Trend: Pineapples

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I have always loved pineapples. The symbol of hospitality and welcome, the pineapple is often seen at the entrance to grand old houses and is a recurring theme throughout history. It’s back again for 2014. Last year it was flamingoes and owls everywhere you look, this time it’s the turn of this deliciously spiky fruit…

Mad About… Grey Interiors

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Last week I featured the lights of Buster and Punch and this week I wanted to show you how they use their products in residential spaces. The company was founded by architect and designer Massimo Minale in 2012. It’s a little bit rock and roll and little bit leather and brass and quite a lot…

Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali Eggcups

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Aren’t these egg cups great – Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali. They illustrated by Ingela P Arrenhius for OMM Design in Sweden and you can buy them for £18 from Hunkydory Home. In addition to the egg cups, there is also a salt and pepper set featuring Dali and Picasso. Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy the…

The Easter Bunny by HAM

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It’s Easter weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of bouncing bunnies. I have featured the work of Jo Robinson of H A M before. I own one of her mugs and a tea towel, but those were pigs and these are rabbits. It’s hard to choose a favourite although I…

The Househunter

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It’s Easter weekend, spring is sprung and for many it’s the start of the house buying season. The Househunter has been out and about to see what’s on the market for a little fantasy shopping over the bank holiday. If you really are trying to sell your house then this post on that very subject might be…

Gold Lustre Cups

gold spotty cups and mugs from lunalighting.co.uk

After yesterday’s stripes it seemed only fair to look at spots today. Aren’t these pretty? Made by Anna Perring, of Luna Lighting, these are the latest addition to her range which also includes lots of tea light holders. Anna is based at Cockpit Arts, a studio in Bloomsbury which provides affordable studio space and support…

Striped picnic blankets and cushions

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It’s been nearly a week of sunshine (not that I’m counting or anything) and operation fantasy garden is in full swing. I’ve found the perfect elegant lounging chair, some great accessories for eating outside and now this gorgeous quilted picnic blanket and cool striped cushions. I’m not one for bright colours and florals so it’s…

Picnic with Plumo

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There’s no going back now. I have unpacked the deck chairs and cleaned them off. Never mind that I was wearing thick sweater while I was doing it, the sun was out, the sky was clear and I have banished winter from my garden. All this lovely weather makes me want to eat outside. I…

Inuk Design from Greenland

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When I started this blog I wanted to show you products and designs that you might not otherwise find yourselves. I also wanted to help the smaller designers and manufacturers reach a wider audience so they might increase sales and you might be able to find those individual pieces that give your home its personality.…