365 Objects Of Design

Monochrome Chairs by Florrie + Bill

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I’ve never been a great one for pattern but I am reliably informed (by people who know about such things) that pattern does very well when it comes to furniture. I find this both reassuring and baffling. I would have thought that everyone wanted to buy a plain chair and create a riot with the…

Les Arcs Style Leather Slingback Chair

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Welcome to the first of the 2015 highlights. The Mad House takes a break in August – this allows me to recharge my batteries and spend some time looking for new things and hey, we’re three-and-a-half years in and there has been a post every single day of that time, so the blog takes a little break…

Black and White Stacking Mugs

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Aren’t these mugs gorgeous? Now that most of the furniture for the loft has been bought, I’m thinking about the twiddly bits round the edges. New office needs new office mugs surely? I fancy a set of these which will go beautifully with the black and white colour scheme but bring a softer element to…

Industrial Style Office Chairs

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We are gradually moving into the loft. The plan was never to have that much furniture but we did need a couple of office chairs. I been sitting at the kitchen table for 15 years I was looking forward to the idea of something slightly more comfortable. The other issue is that our kitchen table…

Sphery30 Plywood Lampshade

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Converting the loft has been fantastic in so many ways. I love the new office space and have to pinch myself with excitement every time I sit at my desk. There was, however, one casualty; the huge Ikea Makros dandelion light which hung on the top landing which had to go to make way for…

Round Mirror with Leather Strap

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Well it might take me a while to get round to it but when I say that every object of design is something that I would have in my house given elastic walls and an unlimited budget, I do mean it. I wrote about this round mirror with a leather strap from John Lewis on…

New Collection from Nordic House

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There is literally nothing more annoying than deciding to shop for summer clothes (ie when the summer comes) and finding that the stores are all full of autumn winter. Apparently last weekend was the biggest swimwear buying weekend of the year but good luck trying to find a decent one in the right size. It’s…

Wood and Chrome Floor Lamp

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The search for a curved floor lamp for the loft has been thwarted. The problem being that once I had laid eyes on the Arco then nothing else would do. And it’s £1500. So, as I say, thwarted.  The search for an alternative begins. And this, from outthereinteriors, is rather pleasing. I like how, in…

Black and White Rug

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Now that the loft is so nearly done, it’s time to look for rugs. It’s basically black and white and wood up there so I’m looking for something that won’t stray to far from that but will bring a little extra zing to the party. This rug from Westelm looks like it might be a…