365 Objects Of Design

Folding Shelving by Ambivalenz

folding shelves by ambivalenz

Flexible furniture that doesn’t take up much space or can be easily stored is increasingly important as we live in ever smaller spaces. Or buy more stuff. Either way, there has never been more of a need for clever items that can adapt to our busy lives. Take at look at these shelves. They’re made…

Still Mad About Grey Homewares

Grey Scale Bedroom

The new season look books are flooding in at the moment and it’s a real pleasure to see so many of them that aren’t just about showcasing the products but have great photography so they can provide real inspiration for our own homes. Recently I showed you the new collection from Sainsbury’s with all that…

Industrial Style Reclaimed Wood Table

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My kitchen table is an old art school number complete with ink stains and enormous drawers for storing all manner of junk in (I mean useful stuff in tidy compartments). However, if I was in the business of actually buying one, this would be high on my list. I like the reclaimed wood which gives…

Gold, White or Nickel Pendant

rose gold, chalky white and nickel pendant lights from rose and grey

I don’t know whether I’m more excited at the affordability of these fabulous gold and nickel pendant lights, or the fact that they have been photographed against a navy blue wall. Even the nickel one looks warm and inviting against this soft blue wall and there was I ranting about how chrome and silver were…

Sugar Shaker

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Just a quick one today: this pretty sugar shaker that brought a smile to my face and is only £7.50. I have been looking for a cool sugar pot for ages. I don’t take sugar and neither does anyone else in the house but that doesn’t seem to matter. A few years ago, on holiday…

Grey Velvet Buttonback Sofa

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Here it is. Finally the Mad Sofa has landed. And I have to say we’re all pretty pleased with it. You’ll have to excuse my somewhat amateur photography but you get the idea. It’s the large Haresfield Sofa from Sofas and Stuff and it’s covered in charcoal velvet (Plymouth British brushed cotton velvet to be…

Wooden Footstool with Pink and Grey Cushion

Galvin Brothers - Hamilton Footstool 2

Look at this pretty little stool with her pink cushion and delicate grey dip-dyed feet. It’s a collaboration between the furniture makers the Galvin Brothers and Tori Murphy who makes beautiful cushions and throws. Both of them make everything in the UK so it’s a truly British collaboration. This is her Hamilton design and it’s…

Whale Plates

whale of a time plate

  Aren’t these whale plates just gorgeous? As many of you know I don’t like things to be too symmetrical and matchy matchy and I love the idea that the pattern on these plates carries across. Add to that the black and white design and subtle gold rim and I’m sold. They are part of…

Seletti Outdoor Shower

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I’ve given up trying to schedule posts to go with the weather, but it’s July, it’s officially summer and if it’s not hot today then it will be tomorrow. Maybe. Anyway, weather schmeather, this was just too much fun not to share. It’s a copper outdoor shower by Seletti and it costs £159. You just…

The Perfect Storage Desk

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As much as I love the idea of a simple trestle table or industrial trolley for a desk, I also know that I’m an inveterate hoarder. A creator of piles. A stuffer of drawers. As often as I tell you that you can operate with nothing but a simple table – yes I do work…