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365 Objects Of Design

365 Objects Of Design

New Shop Discovery: India May Home

28th April 2016
[India May Home] akriti-handblock-rug-styled-with-ishwari-black-tray-khanda-cushion

Well hello dere…. black, white and shades of grey with texture of leather, fur, brass and iron. What more do we need in a lifestyle store? Meet India May Home, the self-styled ScandiBoho store that mixes Moroccan charm with Nordic cool to come up with this mainly monochrome collection. If you love the rustic elements…

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Towel Rack Chair

27th April 2016
towel rack chair from ikea

Sometimes I astound myself with my ability to be practical. To put aside all thoughts of antique mirrored walls and marble worktops and stick to the things that are completely useful. And cheap affordable. Not to mention look good as well. Ladies and Gentlemen, readers and writers, boys and girls, I give you the towel…

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Brass Disc Pendant Light

26th April 2016
brass disc light

We have all become very used to the idea of changing the white plastic electric cord on our pendant lights to one that is made from twisted or plain cable. This simple act removes something ugly and replaces it with something that is a proper decorative detail at a stroke. In short, why wouldn’t you?…

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Vintage Wooden Stool

21st April 2016
chapati board stool

Every room should have some old wood in it. Whether it’s just the floorboards or a few vintage chopping boards, wood brings warmth and character to a space. It’s particularly important in a kitchen where there are often lots of cold surfaces and hard lines. I have an intense dislike of most modern bar stools.…

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Antique Mirrored Wallpaper

19th April 2016
Cole and Son Albemarle Albery resembles antique mirror wallpaper

Regular readers will know I have been exploring antique mirrors on the blog recently after featuring it in a 10 Beautiful Rooms post and showing it used as a kitchen splashback (you can see it and read a tutorial about how to make your own here). I am currently exploring the idea of using it…

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How to Create a Walk-in Wardrobe

14th April 2016
bedroom as featured on madaboutthehouse.com

Many of you have asked about the walk-in wardrobe (or to be more accurate walk-through) that sits behind the purple wall in my bedroom and I have finally managed to tidy enough to photograph it and talk you through how we did it so that you can create your own if you so wish. When…

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Kitchen Innovations from Magnet Part II

13th April 2016
Screen Shot 2016-04-13 at 07.03.39

Time to show you the second part of my filming with Magnet kitchens on four of their most innovative kitchen products. This is another very simple idea with a twist which makes it work all the better. You can probably see what I’m talking about from the shot above. I had to cut the head…

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New Handmade Collection from Ikea

12th April 2016
black rattan sofa from ikea

I’m really loving the Ikea collaborations (maybe they’ll want to do one with me one day #dreambigordon’tdreamatall) and following on from the fab Ilse Crawford Sinnerlig range, the store has now teamed up with one of Sweden’s most well-known glass designers for a new collection. Ingegerd RĂĄman Ramon is a ceramacist and this handmade collection features a…

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The Perfect Reading Chair

6th April 2016
bangala armchair from anthropologie has contrasting monochrome patterns and mid-century legs

The designer Mies van der Rohe said that it was almost easier to build a skyscraper than a chair. He added that that was why Chippendale was famous. To which I would also add that that is why chairs are expensive. I am constantly astonished by the price of chairs. I have no idea why…

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