365 Objects Of Design

Hot Box by Bert & May

26th July 2016
hotbox from bert and may

I am so painfully aware that by writing this post I will probably bring and end to summer as we know it, but I have been wanting to show you these for weeks and it keeps raining and I keep having to wait and now, at the time of writing, it’s 32 degrees and far…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

25th July 2016
naked kitchens - the ladbrooke

A mix of old favourites and new finds this week as we head into the summer holidays when The Mad House will be taking its annual August break. It’s a chance for me to recharge my batteries and take a break from posting five days a week and a chance for you to catch up…

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Househunter

The Househunter

22nd July 2016
butchers block in kitchen via knight frank

Right pack your bags, we’re going to Scotland. We may be staying. No, not because of you know what (begins with B dear, do keep up) although I know many people who spent Friday 24 June on Rightmove looking at the price of Scottish property, but because of this house. It’s amazing and it’s got…

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365 Objects Of Design

Printed Plywood Furniture

21st July 2016
printed plywood furniture

For those of you who were here yesterday we were discussing the joys of pattern. The feeling of having something in your home that isn’t just entirely practical but is, in fact, a little bit of a treat because it isn’t entirely practical, you don’t want your toddler to sit on it but, hell it…

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365 Objects Of Design

Vintage Chairs with a Modern Twist

20th July 2016
Galapagos-Claire Gaudion-Vermarette Rose Chair 4

I do get fed up with having to be practical. I mean it’s so boring isn’t it? I mean I know we have to think carefully about longevity and what we’re spending and how long it will last and all that but I do get bored with all those safe colour choices that people make.…

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Tiptoe: Build Your Own Table

19th July 2016
tiptoe legs red desk

I love it when someone sends me details of a really good idea and this is a really good one. Like all the great ideas it’s really simple. I’m frankly baffled why I, a fairly simple person, can’t seem to come up with one of these. It’s like those people who say “Oh I couldn’t…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

18th July 2016
shades of grey kitchen via thedesignchaser

I’m going to show you more of this house later in the week so this is by way of a teaser and a reminder to come back on Friday because not only is it full of beautiful rooms, but it’s for sale as well. Winning! Well winning if you’re super rich, but it has lots…

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Househunter

The Househunter

15th July 2016
glass extension on old house

This week we’re starting off with a house that is all about the outside. Gorgeous gardens and an amazing extension. Sometimes it’s very hard to find houses with the sorts of interiors we like here in The Mad House and, given that we’ve been looking at things for inside all week, I wanted to show…

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365 Objects Of Design

NORR11 – A Danish Way of Life

14th July 2016
rough table by norr11

Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of Danish furniture and the Danes’ abiding principle that good design makes people happy. I wrote about it for The Financial Times about four years ago (the first piece I ever wrote for them and at about the same time that I set the blog…

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Moroccan Tile Mat

13th July 2016
moroccan tile mats from Graham and Green

And now, as they say, for something completely different. But it’s rather a good idea and one you might find useful. And pretty, so we’re ticking that William Morris box already. Winning at Wednesdays. Hashtag and all that. Now, listen carefully; here comes the science bit. These mats are made from vinyl – hold on,…

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