGF
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Wrap Yourself in Silken Art
Lalela's beautiful range of scarves is printed with artworks by at-risk youth
We love it when beautiful design and philanthropic efforts come together. Such is the case with non-profit organisation Lalela ("listen" in Zulu), which offers art education to at-risk youth in an attempt to foster creative thinking, develop problem-solving skills and build confidence. The venture's latest project is a range of limited edition scarves printed with artworks created by the programme's learners. Made of soft modal, cashmere or a cotton/silk blend, these gorgeous fashion accessories serve to generate funds for Lalela's efforts. Because we're so taken with the beauty of these scarves, we caught up with Sandy