365 Objects Of Design

Rory Dobner Designs

from loopphotography.co.uk

  I am a huge fan of Rory Dobner’s work and he has featured on the blog before. In fact, I began this post as a sort of Throwback Thursday idea after I noticed that I had written about his fabulous skull cushions as a Halloween post a couple of years ago. Then I found all…

Industrial Wooden Shelving

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Open shelving is becoming increasingly popular in kitchens and this one’s a beauty. Now, as a long time fan (and owner) of the open shelf, I would say that wouldn’t I, but in my perambulations around the world of interiors and conversations with both friends and clients, I notice that more and more people are…

Industrial Desk Light

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Well this desk light is ticking a few boxes isn’t it? It’s made by District Eight Design, a Vietnamese company founded in 2010. Their office is in a refurbished colonial townhouse facing Saigon River and the firm was one of the first in Vietnam to merge design and build. Although originally set up to preserve…

Tropica Prints from Bianca Hall

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Now it would be fair to say that I am not renowned for my use of colour. I fall firmly into the monochrome end of the spectrum but every now and then, in the interests of fairness, I will make an exception. And this, people, is today’s exception. These gorgeous prints are part of the…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Zoo Posters

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I don’t, as a rule, tend to cover wall art/posters/prints (call it what you will) in the Mad House. This is mainly because it’s such a personal choice and most of the time I’m pretty sure I don’t like what’s on your walls and I’m equally certain you’re not too keen on my choices. But…

Steambent furniture by Tom Raffield

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I have written about Tom Raffield before but when I received a press release with two of his latest designs on I really wanted to show you. Coupled with the brilliant photography (see credits below and in each image) I would love to have just one of his pieces in my own home. The trouble…

Industry Foundry Dining Chair

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It’s no secret that I love a bit of industrial furniture but there is something about these chairs that I particularly like. Is it the way the back curves round to support you? Or the pleasing mix of wood and iron? I’m not entirely sure but I do now that I would happily sit them…

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…