Tuesday, 15 June 2010

100% Norway to exhibit at this year´s London Design Festival

100% Norway is back this year, with talent from some of the best Norwegian design companies and manufacturers taking part in the show at this year’s London Design Festival which is taking place from 19 - 26 September 2010. Highlights at this year’s 100% Norway include new launches from both established designers and emerging talents; several manufacturers that are new to the UK, and a selection of ceramics, glassware, lighting and wall coverings. Anderssen & Voll will show various new pieces including a chair for LK Hjelle and blankets for Røros Tweed – both global launches in London – and Andreas Engesvik will be unveiling a new desk for Fjordfiesta.

Christian Louboutin new Autumn/Winter 2010 collection

Last week, Harvey Nichols Manchester customers were given the exclusive chance to be the first to see the new Autumn/Winter 2010 Christian Louboutin shoe and bag collection. Three models presented the samples to the guests who were able to pre-order their favourite style and be the first to buy them when they arrive in store in a matter of weeks. The new collection includes towering heels with studded details, classic court shoes with a twist, and the ultimate in sport luxe; the embellished high top trainer.

Fashion label Lazy Oaf introduces debut stationery collection

This season clothing label Lazy Oaf has expanded its range with a debut range of stationery. The new collection will include bold, colourful illustrations covering note books, TV planners and printed tapes. The key piece in the collection is the dateless Circus Diary with pages lined with illustrations of tight-rope walkers, clowns and freak show contestants. The collection, which is priced between £4.00 and £16.00 is available online from www.lazyoaf.com and in the Fouberts Place store now.

ELLE´s London Issue scoops design award

ELLE beat 27 contenders to win its first D&AD Award, announced during the recent annual D&AD Design Awards 2010 in London. ELLE was awarded in the ‘Magazine and Newspaper Design’ category for its ‘London Issue’ which celebrated ‘London Talent – 25 Years of Our Creative Capital’ and featured 25 specially commissioned posters displayed at key stations on the London Underground. ELLE’s award-winning ‘London Issue’ featured limited edition covers designed in collaboration with British designers – as well as London’s Mayor Boris Johnson and singer Lily Allen, both appearing on the October 2009 cover. ELLE is the only commercial fashion publication to have won a D&AD award in this category.