Jamie Antoniades tells his story in Four Objects

Jamie is one half of design duo J-me. Having studied design at Central St Martins Jamie founded the company in September 2000 by Jamie with his brother Mark. Their desire was to create products for the design conscious. Since their launch the have won many awards  and successfully exported the J-me brand globally. J-me products show a love of design, attention to detail and a sense of humour. The company is located in the creative hub of London’s Oxo Tower, and Jamie and Mark are still the lead designers of a growing dynamic team. Check out their website here

Jamie talks us through 4 objects and their significance to him…

skate board

love skateboards although not a skateboarder…found this white one to use a magazine rack…elevates the magazines off the floor…

frame chair

why not have a frame chair canvas that you can actually sit in? surprises everybody when they realize you can sit in it…

shoe rack

this is an existing j-me product which has a huge audience in germany (the stainless steel version). this white one is 1 of 1 and to be confirmed if it makes it into the j-me range…


the graphics on this canvas is awesome….really stands out against the white wall…


NEW Product – PegBoard

This week we are launching our new PegBoard. We have been using our peg board clad wall in the studio (below) for our own design process for years. It is such a creative media and perfect for displaying materials, samples and ideas.

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Neon Inspiration

Our Malvern stockist Kozihaus inspired this weeks colour blog with her beautiful window display. As an official Cambridge Satchel stockist she teamed her gorgeous Neon Satchels with our Vases. We love the way the Neon display pops out of the shop window! Kozihaus also has an online shop, check out Donna’s fantastic range here.

As it’s National Stationery Week we thought we’d share some of the beautiful Neon stationery that makes us go weak at the knees! Future & Found has a carefully curated range of stylish accessories available online and in store. Their blog is also worth a visit, full on their top picks and inspiration.

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IVANKA win Dulux Let’s Colour Award 2014

We first met Hungarian company Ivanka at Tent London in 2012. We were blown away by their amazing use of colour in their concrete designs. We were so pleased to see them take home the Dulux Let’s Colour Award for ‘Colour Innovation in Technology & Design’ earlier this week. The Dulux awards are an inspirational celebration of the outstanding use of colour over the past year. To see all the winners click here

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Coasters get a Wood & Formica Makeover

We are pleased to announce our new Block Coasters are now in stock. We gave the much loved Target Coaster design a makeover using Wood and Formica. The new material allows us to add even more colour to the Coasters as each is 2 tone, for example above Orange on 1 side, Blue on the other. Our colour palette includes on trend pastels and of course we have mixed it up with the unexpected colour pairings!

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Lucy Turner tells her story in Four Objects

To celebrate the launch of our new wood and Formica Block Coasters we have invited designer Lucy Turner to share with us Four Objects that are of importance to her.

Lucy specialises in customising furniture and interiors with the clever use of laser cut Formica®laminate. Each piece is painstakingly inlayed giving the laminate a fresh and unique  look. She takes a fresh and inspiring approach by creating and cutting her own designs using Formica laminate and applying them to pieces of furniture.

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Thinking Pink…

This Spring we see beautiful blushing interiors. Pink is everywhere, be it a hot bright or a pale pastel we cannot get enough of the colour of the moment.

Heal’s – ‘Coming up Rosy’

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Martin Blum tells his story in Four Objects

Martin Blum from Anglo-Swiss partnership Black & Blum was born and raised in Switzerland. He gained an industrial design degree from the highly respected course at the University of  Northumbria. Martin joined forces with Dan Black in 1998 and they based themselves in London. Martin’s cultural and design reference is a juxtaposition of his Swiss youth and enduring love affair for all things British. Take a closer look at Black & Blum’s fantastic designs here…

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Home London and Maison & Objet

This January saw the launch of our new range of products at Home London, Earls Court. We had a fantastic response to our new range of Coasters, Bookends and Desk Tidy.
Later in January we exhibited at Maison & Objet in Paris for the first time. The show reaches an International audience and attracts the design worlds biggest brands. Paris was buzzing with creativity as Fashion Week fell at the same time!


My Colourful Life – Gemma Blackshaw tells her story in Four Objects

Gemma Blackshaw is an art historian. She trained at the University of Birmingham, specialising in modern Austrian art after seeing Egon Schiele’s harrowing dry point of 1914, ‘Squatting Woman’, acquired by her tutor for the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Her publications on the history of art and visual culture in Austria in the 19th and early 20th centuries have led to invitations to curate exhibitions for London’s National Gallery and Wellcome Collection. She is Associate Professor in Art History at Plymouth University and has made the city her home. She lives in a Victorian house with vast, serpentine mantelpieces but sadly, no view of the sea.

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