Objects of Design: & 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…

Mad About … Anaglypta Wallpaper

painted embossed wallpaper via Inge Zelewitz on pinterest

Sit down and take a deep breath because it’s true; textured wallpaper is making a comeback. Galling when I think I painstakingly stripped off about nine layers of the stuff in my last house less than ten years ago but that was then. Now it’s back and before you realise you’ll all be at it.…

Objects of Design: Copper Chair by Blu Dot

real good chair by blu dot

I love this chair. Made from powder-coated steel it’s basically a flat pack piece of furniture. You simply fold along the lines to assemble. The copper patina will age naturally so it will become more and more beautiful with time. The copper would be my favourite, and, I appreciate that at £299, it’s a hefty…

Objects of Design: New Kitchen from Ikea

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Today, Ikea launches its first new kitchen for 25 years. Metod (disappointingly pronounceable if you ask me) will replace Faktum, found in so many homes up and down the land. The modular system can be configured in pretty much any way you want – according to Ikea they got to 400,000 combinations before they stopped…

The Househunter

campden hill road from domus nova

Returning to look at some of the best houses we saw this year, the Househunter first went to this four bedroom house in Kensington. Recently refurbished, it’s on the market with Domus Nova for £3,500,000. It’s arranged over four floors with a huge open plan living, kitchen, and dining room on the ground floor that…

Objects of Design: 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: Scoreboard Coathanger

scoreboard coathanger from e-side

Hall storage: always useful especially at this time of year when you might have the odd guest. Hall storage is a vexatious issue because everyone wants something different so I make no apologies about returning to the subject on a regular basis. I have already featured the rather ingenious Hat Tree which is adaptable and extendable…

Objects of Design: Swedese Furniture

swedese log bench

Continuing the best of the Mad House, I really did enjoy learning about this company. Amid all the shouting about the Paris trade show Maison et Objet 2014, there was one name which seemed to keep popping up or, perhaps once I had noticed it it seemed like it was everywhere. That name was Swedese,…

Mad About … Loft Style

dream loft space image by Philip Karlberg, for Swedish Elle Interiör.

Well here we are again. It’s December already and this year I have decided to make it about the best of the Mad House. This is partly because everyone’s too busy to read blogs at the moment and partly because I was looking up an old post the other day and I thought: there’s a…