Good design serves a purpose, but create furniture that serves two purposes and you're on to a winner. As living space gets smaller, the efficiency of our chosen furnishings needs to be spot on. If you find you never have enough places to put your stuff then you might want to think about investing in a good piece of multi-functional design. Here are five really beautifully designed pieces of furniture that also team up as storage.
You don’t have to hang prints the traditional way anymore, there are many more interesting options. Whether they are cheap or a little more luxurious, these methods will make your living space look super fresh and up to date. We’ve put together 6 ways you can be inventive and show off your prints.
The good old coat hanger
This year's edition of the East End Print Fair kicks off on the 21st of May for a great weekend of unique art and design. The fair is hosted by our pals at East End Prints and is being held outside their new store at the FOUNT London courtyard. Just a stone's throw from Broadway Market in Bethnal Green. Expect screenprinting workshops, music ,gelato and lovely Italian food from neighbours Il Cudega.
Alfred & Wilde will have a stall and we'll be selling all our signature goods. And we're busy working on a big batch of fresh East London inspired prints. Here's some prints you can grab on the day.
The clever folks from design show Tent London have opened a pop-up shop in London this Christmas. They already have a great online shop called Shop Tent featuring many of the designers that exhibit at the show, but now you can see the products in the flesh in London's trendy Shoreditch.
The pop-up shop in Boxpark has been curated by Living Etc magazine to showcase the new and up-coming design talent from Tent. The shop features furniture from Phillips Design Studio, lighting from Michael and George and homewares from Haidée Drew. Of course there are few items from Alfred & Wilde there too!
There are tens of thousands of quirky, unusual and interesting products on NotOnTheHighStreet.com, so it takes quite a lot of energy to sift through them. But just as a little treat for you, here's a selection of our favourites from the summer sale. (Click on the pictures for more info.)
Lost Weekend Single Duvet Set
£14.97 (40% off)