Hugo Silva and Joana Santos co-founded a new brand of lighting and furniture called DAM. Committed to Portuguese exposure and curious design building “the bridge between economy and culture”. The collection blends characters with function, appearing cute as a button with sweet facial expressions and lampshade straw hats atop. Included in the family photo is Nel and Maria the bedside tables, Nandos the tall wardrobe, Silva the ‘stashed wall clock, and Zé the floor lamp/hanging tree. Their premiere will be taking place September 18- 21 at 100% Design in London.

Allison

Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.