There’s no doubt that Alexander McQueen created some of the most jaw-dropping couture of the past decade. And now the British fashion label started by McQueen (and now run by Sarah Burton) has inspired floor coverings. Designer Edouard Daunas of Martin Patrick Evan has come up with Raw Nature, a range of silk and wool rugs that have taken their colours and patterns from well-known McQueen outfits and accessories. They’re not cheap, at US$41,200, but they’re one way to bring couture into your home. For more, visit the company’s Facebook page.
Finally, the amazing, Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation has opened in Paris.
These days, eateries are going above and beyond to commission custom-made crockery on which to serve meals.
Design extraordinaire Studioilse has moved into a residentially-inspired Copenhagen design gallery.
Nendo has curated an exhibition for Singapore’s National Design Centre that celebrates elements of Japanese design.
Urbis and Penney + Bennett are giving away beautiful bedding, valued at $400.
A humble Auckland bungalow is transformed into a drop-dead-gorgeous family home with an elegant garden.
Urbis critiques a simple Japanese home with one very special detail.
An Auckland villa is transformed into a family home filled with curios and Victoriana.