Hand Held Vessels by Rhian Malin

rhian malin handheld vessels

The trend for bespoke started a few years ago now but it shows no sign of slowing down. Having said that it needs to be a little more sophisticated than just sticking our initials (or those of our children) on everything. These gorgeous blue and white cups are just the perfect way to take this…

Brass Capped Decanter

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Oh I know I know it’s like a dirty little secret but I can’t help it. I have to look. When a couple of weeks have gone by and I think there might have been a new delivery I have to peek to see what’s new. And there is always something new. And byootiful. And…

A Moroccan Scandinavian mash up

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I mentioned yesterday my new discovery Zoco Home, the Finnish company specialising in Moroccan design, and today I thought I would show you a few of the things they actually stock. And yes I have checked, they ship worldwide although US costs are added at checkout and will be more than the €10 (for up to…

10 Beautiful Rooms

10 beautiful rooms by summerhillandco.co.uk

Happy Monday! This picture really caught my eye when I saw it last week. I know it’s been a bit photoshopped for effect, but the ideas still really work for me. I’ve written before about painting a pattern or a rug onto the floor and I love the polished plaster or concrete walls shown here. Throw…

Metallic Pendant Lights

authentics lights by josie morris

Just when I thought I was done with copper and the cooler chrome end of the metallic spectrum I find these lights by Josie Morris and suddenly silver looks gorgeous again. These are called handle lights, for obvious reasons, the soft walnut softens the shades. They’re minimalistic and elegant and you can hang them in…

Black and Brass Nest of Coffee Tables

conran brass and black coffee table

My Grandmother had a nest of tables. Nasty, spindly things they were. You felt the legs would snap as soon as you looked at them and they certainly couldn’t cope with all the children and dogs that roamed about that house. But she liked them; the largest was good for her giant glass ashtray, the…

The Househunter 14/11/14

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It seems we can never quite escape those 50 shades of grey although to be honest, there are only about four in this Marylebone apartment. Still I’m not usually a fan of the paler end of the spectrum, preferring to be a bit more dark and dramatic myself but this works really well, particularly with…

Accessories from made.com

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Earlier this year I visited made.com towers for a meeting (about which I shall remain mysterious and secretive until next year) and while I was there the team was busy unpacking some of the latest editions to their range. This time last year they only did furniture and lighting but the collection has gradually expanded…

Print Your Own 3D Lamp

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As stories about 3D printing and its possibilities gather pace I have been reading them but then shrugging and moving on. After all, I reasoned, it is probably one of those things that isn’t actually going to come anywhere near my life for quite some time. If, indeed ever. It seemed to fall very firmly…