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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

Pooky Table Lamp

28th July 2016
green table lamp by pooky lighting

Are you paying enough attention to your table lamps? This might seem like a random question but there are so many beautiful lights out there and, probably, a rather more limited number of tables on which to put them. So you need to get it right. And you need to think about it carefully because…

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Hot Box by Bert & May

26th July 2016
hotbox from bert and may

I am so painfully aware that by writing this post I will probably bring and end to summer as we know it, but I have been wanting to show you these for weeks and it keeps raining and I keep having to wait and now, at the time of writing, it’s 32 degrees and far…

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Printed Plywood Furniture

21st July 2016
printed plywood furniture

For those of you who were here yesterday we were discussing the joys of pattern. The feeling of having something in your home that isn’t just entirely practical but is, in fact, a little bit of a treat because it isn’t entirely practical, you don’t want your toddler to sit on it but, hell it…

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Vintage Chairs with a Modern Twist

20th July 2016
Galapagos-Claire Gaudion-Vermarette Rose Chair 4

I do get fed up with having to be practical. I mean it’s so boring isn’t it? I mean I know we have to think carefully about longevity and what we’re spending and how long it will last and all that but I do get bored with all those safe colour choices that people make.…

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Tiptoe: Build Your Own Table

19th July 2016
tiptoe legs red desk

I love it when someone sends me details of a really good idea and this is a really good one. Like all the great ideas it’s really simple. I’m frankly baffled why I, a fairly simple person, can’t seem to come up with one of these. It’s like those people who say “Oh I couldn’t…

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NORR11 – A Danish Way of Life

14th July 2016
rough table by norr11

Regular readers will know that I am a big fan of Danish furniture and the Danes’ abiding principle that good design makes people happy. I wrote about it for The Financial Times about four years ago (the first piece I ever wrote for them and at about the same time that I set the blog…

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Moroccan Tile Mat

13th July 2016
moroccan tile mats from Graham and Green

And now, as they say, for something completely different. But it’s rather a good idea and one you might find useful. And pretty, so we’re ticking that William Morris box already. Winning at Wednesdays. Hashtag and all that. Now, listen carefully; here comes the science bit. These mats are made from vinyl – hold on,…

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Vintage Bird Cage Light

12th July 2016
bird_night_light_bambizi

I just love this light. It’s clever, it’s funny and I love the way it’s just the birds that light up. They key point being that it looks just as good on as off, which is a point that is often overlooked. It’s powered by batteries so you can hang it wherever you want and…

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10 Best Floor Lamps

7th July 2016
oliver floor lamp from graham & green

Well that month flew past didn’t it and so we find it’s time for the second of my 10 Best series. Last month I showed you 10 of the best dining chairs and this time we’re going to be looking at 10 of the best Floor Lamps. Lighting is so often left to the last minute…

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Kitchen Innovations from Magnet Part IV

6th July 2016
EasyFlow_product_kitchen_003

Well here it is the final piece in my collaboration with Magnet. There have been some good ideas which you can catch up with here  or, for those of you who can’t quite summon up the energy to click the link, there has been the folding step ladder which can be stored in the plinth or…

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