365 Objects Of Design

Jimbob Art Plates

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It is a mystery to me why I don’t already own some of these plates. They are by James Ward, aka Jimbobart, and he designs these gorgeous ceramics in his east London studio and they are fired in Stoke on Trent. The top images features some of his new range including the Cheese Defender, cousin…

The Best Sofabed

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Right then are you ready for this? For after three years of searching, several blog posts and a few uncomfortable (if not sleepless) nights I have found the one. Yes, behold, the sofabed of my dreams. There it is in all its glory. Now I appreciate this might not be the one of your dreams…

Copper Bedstead

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Just when I thought I was done with copper in favour of brass, I see this: Isn’t that a beauty. It’s funny because we’re all so used to the brass bedstead look but I’m not sure I’ve ever even thought about a copper bed. And now it’s all I can think about. We have an…

Moomins and Hattifatteners

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Seriously who doesn’t love a Moomin? And with the release of their first film on Friday, I thought you might like to see these wonderful lights which were launched to mark the centenary of Tove Janssen last year. These are the Hattifatteners – silent beings that wander in large herds. The only thing that interests…

New Shop Discovery: Kukka

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Sunday is the perfect day for a virtual wonder round a new shop discovery. There’s a bit more time to linger over breakfast and you can stroll around and see what’s in store without having to take your slippers off. This week, I received an email from David telling me about Kukka, a small British…

T-Chair

stripy chairs by mogg

Aren’t these chairs fun? The black and white stripy one would be perfect in my son’s new bedroom. Or, for football-mad children (which mine aren’t) you could perhaps find stripes to match their football teams. The T chair was created by Annebet Philips, a Dutch designer, and launched at Milan a few weeks ago. Now,…

Desk Chairs

black windows, loft, vintage desk and chairs

Now that the loft is well underway. Perhaps we’ll just say “underway” at this point. What with No 2 son’s bedroom taking over somewhat. And the rain. And the storms. And the pigeon who’s made a nest and laid two eggs in it right in the middle of what will be the bathroom floor. For…

Pendant Light

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Now I wouldn’t normally feature a light like this but a) the image is so beautiful I can’t stop looking at it and b) I actually think it would look amazing in a minimalist monochrome space. It’s made entirely by hand and comes in a standard paint finish of Bitter Chocolate, or you can choose…

Galvanised Chamonix Spotlight

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At the risk of sounding a bit Henry Higgins; By George I’ve got it. At last. The lighting in our kitchen has been a vexed issue for some time. I really hate spotlights. They’re ugly and mostly in the wrong place. I’m constantly looking at pictures of sleek Danish kitchens and admiring the use of…

For the love of Fornasetti

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It’s no secret that The Mad House is a big fan of Fornasetti. Huge. So when I received an invitation to go to Paris for 24 hours to see the exhibition Piero Fornasetti: The Practical Madness at the Les Arts Decoratifs, in the Palais du Louvre, I had my bag backed before you could say…