Househunter

The Househunter

8th July 2016
Domus-Nova-for-sale-Oxford-Gardens-London-3

We’ve come over all architectural this week. Usually I concentrate more on the interiors as that is tends to be what sells a house (well that and location obvs) but this week I wanted to show you this house in Surrey which, I’m pretty certain none of you are going to be buying. Although if…

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365 Objects Of Design

10 Best Floor Lamps

7th July 2016
oliver floor lamp from graham & green

Well that month flew past didn’t it and so we find it’s time for the second of my 10 Best series. Last month I showed you 10 of the best dining chairs and this time we’re going to be looking at 10 of the best Floor Lamps. Lighting is so often left to the last minute…

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365 Objects Of Design

Kitchen Innovations from Magnet Part IV

6th July 2016
EasyFlow_product_kitchen_003

Well here it is the final piece in my collaboration with Magnet. There have been some good ideas which you can catch up with here  or, for those of you who can’t quite summon up the energy to click the link, there has been the folding step ladder which can be stored in the plinth or…

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365 Objects Of Design

New Shop Discovery: Curious Egg

5th July 2016
gold baba jug from curious egg

Oh we do love to find a new shop here in The Mad House; it’s a well known fact that retail therapy is the cure for (nearly all) ills, so come with me now into the world of the Curious Egg, a hitherto undiscovered corner of the internet, selling all manner of deliciousness for your…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

4th July 2016
modern meets rustic in this Swedish home, image by Kristoffer Johnssonmodern meets rustic in this Swedish home, image by Kristoffer Johnsson

Right come up, get up, shake a leg, hit the floorboards. Time to get up, stand up, be counted, all of that sort of thing. I just think it’s time don’t you? Mind you this does look like a very relaxing bedroom. It’s not my normal style but these are not normal times. At the…

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Househunter

The Househunter 1/7/16

1st July 2016
open plan kitchen via the modern house

Well, well, well, I don’t know about you but I seem to have snapped right out of the five stages of grief (somewhere around no 4) in favour of slightly maniacal laughter. If ever the feeling that we just have to carry on (not buying the calm bit, sorry) then the last few days have…

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365 Objects Of Design

Pocket Organiser Wall Storage

30th June 2016
Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 12.22.56

In times of stress I retreat into list-making (currently: buy suitcase, run for hills or stay in bed and eat scrambled egg on toast). When I have done that – making sure to include a few things I have already done so I can start by ticking things off and feeling a positive sense of…

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365 Objects Of Design

Wicker Chair

29th June 2016
wicker chair

So I think we all need a sit down don’t we? Whichever side of the fence you are on (and let’s not get into that here) a nice sit down with a cup of tea/bottle of Gin, depending on your preference and time of day, is always a good idea. I have been waiting to…

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365 Objects Of Design

BIsazza Tiles

28th June 2016
Frozen Garden by Marcel Wander for Bisazza

Last week I was invited to the Bisazza tile showroom in London to have a go at doing my own tiling. Now let’s be clear on one thing, there was no preparation or grouting involved. This was purely a design thing. A chance to see the endless possibilities that are available with tiles. We tend…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

27th June 2016
33 new road, whitechapel, a new boutique hotel

It is a truth universally acknowledged  – in Denmark at least – that good design makes people happy. And, as the nation responsible for some of the greatest pieces of furniture in the last 100 years, I, for one, am not going to argue with that. So, while it might feel strange to be looking…

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