365 Objects Of Design

Brass Mirror

plumo brass mirror

Plumo and I have a game we play. The catalogue drops through the letterbox. I make a cup of coffee and sit down to pore over its contents. I do this with very few magazines but there is something about Plumo that draws me in. I go through the book turning down the pages of…

Black and White Rug

black and white rug

Now you might feel that you’ve seen enough black and white rugs. That the trend for Beni Ourani rugs is over but, I’m afraid, I have news for you. It ain’t over till it’s over. The patterns may change but if you’ve invested in one like this, or were thinking of doing so but afraid…

Industrial Metal Clock

giant clock from cox and cox

I do love a clock. I have clocks in every room. Sometimes two. Now, it is true that the giant clock can be a bit of a cliche and there are clocks I love that I wouldn’t buy because they are ubiquitous. However, I will make an exception for this one. Why? Firstly because it…

Gold Tripod Side Table

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Well if anything was going to sum up the beauty of brass and navy (and bring over those waverers who are still looking at copper and grey) then this is it. The walls are painted in Little Greene’s Basalt, a colour I have featured before but which changes according to the light. So, on my…

A Portable Kitchen

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Believe it or not this is a kitchen. A portable, micro kitchen to be exact. Design for offices and small spaces where there might not be room for the more conventional type. The idea is that you can move them to where you need and put them away afterwards. Each cupboard will take either a…

Bubble Light

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Now I do try to be practical here. The daily Object of Design tries hard to adhere to the William Morris beautiful and useful school of thought and, I try, where I can, honestly I do, to also keep it affordable. But sometimes I see something so gorgeous that it just has to be included…

Leather Sofa Bed

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I am very excited to report that the architect has visited to discuss the loft. Now I know I have form with architects but this one comes highly recommended and also when it comes to lofts you really need one as you have to have proper drawings and not just sketches on graph paper which…

Brass Kitchen Chair

isaac brass chair

The other day I was discussing the redecoration of the hall, stairs and landing with a client. We then moved into the kitchen, as she wanted to bounce a few ideas around for a mini-refurb. Her kitchen chairs, she said, were a wedding present many years ago and she was bored with them. Would it…

Candlesticks and Hygge

pink candle

The eagle-eyed among you (well those who follow me on Twitter anyway) will have noticed a certain amount of grumbling recently following two power cuts in a week. Yes, a WEEK. It was like the 1970s round here. And not in a good way. I didn’t get any Angel Delight and there were no suede…

Alice in Wonderland Tea Set

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But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland And now…