Ok, so summer’s officially over. We put our first jumper on the other day and it was a little bit soul-destroying. However, rather than being glum – we’re all about embracing those Autumnal colours, textures and sensations in preparation for cosy nights in. Pumpkin spice latte anyone? (Yes, we are that basic.)
With that said, here’s our usual round-up of the top three new launches you need to know about this month:
H&G go all A&J
At the ripe old age of 70, House & Garden magazine wanted to do something a little bit extra special to celebrate their birthday. Enter our good friends Arlo & Jacob. The H&G team wanted to bring their aesthetic to a wider audience so that more of us can enjoy smart, well-tailored sofas and chairs in our lives – how nice of them.
Pair this with the expert craftsmen at Arlo & Jacob, whose furniture is hand-made in Longeaton, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Laura Barnard, Product Manager at Arlo & Jacob says, “Working with House & Garden was a natural fit for us. Crafting this collection has meant we have been able to design timeless pieces synonymous with the rich heritage of House & Garden, with the comfort and craftmanship associated with Arlo & Jacob.”
It’s a niche collection with six considered designs, so we’re sure any of these timeless pieces wouldn’t look out of place if they took a segue into your home – we’ll just need to pop down to their Putney showroom to give them the bum test!
Hop(wood) along to West Elm
You’ve seen his designs, his GIDC presenting skills and you may have even been lucky enough to go to one of his brilliant masterclasses, but Daniel Hopwood’s next exciting project is his curated collection for West Elm.
If, like us, you’ll jump at any opportunity to learn a little more about personal style and to create a designer look on a high-street budget, then the Hops is about to give you the lowdown on what you can do by visiting your local interior stores rather than paying out the big bucks for the interior designer look.
If you want to come down and see the curated collection and installation for yourself, head to West Elm on Tottenham Court Road until the 15th of September or come along on the 14th in the evening to hear Daniel give his pearls of wisdom – not to mention his snappy new haircut.
Abigail Edwards gets Mucky
Abigail Edwards has joined forces with East London pottery MUCK with the launch of three hand crafted ceramic vessels. Wheel thrown by MUCK’s founder Rebecca Jayne Hernandez and decorated by hand with Abigail’s distinctive Bird design, the three pots are all unique and come in small, medium and large.
The MUCK Ceramics x Abigail Edwards range is made from Draycott White Stoneware, a smooth-textured clay originating from Staffordshire. The limited edition pieces are carefully turned, bisque fired with a raw unglazed exterior and white gloss glazed interior to finish. From £49 – £105.
Find them online here or see them IRL at London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery – Stand F31 in Hall T1 – 16-24th September.
David & Mark x