365 Objects Of Design

Mad About… Industrial Chic

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The industrial look has been with us for a while now but I have been saying (to anyone who will listen) that I thought the next stage would be a more refined and elegant version of this look. It’s what I have called Industrial Glamour. And look, this is exactly what Heals has done with…

Brass Wall Clock

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Sometimes it’s all about the simple things and this brass wall clock is one of those things. Measuring 30cm across its gold frame and plain white face with those elegant black numbers is perfect for any type of interior. It does its job simply and with no fuss. I sometimes wish I could say the…

Geometric Navy Blue Leather Rug

blue leather geometric rug from rockett st george

Now this is rather a beauty combining two of my favourite things; leather and navy blue. Mix those with a little hemp to weave it all together and you end up with this fabulous runner that would be perfect for the hall or landing. It measures 70cm by 200cm, which is a pretty good size…

Folding Shelving by Ambivalenz

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Flexible furniture that doesn’t take up much space or can be easily stored is increasingly important as we live in ever smaller spaces. Or buy more stuff. Either way, there has never been more of a need for clever items that can adapt to our busy lives. Take at look at these shelves. They’re made…

Still Mad About Grey Homewares

Grey Scale Bedroom

The new season look books are flooding in at the moment and it’s a real pleasure to see so many of them that aren’t just about showcasing the products but have great photography so they can provide real inspiration for our own homes. Recently I showed you the new collection from Sainsbury’s with all that…

Industrial Style Reclaimed Wood Table

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My kitchen table is an old art school number complete with ink stains and enormous drawers for storing all manner of junk in (I mean useful stuff in tidy compartments). However, if I was in the business of actually buying one, this would be high on my list. I like the reclaimed wood which gives…

Gold, White or Nickel Pendant

rose gold, chalky white and nickel pendant lights from rose and grey

I don’t know whether I’m more excited at the affordability of these fabulous gold and nickel pendant lights, or the fact that they have been photographed against a navy blue wall. Even the nickel one looks warm and inviting against this soft blue wall and there was I ranting about how chrome and silver were…

Sugar Shaker

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Just a quick one today: this pretty sugar shaker that brought a smile to my face and is only £7.50. I have been looking for a cool sugar pot for ages. I don’t take sugar and neither does anyone else in the house but that doesn’t seem to matter. A few years ago, on holiday…

Grey Velvet Buttonback Sofa

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Here it is. Finally the Mad Sofa has landed. And I have to say we’re all pretty pleased with it. You’ll have to excuse my somewhat amateur photography but you get the idea. It’s the large Haresfield Sofa from Sofas and Stuff and it’s covered in charcoal velvet (Plymouth British brushed cotton velvet to be…

Wooden Footstool with Pink and Grey Cushion

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Look at this pretty little stool with her pink cushion and delicate grey dip-dyed feet. It’s a collaboration between the furniture makers the Galvin Brothers and Tori Murphy who makes beautiful cushions and throws. Both of them make everything in the UK so it’s a truly British collaboration. This is her Hamilton design and it’s…