365 Objects Of Design

On Housework…

30th March 2017
spring cleaning kit from labour and wait

It is a fact universally acknowledged, by my husband at least, that I have never knowingly done spring cleaning. That is to say I might have done a little cleaning that happened to coincide with the time of year but I can’t say I’ve ever put the clocks forward and moved the sofa to dust…

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Modern Heirlooms from Napeansea

29th March 2017
KaliMidnightLavenderRajai

Almost exactly one year ago I told you about a new store I had discovered called Napeansea, a mother daughter venture selling clothes and homewares designed to evoke the area near Malabar Bay in South Bombay where the family is from. Their first collection was designed to evoke balmy nights and palm trees whispering their…

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365 Objects Of Design

Tiles With A Difference

28th March 2017
Antler_Bathroom_Cameo

I have never been a fan of faking it. I much prefer the real thing and that goes for jewellery, furniture and handbags. I have written before about my experience of fake Eames chairs and I remain firmly of the belief that if you can’t afford a particular designer, find another you do like that…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

27th March 2017
blue kitchen island via sothebyshomes.com

No particular theme this week, just a collection of 10 Beautiful Rooms to set you up for the day. The first two are from a new hotel in Philadelphia called the Lokal, which was decorated by my current favourites the Jersey Ie Cream Co, who have featured on these pages before. I love this rich…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

24th March 2017
room with a view via the modern house

Three very diverse properties for you this week so we’ll see what you make of this lot. First up is this modernist house in Merseyside which is on the market for £2,750,000 via Savills. It’s in a conservation area about 12 miles from Liverpool and no, I’m not sure how they got permission to build…

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Anthropologie and Elle Decoration

23rd March 2017
plates from anthropologie

Today’s post has a little present for you at the end. No don’t all skip down there to see what it is, you can just sit down and read for a few minutes first. This evening I will be at the very fancy Anthropologie store on Regent’s Street to give a presentation on this years…

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365 Objects Of Design

Choosing Taps with Grohe

22nd March 2017
basins at grohe

There are some aspects of house refurbishment that are indescribably dull. The bits you don’t really want to have to devote brain power to, but the things that you have to have before you can get to the fun stuff. Things like placing electric sockets – never enough/often in the wrong place, fire regulations affecting…

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Mad About . . .

How to Choose Neutrals with Farrow & Ball

21st March 2017
purbeck stone skirting with cornforth white walls from farrow and ball

I wrote a post on How to choose the right shade of grey paint about four years ago now. It led to a book which, in turn, led to a second book (currently writing it) and that post is still the most visited on the blog today. Now grey is no longer a fashionable colour.…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 Beautiful Rooms

20th March 2017
lagranjaibiza via we-heart.com

Last week was all about women, this week we’re having a look at some of design hotels of the world. This might give you inspiration for your holidays. Or it might give you inspiration for your home. Either way, a stroll through 10 Beautiful Rooms is never wasted time. This is La Granja in Ibiza…

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Househunter

The Househunter Room by Room

17th March 2017
grey panelling and vintage wood

Do you ever look at clothes in magazines or in shops and fall completely in love with them but know they won’t suit you? When I was younger I would have bought them anyway believing that loving something was enough but age (and a little bit of wisdom) have caught up with me and now…

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