Industrial Metal Clock

giant clock from cox and cox

I do love a clock. I have clocks in every room. Sometimes two. Now, it is true that the giant clock can be a bit of a cliche and there are clocks I love that I wouldn’t buy because they are ubiquitous. However, I will make an exception for this one. Why? Firstly because it…

The Househunter: 20/2/15

crittall

We’re heading straight over to Sweden this week to have a poke about this 1935 detached house which has been rather beautifully done. I probably wouldn’t have quite as much painted furniture as there is here but the floors and proportions are great. I like all the different shades of white which gives real texture…

Luxecyled Furniture

fornesetti chest of drawers

The buzzword in interiors at the moment is bespoke. We can’t afford to have everything made to measure but sprinkled among the flatpack, the vintage, the inherited and the high street, it’s great to be able to have one or two original pieces. As many of you know, I’m not a great fan of the…

Pulley Light

original_contemporary-pulley-pendant-1

The trend for industrial lighting shows no sign of diminishing and this is a rather splendid example of the genre. The gold fitting and cable bring a more sophisticated feel to this light and the pulley is a practical addition. The light is fully customisable so you can choose the colour of the cable, whether…

Gold Tripod Side Table

gold-tripod-side-table-from miafleur.com

Well if anything was going to sum up the beauty of brass and navy (and bring over those waverers who are still looking at copper and grey) then this is it. The walls are painted in Little Greene’s Basalt, a colour I have featured before but which changes according to the light. So, on my…

10 Beautiful Rooms

Found on cocokelley.com

So what’s been the inspiration this week? Well, I mentioned last week that the architect had visited with a view to drawing up plans for the loft conversion. We sat in the kitchen and as I pondered whether to paint the bifold doors black, he suggested using crittall windows in the loft (for that warehouse feel)…

A Portable Kitchen

portable micro kitchen1

Believe it or not this is a kitchen. A portable, micro kitchen to be exact. Design for offices and small spaces where there might not be room for the more conventional type. The idea is that you can move them to where you need and put them away afterwards. Each cupboard will take either a…

Bubble Light

giopato-coombes-editions-bolle-blown-glass-lamp-designboom-04

Now I do try to be practical here. The daily Object of Design tries hard to adhere to the William Morris beautiful and useful school of thought and, I try, where I can, honestly I do, to also keep it affordable. But sometimes I see something so gorgeous that it just has to be included…

The Househunter 13/2/15

themodernhouse

And it’s Friday once again. Hurray. And there’s Valentine’s Day (schmalentine). And half term, and my birthday. And my twenty year anniversary (that’s how freakin’ old I am) and while we’re on the subject of anniversaries the blog has now been going for exactly three years. It was launched in February 2012 so it doesn’t…