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Delft pottery was the first thing to spring to mind (no pun intended) when we saw the gorgeous confections coming down the runway at Simone Rocha. The dresses that opened the show featured delicate blue and white floral designs that immediately evoked the style.

Fisherman chic from Margaret Howell who appeared to have chosen Steve Zissou as her muse.

Objectively we know the prairie look is huge at the moment but we are not 100% sure we are behind the trend yet. That being said, Alice Temperley has designed some of the best looking prairie dresses we’ve seen this season.


Really simple but pretty collection from Apiece Apart. Light colours, loose fabrics and a coastal vibe. 

We love the exuberant colours and bold patterns found in this collection from Studio 189.


We shamelessly exclaimed over this collection of ethereal tulle evening dresses. 


In these strange, conflicted times we find yet another designer taking the opportunity with their Spring 2020 collection to make something of political statement on the meaning of one’s national identity.


Sometimes you just want pretty and something about the prettiness of this collection must have subconsciously called to me.


Gorgeous shiny and luxe fabrics take prime position in this bridge collection from Derek Lam 10 Crosby that featured a number of lovely pieces but did not feel particularly cohesive.

No real surprises from Michael Kors, but his ‘Preppy Punk’ collection was a welcome addition to the  fashion calendar.  

Don’t give us ugly fashion; give us a quirky fashion. 


Oh, the glamour! Thank you Cong Tri for showing us that gowns and evening wear can be glamorous and beautiful but also for not treading the same path that has been navigated hundreds of times before.


Gabriela Hearst showed elegant tailoring, leather macramé and hand-fringed trims for Spring 2020.

There is a new pretender to Jil Sander’s throne.

Inspired by the life of Queen Victoria of all things, this spare and well-tailored collection from designer Maria Cornejo featured rounded, dropped shoulders, voluminous pleated jackets and accordion knits. Obi-like belts referenced the corsetry of the time but instead of appearing tight and restrictive came across as cozy and comforting. 


Colour-blocking has been taken to the next level with this visually striking collection from Alice + Olivia.

The first truly spring-like collection we’ve seen for New York fashion week so far comes from Lela Rose and it looks like a love letter to that very city.


Prabal Gurung showed both menswear and womenswear pieces for Spring. His collection featured asymmetry and was heavy on floral patterns, bright colours, contrasting patterns, and embellishments.


As we mentioned in the previous post, many of the shows and collections this year so far have left us feeling fairly uninspired. We are featuring this collection by Dorothee Schumacher as a sort of palate cleanser until the more noteworthy shows hopefully turn up towards the end of the week. 


We are off to a very slow start with fashion month this season. We have considered and discounted a number of collections and shows including Jeremy Scott, Elie Tahari and Tomo Koizumi, but nothing caught our attention until this one from Longchamp. 


We kick off Spring 2020 with a look at a few collections that have already been released. Here, volume and texture combined with luxurious fabrics are the hallmarks of Greta Constantine’s collection.




We are suckers for beautiful packaging and the creators of Two Chicks beverages really know their market.

Codependent is Fletcher Eshbaugh’s new project for 1th Studio. 

This poster was recently put up for sale at the Swann Auction Galleries’ Vintage Poster auction in New York as part of a series of vintage travel posters from the 1940s and 1950s.
 

Reminiscent of acorns, the Conos wooden spinning tops by Chilean designer and jeweller Nicolás Hernández are like little pieces of sculpture that are as beautiful to look at as they are to play with.

The UKB chair manufactured by woodworker and sculptor Joshua Friedman of Base 10 Furniture and designed by Jennifer Yoko Olson takes its reference from the unique possibilities and personality of Japanese joinery.



Warby Parker have recruited longtime collaborator Geoff McFetridge for a capsule collection of limited edition sunglasses.


Bloom pendant light by Rene Linssen, one half of Forever Furniture, is designed to be disassembled. Shipped flat for easier transportation, each component can be taken apart and recycled at the end of its life. The lampshade is made from a laser cut and folded steel sheet and comes in a black or white powder coated finish.

