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Design jigsaw
18 December 2014

Walnut Grey’s wholly biased design awards 2014

The inaugural Walnut Grey Design awards are an entirely partial view of this writer’s best-loved 2014 design-related highlights. Like pieces of a jigsaw, when fitted together these ‘awards’ encapsulate Walnut Grey’s appreciation of good design. Best-loved object: The Vipp Kitchen Roll Holder The kitchen roll holder …

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The Vipp shelter kitchen area
16 December 2014

The Vipp Shelter: a perfect modern escape

Picture a wooded Swedish wilderness, the quintessential Nordic lakeside getaway. Placed deep in this deciduous woodland lies a shelter, its galvanized steel and glass form jutting from the forest floor. The interior is illuminated by a warm glow, the entire …

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Gentleman's Valet
12 December 2014

Introducing Merchant & Makers

Merchant & Makers, a project that has been over a year in the (worthwhile) making, is an online library of new features on craft, design and heritage. Its vocation is to capture and convey the immense influence that each genre exerts on modern day living. …

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Happy Christmas Dieter
11 December 2014

Santa Baby, slip a table under the tree

Christmas comes but once a year, however a table is for life. It may not be a typical festive idiom, but is perfectly apt in this instance. Dieter Rams’ 621 Side Table for Vitsœ is a quintessential expression of equilibrium, …

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Thisispaper studio
9 December 2014

Thisispaper: Lose yourself in love

While perusing and (virtually) caressing Thisispaper, I lost myself in love. Love for the tactile, the innocent and the pure. Love for the aesthetic that is classic and enduring. Love for the artisan, the honest hand and human virtue. Love …

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