Case Study / Perfect Picks

Perfect picks: gorgeous and playful rugs from Spanish company Now Carpets

Today I stumbled upon this super fresh and creative Spanish rug brand, Now Carpets. I love their fun and innovative designs, pushing the traditional idea of the area rug to experiment with new shapes, textures and functions. I’ve chosen my favourites from Now Carpets designer Francesco Rifé to share with you. Perhaps you’ll be inspired … Continue reading

Case Study / Green Genius

Green Genius: recycled plastics become an amazing multi-use surface product

There are lots of recycled products out there, but this one takes the cake for me as far as ingenuity and eye-catching uniqueness factor. Smile plastics has revolutionized the recycled materials field by using more stringent sorting procedures to create an amazing array of colours and visual variety in their products. The material is remarkably … Continue reading

Case Study

Case Study: Italian glass mosaic tiles made into wallpaper

Trend, an Italian tile company, has taken the best attributes of wallpaper and tiles and smashed them together into an amazing new product. Now available in the UK starting at £185 per square metre, Trend’s wallpapers are made from genuine Italian glass mosaic tiles, and have all the beauty and versatility of traditional wallpaper. There are structured repeated patterns … Continue reading

Case Study / Designy Interviews / Events Calendar / Special Guest Blogger Week

Special Guest Blogger Week: in celebration of LDF, introducing the Fab Five design professionals who will be posting special features

I am very pleased and excited to announce that from Friday September 23rd to Tuesday September 27th it will be a Special Guest Blogger Week on The Unexpected Chic! I’ve invited five highly inspiring design professionals from three continents to share a little bit of their expertise with you for your enjoyment! Those in the … Continue reading