In London, Ilse Crawford’s incredible design firm, Studioilse
, is hosting a series of "Kitchen Table Talks"
at Leila’s Shop
restaurant, starting tonight and running through October. Crawford has gathered a Who’s Who of design, food and eco-mindedness to discuss the link between growing food and building community. The lineup includes Randolph Hodgson, founder of Neal’s Yard Dairy
; Dennis Paphitis, founder of cult beauty brand Aesop
; and Tristram Stuart, author of Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal
. Click here
for dates and details.
At the London Design Festival
, which runs through this weekend, prolific Brit designer Ilse Crawford
debuted her new furniture collection, cheekily named Seating for Eating
. The solid chestnut settles (long, high-backed benches), stools and benches, made by De La Espada
, were inspired by vernacular English furniture. The collection will be will be at the restaurant, Leila’s Shop
, (for viewing and seating) through November 1.
In the prime upper-right-hand quadrant of New York
magazine's always awesome Approval Matrix
this week: A super-adorable do-it-yourself lunch bag from Design*Sponge
. Full details of the project, including a template and easy-to-follow instructions, can be found here
. Here, F&W provides 10 great ideas on how to fill it
, including Indian pulled-chicken sandwiches
, meat loaf club sandwiches
and nutty apple pie bars