Welcome to the Creative Roundup, our monthly digest of cool things from the world of interior design and hospitality…

The Rose, Deal, Kent 

This unique eight bed-roomed boutique hotel, bar and restaurant combines bold colours, retro furnishings and immense character and English seaside charm. The Rose makes an eclectic mix of styles work perfectly and the resulting rooms are all insta-friendly.    

With a brave use of vintage design including pink sanitary wear, The Rose is like no other boutique hotel and definitely stands out from the crowd. 

NK Woodworking, Seattle

Nathie Katzoff, an award-winning woodworker from Seattle with a background in making traditional wooden boats, has turned his talents to the residential market, producing luxurious handmade wooden bathtubs.

The custom baths are handcrafted using distinctive sustainable domestic and exotic hardwoods and made in Katzoff’s Seattle based NK Woodworking studio. Using mostly Sapele Mahogany and Walnut, the baths are completely stabilized, waterproof and smooth to the touch, as well as highly insulating, keeping the water warmer for longer.

Outdoor Silk Lanterns  

Adding a decadence to outdoor spaces, these printed silk linen lampshades were inspired by designer and director Esther Patterson’s original drawings and paintings of wildflowers and plants in the Derbyshire countryside as well as her own personal garden.

Splatware

Produced by Liverpool based manufacturer of architectural ceramics, Granby Workshop, Splatware, is a range of colourful plates and cups, produced by ‘squishing’ different coloured clays together in a 60 ton hydraulic press.

The patterning is not a glaze effect or transfer – the clay itself is coloured all the way through, giving a unique depth of colour & finish.

ODD Architects – ‘Sunflower Tower’

The Ecuador based architects have designed the residential tower, inspired by sunflower seeds and petals, as ‘a direct response to increasing urbanization without consideration for the natural landscape.’

The high-rise building creates pockets of plant life on each level with the idea of developing a vertical ecosystem that can take advantage of the equatorial luminance of city of Quito.