Behomm is the first worldwide home exchange website for designers and visual artists only. Launched in 2013 by two graphic designers from Barcelona it has quickly established itself as the accommodation site of choice for creative types across the globe -it already had 1000 homes..and counting!
Last month at the London Design Festival, 2014 was by far one of the best yet. I felt there was a real energy about the event and an excitement around all of the new products, that I haven’t felt for a while. I was really impressed by some of the graduate exhibits at LDF and saw so many items that I felt were really original and inventive.
Out of the masses of amazing stuff I came across I have made an edit of what I think are my favourite items and collections from the festival, below. I hope you agree!
1. Product Name: Perch light | Designer: Umut Yamac | Photography: Tom Gildon | Website: umutyamac.com
Hands down the best for me. SO beautiful, elegant and cool, all in one. Basically, the bird is illuminated through contact with the perch and this lets the bird balance and swing without any cables whilst maintaining luminance.
The bird has been precisely counterbalanced to sit in a resting position on its perch unless activated into gentle motion by wind or touch.
Styling: Lucy Gough | Photography: Christina Bull
If you don’t already know about Surface View, you need to check them out! They hold a license to so many archive collections from incredible galleries and museums including the V&A and the National Portrait Gallery and also have a strong history of collaborating with artists and designers to produce their work on a large scale murals and canvasses.
All their images can also be reproduced on wall hangings, large stickers, birch play prints, lamp shades, window film and their new ‘edits’ collection of cushions, which I just love. Check them out if you want to transform your bare walls into something fabulous!
The question a lot of people ask me when I say we enjoyed a long weekend in Macedonia earlier this year was ‘Where is Macedonia?’. Well, it’s a landlocked country with Kosovo to the northeast, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the South, Albania to the west and Serbia to the north. It’s in the Balkan Peninsula and was part of former Yugoslavia before it declared independence in 1991. You can check it out on a map, here.
You’ve heard me say before that I LOVE NEW ZEALAND. It was the best trip of our lives. We drove 2,500 miles around the country back in March with my parents and had some truly amazing experiences.