Upcycling by Yinka Ilori, ICFF, New York

Odd one out, table&chair, stacks, Yinks Designs

Last week at ICFF, one of the pieces that caught my eye was this super cute chair by Yinka Ilori. It was so brightly coloured and I loved the height, the shape of the back and the detailing on the right leg. It would be the perfect statement piece in any room.

Yinka Ilori is based in London and is a graduate of London Metropolitan University. With global influences from herringbone tweeds to Dutch wax, Yinka takes old discarded furniture and upcycles it to produce brand new interpretations for  a future generation to love.

For more information visit Yinka Ilori.

Urbio – A Vertical Indoor / Outdoor Wall Garden

Urbio Vertical Garden

I spotted this fabulous vertical indoor / outdoor wall garden at ICFF, called Urbio and created by designers Beau Oyler, Jared Aller and the Enlisted Design team.

So if you don’t have access to green space or it’s very small then grab yourself some of the Urbio pots and start making your own indoor or outdoor wall garden. I love it!

Check out the video below to see how it works. For more information visit Urbio.


Tweet Stool by Jiin Kim Design, ICFF, New York

Jiin Kim Design, Tweet Stool

I love these Tweet outside stools by Jinn Kim Design. Look under the seat and you see the little bird shadow enclosed in the bird-cage style design. But when you sit on the stool the bird shadow disappears and the bird is free. Yippee for the free bird and relaxing in the sun on a lovely stool. For more information visit Jinn Kim Design.

Tom Dixon London Underground Exhibition, New York

Tom Dixon Etch Shade Light

On Friday I made my way in the sunshine to the Tom Dixon pop up exhibition on Bleecker Street, Noho as part of New York Design Week. Titled ‘London Underground’, it’s hidden away in the darkest depths of the Bleecker Street Theatre and is the first ever Tom Dixon satellite show in the USA.

The Luminosity installation showcases the latest lamp and lights by Tom Dixon, fresh from Milan which hang elegantly from the ceiling as you walk around the dark space. It’s all very dramatic and very cool.

And if you fancy a coffee there is a pop up Stumptown Coffee House with free coffee (nice!). Plus if you want to shop Fab.com are on hand with some fantastic Tom Dixon products.

It’s still open today and tomorrow so head down to check it out. And do let me know what you think below. Which is your fave Tom Dixon light?

For more information visit Tom Dixon.

The Perfect Day Bed

Another Country Day BedThis is a must-have for any modern home. The perfect day bed made by Another Country based in the UK. Another Country makes craft furniture with a contemporary spin with an obvious Shaker/Scandi influence. And it is so beautiful.

Check out all their designs at Another Country.