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Interview with Mineheart

23rd June 2015
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Regular visitors to The Mad House will know that I am a huge fan of Brendan Young and Vanessa Battaglia, the husband and wife team behind the Eccentric (their capital E) British Design House Mineheart. You can see their wonderful trompe l’oeil bookshelf wallpaper in the images above, which I bought five years ago and…

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Meet The Designers: Joseph Joseph

20th September 2012
The garlic rocker: easy to crush easy to clean

  Twin brothers Antony and Richard Joseph launched Joseph Joseph in 2002 selling innovative and stylish kitchenware. Their clever folding Chop2Pot board and Nest, a set of stacking bowls including a colander, sieve and juicer, take everyday objects and somehow make them better in ways that you wouldn’t have thought necessary – until you use…

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Deryn Relph: Textile Designer

24th May 2012

  Five years ago Deryn Relph was wearing a lab coat and testing waste water for the environment agency. Now her designs have been featured in Elle Deco and Vogue and she spends her time creating her beautiful textiles in a log cabin at the bottom of her garden. As a teenager in the 80s,…

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Chantal Coady of Rococo Chocolates

10th May 2012

Chantal Coady’s life has been turned upside down. It’s not the former textile designer’s forthcoming book, new shop opening, latest range of chocolates or house she is renovating in France. No, all of that is fine. All in a day’s work actually. No Coady has chosen to live upside down. In her three storey London…

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Marianne Brandi of Day Home

26th April 2012

  On the day I am due to meet Marianne Brandi, the creative director of super-cool Danish brand Day Home, it is pouring with rain. We are to meet at Liberty, the site of her new pop-up shop and I am early. So, it transpires is she. As I splatter through the puddles, I spy…

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