Friday, December 11, 2009

London Calling

Just back from short trip to London, and interesting to see Mid Century design moving up a gear and making appearances in top designer stores as signature pieces. I checked out the Paul Smith Vintage shop which is fantastic, some amazing pieces PS uses for inspiration including this Italian 1950s sputnik ceiling cluster at £1450. He also has a nice selection of Stig Lindberg Karneval ceramics - they are certainly getting harder to source as the Japanese (and PS) love the quirky, bright coloured illustrations and clean lines. The other great place to spot hand picked statement pieces is the Margaret Howell shop. Beautiful clothes and accessories complimented by some cool clean pieces of Poole Freeform & Midwinter one-off collector ceramics, vintage fabric, Ercol Furniture and nice selection of reference books. Worth checking out the next time you are in London with a few thousand to spare!

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