Desk Storage and Other Things

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Browsing around the interweb the other day I came across this site called April and the Bear (great name I thought) and went in to investigate. Turns out it’s an Irish online retailer with a really good eye for interesting and unusual stuff. Now I know you like a weekend wander round a new shop…

Gilded Dapper Animal Plates

owl plate from westelm

So it’s that time of year and frankly, if you can’t have fun with yer crockery at Christmas then when can you? I love these plates. They’re from Westelm and it’s not just the monochrome with the gold touches but the expressions on their faces – particularly the owl and the penguin. If you don’t fancy…

The Househunter 28/11/14

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Hello Househunters and how are you all this week? Flexing your fantasy credit cards or perhaps just flexing the fantasy mortage lender. With the news this week that the over 40s are being turned down for mortgages, this page is become ever more a dreamspace and not just because of the house prices. Still let’s…

Five Bulb Pendant Lamp

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It is a truth widely accepted in journalistic circles that two is a coincidence and three is a trend. So I shall have to say that as two of my clients have expressed an interest in these lights then I can’t, yet, tell you that it’s a burgeoning trend. I have to admit that it’s…

New Wallpapers from Little Greene

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A little treat for you today as I have snagged the latest photos from Little Greene showing their new wallpaper collection, which will be released in January 2015. For this, the company’s eighth collection, they have once again turned to the archives for these striped papers which go so well with the greys from their…

The Groove Lamp

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The Groove lamp is named for obvious reasons but in addition to the painted grooves, you can also turn the base so that you can line up the stripes if you want. Or, in my case, not. The other neat trick is that you can have the stripes painted in any Farrow and Ball colour…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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This week has been all about kitchens for me. Two clients for Mad About Your House needing help with the most important room in the house. One wanting to start again, one need a refresh and a tweak after we had reconfigured the den next door. The latter wanted to take down a temporary wall between…

Postmodern Pastel Plates

sottsass ceramics from darkroom

We’ve know each other quite a while now haven’t we? And it’s fair to say that I’m not a great one for pattern. Unless it’s mainly monochrome. And really quite geometric. And really not too bright and ooh look at these… They’re part of a range called Stolen From De Stijl by Darkroom London, and…

New Shop: Atkin & Thyme

wheels console table from atkin and thyme

Nothing I like more than a virtual browse around a new shop on a Saturday morning. Coffee in one hand, mouse in the other (a plate of toast and marmalade nearby) and not forgetting slippers firmly on feet because it is, probably, raining out there. And if it isn’t it’s definitely cold. So it’s virtual…