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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

Black Wall Light

26th May 2016
black kitchen with white floors and my fiddle leaf fig

I don’t know how many of you caught up with my series on How to Get the Lighting Right but for those of you who are new to the blog, I wrote a series of posts in collaboration with John Cullen going round my house room by room to see what I had got right (not…

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Kitchen Innovations from Magnet Part III

25th May 2016
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These posts come round fast don’t they? This is the third in my four part series showcasing kitchen innovations from Magnet. And I know I say this every month but this is a good one. I’m pretty sure that most of our kitchens have a kickboard that hides the legs of the cupboards and just…

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Pink and Grey Rug

24th May 2016
Clandestino rug from Plumo in shades of soft pink and grey

Isn’t this a pretty rug. It’s all my favourite colours together – shades of grey and shades of blush pink. I can even cope with that single rogue yellow stripe although ordinarily that would upset me enormously. So, where shall I put it? For those of you who also like it it’s 210cm long and…

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Cool Kids Furniture by XO

19th May 2016
desk by xo-inmyroom

I don’t often write about children’s furniture and I probably should as many of you have them. I have them. Two since you ask. Boys both. Aged 12 and 15. And therein, probably, lies the reason. Publications often reflect their editors. They should reflect their readers too, but there is always a personal element that…

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Contemporary Steel Furniture

18th May 2016
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A good shelf is a good thing – as the billions of shelfie posts on instagram can testify. This is a good shelf. And what’s more, as it’s not a built- in shelf you can either move it from room to room as the fancy takes you, or from house to house if you rent.…

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Mid-Century Style School Chairs

17th May 2016
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Now I think you might like these. Mid-century style school chairs with a contemporary twist. Interested? I thought you might be. Olivia Scott-Taylor works with her mother, Lesley, to create these fabulous chairs which you can buy in sets or in mismatching groups. The idea came from Lesley who wanted to create something original for…

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Mirror with Brass Shelf

11th May 2016
mirror with brass shelf from westelm

Sometimes you just want something simple and minimal that does its job with elegance and isn’t rushing into the room shouting: “Look at me. Look at ME.” Yes, of course sometimes that is exactly what you want, but it’s like school – you can’t have everybody shouting at the same time or it’s chaos. Every…

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Gold Butterfly Coffee Table

10th May 2016
gold butterfly coffee table from graham and green

Now I sense this one might be controversial but it can be good to shake things up a bit. Either that or all the sun at the weekend has turned my head, but, I rather like this gold butterfly coffee table. Now before you all start shouting, it’s a question of how you style it.…

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Metal Storage Boxes

5th May 2016
metal storage boxes from cox and cox

I hate filing. I really do. I will go to quite extraordinary lengths to avoid doing it, although my excuse is that I can usually find whichever document I need from the relevant pile of waiting-to-be-filed quite fast. It’s when I try and file it and get bored halfway through that the trouble starts. I…

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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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