365 Objects Of Design

Art Deco Drinks Trolley

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As this is a week of updates and refreshes, I wanted to revisit this trolley. I think it might be my favourite piece so far this year. And so we are all going to look at it again. My blog my rules. Given that there are basically 365 posts a year, you will forgive me…

Decorum Shop Delights

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I do love a bit of leather attached to a house accessory. Chopping boards with leather handles, mirrors with leather straps, you name it. Usually the mirrors are earbleedingly expensive though. The king of leather strapped mirrors is the Jacques Adnet Circulaire which he made in the 1950s. The French designer was working in collaboration…

BHS Ceiling Lighting

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It’s not secret that many interior designers source their lights from Bhs. However, it’s a huge department and there’s a lot to sort through before you find the gems. Here are some that I found this week. Save you doing all the hard work sort of thing. The key is to keep it simple. I…

Mid Century Modern Sofas and Chairs

groucho sofa from johnnymoustache.com

Now I’ll be honest here, I have been a bit reluctant to join in the general stampede of adulation for everything that is mid-century modern. I’m sorry, but I just don’t want a rosewood sideboard. Or kidney-shaped coffee table. My son has a G-plan bedside table and I’m well aware that many people will be…

Plug-in Wall Light

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This is one of those ideas that is so simple I can’t think why there aren’t more of them about. Wall lights, of which you all know I am a fan, usually need to come with an electrician attached and can be quite a big deal to install. Even the ones that plug in usually…

Anglepoise Brass Collection

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Now I don’t know about you but I thought I knew all there was to know about Anglepoise. A desk lamp that does what its name describes. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that, having written about its invention and elevation to design classic I thought I knew more than the average…

Brass Mirror

aged-brass-mirror from rockett st george

I love rooms with mirrors and pictures propped up against the wall. It creates a wonderful artist atelier kind of vibe and also means that you can move things around when the fancy takes you. After all, despite all those magazine articles and blogs telling us to simply move the furniture round when we feel…

Get The London Look

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It may have escaped your notice as I’ve only mentioned it a couple (of thousand) times but plans to convert the loft are gaining momentum. The drawings are being finalised, the builder is checking his diary and the mood boards are over flowing. One piece that is already determined however, is the bathroom basin. It…

Art Rookie for Upcoming Designers

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One of the problems for recent graduates and up and coming designers is getting their work in front of people so they can actually sell their ideas. But a couple of friends have just set up a website showcasing the work of artists and creators with a view to changing all that. Elizabeth Bush and…

Painted Stools

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I may have mentioned it once or twice before but I do like the idea of doing something unexpected in a room. I firmly believe that there should always be at least one element that provokes a remark. It’s not always easy to pull off but when you can that is the wow factor. And,…