Anglepoise Brass Collection

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Now I don’t know about you but I thought I knew all there was to know about Anglepoise. A desk lamp that does what its name describes. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that, having written about its invention and elevation to design classic I thought I knew more than the average…

10 Beautiful Rooms… Clouds

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I’m starting this post with an update as, after I ran it originally in January,, so many of you started looking for the artist Chessy Welch who created that beautiful cloud in the first picture. I looked too and couldn’t find it anywhere, but what I did find was the person who took the photograph…

Ilse Crawford for Ikea: In Store Now.

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Once upon a time, a very long time ago, a great Swedish superstore announced that it was going to collaborate with a G/great British designer (who had a Danish mother) to create a collection that would make the rest of us live happily ever after. It was such a long time ago that everyone forgot…

Sphery30 Plywood Lampshade

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Converting the loft has been fantastic in so many ways. I love the new office space and have to pinch myself with excitement every time I sit at my desk. There was, however, one casualty; the huge Ikea Makros dandelion light which hung on the top landing which had to go to make way for…

The Househunter

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Good morning to you all. Or, perhaps good evening. Spot of lunch? Whatever you’re doing, whatever time it is then Greetings. Time for our weekly installment of house envy as we go poking round the properties that are for sale and imagine how we would live given the requisite millions and time-travelling commute possibilities. First…

Rory Dobner Designs

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I am a huge fan of Rory Dobner’s work and, following the launch of his website late last year, he has been coming up with lots of new designs. The site; rorydobner.com has not only all the old favourites (the cat in the monocle for me) but also new characters – look out for the smoking…

Norr 11 Danish Furniture Launch

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Well it wouldn’t be the Mad House if we didn’t find some fabulous Scandi furniture to show you and this is Norr11 which has just launched in the UK. The company takes its inspiration from cultures around the world and then reimagines pieces influenced by Danish Modern design to create timeless furniture. Before we go…

Brass Side Table Update

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I still love this side table so much. I updated this post to say that I had one in my sitting room. The plan was to bring it up to the loft but it’s so perfect downstairs I think the only solution will be to buy another. Or two, for each end of the sofa.…

10 Beautiful Rooms: Half Painted Walls

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Now I have to admit the whole ombre dip-dye thing didn’t really do it for me. It’s a bit too contrived. A bit too ‘look how hard I tried in my house’ to be convincing. I like things to look more organic. More like they just happened. The only exception I make for ombre is…