The Homebuildlife Blog has relaunched!

Monday, 4 August 2014

The new has launched today as the unique industrial and interior design trends website within the WGSN Group, with significant upgrades to technology and user experience.

In the spirit of "better together" we’re excited to announce a new location for our blog, too: visit to catch our daily blog posts.

First Light by Dana Cannam for Another Country

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

UK manufacturer Another Country will launch its first lighting collection during Maison & Objet in Paris this September. Designed by Dana Cannam, the First Light pieces are made of brass and ceramics and will be available in three versions (pendant, table and floor) and three colours (black, natural and terracotta).

Homebuildlife subscribers will be able to see our full coverage of Maison & Objet in September.

Mad Men collection by Waterford

Mixology collection by Waterford
Waterford is paying tribute to the Mad Men television series, which will air its final episodes in the spring of 2015. The brand's collection of barware accessories celebrates the indulgently daring style of the late 1950s and early 1960s, when conformist looks gave way to bolder attitudes and fashion. Deep cut patterns and large gold or platinum bands decorate the fine crystal, making for luxurious yet timeless pieces.

Creative pop-up concept: Marimekko x Common Ground, Hong Kong

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Finnish interiors brand Marimekko redecorated Hong Kong's Common Ground tea show as a Finland-themed pop-up cafe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Unikko print. The combination of branding and hospitality created a surprising experience that generated word-of-mouth.

Homebuildlife subscribers can see our full report on creative pop-up concepts in Asia here.

A bathroom designed for men by Falper

Monday, 28 July 2014

Italian bathroom brand Falper is focusing on the mens' market with the development of its George collection, a line designed for men that aims to evoke a sense of luxury with a virile strength.

Barock by Renate Buser at the Bellelay Abbey Foundation

Friday, 25 July 2014

Protagonist of this year’s edition of the Bellelay Abbey annual art exhibition, Swiss artist Renate Buser presents Barock – a monumental photographic installation that celebrates and highlights the baroque architecture of the abbey.

The Color Condition: designer interview

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Homebuildlife caught up with the creators and designers from The Color Condition to find out more about their vibrant paper streamers.

Text prints and patterns

Quick Brown Fox wallpaper by Identity Papers
Single-letter and initial prints, handwritten script designs, calligraphic letters as well as bold graphic fonts and statement slogans are increasingly applied to a variety of home interiors. From cushions, rugs and bedding to wallpaper, ceramics and lighting, modern or classical typographies are used as the basis for exciting prints and patterns.

Subscribers can see our full report on text patterns here.

Scribble wallpaper by Maison M

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Parisian design store Maison M is launching a collection of colourful wallpapers by French interiors stylist Veronique Villaret. Each design is the blown up version of a simple scribble made with crayons. Spontaneous childlike squiggles are thus turned into contemporary wall art, to be hung as a one-off statement width of paper, or to cover entire walls with rainbow-like colours.

Beyond Smart: A Quest For The Humane by Arash Eskafi

Arash Eskafi - Beyond Smart from Konstfack on Vimeo.

For his graduation project, Konstfack Industrial Design student Arash Eskafi imagined a world in which 'smart' products have taken on human-like behaviours and tendencies: carpets wiggle when walked on and fruit bowls tilt towards their owner to offer them a snack when they get home.

Lifelike reactions are increasingly being built into technology and homewares. For more examples, Homebuildlife subscribers can see our graduate show trend report, Appliances & Electronics.

Unboxed by

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Interiors e-tailer has launched its very own social network, Unboxed. The online community enables users to connect with other customers in their area, and take a virtual house tour to see how they've styled the products purchased from the website.

Drawing tables by Tian Tiang

Monday, 21 July 2014

Come & Draw table by Tian Tiang

Chinese, Stockholm-based designer Tian Tiang creates versatile furniture for children. Her main motivation is to nurture their creativity and stimulate their imagination. She thus came up with two types of drawing tables, the Sketch coffee table and the Come & Draw table. Each comprises a stack of colourful sheets of paper, encouraging spontaneous games and wild brainstorming.