365 Objects Of Design

Patterned Bath Towel

16th June 2016
urban outfitters towel

We need new towels. We’ve had ours so long they’ve basically started to wear away and fray round the edges. Now, given that we bought them about 15 years ago they’ve done pretty well. But, I think it’s fair to say the time has come. I’m bored with sensible monochrome towels. I fancy a bit…

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365 Objects Of Design

Cloud Toilet Paper Holder

15th June 2016
cloud loo roll holder

I hope you’re not offended by this if you’re reading over breakfast (or at any time come to that) but I think it’s rather brilliant. You all know that I like a bit of wit in interiors. It’s good to bring in something that raises a smile, or is a little bit different from the…

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365 Objects Of Design

Plumen Lights: Invest

14th June 2016
Plumen LED 002 with drop cap pendant in black photographed by Ian Nolan

Their sculptural twisting forms and unusual shapes have turned the eco bulb from a thing of dreariness to a designer statement, and now Plumen, creators of the first designer eco bulb, have turned to crowdfunding for the next stage of their development – a range of LEDs. They are seeking investment of as little as…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

13th June 2016
hotelhenriette2@2x

I am often asked where I find my inspiration and the short answer is simply everywhere. Which is about as helpful as a chocolate teapot isn’t it. I’ll try to expand. It’s not just from magazines and pinterest although that clearly forms a part of it. I’m a big fan of restaurant loos – they…

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Househunter

The Househunter 10/6/16

10th June 2016
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A treat for you today: a tour round a proper Bond villain house that is on the market for $8m but that’s probably small change to yer average villain these days. Some of you will recognise it as the house of Willard Whyte in the 1971 movie Diamonds are Forever. And no I know you…

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365 Objects Of Design

Brass Vase Fair Trade

9th June 2016
hand-etched brass vase from decorators notebook

It’s all very well having the right furniture but, as they say, the devil is in the detail. No, I’ve no idea what it means either, but the point is it’s the accessories and injections of personality that make a room. I’ve been into plenty of places where there is lots of expensive furniture and…

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365 Objects Of Design

Two Seat Velvet Sofa

8th June 2016
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Sometimes you just see something and you know. You just know that it’s the perfect thing and it needs to be in your life. Or at the very least in your house. It can happen with a pair of shoes or a dress. It can happen with a rug or a piece of furniture. It…

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365 Objects Of Design

Bathroom Pendant Lights

7th June 2016
bathroom pendant light from jim lawrence

Wouldn’t these be just dreamy in the bathroom? Regular readers (or those who joined more than a few weeks ago) will remember I ran a series on How to Get the Lighting Right which focused on each room in the house. When it came to the bathroom the rules were complicated. Mainly because of the…

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Mad About . . .

10 Beautiful Rooms

6th June 2016
by summerhillandco.co.uk

This week there is a collection 10 of my favourite Beautiful Rooms. The Mad House is being driven Mad with internet issues – apparently BT need to come and look at a copper wire outside the house… This will take at least five working days. Yeah right…. In the meantime, the internet drops in and…

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Househunter

The Househunter 3/6/16

3rd June 2016
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Friday again so wrap up warm (it is June after all) and let’s start our tour of the pick of this week’s property market. I do love these tall London houses, there’s something so pleasing about the proportions although most of them are quite a lot thinner than this one which is on the market…

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