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Autumn Display at Few and Far, winner of Best New Shop 2008

Autumn display at Few and Far, winner of Best New Shop 2008

British Design Award winner, the Few And Far shop in Knightsbridge

British Design Award winner, the Few And Far shop in Knightsbridge

If you’re facing an unticked list of names on your Christmas gift-giving list, why not check out the winner of the British Design Awards for Best New Shop 2008, Few And Far in Knightsbridge? Founded by Priscilla Carluccio (yes, of the Carluccio’s and also sibling extraordinaire to Sir Terence Conran) it stocks a wide range of super desirables: accessories, furniture, lighting, clothing and food! And best of all, all products are stocked in small quantities with a wide price range so you’re bound to find something for everyone on your shopping list! For shop info, go to their website.

Jo Malone's new scent, Sweet Lime & Cedar

Jo Malone's new scent, Sweet Lime & Cedar


One of our favourite purveyors of lotions and potions, Jo Malone have released a fabulous new scent called Sweet Lime & Cedar. Take a whiff and you’ll be transported to the East as they took inspiration from the flavours of Thai cuisine, with lovely notes of zesty citrus fruits, aromatic leaves, delicate flowers, fragrant spices and nutty woods. Best thing though, Jo Malone is running a fabulous prize draw for their new product so you too can experience its wonderful scent! Enter here!

Isabella wallpaper by Marcel Wanders at Graham & Brown

Isabella wallpaper by Marcel Wanders at Graham & Brown

Unless you’ve been hibernating from all forms of fashion media, you (and your neighbours and their dogs) might have surmised that tartan is a wee trend this season. It’s a pattern that’s not just to be enjoyed via clothes and accessories, you can also incorporate it into your home.

Superdesigner Marcel Wanders has worked with Graham & Brown to create a fab treat for your walls. Available in three colourways, the Isabella range of wallpaper retails for £35 per roll.

Decorex Exhibition, Royal Hospital Chelsea, 21-24 Sept 2008

Decorex Exhibition, Royal Hospital Chelsea, 21-24 Sept 2008


It’s exhibition season in London and our Home Décor editor, Rachel Meddowes has been in attendance, gleaning lots of information and inspirational ideas for our interior spaces. Here’s her lowdown on the latest happenings in interior décor and what to expect trend-wise:

Ralph Lauren Cottage Toile Bluebell wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Cottage Toile Bluebell wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Out to Sea wallpaper

Ralph Lauren Out to Sea wallpaper

Ralph Lauren have just launched their range of fabrics and wallpaper for children. It’s all tremendously fun and very pretty with charming themes: nautical, sweet florals and Rachel’s favourite, glow-in-the-dark star-themed wallpaper. Fab for children but equally suitable for grown-ups. Click on the thumbnails to view them larger!
At Decorex, bespoke furniture and rugs will be a huge trend for this coming year. Check out glorious, made-to-order floor adornments from the likes of The Rug Company and Luke Irwin.

Luke Irwin Parrots rug

Luke Irwin Parrots rug

At 100% Design that 1970s staple, marble made a huge showing so with rugs and marble being such huge news, does this mean we have to bid a fond adieu to our dear friend, the wooden floorboard?
Other insider snippets: Fab interior designer Andrew Martin is branching out with a diffusion line in lighting and seating.
Purveyors of gorgeous bespoke linen, Josephine Home have just launched their drool-worthy Trousseau collection.
And for guilt-free luxury, Le Lievre have introduced a range of ecologically sound fabrics.

Last week, design deity Marc Newson won the 2nd London Design Medal.

London Design Festival 13 - 23 September 2008 www.londondesignfestival.com +44 (0) 20 7734 6444

Marc Newson with his London Design Medal, Photo credit: London Design Festival 13 - 23 September 2008 http://www.londondesignfestival.com +44 (0) 20 7734 6444

He’s an absolute genius who specialises in funky, futuristic designs and interiors and produces iconic pieces that become instant design classics. We swoon over pieces like his Embryo chair…

Marc Newson Embryo chair

Marc Newson Embryo chair