Journal

Travel, stories, styling and all the latest from Tigmi to inspire and enrich our daily lives.

  • Tête-à-tête | Parley for the Oceans

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    We all need to talk about Parley! Parley are a new form of environmental organisation that uses collaboration as their greatest resource. Since 20...
  • Coup de Coeur | An escape in the South of France by India Mahdavi

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      “He wanted light and colour and freshness,” India Mahdavi says. “I think that’s why...
  • Tête-à-tête | Artist Daimon Downey

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    There may be various incarnations of artist Daimon Downey you might be familiar with. Perhaps you know him as the restauranteur behind popular Syd...
  • Atop of Ain Leuh: The Artists of Dar Youk

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    “This collection is particularly special to me, as it holds true to the essence of why we began Tigmi - that is honouring and preserving tradition...
  • Tête-à-tête | Artist Clare Dubina

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    Clare Dubina is an emerging multidisciplinary artist, that draws influence from the shapes, lines, silhouettes, gestures and negative spaces of th...
  • Tête-à-tête with Steve Clark from denHolm

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    Artist and stonemason Steve Clark is the man behind denHolm and Steven John Clark, where he carves both sculpture and functional art out of limes...
  • Tigmi's Top 10 Coffee Table Books

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    "Books are never limited to just coffee tables in my home... sometimes they are shuffled with the season or reimagined with a change in furnishing...
  • Tête-à-tête | Layla from Softedge

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    There is a quiet dualism that exists within every piece of Softedge ceramics. On one hand it is a creative expression distinctive of the makers wh...
  • Coup de Coeur | Jean Cocteau's 'la villa tatouée'

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      “I didn’t have to dress the walls. I had to paint on their skin. That’s ...
  • Coup de Coeur | Scarpa's Brion Tomb

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      “I would like to explain the Brion Cemetery… I consider this work, if you permit me...
  • Introducing RILIEVO

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    An ode to the beauty of brutalist form. The pure balance of hard and soft, light and shadow - where architecture and nature meet in harmony. We a...
  • Coup de Coeur | Villa Goupil by Jacques Couëlle

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    “The architecture of Jacques Couëlle is a celebration of the earth. In the evening, when the day gradually slips out of our eyes and escapes...
  • Coup de Coeur | Stahl House by Pierre Koenig

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    “It’s our home. We were all so comfortable growing up here. It did not feel like we were in the pressure of Los Angeles. It’s a quiet and pe...
  • Tête-à-tête | The Sunseeker

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    Byron Bay has long been a meeting place for like-minded creatives to congregate and cultivate their best ideas. The local spirt has always called ...
  • Coup de Coeur | 'Pescetrullo' by Gaetano Pesce

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    “The house is an actual portrait of the Venetian couple that commissioned me to make it, so it bears a likeness to their faces.” — Gaetano P...
  • Coup de Coeur | Villa RA by MORQ

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    “It is typical of a Mediterranean dwelling, where the understanding of a relationship with the place has a central role in the conception an...
  • IWD: Pioneering women of design

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    This International Women’s Day we reflect upon the pioneering women in design, that with fearless tenacity helped to carve the way forward for fut...
  • DESIGN FOCUS: Pierre Jeanneret in Chandigarh

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    DESIGN FOCUS: Pierre Jeanneret in Chandigarh In the 1950’s India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru had an ambition to propel his country i...
  • Coup de Coeur | Fernando Higuera 'Rascainfierno'

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        “This idea saved my life thirty-odd years ago, when my friend Francisco Nieva read my tarot, and saw me in three years buried undergrou...
  • Tête-à-tête | Lex Williams

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    While his approach to creating is impulsive, working with timber is something Byron based artist Lex Williams was destined to do. His designs are ...
  • Coup de Coeur | Maison Verley the 'Plant House'

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    “There is a very great freedom of family life, the freedom to meet or to be isolated, to be together or each for himself.” - Pierre Székély ...
  • Tête-à-tête | Nicoletta Fasano on applying ancient techniques to new ideas

