Househunter

The Househunter 1/7/16

1st July 2016
open plan kitchen via the modern house

Well, well, well, I don’t know about you but I seem to have snapped right out of the five stages of grief (somewhere around no 4) in favour of slightly maniacal laughter. If ever the feeling that we just have to carry on (not buying the calm bit, sorry) then the last few days have…

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365 Objects Of Design

Pocket Organiser Wall Storage

30th June 2016
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In times of stress I retreat into list-making (currently: buy suitcase, run for hills or stay in bed and eat scrambled egg on toast). When I have done that – making sure to include a few things I have already done so I can start by ticking things off and feeling a positive sense of…

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365 Objects Of Design

Wicker Chair

29th June 2016
wicker chair

So I think we all need a sit down don’t we? Whichever side of the fence you are on (and let’s not get into that here) a nice sit down with a cup of tea/bottle of Gin, depending on your preference and time of day, is always a good idea. I have been waiting to…

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365 Objects Of Design

BIsazza Tiles

28th June 2016
Frozen Garden by Marcel Wander for Bisazza

Last week I was invited to the Bisazza tile showroom in London to have a go at doing my own tiling. Now let’s be clear on one thing, there was no preparation or grouting involved. This was purely a design thing. A chance to see the endless possibilities that are available with tiles. We tend…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

27th June 2016
33 new road, whitechapel, a new boutique hotel

It is a truth universally acknowledged  – in Denmark at least – that good design makes people happy. And, as the nation responsible for some of the greatest pieces of furniture in the last 100 years, I, for one, am not going to argue with that. So, while it might feel strange to be looking…

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Househunter

The Househunter 24/6/16

24th June 2016
living room with glass wall

I am writing this the day before the morning after and I have literally no idea what the morning after is going to bring. It is a strange feeling and one I can’t remember having had before. Perhaps it was like the day before the A Level results were due. When you were pretty sure…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brass Bar Cart

23rd June 2016
brass bar cart from Abigail Ahern

By this stage of the season I had hoped to be bringing you pictures of a fabulous barbecue ( I have one up my sleeve, just wait), the perfect summer lounger, a gorgeous hammock, you know the sort of thing. But alas (and alack come to that), I am sitting here in a pair of…

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Mad About . . .

Monochrome Cushions by Niki Jones

22nd June 2016
monochrome cushions by niki jones

Readers, have you met Niki? She is the founder and creative director of Niki Jones and makes all these wonderful cushions, rugs and throws that you see around you today. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Niki worked at Habitat where she was mentored by Tom Dixon and Georgina Godley before leaving to…

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365 Objects Of Design

Marble Console Table

21st June 2016
marble table from la redoute details

After kitchen layout, console tables is one of the things I am asked most about. But it’s also one of the hardest pieces to track down. Many of them are so old fashioned. Or too ornate. Or too big. Or too high. Often too wide. Or too mid-century for the Victorian space, or too fancy…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

20th June 2016
gold kitchen cupboards by Fiona Lynch

We’re going bit glam this week and starting off with this fabulous kitchen by one of my favourite designers Fiona Lynch who is based in Australia. Now I know that many most will look at those gold cupboards and think: I couldn’t possibly. We will get bored/tired of it and anyway whoever heard of such…

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