365 Objects Of Design

Les Arcs Style Leather Slingback Chair

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Let me start by saying how much I love this chair. It’s a version of a chair chosen by the French designer Charlotte Perriand for the fasionable ski resort of Les Arcs in about 1960. You can buy it from Uniche Interior Furnishings for £150 and it is definitely on my list for my new office in…

Balloon Mirror

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Balloons are such joyful things aren’t they. And the perfect shape for a mirror. These are designed by Tor Servé and Nicole Vitner Servé from Copenhagen. You might have known they’d be Danish somehow. Perhaps it’s just the styling of the picture. Anyway, they’re made from high quality glass with a small piece of oak…

Wall Luggage Rack

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I have always wanted a vintage wall mounted luggage rack; the sort that turns up on vintage websites having been salvaged from a train. But they’re fiendishly hard to get hold of and so expensive when you find them. These ones, for example, are reproduction and they’re still £360 plus vat. Back in the beginning…

Laura Slater Textiles

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Well, you know me and a graphic monochrome print. These are by Laura Slater who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and showed her latest collection at Home London last week. They’re made from 100 per cent linen and are hand screen printed. The cushions costs £45 and if you’re in the…

Picture Ledge Shelves

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It’s January so it must be home improvement month. Well all right not necessarily, but it is, in The Mad House at least, the month in which the list of jobs has managed to co-ordinate with the freetime of the builder/carpenter. So here he is. The hall is full of tool boxes and planks of…

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Described as a “little bit of lovely every day” these tissue boxes are designed by Samantha Dumont who is exhibiting at Home today. Now I’ll be honest, pretty tissue boxes weren’t high on my list of must haves but actually I think these are rather great. And tissues are generally much softer and nicer to use…

Playful Storage

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This may be the best and most perfect storage ever. As the owner of a child with a pathological hatred of tidying his room, this may finally be the solution. Remember those toys with pins in that you push through to make hand and face shapes? Well this is the same principle applied to storage.…

Lililite Bed Lamp

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Now this is a clever idea: a bookshelf with a built-in reading light. It’s made from plywood and an energy efficient LED light that also manages to give you a place to rest your book when you’ve finished reading for the night. How’s that for a multi-tasking bit of kit?  Great for those long winter…

Lindsey Adelman Brass Lighting

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I first came across Lindsey Adelman’s name last year but it’s only now that I have found time to have a closer look at her work and it’s very beautiful. I particularly love the Blow Sconce below. A wall light or a ceiling lamp it would be like having a large brass cloud on the…

The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock

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Right then first things first. Are you listening at the back there? Thought not. Big night was it? OK change of plan, the first thing is coffee then. We’ll deal with the rest tomorrow when you’ve recovered. And this is the coffee I’m talking about. I have often wondered why there is a teasmade but no,…