Objects Of Design #247: Mercury Glass Diamond Pendant

Hand -blown glass pendant

This is a bit different from the run of the mill pendant lights, although I would suggest you hang it somewhere where it will provide atmosphere and decoration rather than over a desk where homework needs to be done. The glass is handblown, the diamond pattern is etched on and the whole thing is given…

Object Of Design #246: Seletti Neon Letters

pick and choose your letters

  I am aware as I write this that I am talking about something which may only be any good for the ten minutes before anyone finds out about it, at which point it may become irredeemably naff. But, having said that, I love these letters. Having always hankered  after a Tracey Emin Neon but…

Objects Of Design #245: Rory Dobner Skull Cushion

rory dobner cushions

  We end this month’s Objects of Design Autumn series with these gorgeous skull cushions from Rory Dobner. Well it is Halloween after all. I love Dobner’s intricate black and white drawings and this isn’t the first time he has made it into Objects of Design but I just couldn’t resist these. The other side is…

Design Classics: #39: Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair

wassily-chair-Marcel-Breuer-Knoll

So today’s question is: What is the link between that chair and this bicycle? The answer is that Marcel Breuer was a keen cyclist. He had an Adler bicycle which he particularly admired for its functional design. An apprentice at the Bauhaus school in Germany, he graduated in 1924 and headed for Paris, but returned…

Objects Of Design #244: Chunky Metal Candleholders

If Autumn is the season of candles, and yesterday’s beauties really were something to write home about, then you’ll be needing some holders to put them in. These are metal, which makes a change from the usual and will look great with a big church candle sitting on the top. I’d like the white one,…

Objects Of Design #243: Slow Light Baroque Candles

These gorgeously shaped candles from Belgian company Slowlight will bring a touch of sophistication to any winter’s evening. Every candle is packaged and finished by hand and they come in a range of colours, including black and white but also chocolate and anthracite. If you want to see the full range then click here , but be…

Objects Of Design #242: Decorative Quilt and Cushion

So the clocks have gone back and, although it will be dark all afternoon, it will at least be a little lighter in the mornings. Lay this gorgeously pretty bedspread over your duvet and snuggle up while you can. It has a vintagey look about it with its faded colours and blowsy flowers but would…