365 Objects Of Design

Chisel and Mouse 3D Cityscape

4th May 2016
chisel and mouse detail

Last year I told you about Chisel and Mouse, the company making detailed sculpture of famous buildings from around the world. They have now added to their range with these amazing cityscapes. A 3D map of a city reproduced in perfect detail  on a scale of 1:5000. This one is London, as you can probably…

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365 Objects Of Design

Wood and Leather Dining Chair

3rd May 2016
wood and leather dining chair from rockett st george

Now I don’t know about you but I am constantly amazed at the number of hideous dining chairs there are out there. You know the ones I mean – fabric covered (really? why would you cover something that is in close proximity to food in material that is fixed to the chair and can NEVER…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

2nd May 2016
Patrick Lewis Architects

Good Morning Everyone. Or possibly afternoon. Might even be evening by the time you drop in. Greetings to you all anyway. Are you ready for a stroll through 10 Beautiful Rooms? We’ve got some lovely ones for you this week. First up, what do you think of this floor. My friend and business partner (together…

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Everyone's Entertaining, Househunter

The Househunter

29th April 2016
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Let’s leave the city and head for the Norfolk countryside to start our house tours this week. This three bedroom, single storey (award-winning) property is on the market for £895,000 via The Modern House. It’s set in an acre of land and was completely in 2010. According to the blurb: “it is one of the…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Shop Discovery: India May Home

28th April 2016
[India May Home] akriti-handblock-rug-styled-with-ishwari-black-tray-khanda-cushion

Well hello dere…. black, white and shades of grey with texture of leather, fur, brass and iron. What more do we need in a lifestyle store? Meet India May Home, the self-styled ScandiBoho store that mixes Moroccan charm with Nordic cool to come up with this mainly monochrome collection. If you love the rustic elements…

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365 Objects Of Design

Towel Rack Chair

27th April 2016
towel rack chair from ikea

Sometimes I astound myself with my ability to be practical. To put aside all thoughts of antique mirrored walls and marble worktops and stick to the things that are completely useful. And cheap affordable. Not to mention look good as well. Ladies and Gentlemen, readers and writers, boys and girls, I give you the towel…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brass Disc Pendant Light

26th April 2016
brass disc light

We have all become very used to the idea of changing the white plastic electric cord on our pendant lights to one that is made from twisted or plain cable. This simple act removes something ugly and replaces it with something that is a proper decorative detail at a stroke. In short, why wouldn’t you?…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

25th April 2016
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Most of last week was spent reading Ilse Crawford’s book A Frame for Life which showcases some of her work from her flat in London, pictured above and which she sold recently, to her design for Soho House New York and the Ett Hem hotel in Stockholm, shown below. Crawford is one of my design…

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The Househunter 22/4/16

22nd April 2016
navy blue doors and windows via savills

Good morning and welcome to our weekly fantasy househunting group. Is everyone well this week? Excellent. We’re going to start off with a tour of this two bedroom flat in Little Venice, west London, which is on the market via Savills for (ahem) £1,550,000. Note the elegant black window frames against the white (probably Portland)…

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365 Objects Of Design

Vintage Wooden Stool

21st April 2016
chapati board stool

Every room should have some old wood in it. Whether it’s just the floorboards or a few vintage chopping boards, wood brings warmth and character to a space. It’s particularly important in a kitchen where there are often lots of cold surfaces and hard lines. I have an intense dislike of most modern bar stools.…

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