The Top Trend Predictions 2013

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Trends are funny old things as half of you will look at what is predicted and instantly decide to go the other way and the other half will hate it on sight and then discover about two years later they have quietly been going in that direction anyway. But here are five of the strongest…

Objects Of Design #307: Tall Dustpan & Brush

HAPPY NEW YEAR! So here we are again. Doesn’t time fly? Where did the year go? What day is it again? What? Never? Well not for January at least. Resolutions? Ha! Two of those had gone before you got home from the party last night. Objects of Design is focusing on the domestic detox for…

Objects Of Design #306: Work and Play Notebook

I simply can’t get through life without a beautiful notebook, and as it’s the last day of the year it seemed fitting to show you one of my favourites. This leather case comes in a variety of colours with two notebooks. They’re made by The Bookery and if you don’t fancy work and play, you…

Objects Of Design #305: Hammered Brass Bowl

There are so many uses for this pretty brass bowl. Standing a few candles in it will bounce the light softly around. Fill it with nibbles for a party or with fruit the rest of the year. Or what about in the bathroom or on a dressing table for all those bits that seem to…

Objects Of Design #304: Breakfast Set

Breakfast is, they say, the most important meal of the day but for many of us it’s about standing in the kitchen shoving in toast with one hand while packing children’s schoolbags with the other. Or slurping a cup of coffee while checking emails and getting dressed at the same time. Whatever your breakfast usually…

Private Viewing: Celebrity Living Rooms

Courtney Cox's Malibu home photographed by Simon Upton for Elle Decor

Last week, Mad About The House brought you some celebrity kitchens to gawp at. This week, as we have now reached the lounging about stage of holidays, here are some celebrity living rooms. Those of you who attended last week will remember that we closed with Sting and Trudie Styler’s 18th century London townhouse kitchen.…

Objects Of Design #303: Ototo Spaghetti Tower

By this stage in the proceedings (post-Christmas-blow-out-pre-January-diet) a little pasta is probably feeling like a great thing to eat. I just love this Israeli-designed spaghetti tower. Stores the pasta and then you clip open the part of the lid depending on how many people you are catering for.   Genius. And stylish. What more could…

Objects Of Design #302: Missoni Noah Towel

So how are we doing with the Christmas marathon then? By this stage you’re probably thinking of venturing outside for the first time in a few days and for many of you that will mean a trip to the sales. Well, nothing seems to sum up sales purchases like new towels. These are by Missoni,…