Househunter

The Househunter 13/6/16

13th May 2016
black and white kitchen

A study in black, white, marble and wood, this is a great house that just needs a few personal touches from the eventual buyer. You know the sort of thing – a few rugs, photos and pictures on the wall. The vendors have clearly taken the estate agent’s advice to depersonalise VERY seriously. It’s the…

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How To Get The Lighting Right: Lighting Art

12th May 2016
how to get the lighting right - art work

It’s back again – by more popular demand. This series on How To Get The Lighting Right continues today with advice on how to light art. Now, before you get carried away, I’m not assuming you’ve all got a stockpile of Picassos and Monets that are looking a bit rubbish over the sofa, but it’s…

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365 Objects Of Design

Mirror with Brass Shelf

11th May 2016
mirror with brass shelf from westelm

Sometimes you just want something simple and minimal that does its job with elegance and isn’t rushing into the room shouting: “Look at me. Look at ME.” Yes, of course sometimes that is exactly what you want, but it’s like school – you can’t have everybody shouting at the same time or it’s chaos. Every…

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365 Objects Of Design

Gold Butterfly Coffee Table

10th May 2016
gold butterfly coffee table from graham and green

Now I sense this one might be controversial but it can be good to shake things up a bit. Either that or all the sun at the weekend has turned my head, but, I rather like this gold butterfly coffee table. Now before you all start shouting, it’s a question of how you style it.…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

9th May 2016
via cubicstudios.com

We’re starting in the bathroom this week. That may seem strange to you but as I’m planning our bathroom refurbishment I’m drawn to that particular space and the rest of you will have to come with me. But why wouldn’t you when you can see this gorgeous wallpaper below. It’s Derwent by Osborne and Little…

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Househunter

The Househunter 6/5/16

6th May 2016
grey bedroom via the modern house

Well this is pretty isn’t it? It’s a three bedroom mews house in Camden, which has been refurbished by the designer and fashion stylist Kate Halfpenny, and for those of you who aren’t clear exactly who she is, she is a wedding dress designer who is mates with Kate Moss, which puts this into context…

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365 Objects Of Design

Metal Storage Boxes

5th May 2016
metal storage boxes from cox and cox

I hate filing. I really do. I will go to quite extraordinary lengths to avoid doing it, although my excuse is that I can usually find whichever document I need from the relevant pile of waiting-to-be-filed quite fast. It’s when I try and file it and get bored halfway through that the trouble starts. I…

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365 Objects Of Design

Chisel and Mouse 3D Cityscape

4th May 2016
chisel and mouse detail

Last year I told you about Chisel and Mouse, the company making detailed sculpture of famous buildings from around the world. They have now added to their range with these amazing cityscapes. A 3D map of a city reproduced in perfect detail  on a scale of 1:5000. This one is London, as you can probably…

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365 Objects Of Design

Wood and Leather Dining Chair

3rd May 2016
wood and leather dining chair from rockett st george

Now I don’t know about you but I am constantly amazed at the number of hideous dining chairs there are out there. You know the ones I mean – fabric covered (really? why would you cover something that is in close proximity to food in material that is fixed to the chair and can NEVER…

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10 Beautiful Rooms

2nd May 2016
Patrick Lewis Architects

Good Morning Everyone. Or possibly afternoon. Might even be evening by the time you drop in. Greetings to you all anyway. Are you ready for a stroll through 10 Beautiful Rooms? We’ve got some lovely ones for you this week. First up, what do you think of this floor. My friend and business partner (together…

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