Volume II

Objects of Design #364: Leather Wall Tiles

leather wall tiles by studioart for rubelli

Earlier in the week, I ran a post on the return of Anaglypta wallpaper which proved as polarising as I expected. But then I was sent details of these leather tiles, which I’m happy to predict will not provoke such a strong reaction (well not until you see the price anyway). So it got me thinking…

Objects of Design #363: Storage Stool Magazine

use old magazines to make a stool like this one from hockenheimer

Now I don’t know about you, but my house is being taken over by magazines. And not even gradually. There is a pile of half-artfully half out of control on the coffee table. There is a (growing) stack under the coffee table. By the bed. On the empty chair at the end of the kitchen…

Objects of Design #362: Danish Lighting

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I came across this Danish lighting company a couple of weeks ago and loved their products. They create modern interpretations of classic lamps which are as functional and sleekly beautiful as you would expect. The lamps above and below are part of the Caravaggio collection designed by Cecile Manz. Made from metal and available in…

Objects of Design #361: Design Vintage New Collection

weekday blackboard in seven sections

Design Vintage sells a wonderful mix of vintage, retro and industrial pieces and when owner Lisa Brass emailed me the other day to show me pieces from the new collection, I thought they would be perfect for the blog. As a trained interior designer, Lisa mixes up all the above styles with some natural tones,…

Objects of Design #360: Wooden Rug

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Believe it or not this is not the first wooden rug I have seen. I was going to buy one from Seletti a few years ago but realised that it was quite thick and that if I forgot to step up onto it I would stub my toe, so I abandoned the idea for practicality’s…

Objects of Design #359: Portrait Carving

the laser cutter creates portraits from photographs - see more at photocarve.co.uk

Look at this. Isn’t it clever. It arrived in the post the other day (my birthday since you ask) and when I peeled off the bubble wrap I saw it in stages, much as you are doing there. And then I realised what it was. It’s the new brainchild of Anthony Hartley who already makes amazing…

Objects of Design #358: & Tradition

and tradition mayer pink sofa

A couple of weeks ago I showed you the rather fabulous offices of Danish company Butchers & Bicycles with its monochrome colour scheme and gorgeous furniture, much of which came from another cool Danish firm called &Tradition. Well, today I thought it was time to have a closer look at them. Founded in 2010 by Martin Kornbek…

Objects of Design #357: Mirrored Trunk Stool

mirror trunk stool by malafor from e-side

Forget what I said yesterday about spraying that industrial pipe coat hook, because about five minutes later I found these stools. Now I know I was saying that our halls tend to be tight spaces but you if you can fit that coat rack you can fit this next to it and then you have…

Objects of Design #356: Pipe Coat Hook

pipe coat hook from cox and cox

This is one of those products that makes me all excited. And yes, some of you will think that’s terribly sad. The rest of you know exactly what I mean. I am mildly obsessed with coat storage as, in the UK at least, halls tend to be tiny places with barely enough room for two…

Objects of Design #355: Canvas Chair by YOY Design

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I came across a picture of these chairs a couple of weeks ago now and I can’t stop thinking about them so I thought it was probably time to share them with you. They have slightly blown my mind. A two dimensional drawing of a chair or a sofa, it can be hung on the…