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Objects Of Design #245: Rory Dobner Skull Cushion

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  We end this month’s Objects of Design Autumn series with these gorgeous skull cushions from Rory Dobner. Well it is Halloween after all. I love Dobner’s intricate black and white drawings and this isn’t the first time he has made it into Objects of Design but I just couldn’t resist these. The other side is…

Objects Of Design #244: Chunky Metal Candleholders

If Autumn is the season of candles, and yesterday’s beauties really were something to write home about, then you’ll be needing some holders to put them in. These are metal, which makes a change from the usual and will look great with a big church candle sitting on the top. I’d like the white one,…

Objects Of Design #243: Slow Light Baroque Candles

These gorgeously shaped candles from Belgian company Slowlight will bring a touch of sophistication to any winter’s evening. Every candle is packaged and finished by hand and they come in a range of colours, including black and white but also chocolate and anthracite. If you want to see the full range then click here , but be…

Objects Of Design #242: Decorative Quilt and Cushion

So the clocks have gone back and, although it will be dark all afternoon, it will at least be a little lighter in the mornings. Lay this gorgeously pretty bedspread over your duvet and snuggle up while you can. It has a vintagey look about it with its faded colours and blowsy flowers but would…

Objects Of Design #241: Cable Furniture

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Now pay attention (007) because this is clever. If you fancy entertaining but don’t have enough chairs, or if an impromptu drinks turns into plates of pasta and you need extra seating, this is the answer. Not all of us have room for folding chairs and, let’s be honest, they’re not always that comfortable. But…

Objects Of Design #240: Napkins

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  If Autumn is about staying in and cooking for friends because it’s too cold and wet to go out, then you need to make a bit of an effort when they come round. Start with napkins. You never know where it might lead. I’ve been a fan of Thornback & Peel’s deckchairs for years…

Objects Of Design #239: Lililite Bed Lamp

Now this is a clever idea: a bookshelf with a built-in reading light. It’s made from plywood and an energy efficient LED light that also manages to give you a place to rest your book when you’ve finished reading for the night. How’s that for a multi-tasking bit of kit?  Great for those long winter…

Objects Of Design #238: Metal Bazaar Boxes

The thing about Autumn is it brings with it the promise of all those things you meant to do over the summer but didn’t get round to because the weather was too nice. So, now is the time to sort out those old photos, cuttings and anything else that’s been lying around for a while…

Objects Of Design #237: Tableware by Broste Copenhagen

By this stage of October, it basically just feels dark all the time and if the weather at the time of writing is anything to go by, then by 4pm it’s down tools, up heating and retire to the sofa with a cup of tea and a biscuit. This rather lovely stripy set from Broste…

Objects Of Design #236: Super Soft Fringe Throw

Boys seem to hate throws almost as much as they hate cushions, but the fact of the matter is that they are very useful at this time of year when there’s a chill in the air, and they also look rather inviting draped over the arm of a sofa. Another, more practical use is that…