Fired Earth X Bert & May
These two tile brands are teaming up to collaborate on a range of new collections, and a retail experience which will give customers the best of both worlds. While Bert & May is known for its design-led collections and love of raw materials, Fired Earth has been sourcing and curating timeless products using the very best materials for close to 40 years. The synergy lies in a shared commitment to beautiful handmade tiles, and a dedication to quality materials, craftsmanship and authenticity. The partnership will kick off with the new Bolonia collection, launching this December, which – although based on the Bert & May archive – has been thoroughly reimagined by both teams.
Chelsea Textiles Annual Sale
We’re big fans of Chelsea Textiles – which means their annual sale is always firmly marked in our diaries. This year, it’s going online but don’t worry – fresh sale stock will be added throughout the duration of the sale, so it’s worth checking out. Come December, when lockdown *should* be eased, there are plans to open up again with additional sale stock – including one-of-a-kind, antiques and ex-display items at the new premises at 13 Walton Street.
Studio Sarah London
Known for her eponymous stationery line, which was originally established in 2013, Sarah has now combined her eye for detail and passion for design to launch this collection based on all of her favourite things. Sourced from makers and artisans worldwide, items in the range are also complemented by an exclusive edit of her elegant paper goods. With Zafferano glassware from Murano, scalloped placemats from Italy and handcrafted porcelain ceramists from Japan, this edit is not to be missed.
Ingredients LDN celebrates slow living. Having built its range by asking key questions like: ”How will the products feel when they are held?” and “What will the experience be like using them?”, the result if thoughtfully crafted items that have the power to elevate any interior. A soft subtle colour palette defines the collection, while all materials are rich in texture and character.
Ikea x Byredo
IKEA and Ben Gorham, founder of luxury fragrance and fashion house Byredo, have partnered up to launch of a new collection, OSYNLIG. Swedish for ‘invisible’, it’s a limited-edition range of exclusive candles aiming to democratise high-end scents, bringing affordable luxury to the masses. The collection comprises of 13 evocative scents – including Pomegranate & Amber; Peach Blossom & Bamboo; Swedish Birch & Juniper; and Tobacco & Honey.
Home delivery florist Bloom offers a subscription service designed to celebrate the beauty of the seasons. Each week, celebrity London florist Larry Walshe hand selects the premium flower variety that best represents the time of year, ready for you to arrange at home. Sticking to their zero-waste and sustainable promise, the company only delivers one type of flower from growers in both England and Europe directly to your door on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis – all you need to do is just choose you often you want to subscribe.
With a steadfast reputation as one of the best candle producers the world, Cire Trudon’s latest range, Les Albatres, uses only the finest quality ingredients and materials, yet again. Celebrating craftsmanship, elegance and the luminescent quality of alabaster, each vessel is sculpted in Spain from a single block of alabaster stone, and features the gold Trudon emblem. There are three scents to choose from in the new range: Hermera (roseberry, coriander, incense, cedar, nutmeg, iris, sandalwood, patchouli, amber); Ernesto (rum, grapefruit, bergamot, clove, patchouli, labdanum, tobacco, moss, leather, amber); and Ard El Kader (spearmint, blackcurrant bud, apple, ginger, jasmine, vanilla).
Available at Harrods.com
When it comes to looking for decorative, tactile handcrafted tiles, Otto Tiles & Design’s range shouldn’t be overlooked. Choose from encaustic cement, Moroccan, ceramic, terrazzo, fish scale, Turkish or bespoke tiles. Believing that making beautiful tiling is an ancient art, a technique passed down from master to apprentice over thousands of years, , the founders have combined this with modern technology to bring exceptionally handcrafted tiling to people all over the world.
Lucie De Moyencourt
Entirely hand-painted, these ceramic wall-hanging shells are handmade in South Africa by Lucie De Moyencourt. Each shell has a unique size, shape and painted surface, and are made in either porcelain, stoneware or terracotta clay. Perfect for displaying on the wall, the shapes are wavy and undulating, while each one is fitted with a custom brass wire hanging device so you can mount it with ease.
Albion Nord x The Chelsea Barracks
The Chelsea Barracks Collection by Albion Nord showcases the interior designers’ signature style of traditional craft techniques and pieces suited to modern living. Crafted in partnership with a small selection of British artisans, each Item is handmade in Britain using quality materials – with a particular focus on British oak, patinated steel/bronze and marble. The result is that each piece has its own story relating to either the local area, or Britain or Georgian design, and is built to stand the test of time.
The Mews Pardis Collection
The new fabric collection from Mews has been created by artist Felicity Buchanan in collaboration with interior designer Nels Crossthwaite Eyre, who met while working for Robert Kime. Printed in the UK but inspired by the opulence of the Middle East, the designers explored motifs from the Ottoman and Moghul worlds. There are 11 fabrics in the collection, ranging from block-print inspired motifs through to exquisite flowers and birds on a watercolour background.