We’re pleased to be offering this super stylish white ‘Scandiphone’ telephone. It is a design classic, based on the original Ericofon, made by L M Ericsson of Sweden way back in the 1950s. The original design brief was to make the phone small, lightweight, and easy to use. The result was a telephone that had never been seen before and a design that revolutionised telephone development.
The modern version has kept the stylish characteristics of it’s predecessor but has been updated for the 21st Century. The phone features push button dialing, redial, ringer volume on/off and a cool nostalgic ringtone.
Dimensions: (w) 98mm x (h) 212mm x (d) 110mm
The Orla Kiely brand celebrates and shares the Irish designer’s beautiful, simple style. Her creations are inspired by retro graphic repeat patterns, making for a very strong and recognisable style.
From a small collection of bags and accessories the range has grown to include a complete ready-to-wear collection, homeware, travel, stationery and garden accessories.
These gorgeous enamel plant pots feature Orla’s striped petal print and are available in 3 different sizes. They come with matching saucers so you can use them inside or out!
Another favourite of ours is the Striped Petal Flask. This stylish 500ml stainless steel flask will keep your beverages hot whilst you get stuck into the gardening or when out for a brisk walk. Form and function all rolled into one!
Today type is everything…we’re talking about! Well Ben Eine’s street art in particular. After watching Exit Through The Gift Shop recently and then coming across a post on typeverything i’ve been a little obsessed with graffiti and Ben Eine this week, searching back catalogues and trying to decide which design is actually my favourite (distracting the team with it too!). There is a lot of love in the office for ‘Sell The House’ but I am championing ‘PRO PRO PRO’ with it’s curly circus font and bright neon tones, shouting FUN FUN FUN the length of the street. Read more here.
We came across this colourful image of a very neatly stacked selection of Penguin book spines, it totally brightened up our day and thought we’d share the love and hopefully brighten yours too!
This got us thinking about all those other great penguin book covers, past and present. We got to searching and came across an array of stunning designs. Some of which we were familiar with, and others that we were not, but that’s the beauty with Penguin covers, every time we re-visit this area, we find others to add to our favourites list.
Needless to say there is a whole host of images available online, and many like-minded Penguin-loving geeks are out there posting their albums (thank you!). Have a little look at Mr Bizzle’s great set on flickr for more!
There’s something particularly special about Jillian Tamale’s Penguin commissions, successfully sealing not one but two commissions for the loveable publishers, including a set of cloth coloured editions and now a Penguin Threads series.
Jillian’s second commission was to design hand-sewn covers for three classics for the Penguin Threads series: Jane Austen’s Emma, Frances Hodges Burnett’s The Secret Garden, and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty. Although the final covers are reproductions of the original artwork (would have been a bit crazy to embroider each individual cover!), they maintain some of the tactile contours of the original threads. Check out her blog for more info.
We are in ore of her handy work and it has inspired us here to get making! We will endeavour to post some proof of this pledge to pick up our needles and hoops! Check back soon for an update…
What a tasty display of furniture! This bold Kartell installation at Salone could not be any louder, with neon lights and pieces that include Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost chair you could not wish for more.