by Jo on 01 Jul 2015
Born in London in 2009, new Portrait client Olli Ella has grown to become a global home decor brand for the modern family, with an ever-expanding collection of nursing chairs, rugs, nursery furniture, 100% cotton organic baby bedding and more. Founded on the belief that just because something is made for a nursery, it needn’t look out of place elsewhere, every piece is made for a child’s space, but looks equally at home in grown-up spaces. Including British royalty and A-list celebrities amongst its fans, Olli Ella is making the future bright for mini design aficionados - and their families.
by Sophia on 15 Jun 2015
It's June, the sun is shining - it's time to shoot Christmas! Huge thanks to the supremely talented Selina Lake and Debi Treloar for another gloriously festive Talking Tables shoot. We're definitely in the mood to party!
by Phoebe on 15 Jun 2015
Jonathan Adler shares his top tips on irreverent luxury… his formula? Be 95% chic and 5% cheeky!
Thrilled with the double page spread!
With thanks to Claudia Baillie.
by Sophia on 12 Jun 2015
Portrait headed east to attend the opening of the very dapper Ted Baker concept store, Ted & Moore. Taking pride of place at the front of the store was Wild & Wolf’s range of Ted Baker lifestyle accessories, including notebooks, mugs, washbags, iPad sleeves, and our favourite hot pink bento box. We enjoyed delicious breakfast canapés and a caffeine hit courtesy of the espresso bar whilst exploring the 6000 square foot space, which also features clothing, eyewear, some seriously stylish bikes and beauty and grooming rooms. Check out the new store at 132 Commercial Street, E1.
by Rachel on 08 Jun 2015
We've got our holiday groove on now that the heat has finally arrived. Especially now we've seen this Moroccan-inspired shoot in You Magazine, complete with hot colour, cool prints... and Original BTC's stunning bone china Pembridge pendant (made in the UK but looking the part nevertheless!)
With thanks to Emily Blunden.
by Rachel on 01 Jun 2015
It's weekends like this that make us super happy - the arrival of summer (apparently), May birthday number four at Portrait HQ (Happy Birthday Sophia, Egle, Jo et moi)...
... and a raft of fab coverage including four - yes four! - of our clients in You Magazine. The new Sofas & Stuff Grassington armchair in all its Indian block-print glory, Jonathan Adler's striking navy kilim rug, Original BTC's iconic blue Task floor light and Ian Mankin's floral Kew fabric cushions got together to demonstrate what a spot of Delft style can do for your life. Blue is definitely the colour. (With a bit of white).
With thanks to Francine Kay.
by Jo on 29 May 2015
Another week, another shoot - this time for British lighting manufacturer Original BTC. Twenty five years ago, founder Peter Bowles created his first bone china light, manufactured in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the country's ceramics industry. With the aim of pushing bone china to its very limits in size and form, his new Hatton collection is a triumph of British manufacturing and design. Multi-faceted shades in five different designs were brought to life by the brilliant Harriet Paterson, ex Living etc Style Editor, who knows a thing or two about Original BTC having worked with us on the last three shoots. The only problem with shooting for Original BTC? By the time each new light has emerged from its cardboard box, you've already mentally re-designed your home...and office...and anywhere else you can get your hands on to hang a light....
by Phoebe on 22 May 2015
Last night Portrait headed to Clerkenwell Design Week, one of the most important events in the design calendar! Celebrating it’s 6th year, the festival showcased leading UK and International brands. We spotted lots of exciting new trends including plenty of felt and high backed sofas. We loved this mustard one so much we might have a new addition to the office!
by Sophia on 15 May 2015
We've ogled his oeuvre in Notting Hill and Kensington - so we were super excited to visit Jonathan Adler's flagship store in the Big Apple on a recent mini break. Located in the heart of hip Soho, which Jonathan has called home for over 15 years (his very first store opened here in 1998 and HQ is just round the corner), this is THE place to go to get the lowdown on the new collections. We saw luxurious Malachite bed linens, surreal giant hand sculptures, a trippy Globo pendant, a very cool apartment sofa and super sized beach towels.
We sadly couldn't fit everything into the suitcase - so we'll be hot- footing it round to Jonathan's London stores later this year when the new collection arrives on our shores.
by Sophia on 13 May 2015
Portrait headed to Pulse this week to get a sneak preview of new Wild & Wolf AW goodies. We have our eye on the rather fabulous Mini Moderns range of mid-century inspired kitchenalia. Designed in bright colours and decorated with a band of pattern taken from the Mini Moderns’ Paisley Crescent wallpaper design, the new range includes pinch pots, a casserole dish, tumblers, mugs and a snack stack – great gifts for the kitchen goddess! We’re making room in the kitchen cupboard as we type here at Portrait Towers…. Also on show were new additions to the popular Ridley’s Games Room, the pretty travel-inspired Rendezvous range and a new Beano collection.