Unboxed by Made.com

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Interiors e-tailer Made.com has launched its very own social network, Unboxed. The online community enables users to connect with other Made.com customers in their area, and take a virtual house tour to see how they've styled the products purchased from the website.

Drawing tables by Tian Tiang

Monday, 21 July 2014

Come & Draw table by Tian Tiang

Chinese, Stockholm-based designer Tian Tiang creates versatile furniture for children. Her main motivation is to nurture their creativity and stimulate their imagination. She thus came up with two types of drawing tables, the Sketch coffee table and the Come & Draw table. Each comprises a stack of colourful sheets of paper, encouraging spontaneous games and wild brainstorming.

Summer 2014: the outdoor life by Seletti

The Seletti’s summer 2014 advertising campaign is entirely focused on a special way of outdoor life. It has been conceived to present the new Festival collection and a selection of old style products with a contemporary twist.

Flowering Transition by Marcin Rusak

Friday, 18 July 2014

For his graduation project, Royal College of Art student Marcin Rusak created an installation exploring flowers, including a vase made of petals and a series of scents comparing the strong smell of flowers from a garden to the weaker scents of those sold at a florist or a supermarket.

Alchemical jewellery by Sofie Boons

Jewellery and scent designer Sofie Boons has developed a collection of scent objects that disperse or preserve fragrance in innovative ways.

New stationery collection by Christian Lacroix Maison

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Christian Lacroix Maison continues its collaboration with stationery manufacturer Libretto, started in 2010, and has launched a new range of products in bold and colourful prints.

Jeff Koons retrospective: Whitney Museum, New York

A playful retrospective showcasing the full scope of artist Jeff Koons' work is currently on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Pigeon Toe 2014 collection

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Portland-based homewares brand Pigeon Toe has launched its 2014 collection, which is a 'celebration of life-long learning and traditional handcrafts' according to founder and designer Lisa Jones.

Fungi design: The Future of Plastic

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Italian designer Maurizio Montalti has created a series of objects made using fungal mycelia, which he proposes as a tangible alternative to plastic.

Salon de Parfums: Harrods to launch new fragrance space

Monday, 14 July 2014

High-end British department store Harrods will unveil a brand new fragrance retail concept in September. Salon de Parfums will feature exclusive bespoke perfumes and personalised services in an elegant, immersive retail space.

Homebuildlife subscribers can read our preview of the space here and see our report on how the fragrance retail experience is evolving here.

Couleur Café by Carte Noire

Friday, 11 July 2014

Coffee brand Carte Noir has released a series of colour-coded videos documenting the making process of different desserts. Called Vert, Jaune and Rouge, the videos tie into growing consumer interest in 'going backstage', as explored in our trend report, Storytellers.

Funfair VM: A/W 14/15 trend

Thursday, 10 July 2014


Traditional summer themes were reworked for the forthcoming season at this month's autumn/winter press previews, where the funfair emerged as a key trend for VM.