365 Objects Of Design

Coat Rack with Hangers

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It must be something about the start of the new year (academic I know but no less significant for that) that makes me feel I must get organised. Perhaps it’s an excuse for a week of procrastination before actually getting down to any work, but I know that in addition to the to do lists,…

Storage Baskets

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Hello everyone, it’s great to be back! I hope you’ve all had a good summer. From the look of things you didn’t miss me too much as the blog has had a record-breaking month in my absence so I’m going to assume that you enjoyed revisiting those old posts and were re-inspired. Today I wanted…

Stoneware Serving Platter

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It’s been a while since I passed by The White Company, but browsing about on the interweb recently, I thought I would drop in. And look at the lovely tableware I found. Admittedly it’s been beautifully styled and photographed, so this post is as much about a feast for the eyes as for the table.…

Save or Splurge: Brass Pendant Light

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Welcome to a new category in the Mad House. While I’m aware that you are all mad about design, I know that everyone’s budget differs wildly. As do priorities. Some of you will spend a lot of a light but would rather economise on the carpet. Some of you want an Ikea kitchen so you…

Customise Your Ikea Kitchen

custom made grey doors for an ikea kitchen from superfront

We’re all familiar with the concept of the Ikea hack, a design phenomenon that is even supported by the store itself, but until now it has been mainly about DIY versions. I know people who have repainted their doors, or even had new ones made and spray painted. I bought the cupboards but sourced my…

Indigo Home Accessories

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So I think it’s official. Navy is the new grey. I can’t quite believe I’m saying that – I shall have to dye the cat – but navy blue, or indigo seems to be the colour for Autumn Winter 2014. I wrote last year that it was billed as a trend, but these things take…

Copper and Brass From H&M

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Sometimes you just see a collection of photographs and they’re so gorgeous you have to share them. These are from the new collection at H&M Home which is either in store or coming very soon so I thought you might like to see them again. A black wall with a splash of copper or brass against it…

Garden Hammock

white garden hammock by skagerak from occa home

The end of July and the Mad House is going to take a little break for a month. There will still be posts published every day but they will be old and new favourites, revised and updated. In the meantime here’s a gorgeous hammock and I wish you all a lovely August. It’s from Occa…

The new collection from Broste

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Broste Copenhagen is one of my favourite Scandinavian brands and this images from the new Autumn/Winter 2014 collection shows you why. But it’s not just about the products, the imagery is pretty gorgeous too and we do love a good photograph here at the Mad House.   Lots of navy, lots of grey and some…

Mad About… Industrial Chic

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The industrial look has been with us for a while now but I have been saying (to anyone who will listen) that I thought the next stage would be a more refined and elegant version of this look. It’s what I have called Industrial Glamour. And look, this is exactly what Heals has done with…