by Jo on 02 Jul 2012
The stock has been ordered, the goody bag gifts are rolling in and we're getting set for the biggest and best Portrait press show ever! Taking place on Thursday 12th July at the 20th Century Theatre on Westbourne Grove, there'll be room sets galore with a sneak preview of British manufactured furniture by Original BTC as well as other Brit brands including Content by Conran and Sofas & Stuff. Gifts and home accessories include gold sequinned bears by heritage manufacturer Steiff, a new V&A collection from Wild & Wolf, the chicest presents for pooches by LoveMyDog and plenty more besides...please RSVP!
by Jo on 30 Jun 2012
There's little we like more than a good lifestyle photoshoot and they've been coming thick and fast this year! Four days shooting the Talking Tables Christmas catalogued, styled by the lovely Emma Morton-Turner followed by three days for Sofas Stuff styled by the very talented Claudia Bryant. We think this living room is the picture of Autumnal sophistication...watch this space for the results of last week's Original BTC and Davey Lighting shoot including a sneak peek of the British manufacturer's new furniture collection...
by Jo on 16 Jun 2012
Last night we popped along to the opening of Bombay Duck's first ever retail space, a pop up shop in Westfied White City. Cupcakes were eaten, pretty things were bought and a good time was had by all.
by Jo on 21 May 2012
We were delighted - but not overly surprised - to find out that Steiff's jointed plush teddy bear has won 'Best Classic Toy' in Junior magazine's Design Awards. Having created the world's first teddy bear in 1902, Steiff's know-how and technical expertise is unsurpassed. For over 100 years, Steiff teddies have been renowned as the finest in the world. An integral part of toy history, famous Steiff bears include Growler, owned by the son of EH Shepard and the inspiration for Sheperd's Winnie the Pooh illustrations.
The Steiff teddy bear is probably the world's only toy still being manufactured in the country of its birthplace, by the company that invented it. And for that, we feel the award is more than well-deserved.
by Jo on 22 Apr 2012
A big welcome to new client, upholstery specialist Sofas & Stuff. With all sofas hand-made in Nottingham and house fabrics woven in Lancashire, Sofas & Stuff is passionate about British manufacturing. They're passionate about sofas and chairs, of course, as well as other stuff too - including beds, a range of which are launching very, very soon. Watch this space...you are about to get very, very sleepy...
by Jo on 06 Apr 2012
It's been a little while since Archie the Portrait Pup graced these pages. So for all the sausage lovers out there, here he is enjoying a little Easter culture at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Archie may or may not have lifted his leg on the Henry Moore....
by Jo on 01 Apr 2012
Portrait puppy Archie will have to be kept well away from the beautiful hand-tufted rugs from flooring specialist Top Floor. We're delighted to be expanding our portfolio of Chelsea Harbour Design Centre clients and look forward to sinking our teeth (and feet) into Top Floor's luxurious designs.
by Jo on 19 Mar 2012
If you go down to the woods today, you might be lucky enough to find a teddy bear by heritage manufacturer Steiff, shortlisted in the Classic Toy Category of the Junior Design Awards. Watch this space...
by Jo on 12 Mar 2012
Design Week at Chelsea Harbour saw the launch of new box lights by Davey Lighting. Hand-made at Davey's Birmingham metalworks, the weathered brass lanterns come in all shapes and sizes and can also be supersized for grand projects. We're dreaming of a double fronted Georgian house with a Davey box pendant hanging proudly under the portico...
by Jo on 25 Feb 2012
If you're offended by bad language, please stop reading. If, however, you're childishly amused by repetitive swearing AND you're an interiors buff, you'll love irreverent design blog F**k Your Noguchi Coffee Table. A clever edit of cool interiors photography is given the simple but effective FYNCT treatment, with 'F**k your ikat upholstery' currently running as a particular favourite amongst the blog's growing army of fans. We also enjoyed 'f**ck your empty frames'. Ahem. Follow @FYNCT for a daily dose of furniture funnies.