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Swedish architectural partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune have created the Lunaria set of tables which are reminiscent of the way in which the moon can appear slightly squeezed due to refraction of the light by the earth’s atmosphere.

The Eagle Electric kick scooter by Ignas Survila is the lightest and thinnest electric scooter on the market.

Ceramic artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang (who we wrote about here previously) is back with another series of sculptural ceramic works entitled Manga Ormolu as a commentary on globalisation as seen through the relationship between traditional Chinese Ming dynasty vessels and techno-pop art of Japan.


The que collapsible water bottle is designed to fit easily into a bag or backpack.
We know. We have all overdosed on the news relating to the pandemic and the last thing you are looking for in a place like this is more of the same, but bear with us. This project was too good to pass by. 

Arié Haziza - Wild Randomness (Tryptich)
The 2020 Bermuda Biennial was launched in front of  a modest crowd of members on March 5 at The Bermuda National Gallery. The lack of a crowd was unfortunate because the show turned out to be one of the strongest put on by the gallery in several years.


Karben Wood is a furniture studio founded with sustainability and longevity in mind.

Situated on the Atlantic coastline of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, this grown up treehouse brings to mind castaway days. Thatch House with its slightly elevated aspect and external cladding of western red cedar and thatch is designed to let the building fade into its surroundings.


We aren't ashamed to admit we first came across Tom Raffield on that Channel 4 stalwart Grand Designs when the renovation and extension of his family’s simple farmhouse in Cornwall was featured.  


Rattan furniture has always seemed dated. Of a certain time and place circa late 1980s to early 1990s, it evokes scenes from Miami Vice or The Golden Girls. It has the reputation of being kitschy and its popularity has declined in the intervening years.


These sculptural ceramics by Cuore Carpenito studio are handmade in Italy.


Kurio Modular Shelving unit is a unique and versatile shelf-board system made up of a slatted grid which can hold powder coated metal panels of various sizes.

This is more like it.

After disparaging Virgil Abloh’s handbag a few weeks ago, we are feeling bit more optimistic by this offering from Nendo who we have written about many times before but usually only in terms of furniture and design and never in terms of clothing or fashion.

Another huge trend we’ll be seeing next season is leather treated like just any other fabric and often worn from head to toe.


The Swim collection by bibelo is designed by Margaux Keller with a curved feature that is reminiscent of a swimming pool ladder.

Toronto-based Anony is an interdisciplinary studio that creates minimal yet striking pieces. Their Phase chandelier marries functional lighting and sculptural design with beautiful simplicity.

Adam Goodrum, a leading industrial designer, and Arthur Seigneur, a straw artisan from France, have collaborated to create furniture that perfectly combines art and craft.


Pixio Magnetic Construction Set by Ivan Khalus and Oleh Berezovskyi is a riff on the 3D graphics industry.


Ikea and Pizza Hut – yes, you read that right - have collaborated to create a table you've probably owned before.

These abstracted wooden creatures by Hakan Gürsu are designed to elicit hours of creative play by offering unlimited possibilities for making creatures with simple, organic forms that foster creativity and perception of aesthetics.


The negative space of the Edge Dominos by Andrew Perkins puts a twist on the traditional format of the game by reducing the tile design down to the barest elements.



Stille is a contemporary collection of versatile shelving and occasional table systems by Brooklyn-based Standard Issue.

Pretty apt feature for these times with the increasing focus on hygiene and hand-washing comes this simple, but clever idea from Swedish design studio Form Us With Love.

When several of these Cleo wooden chairs by Norwegian designer Stine Aas are stacked on top of each other, they are intended to evoke the details of classical architecture.


These graphic sculptures are birdhouses built using traditional Swedish woodworking techniques.


Years after her groundbreaking I Am Not A Plastic Bag collection, which was one of the first to highlight the environmental damage caused by single-use shopping bags, British designer Anya Hindmarch has returned with her latest sustainable fashion initiative, “I Am A Plastic Bag”.

Nhuri Bashir
We must confess, we've had a draft of this post in our system for so long we aren't sure the artist still makes these pieces, but we liked his work too much to just relegate the post to the bin.

Off-White's Virgil Abloh has put his mark on the tassel loafer, a mens footwear staple since the 1950s.


Little Houses sensory play space divider by Neringa Orlenok helps to create different activity zones to assist with early childhood development.

There will be a couple of Really Obvious Trends come fall which is always disappointing as it indicates to us a certain lack of  independent thought and an over-reliance on futurists and trend forecasters like Lidewij Edelkoort and Trend Union. First up is the copious use of fringe which showed up on the runways of every major city.

Situated on a private estate in the West end of the island, Juniper Hall, a unique example of Bermudian architecture, is remarkable for the stunning use of burnished cedar timber throughout.


Spanish design studio Kresta Design has created Agustine, a sleek outdoor collection made of wood and metal.

Inspired by Le Train Bleu and the glamour of the Golden Age of train travel, H&M has brought back its Conscious Exclusive collection for spring/summer 2020.

This collection of intuitive wooden toy blocks consists of 12 separate units each with its own story crafted around nature and the elements including soil, fire, flower, tree, mountain, sea, ice, stone, earth, moon, sun, and sand.


We need to create a new category called ‘Misogynistic Fashion’ because how else do you explain the existence of the Meteor 2.8 Jitney Bag by Off-White?

Sometimes you just want pretty, and that’s what Ermanno Scervino has delivered in spades.


Sportmax’s fashion director Grazia Malagoli showcased some of the best in Italian sportswear.


We have completely dropped the ball with our fashion show coverage, so in an attempt to get back on track let’s have a quick look at the rest of the notable collections out of Milan starting with Plan C's presentation, before taking a quick spin around Paris.


An exuberant collection from JJ Martin of La Double J made up of highly-patterned but coordinated fabrics.


Let’s take a moment to appreciate this hyper-feminine collection from Luisa Beccaria.


We were so happy to see a new silhouette at Fendi this season.

A deceptively simple collection from Albino Teodoro who layered the bustier over tailored dresses, shirts and jackets to create an elegant collection.


Nothing too outlandish or trendy at No.21 where Alessandro Dell’Acqua celebrated the label’s 10th anniversary.

 

Sophisticated sportswear, sloping shoulders and gentle feminine touches were all the rage at Jil Sander.


Let’s wrap up London before we move on to Milan with a quick look at Roksanda’s offering for autumn-winter 2020. 


The perfect balance of hard and soft, masculine and feminine from Sharon Wauchob.


The costumes in Don’t Look Now, the infamous movie from the 1970s starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie were the inspiration for Justin Thornton’s and Thea Bregazzi’s autumn-winter collection.


Much has been made of the fact that Victoria Beckham has introduced a “new” skirt length this season, but to be honest when combined with the show-stopping, thigh-high boots she paired them with, her silhouette remained pretty much the same in terms of exposure.


Molly Goddard based her latest collection on the nostalgia and youthful energy evoked by a single photo of herself walking with her father on Portobello Road 25 years ago. 

Designers Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong wow us with gorgeous, sculptural gowns in luxurious colour-blocked fabrics for their collection entitled “So Let It Flower” for Autumn/Winter 2020.