Cork Wedge

Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward way to keep a door open and unobtrusively handsome hanging out on its own when the door’s shut.

Studio Visit: Erin Considine

The free-spirited jewelry designer and her meticulous approach to craft

Jewelry designer Erin Considine embodies the patience that her handcrafted pieces reflect. From her Williamsburg studio the young Maryland native naturally dyes all of her own fibers before meticulously braiding or weaving them through various metal components, all soldered by her as well. Her wholesome approach is not only inspired aesthetically by the ’70s craft movement, but, she tells us, is also about reclaiming women’s …

London Design Festival 2012: The Copper Impression

The metal reigns at LDF

The use of ultra-versatile copper is on the rise, whether inspired by the 204 copper petals forming this year’s Olympic torch by Thomas Heatherwick, the promise of the metal’s unique patina upon years of use or its ever-increasing street value. The reason for copper’s distinct resurgence is undoubtedly as varied as its numerous applications, and to highlight that we’ve culled nine examples from London Design …