365 Objects Of Design

Z1 Cotton Lamp Pendant

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It’s taken me a while to make my mind up about these pendant lamps, but suddenly, now that the summer is here, they feel perfect for the long summer days. Designed by Chilean Creative Director Nelson Sepulveda for Ay Illuminate, the Z1 pendant lamp is a celebration of local handicraft crafts and skills from different cultures. The frame is made from bamboo and the whole light…

Metal Magazine Rack

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Now I don’t know if my magazine habit is a particularly bad one. I may, in fact, be no better or worse than you. I mean I have a large coffee table, which, although it is mainly used as a repository for coffee table books (part of the job description) and glasses of wine (an…

Grey Dhurrie Sofa

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Like many of you most of us I have a love/hate relationship with Anthropologie. I hate the prices, do, actually, quite love the stuff. Except for the dip-dyed log. That sends me into a fury every time I see it. Heaven knows what I would do if I went into someone’s house and they actually…

Cuckoo Clock

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I do like a new take on an old theme and you don’t get much more old school than the cuckoo clock. This gorgeous grey number is from Cox and Cox and it has just arrived in stock. It’s a Taiwanese design and, in addition to the traditional cuckoo, there is another bird that comes with…

Cream Stoneware Jugs

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After yesterday’s visual feast of images showing off the new collection at H&M, today we are keeping it simple with a look at these three gorgeous white jugs. They’re from the new collection at Rigby and Mac and are by Danish designer House Doctor. I just love how they look with those branches of eucalyptus…

New Collection from H&M

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There’s nothing I like more than a little wander around the home department of a high street store. You can find real treats there and it’s an affordable way to give a room a little refresh, or bring home something new that doesn’t break the bank. I have spoken on these pages before about how…

Steel Desk

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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

Honeycomb Throw

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The other day after dinner with friends ended slightly too early, it was decided that we would return to their house for one last glass of wine (I might tell you that that last one is the killer glass. That’s the one that will give you the hangover, but still we’re not here to talk…

Black Wicker Garden Chair

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Oh I’m fed up with this lack of summer. It’s here, it’s gone, it’s hot, it’s cold. It can’t make its mind up is what it is. Anyway, one of the other things that isn’t right is my garden seating.  I have a couple of plastic chairs that are both ugly and uncomfortable (I know…

Small Buttonback Sofa

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So the other day I was putting together a lookbook for a client and I came across this gorgeous little sofa which is just perfect for a bedroom so I thought I would share it here. Whenever I visit a client’s house for a consultation I put together a detailed PDF lookbook afterwards which includes…