Top Design Stories This Week

Posted by Isabel Larner on 08th August 2014

We bring you the latest stories in art and design from the past week.
The Tate Asks: Do You Think You Know The Pre-Raphaelites?
If you needed some new fodder for your dinner party conversations, look no further. The Tate reveals some bite-sized facts about the Pre-Rapahelite Brotherhood, their high definition painting and a wombat named Top. Confused? Get yourself clued up. 
 
Confessions Of A Design Geek's Instagram
Many people agree that it's the little things in life that often make it, but Katie really has an eye for pinpointing what those little things actually are. Her eye for detail and often overlooked background noise is refreshing; we particularly love her photos of numbers series. Head over to her Instagram when you need reminding how to stop and smell (or should we say snap?) the flowers. 
 
Confessions Of A Design Geek Covers New Designers
Another from Katie, and for good reason. Check out the New Designer 2014 talent that she has picked out. We love the friendlier blood sugar monitor and redesigned household microwave - innovative and useful!
 
Heart Home On Using Colour To Reflect Your Personality At Home
Everyone knows about colour theory and how it can be used in fashion and art, but have you every considered how it can be used in your interior design? Heart Home cover the four colour 'seasons' and how they can match up to your personality. An interesting baseline when considering how to design your home (or others'). 
 
Another Country Furniture
Slick, minimal and achingly cool; what else would you get when you combine the styles of British Country kitchens, Scandiavian tradition and Japanese woodwork? With a Green Matters promise towards sustainable construction, an allegiance to handmade assemblage and a love of strong unpretentious forms, Another Country is a worthy company to look to for both quality and ethics. Check them out for the perfect pieces for an airy, natural home. 
 
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