Objects of Design #110: Kitchen Storage from Jasper Conran

the new country kitchen range from J Conran for Debenhams

Now look at this. I love it when the High Street gets it right and the new collection from Jasper Conran for Debenhams is great. Having said yesterday I wasn’t sure about storage jars with labels, I do like these ones. They’re glass for starters so you can see what’s going on and at £7…

Objects of Design #109: Vintage Storage Tins

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There are so many different sorts of storage jars out there and, I have to admit, I’m not a fan of the pre-labelled ones for the most part. My own storage jars are all the same Quatre Saison with the gold lids in varying sizes. I prefer glass so you don’t need a label and…

Objects of Design #108: Magazine Rack from Merci

magazine rack from Merci

I’ll admit it, I buy far too many magazines. It’s research. Honest. And the question remains what to do with them all? There’s only so many you can put on the coffee table. And in a pile under the coffee table. And pretending to be the coffee table. The answer, probably, is a magazine rack. But…

Objects of Design #107: Joseph Joseph 10th Anniversary

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Ten years ago, twin brothers Anthony and Richard Joseph took a long close look at some every day kitchen implements and decided to make them better. The result was the Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot, the hinged chopping board that allowed you to pour what you had sliced straight into a pan without spilling it all over…

The Househunter 14/6/13

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This week, The Househunter despaired of summer arriving and headed up to Scotland where a baronial castle felt like the right sort of property to hide out in during the miserable weather. Meandering back down south, we stopped in Yorkshire at what has been described as one of Britain’s most celebrated modernist houses. Then it…

Objects of Design #106: Wall Mounted Wine Rack

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It’s Friday, it will shortly be wine o’clock and so for that reason it seemed appropriate that today’s object of design should be this, wonderful, wall mounted wine rack. For those of you that didn’t fancy the wooden champagne rack from a few days ago, this is smaller, slightly less obtrusive and, it has to…

Objects of Design #105: Vintage Cinema Seats

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You might think this is a touch leftfield as a storage item but the first obvious answer is what is a chair if not storage for the body (or perhaps just bottom) and the second, less obvious, is that storage is about finding space to put things and the joy of these folding seats is…

Objects of Design #104: Vintage Wooden Filing Cabinet

vintage wooden filing drawers from Home Barn

After the modernity of yesterday’s pieces, it felt right to look at something a little more vintage today. I love mixing old and new and this would be the perfect storage for either a playroom – my son would love to fill with carefully sorted Lego pieces; one for bodies, one for wheels and so…

Objects of Design #103: Belly Desk by Steuart Padwick

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With a name like that it had to be included in this month’s series on storage. I’m not sure its belly is quite big enough for the amount of storage that I seem to need to cram away but it might encourage a little more tidiness in future. Designed by Steuart Padwick the slim legs give…