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Distilled and aged at a 120 year old Panamanian distillery, Bumbu XO rum is the first premium rum from the up and coming rum brand.

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The oversized, woven Paka Hanging Light is the result of a collaboration between Ghanaian handbag designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi of AAKS and South African jeweller Katherine-Mary Pichulik of jewellery line Pichulik

Called Ilo, which means "Joy" in Finnish, this modern, outdoor play cabin by Koto Elementa is designed as a space for children and adults to shelter in nature. 

From the Light Phone in all of its versions to the simplicity of the Placebo Phone, we have long been proponents of less is more when it comes to the super computer in our pocket. The BoringPhone is the latest answer to the problem of how to balance the usefulness of a phone with the time-consuming distractions the modern smartphone encourages.


The Orto furniture collection by zweithaler is based on a design principle which creates structures that are stable without any connectors.


The Chrome Dino Set was designed in New York by Andrew Bell to commemorate 10 years of Google's Chrome browser. The pixelated dinosaur and cacti may be graphics to those who recall the struggle of intermittent internet service. Dead Zebra has created a limited set of figurines which includes the T-rex and four cacti so you can recreate the ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED screen any where you like. 

Designed to elevate the user's physical and emotional experience, abl transforms a mobility aid to a personal accessory worth showing off.

Wanghe Studio's playful collection of furniture called Childhood Series doesn't take itself too seriously. 

Designers are infamous for putting their logo on any and everything they can think of, so it should come as no surprise that the next frontier would be food.
 

Driven by a calm design ethos, Mui have created a display that doesn't look like your typical computer screen.


Commercial furniture studio Furnished Forever was founded in 2017 by Australian-based designers René Linssen and Elliot Bastianon and offers a range of highly functional products that cater to both the commercial and residential markets.

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Summer. Is. Here. And for all the trips we will inevitably be making to the beach, it's great to have  the option to take well-designed and environmentally-friendly toys with us.


Vitra's futuristic exhibition Twentythirtyfive is a collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the American architect, artist and designer. Installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed Fire Station on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Abloh and Vitra have collaborated on three products as limited editions and Abloh has also redesigned two products by Jean Prouvé.

It was inevitable. After years of watching the inflatable swan pool float rise in popularity, the  backlash against the ubiquitous photo prop (because really, who spends more than 5 minutes on one of these things) was bound to happen.

Relax by StudioDWAS is time made poetry and a simple reminder that moments matter.


The Bandage Sofa by Bogdanova Bureau has a modern, streamlined design with modular components that are bound together with elastic band-like fasteners.

These novelty tea bags from Ocean-Teabag celebrate the sea.

We're seeing a proliferation of electric cars and a few bikes in Bermuda, so it's only a matter of time before this stylish option hits our roads. Two years ago we wrote about the prototype of a sleek, modern electric Vespa Piaggio debuted at EICMA in Milan, and can now bring you further details. 



Artist and designer Nina Cho is inspired by concepts rooted in traditional Korean art but puts a modern and minimalist spin on things. Cho's newest collection of handmade glass works in various scales called Layering Transparency, considers overlapping parts of positive and negative space in different colours and tones. Each piece becomes a singular volume using a unifying  material: glass.


We aren’t sure what it is about the enduring appeal of Keith Haring’s designs but the simplistic, figures continue to be incredibly popular decades after his death. This time, the collaboration between his estate is with Alice + Olivia’s Diffusion line. The colourful collection is made up of separates with - pieces for men and women - as well as shoes and accessories. 


Bermudian designer Meagan Wellman is in the process of relaunching her fashion line M-SEW compete with online store and new products including, for the first time, footwear.


A new carousel was recently unveiled in Wattens, Austria by well-known crystal manufacturer Swarovski as part of Swarovski Kristallwelten, a sculpture garden-cum-visitors-centre nestled among the Tyrolean Alps, near their head office. Created by Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, the carousel eschews colour is rendered in black and white with accents of gold, all of which contrast beautifully with the lush, green surroundings. The result is surprisingly elegant.