365 Objects Of Design

Tropica Prints from Bianca Hall

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Now it would be fair to say that I am not renowned for my use of colour. I fall firmly into the monochrome end of the spectrum but every now and then, in the interests of fairness, I will make an exception. And this, people, is today’s exception. These gorgeous prints are part of the…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Zoo Posters

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I don’t, as a rule, tend to cover wall art/posters/prints (call it what you will) in the Mad House. This is mainly because it’s such a personal choice and most of the time I’m pretty sure I don’t like what’s on your walls and I’m equally certain you’re not too keen on my choices. But…

Steambent furniture by Tom Raffield

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I have written about Tom Raffield before but when I received a press release with two of his latest designs on I really wanted to show you. Coupled with the brilliant photography (see credits below and in each image) I would love to have just one of his pieces in my own home. The trouble…

Industry Foundry Dining Chair

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It’s no secret that I love a bit of industrial furniture but there is something about these chairs that I particularly like. Is it the way the back curves round to support you? Or the pleasing mix of wood and iron? I’m not entirely sure but I do now that I would happily sit them…

Industrial Meccano Furniture

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What about this then? Do you know what it is? Yes it really is. Funiture.Made.From.Meccano. It’s so exciting I can’t believe it hasn’t existed before now. Based on the popular children’s toy sets, the pieces have been enlarged and can be put together in a range of ways to create tables, consoles, desks and chairs.…

Object of Design: Florian Schmid

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I first came across the German designer Florian Schmid when researching a feature on concrete for The Financial Times (you can read it here if you feel so inclined) and then I went back for a closer look. Born in 1984 ( I know! *Weeps slightly*) he has already won numerous awards for his work…

Liberty Fabrics and Wallpapers

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I have to say I have never really thought of myself as a Liberty kinda gal. I mean I adore the shop and the furniture department is one of my favourite places to browse about. Well, including the shoes and bags bit as well, if I’m honest. But the material? Well I’ve always thought it…

Wall Clocks by Leff Amsterdam

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Oh I do love a clock. We have clocks in every room – two in the kitchen – and I would totally have another. By contrast, I never wear a watch, so am clearly not time-obsessed. Well not much. I am always early for everything and can’t abide lateness, but I don’t have a clock-ticking…

Abigail Ahern’s Collection for Sofa.com

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Ooh look a charcoal velvet sofa. But this isn’t just any charcoal velvet sofa. No, it’s an Abigail Ahern charcoal velvet sofa. Oh yes. As the owner of a different, erm, charcoal velvet sofa, I thought you would like to see this one by everyone’s favourite mistress of the dark. She worked with sofa.com to…

Navy Blue Rugs and Accessories

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As you may have noticed recent posts have been edging slightly away from grey and towards navy and I note, from the comments I receive (many more on Twitter) that lots of you are going in that direction too. The other day, I published a post about a silver and grey rug (in leather since…