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    In Puglia, there is a small town of Grottaglie that has been known for centuries for its artisan ‘ceramica’ production. Pouring with rich history,...
  • Coup de Coeur | Georges Adilon

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    “The exterior is the result of what has been designed inside.”                   An extraordinary creator and author of abunda...
  • Coup de Coeur | Les Maisons Sculptures de Jacques Couelle

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    “My houses are living beings, they have a nervous system, a stomach, intestines, a heart” - Jacques Couelle       As a tribute to ...
  • Tête-à-tête | Design duo Flayou on delivering through the medium of fun

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    Hella El Khiari and Thomas Egoumenides met at the National School of Architecture in Paris before forming their multidisciplinary design studio se...
  • Tête-à-tête | ANNI LU, aka Helle Vestergaard Poulsen

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    It is 2013 and Helle Vestergaard Poulsen has left her Creative Director role at a Danish fashion publication to create more than a jewellery brand...
  • 10 lighting designs we're coveting right now

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    For some, choosing lighting for a space is an afterthought - for us it is a bit of an obsession. Not only do the lighting choices we make in each ...
  • Coup de Coeur | Casa Tabarelli

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    “An open, free, very spacious house, in which nature, sun and light enter.”         In the North of Italy, not f...
  • Tête-à-tête | Cappelen Dimyr on creating with a conscience

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    Scandinavian collective Cappelen Dimyr is the result of four friends combining forces to create the ultimate sustainable and artisanal rug brand. ...
  • Tête-à-tête | A collaboration with Bloom & Give

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    Through our work with carpet weavers, we have observed the integral yet complicated role of the female weaver. With sensitivity it has always been ...
  • Tigmi's Top 10 Coffee Table Designs

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    A coffee table could be considered the heart of a living room. A gathering place that works as an impromptu dining table, a convenient drink holde...
  • Coup de Coeur | Hotel Le Sud

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    "The spirit of the South is here both revisited and modernized, without ostentation or caricature." — Stephanie Lizée       ...
  • Tête-à-tête | Laurence Leenaert from LRNCE

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    Surrounded by palms and the carefree spirit of the locals of Marrakech, founder of LRNCE Laurence Leenaert revises the purpose of materials and sp...
  • Coup de Coeur | Charlotte Perriand's 'chalet by the singing water'

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    Architecture is an ebb and flow between interior and exterior — a round trip — Charlotte Perriand     Everything is linked. The body...
  • Tête-à-tête | Tigmi's go-to photographer Alicia Taylor

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    We first met Alicia Taylor five years ago on one of our first campaign shoots. Since then we have travelled the world with her, from the Byron Hin...
  • Coup de Coeur | Casa das Canoas - The family house of Oscar Niemeyer

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      "Straight angles do not attract me. Neither does the straight, hard, inflexible lines drawn by men. I am attr...
  • Tête-à-tête | Marta Bonilla

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    Marta Bonilla's organic shaped ceramics prove that functionality can be fun. Playful and voluptuous, her designs have a biomorphic quality that ca...
  • Coup de Coeur | L'appartement by Studio KO

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            Studio KO is synonymous with creating some of the most intriguing modern spaces of the past decade. A constant source...
  • Coup de Coeur | Reflection

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        Welcome to the launch of Coup de Coeur - which literally means ‘a blow to the heart’. We hope it will serve as an inspiratio...
  • Tête-à-tête | Stefano Alderuccio on creating perfume house Via Dei Mille from the ashes of his grandfathers artisanal distillery

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    Scents can be autobiographical. Assigned to memories we carry from childhood into our adult lives. Markers of time, they allow us to recall a memo...
  • Tête-à-tête | Curiosity leads the way, a chat with Kelvin Ho from Akin Atelier

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    Creating his architecture and design firm Akin Atelier in 2005, Kelvin Ho and his team have worked across a diverse portfolio that spans across re...
  • Tigmi Trading Trees: An Update

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    After launching our partnership with ReForest Now in May 2020 where one tree is planted for every rug sold at Tigmi Trading, we are so proud to up...