Good morning, Great Britain! Winter has officially arrived, and I find myself envying the common dormouse, who is no doubt already enjoying it’s seasonal slumber. But duty calls, so until the human species realises the genius of hibernation, the mydeco team will do our best to distract you from the bitter cold with our selection of today’s best best design stories.
mydeco’s pick of the top three news stories:
Image Credit: Design Week
Starbucks, the McDonald’s of the coffee industry: you can love it or loathe it, but you can’t avoid it. As the largest coffee-house company in the world, the chain is often cited as a prime example of American cultural and economic imperialism. This is precisely the image that the new ’boutique’ campaign hopes to contravene, with each Starbucks interior tailored to reflect its location. The first U.K. bespoke branch, inspired by loft-living opened on Conduit Street in London on Friday. Now they just need to remodel the other 15,755 and we’ll be all set…
Image credit: The Times
So apparently giant Georgian houses such as the one above are amongst the most covetable in Britain. Big surprise. What might shock you is the premium you will pay to capture that Pride and Prejudice feel – on average 43%. According to experts, buyers are attracted to the high ceilings and practical use of space characteristic of Georgian buildings. Guess Mr. Darcy had no need for Ikea storage solutions in his house…
Image credit: Design Milk
Wallpaper shows no signs of slowing down as an interior design trend, and neither does the stream of artists jumping at the merchandising opportunity it provides. The latest is Eskayel, a St Martins graduate who uses digitally manipulated sections of her paintings to produce these kaleidoscopic designs. Personally I think they’re fantastic: aesthetically pleasing without the pretension that comes as standard in Hirst’s wallpaper.
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There you have it, our best effort to cure you of Monday morning blues. Tune in again tomorrow to see what Tuesday brings…
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