The Househunter 10/7/15

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Bewdley is a charming little town on the banks of the river Severn in Worcestershire, its name, which has morphed from the French Beau-Lieu meaning beautiful spot, sums it up for many. Although there is a reference to it in the Domesday book, it was built largely in the Georgian era, which makes it all…

Glamorous Art Deco Bed

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Now I don’t know about you, but I prefer my bedroom to be a minimal, zen-like space with very little going on. My clothes are hidden behind a false wall that doubles up as a wardrobe, the walls and floors are white and there are a couple of simple, monochrome prints on the wall. The…

Wood Shelves with Leather Straps

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These simple wooden shelves with tan leather straps are just so simple and so stylish. I wrote about something similar last year but they were made in Australia and while the company that made them did ship to the UK, it’s quite a big deal to ship something from that far away (not least because…

Model Buildings by Chisel and Mouse

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If you have a big screen then take a moment to look at these images in detail. They are perfect recreations of a huge range of buildings from all over the world, including Battersea Power Station, The Glasgow School of Art, The Guggenheim and The New York Yankees Old Stadium. They are created by two…

10 Beautiful Rooms

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We’re kicking off this week’s edition of 10 Beautiful Rooms with these two gorgeous spaces, one of which feautures the Z1 pendant light from yesterday. I imagine that in real life they are both probably white rooms with white floors but on my computer they have a very soft pink element to them which contrasts…

Zara Home: Shop Linen

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Earlier this year I wrote about the fantastic finds to be had at Zara Home and I was going to return to the subject simply to point out that many of the items I featured are now on sale, but then I found these images and I thought you might like them too. Ostensibly, this…

Z1 Cotton Lamp Pendant

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It’s taken me a while to make my mind up about these pendant lamps, but suddenly, now that the summer is here, they feel perfect for the long summer days. Designed by Chilean Creative Director Nelson Sepulveda for Ay Illuminate, the Z1 pendant lamp is a celebration of local handicraft crafts and skills from different cultures. The frame is made from bamboo and the whole light…

The Househunter 3/7/15

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Just one property for you this week. Because it’s a rather special one and I wanted to have a proper look around. It’s an early design by the architect Norman Foster, who, if you’re not up on your architects is like the Mick Jagger or Paul McCartney of his world. A sort of architectural rock…

Metal Magazine Rack

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Now I don’t know if my magazine habit is a particularly bad one. I may, in fact, be no better or worse than you. I mean I have a large coffee table, which, although it is mainly used as a repository for coffee table books (part of the job description) and glasses of wine (an…