365 Objects Of Design, Five Finds

Trend: Pineapples

22nd April 2014

I have always loved pineapples. The symbol of hospitality and welcome, the pineapple is often seen at the entrance to grand old houses and is a recurring theme throughout history. It’s back again for 2014. Last year it was flamingoes and owls everywhere you look, this time it’s the turn of this deliciously spiky fruit…

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Mad About . . .

Mad About… Grey Interiors

21st April 2014

Last week I featured the lights of Buster and Punch and this week I wanted to show you how they use their products in residential spaces. The company was founded by architect and designer Massimo Minale in 2012. It’s a little bit rock and roll and little bit leather and brass and quite a lot…

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Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali Eggcups

20th April 2014
salvador dali salt and pepper

Aren’t these egg cups great – Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dali. They illustrated by Ingela P Arrenhius for OMM Design in Sweden and you can buy them for £18 from Hunkydory Home. In addition to the egg cups, there is also a salt and pepper set featuring Dali and Picasso. Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy the…

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The Easter Bunny by HAM

19th April 2014
easter bunnies from Hammade

It’s Easter weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of bouncing bunnies. I have featured the work of Jo Robinson of H A M before. I own one of her mugs and a tea towel, but those were pigs and these are rabbits. It’s hard to choose a favourite although I…

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Gold Lustre Cups

17th April 2014
gold spotty cups and mugs from lunalighting.co.uk

After yesterday’s stripes it seemed only fair to look at spots today. Aren’t these pretty? Made by Anna Perring, of Luna Lighting, these are the latest addition to her range which also includes lots of tea light holders. Anna is based at Cockpit Arts, a studio in Bloomsbury which provides affordable studio space and support…

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Striped picnic blankets and cushions

16th April 2014
grey striped garden cushions from nordic house

It’s been nearly a week of sunshine (not that I’m counting or anything) and operation fantasy garden is in full swing. I’ve found the perfect elegant lounging chair, some great accessories for eating outside and now this gorgeous quilted picnic blanket and cool striped cushions. I’m not one for bright colours and florals so it’s…

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Picnic with Plumo

15th April 2014
eat outdoors by plumo

There’s no going back now. I have unpacked the deck chairs and cleaned them off. Never mind that I was wearing thick sweater while I was doing it, the sun was out, the sky was clear and I have banished winter from my garden. All this lovely weather makes me want to eat outside. I…

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Inuk Design from Greenland

14th April 2014
inuk design greenland

When I started this blog I wanted to show you products and designs that you might not otherwise find yourselves. I also wanted to help the smaller designers and manufacturers reach a wider audience so they might increase sales and you might be able to find those individual pieces that give your home its personality.…

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Garden Lounge Chair

13th April 2014
metal lounge chair garden

I hardly dare think it, let alone write it, but perhaps, just perhaps it is time to think that summer might be around the corner. There is blue sky with fluffy white clouds, there is a yellow orb peeking shyly out from behind them and the lawn definitely needs mowing. This metal lounge chair is…

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Raven Hanger

12th April 2014
raven hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir.

As those of you who follow me on twitter may be aware, I was recently invited to Iceland to visit DesignMarch, the annual design and fashion fair, now in its fifth year. I wrote about the event last year for The Financial Times and was thrilled to be invited to see it for real last week.…

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