Tag Archives: British design

Chic Hand Carved Wooden Bowls and Objects for the Home

Nic-Webb-Wood-spoons

There is a certain je ne sais quoi to the hand carved wooden bowls of self-taught English woodcarver Nic Webb who is making a splash in the design world with his bowls, vessels and spoons. Working primarily with green wood … Continue reading

handmade wallpaper – modern versions of an old art form

modern hand made wallpaper studioE

I recently penned a feature on traditional hand painted and hand made wallpaper available in today’s market.  While powerhouses like de Gournay and Gracie are the go to places for traditional designs, today’s companies are producing papers with incredible patterns … Continue reading

anastassiades’ artisanal modern lighting

Anastassiades-table-lamp

The idea of artisanal lighting may bring to mind a single person studio making sophomoric fixtures for the uninitiated.  This can be further from the truth when it comes to the lighting by Cypriot Michael Anastassiades. For instance, when Ralph … Continue reading

a contemporary tea service for the tea lover

Tom-Dixon-Modern-Tea-Service

Talented and self-taught British designer Tom Dixon has updated one the most traditional of English traditions, afternoon tea, with his new contemporary tea service in warm luminous brass.   While we think of taking tea as the quintessential English past … Continue reading

bella by gloster: sophisticated outdoor furniture

teak chair by Gloster

Outdoor furniture has changed a lot since the days of plastic chords around metal frames and crunchy, over treated canvas upholstery.  You just need to take a look at Bella, the marvelous suite of furniture designed by Carsten Astheimer for … Continue reading

The flask pendant light by tom dixon

Britain’s Tom Dixon has been wowing the world of design since the 1980s with his inventive and creative take on everything from furniture to tableware to lighting.  His take is fresh and very now.  His style takes the best of … Continue reading

studio visit and q&a with lee broom

Before there was even a whisper of MODENUS BlogTour London, I dedicated a feature on this site to Lee Broom, a London-based furniture designer creating waves in the design world since 2007.  With one foot rooted in tradition and the … Continue reading