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Architect Alastair Mitchell and textile designer Kezia Regan describe their journey into discovering cast concrete and the founding of their Peckham-based design studio, Conpot.
Established in 1935, Japanese bag makers Porter / Yoshida & Co. have a long history in luggage design and craftsmanship which is upheld by their commitment to making products exclusively in Japan following the motto, ’heart and soul into every stitch’.
Linen is a fibre that is strong, beautiful and ecologically sustainable. In this article HI discovers how linen is made and woven, and some of its unsuspecting strengths.
Karin Carlander is an award-winning Danish textile artist whose artistic approach sees her produce textiles that exemplify the deep artisanal knowledge of a professional craftsperson and the aesthetic opportunities in everyday objects.
For two Canadians, their love of coffee led them to engineer a better way to make quality coffee at home. The Espro Press is now enjoyed by thousands of coffee lovers worldwide and is championed by professional baristas.
Based at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland, Mourne Textiles have expanded upon the legacy of mid-century textile designer Gerd Hay-Edie to create a classic and distinctively textured range of textiles for the home.
Home Institute talks to British designer Sebastian Wrong about designing products for Wrong for Hay, a collaboration with Danish homewares brand, Hay, and the drive to create something different.
Home Institute’s ten best tips for enjoying Porto, a city of stunning beaches, striking architecture and beautiful craftsmanship.
Hario is synonymous with coffee brewing and speciality coffee, however this company started life in old Tokyo retailing and then making industrial glass products. We following their journey from 1921 to the present day.
Home Institute talks to Swedish textile designer Lina Rickardsson about her innovative range of Pappelina woven plastic rugs and mats. Lina Rickardsson, founder of Swedish company Pappelina, describes her discovery of plastic as a material for creating traditionally woven rugs and mats. Products by Pappelina
Despite being grown between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, coffee is often seen as a cold weather drink. Here’s five ideas to elevate your coffee drinking in warmer weather.
In this short interview Jonathan Maltz, designer of the Bosign Hideaway Cable Organiser among other products, talks to Home Institute about Bosign’s unique philosophy and design process.
Every Atelier Tete porcelain plate, bowl and cup is hand-crafted in Japan using traditional ceramic techniques that have been cultivated and refined over centuries.
Designed and manufactured in central Sweden, Pappelina mats utilise a nineteenth century weaving technique to create floor coverings for twenty-first century lifestyles.
As a founding member of the Memphis Group, Nathalie Du Pasquier was pivotal in defining the bold aesthetics of the post-modern era. She has since established a visual vocabulary through her paintings and design work that is relevant across generations and cultures.
Swedish architecture and design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune delight in the unexpected results their multi-disciplinary approach often conjures up and constantly strive to improve upon what has been designed before.
Cork is being redefined as a material of the future that is renewable, creates zero waste and is applicable to architecture, design, fashion, construction, and even space aeronautics.
Japanese design and architecture studio Nendo are redefining everyday objects and spaces to make them easier to understand and use, conceptually rich and surprisingly fun.
Siwa is a new range of bags and accessories designed by Naoto Fukasawa in Japan from Soft Naoron and RPF Naoron, two recently developed proprietary fabrics composed from industrial waste.
Post-war Portuguese pottery breathes new life into contemporary ceramics with its utilitarian design and strong colours.
Some Home Institute tips for for functional, clutter-free living.
Michael Moran and Celia Gibson of Moran Woodworked Furniture are creating small batch runs of handmade furniture in editions limited to a single tree.
Bring a whole new meaning to ‘tea time’ by capturing the spirit of loose-leaf teas in these delicious cocktails.
Writer and cook Juliet Baptiste-Kelly introduces the savoury flavours of wild Greek sage to sweet Scottish shortbread and finds they go hand in hand with more than just tea.
Fresh sardines, dried oregano, ripe tomatoes and lemon make for a distinctly Greek flavour combination in these moreish fritters.
With the arrival of the warm front, Home Institute brews up a storm and cools things down with cold brew tea.
We’ve got summer al fresco dining all wrapped up with our oregano and lemon kofte. Delicious barbequed, this recipe works equally well pan fried or grilled thanks to the pungent, smokey flavours of Taygetus oregano.
Home Institute visits Bellocq Tea Atelier to investigate their approach to the craft of tea.
Home Institute investigates the history of the teapot and how the Sowden SoftBrew filter is putting the focus back on the quality of our daily brew.
Prepare for a fragrant and flavoursome summer by creating a set of herb-infused oils that enliven dips, dressings and Friday night films.
Home Institute talks to Evangelia Koutsovoulou, founder of Daphnis and Chloe, to find out what drives her enthusiasm for Greek herbs.
Everyone has a view on what makes the perfect cup of tea. But when it comes to loose leaf teas, many of us don’t know where to start. Follow our step-by-step guide to get the maximum flavour after which you can customise it any which way you like.
British designer George Sowden has stepped out from under the shadow of Italy’s big design brands and is making a name for himself with a new range of homewares.