Championing emerging African talent and an ethical ethos, we love the interiors offering from Akojo Market. Each designer has an incredible back story, while every product sold helps to nurture artisanal collectives in their native countries.
Quartz brand Caesarstone has unveiled a new collection, Dark Series. Comprising four designs – Black Tempal, Oxidian, Piatto Black and Empira Black – the first three are enhanced by Caesarstone’s ‘Natural Finish’, a slightly textured appearance that adds warmth and tactility, while also reducing the look of fingerprints. Empira Black, meanwhile, is available in a sleek polished finish, creating the illusion of marble – but with the technical properties of quartz.
Amy Kent x Willow Crossley
Rug designer Amy Kent has teamed up with florist and stylist Willow Crossley to create a collection of rugs based on British flowers during the different seasons. All rugs are ethically handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal, using wool, art silk and the Nepalese weave technique. Suitable for contemporary or traditional spaces, each piece is made to order.
De Le Cuona
This luxury brand has redesigned their website so their signature range of decorative accents in now available in the UK. Head to the accessories page for beautiful cushions, throws, home linen, furniture and more – plus, a more affordable ex-display section. Cushions and throws are made in De Le Cuona’s unique natural fabrics – stone washed linen, fine cashmere, wool bouclé and subtle paisley.
Diptyque x The Invisible Collection
Known for its elegant fragrances and scented candles, Diptyque has now created its own homeware range, designed to celebrate the brand’s love of eclectic, one-of-a-kind objects. Working closely with a pool of talented designers, the designs pair artisanal traditions with whimsical creativity.
Wild At Heart Home
The new Wild at Heart Home collection offers seasonal table settings to instantly elevate your at-home entertaining – all of which can be delivered direct to your door. To keep things simple, founder Nikki Tibbles has curated each setting by size. Choose your theme, select the number of guests, and the team will send seasonal flowers, coordinating vases, candles and accessories to transform your table.
George Spencer x Clay McLaurin Studio
British heritage brand George Spencer is known for curating a desirable collection of fabrics and wall coverings. New to the collection are LA-based fabric and wallpaper specialists, Clay McLaurin Studio – the brainchild of founders Clay McLaurin and Todd Piercy. With designs inspired by travel, nature, and adventure, their vintage fabrics are sourced from trips to Japan, Africa, Europe and South America.
Blending two worlds and aesthetics – namely, the raw integrity and calming neutral tones of Africa, with the sleek, elegant lines of modern design – Khayni offers a unique approach to interior style. From intricate feathered necklaces to hand-carved wooden bowls, their homeware edit has been carefully curated to add a striking element into your space. Even better, pieces are ethically sourced from local communities.
After many years of poor sleep on lumpy hotel beds, Danish designer Ann Sjogreen Sanger set out to create the ultimate travel pillow. Working in tandem with scientists, sleep experts and leading UK manufacturers, Sanger invented Snoooze – a travel pillow that creates a sense of home away from home. Designed with a special zip feature so it’s compressible, the pillow takes up minimal space in a bag or suitcase but quickly expands when you choose to use it. Best of all, it can be machine washed, too.
British lighting designers Scarlett Hampton and Niki Wright have introduced MatchiMatchi – a unique concept for bespoke, customisable and sustainable modular lighting. Fusing Hampton’s flair for colour, shape and texture with Wright’s expertise and design credentials, MatchiMatchi offers a series of lampshades that can be customised and adapted to create something truly unique.
The new Pop Art-inspired furniture range from designer Susie Atkinson includes highly pigmented lacquered side tables which come in three shapes – square, hexagonal and octagonal. Shiny and smooth, the reflective surfaces contrast beautifully with upholstered or wooden pieces to add a shot of modernity to any room. With first-hand experience in creating some of the most-loved interiors in the UK, including Soho House, Lime Wood and Beaverbrook, this latest collection was born out of Susie’s frustrated search to find beautifully made furniture with a timeless aesthetic.
As a fine bone china enthusiast, Jo Deakin’s range of mugs, cups and saucers have been thoughtfully and ergonomically designed. Mix and match different pieces from the line to create your own eclectic collection.