My Finds at TopDrawer London 2018
I was lucky enough to attend TopDrawer London at Olympia (Jan 14-16) and met some amazing people and super talented homeware creators so I thought I would share some of my top finds:
- Divine Savages (www.divinesavages.com): this is a case of saving the best for first! As fellow Savages, I was keen to meet the creative duo behind some of the most exciting print/wallpaper art on the scene in what seems like a looooong while. Jamie and Tom are the loveliest people you could wish to meet and their passion for their craft is obvious. One of the House of Savage rooms is to be “divined up” this year; at the moment it’s a toss up between Faunacation and Prehistoria. Maybe two rooms, then!
- Alexia Peck (www.alexiapeck.com): Full disclaimer. I am a sucker for candles but these are just quite special. They come with a beautifully crafted lid that becomes a keepsake paperweight to be cherished once the candle is gone. My favourites are New York (Smoky Fig) and Hamptons (Honeysuckle and pear). Perfect gift!
- Linens: I will admit that I am a bit obsessed with linens and well, when it comes to it, well Lithuania is the place. The traditions of flax cultivation and processing in Lithuania stretch back several thousand years, and while little very little is grown there nowadays, you will be hard pressed to find better quality. I found 2 companies that offer great products: Linen Tales (www.linentales.com), a family business with fabulous modern products and incredible soft linen ranges. And Larusi (www.larusi.com), the brainchild of Souad Larusi, who specialised in the weavings of the Berber tribes long before the world went bananas for Moroccan rugs.
- Metallic lighting: what is not to like about these beauties from Dutch brand Light and Living (www.light-living.nl)? Absolutely stunning and super flexible as can work with a variety of schemes and rooms.
There it is, the Savage interiors TopDrawer 2018 edit. Fancy visiting the next one? The fall event is scheduled for September 9-11! See you then…