Balloon Mirror

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Balloons are such joyful things aren’t they. And the perfect shape for a mirror. These are designed by Tor Servé and Nicole Vitner Servé from Copenhagen. You might have known they’d be Danish somehow. Perhaps it’s just the styling of the picture. Anyway, they’re made from high quality glass with a small piece of oak…

Jack Monroe Cooks In My Kitchen

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Much excitement in The Mad House last week when the Guardian columnist and food blogger Jack Monroe came to film some recipes for a collaboration with Groupon to raise money for Oxfam, for whom she is also an ambassador. She arrived at about 10am walking on a stick having broken about 47 bones in her foot…

Ten Beautiful Rooms

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A mixed bag for you this week. After last week’s cloud theme I just wanted to show you a collection of spaces that I have really loved this week, starting with this home office above. I really like the idea of painting the wall in two colours but not being dictated to by the presence of…

Wall Luggage Rack

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I have always wanted a vintage wall mounted luggage rack; the sort that turns up on vintage websites having been salvaged from a train. But they’re fiendishly hard to get hold of and so expensive when you find them. These ones, for example, are reproduction and they’re still £360 plus vat. Back in the beginning…

Laura Slater Textiles

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Well, you know me and a graphic monochrome print. These are by Laura Slater who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and showed her latest collection at Home London last week. They’re made from 100 per cent linen and are hand screen printed. The cushions costs £45 and if you’re in the…

The Househunter 16/1/15

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It feels like January has been going on for ever and yet we’re only halfway through. Time for a bit of escapism methinks. So this week The Househunter is off abroad to see what we can find in other places to induce a bit of house envy and desire. First up; that reliable bastion of…

Gold Geometric Mugs and Tea Towels

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I was unable to go to the Home-London show this week but have enjoyed reading the tweets and seeing pictures of all the stands. One of the products that I loved was these bone china gold mugs from Alfred & Wilde. Decorated by hand with 9 carat gold in Stoke on Trent, the geometric patterns…

Picture Ledge Shelves

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It’s January so it must be home improvement month. Well all right not necessarily, but it is, in The Mad House at least, the month in which the list of jobs has managed to co-ordinate with the freetime of the builder/carpenter. So here he is. The hall is full of tool boxes and planks of…

Atissu atissu….

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Described as a “little bit of lovely every day” these tissue boxes are designed by Samantha Dumont who is exhibiting at Home today. Now I’ll be honest, pretty tissue boxes weren’t high on my list of must haves but actually I think these are rather great. And tissues are generally much softer and nicer to use…