365 Objects Of Design

Industrial Meccano Furniture

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What about this then? Do you know what it is? Yes it really is. Funiture.Made.From.Meccano. It’s so exciting I can’t believe it hasn’t existed before now. Based on the popular children’s toy sets, the pieces have been enlarged and can be put together in a range of ways to create tables, consoles, desks and chairs.…

Object of Design: Florian Schmid

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I first came across the German designer Florian Schmid when researching a feature on concrete for The Financial Times (you can read it here if you feel so inclined) and then I went back for a closer look. Born in 1984 ( I know! *Weeps slightly*) he has already won numerous awards for his work…

Liberty Fabrics and Wallpapers

Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors - Turquoise Felix Raison print Velvet £115. Credit - Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors 0207 573 9676 (Simon Midgley PR)

I have to say I have never really thought of myself as a Liberty kinda gal. I mean I adore the shop and the furniture department is one of my favourite places to browse about. Well, including the shoes and bags bit as well, if I’m honest. But the material? Well I’ve always thought it…

Wall Clocks by Leff Amsterdam

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Oh I do love a clock. We have clocks in every room – two in the kitchen – and I would totally have another. By contrast, I never wear a watch, so am clearly not time-obsessed. Well not much. I am always early for everything and can’t abide lateness, but I don’t have a clock-ticking…

Abigail Ahern’s Collection for Sofa.com

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Ooh look a charcoal velvet sofa. But this isn’t just any charcoal velvet sofa. No, it’s an Abigail Ahern charcoal velvet sofa. Oh yes. As the owner of a different, erm, charcoal velvet sofa, I thought you would like to see this one by everyone’s favourite mistress of the dark. She worked with sofa.com to…

Navy Blue Rugs and Accessories

midnight blue ombre rug from westelm

As you may have noticed recent posts have been edging slightly away from grey and towards navy and I note, from the comments I receive (many more on Twitter) that lots of you are going in that direction too. The other day, I published a post about a silver and grey rug (in leather since…

New Steampunk Wallpaper Collection

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This is the new wallpaper collection from Galerie which was inspired by the mechanics of the industrial revolution. It comes in a palette of metallic copper and gold tones alongside flashes of black and burnt orange and te 15 designs include vintage maps, typography and steam-powered machinery. They call it steampunk, which is one of…

Safety Pin Lamps

silver safety pin light

Have you ever spent spent an idle moment attaching lots of safety pins together in a vain attempt to convince yourself you’re being tidy and organised when actually you’re just having a bit of a skive? Well most of us, I reckon, string the pins together, drop them in the drawer and then forget about…

Metal Footprints

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Generally speaking, I don’t hold with this mania for personalisation. I know what my initials are thank you very much and prefer my witticisms spoken not emblazoned on my cushions. Having said that, every now and then I come across something I really love. A couple of months ago, flicking through what I think was…

Silver and Grey Leather Rug

grey and silver leather rug from nordichouse

Continuing with the Autumn theme – no I don’t care what the weather is doing. Every time I write about garden furniture it pours with rain, so at least this way if I post gorgeous cosiness at the very least the sun will stay for longer and you can add these to your winter wishlist.…