Categories / Design and Interiors

Christie’s Interiors auction in London


Want to kit your home out in some classic 20th century design? You need to head for the Christie's Interiors auction in London, which takes place at the South Kensington site in London in 8th February 2011.

In truth, there are items going through the centuries, both antique and fairly recent, but it's the midcentury items that have caught our eye. This Ernst Igl Hadi desk is one such design. From 1971, this space age gem was produced by Bayer in moulded polyurethane, with storage and lighting built-in.

Not too expensive either really, £800 – £1,200 is the estimate. Check out the site to register to bid or see all the lots.

Find out more at the Christie's website

Categories / Art and Photography, Design and Interiors

A Two Pipe Problem Letterpress Studio


A Two Pipe Problem is a Walthamstow-based letterpress studio run by graphic designer Stephen Kenny. Using his collection of old wooden blocks and metal type he designs and prints striking posters featuring quotes inspired by music, film and literature. The typography creates a strong visual impact with classic style and the antique nature of the materials used means that no two posters are the same.

Stephen will also undertake commissions to produce one-off posters to commemorate weddings and births and if you really have the letterpress bug, you can even attend a workshop at his studio and learn a little bit about the history of the press and then create your own poster to take home.

The poster featured above costs £32 and you can find out more about Stephen and his work here

Categories / Design and Interiors, Food and Drink

Vintage plate wallpaper by Studio Ditte

Plate wallpaper

Collector of vintage ceramics? This plate wallpaper by Studio Ditte is sure to appeal, as it's covered with images of antique porcelain plates. It's probably much easier to put up than trying to hang and arrange your own collection. 

The paper comes in rolls of six meters, with a pattern repeat of three metres. 

However, there's a designer price tag attached to this look as it costs £120 a roll. 

Buy it from Catkin Collection

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