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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

On Housework…

30th March 2017
spring cleaning kit from labour and wait

It is a fact universally acknowledged, by my husband at least, that I have never knowingly done spring cleaning. That is to say I might have done a little cleaning that happened to coincide with the time of year but I can’t say I’ve ever put the clocks forward and moved the sofa to dust…

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Modern Heirlooms from Napeansea

29th March 2017
KaliMidnightLavenderRajai

Almost exactly one year ago I told you about a new store I had discovered called Napeansea, a mother daughter venture selling clothes and homewares designed to evoke the area near Malabar Bay in South Bombay where the family is from. Their first collection was designed to evoke balmy nights and palm trees whispering their…

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Tiles With A Difference

28th March 2017
Antler_Bathroom_Cameo

I have never been a fan of faking it. I much prefer the real thing and that goes for jewellery, furniture and handbags. I have written before about my experience of fake Eames chairs and I remain firmly of the belief that if you can’t afford a particular designer, find another you do like that…

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Anthropologie and Elle Decoration

23rd March 2017
plates from anthropologie

Today’s post has a little present for you at the end. No don’t all skip down there to see what it is, you can just sit down and read for a few minutes first. This evening I will be at the very fancy Anthropologie store on Regent’s Street to give a presentation on this years…

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Choosing Taps with Grohe

22nd March 2017
basins at grohe

There are some aspects of house refurbishment that are indescribably dull. The bits you don’t really want to have to devote brain power to, but the things that you have to have before you can get to the fun stuff. Things like placing electric sockets – never enough/often in the wrong place, fire regulations affecting…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

20th March 2017
lagranjaibiza via we-heart.com

Last week was all about women, this week we’re having a look at some of design hotels of the world. This might give you inspiration for your holidays. Or it might give you inspiration for your home. Either way, a stroll through 10 Beautiful Rooms is never wasted time. This is La Granja in Ibiza…

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Curved Sofa

16th March 2017
curved gold sofa from graham and green

Hear that sound? That sort of rattling and clinking sound? That is the sound of me breaking out of my comfort zone. It’s not something I do very often and is definitely something I should do more of. And it came about because of a curved sofa like this. I have a friend (well I…

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Make Me A Rug

9th March 2017
Alternative Flooring Sisal Super Boucle rug

Today we’re talking rugs as they are one of the easiest ways to change a room and give a mini seasonal makeover. As I type I can hear the dulcet tones of next door’s lawn mower and it feels like Spring might finally be in the air. Suddenly I’m looking at the heavy sitting room…

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Woven Light Shades

8th March 2017
rattan light shade by louise tucker

Pendant lights in a room, said someone once ( I think it might have been Michelle Ogundehin, the editor of Elle Decoration) are like earrings on an outfit. They can be a subtle barely there touch or they can make a big statement. This season big earrings are the thing and so I bring you…

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Giant Wall Notebook

7th March 2017
wall notebook

I first saw this wall mounted notebook in a little Italian restaurant near us and immediately loved it. I used to make notebooks like this on a much smaller scale when I was a child. Some of you may remember them from Blue Peter – cover a piece of cardboard in sticky back plastic, use…

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