365 Objects Of Design

Muuto: A New Perspective

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I read a fashion blog post the other day which was singing the praises of a red bag and saying you would be surprised at how many outfits it would go with. Even if you don’t wear red normally (as indeed I don’t) a splash of red instead of the usual black or brown will…

Grey Dhurrie Sofa

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Like many of you most of us I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie. I hate the prices, do, actually, quite love the stuff. Except for the dip-dyed log. That sends me into a fury every time I see it. Heaven knows what I would do if I went into someone’s house and they actually…

Model Buildings by Chisel and Mouse

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If you have a big screen then take a moment to look at these images in detail. They are perfect recreations of a huge range of buildings from all over the world, including Battersea Power Station, The Glasgow School of Art, The Guggenheim and The New York Yankees Old Stadium. They are created by two…

Mexican Skull Tiles

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I’m cross now. I spent weeks searching for the right tiles for the bathroom loft and in the end I tracked them down in Sweden. I know! But I don’t need very many so I managed to come within the budget by just having few tiles and more paint. Then, as if we weren’t gluttons…

Small Buttonback Sofa

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So the other day I was putting together a lookbook for a client and I came across this gorgeous little sofa which is just perfect for a bedroom so I thought I would share it here. Whenever I visit a client’s house for a consultation I put together a detailed PDF lookbook afterwards which includes…

Steel Desk

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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

Animal Magic by Abigail Ahern

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Right we’re going to have some fun today. It’s the weekend and we could all do with some light relief so I thought we’d take a look at Abigail Ahern’s range of animal lamps for Debenhams. Now it’s fair to say they won’t be for everyone. I have a feeling that himself, who frankly isn’t…

Jimbob Art Plates

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It is a mystery to me why I don’t already own some of these plates. They are by James Ward, aka Jimbobart, and he designs these gorgeous ceramics in his east London studio and they are fired in Stoke on Trent. The top images features some of his new range including the Cheese Defender, cousin…

Wall Lights and Marble Tables

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I only meant to show you one image for today’s post. There was only meant to be one object of design. But then I couldn’t choose which one. For gathered within these five images are all elements that I would be very happy to use in the loft. Everything is from French Connection, some of…

Antique Silver Coffee Table

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Oh I do love this silver side table. It would totally be the showstopping piece in the room and would look great contrasted with a velvet sofa (check) wooden floors and rugs or any colour (check) and lots of soft lighting (winning again) and, the latest trend, house plants (working on that one). Now, in…