Objects of Design #70: Tokyo Pop Chaise

Tokyo Pop Chaise from gomodern.co.uk

Now I can see myself happily lounging on this on a summer afternoon in the garden. And in the winter, when everything looks a little forlorn, it is so sculpural that it will still look great. Imagine it in a snowy garden among the monochrome trees … on the other hand let’s not as we’ve…

Objects of Design #69: Paper Bag Lantern

paper bag lantern from theletteroom.com

Now that the bank holiday is over and, in theory, the rain has gone with it, we can get down to the more serious business of being outside in the garden. If you’re planning a summer party then these bags are just the perfect thing. Choose the letters you want, stick a tea-light in and…

Objects of Design #68: Outdoor Chandelier

ice queen outdoor chandlier from rockettstgeorge.co.uk

This month in Objects of Design, we are In the Garden and following on from yesterday’s post about outdoor dining which included a rather fabulous outdoor chandelier, I promised to bring you one today and here it is: the Ice Queen which you can buy at the ever wonderful Rockett St George . It was designed by…

Objects of Design #67: Morso Outdoor Oven

outdoor oven from morsoliving.co.uk

When the weather finally comes good (cross your fingers) it’s great to fire up the barbecue and invite a few friends round to sit in the garden, but sometimes it would be good to have a change from all that chargrilled meat and salad. And I don’t know about you, but I always feel that…

Objects of Design #66: Thornback and Peel Deckchair

deckchair from thornback&peel.co.uk image from aberfeldywatermill.com

First things first, when the sun does eventually consent to show its face the most basic requirement is a good chair for sitting out in it. I love these classic chairs with a modern twist from Thornback & Peel. I’ve long been a fan of their whimsical prints and this rabbit and cabbages version is…

Objects of Design #65: Indian Ocean Nest of Tables

elliot nest of tables from indian ocean

Nests of tables have tended to be regarded as a a little naff over the years, particularly the tall spindly ones, but, when you think about it, they’re a completely practical solution for gardens. This set from Indian Ocean, not only looks great, but each table will also double up as extra seating if preferred.…

The Househunter 3/5/13

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This week the Househunter found a gorgeous house in London. Saw the price. Fainted. Headed off to visit a classic townhouse in Bath and finished up in West Yorkshire near Harrogate, which was recently voted the happiest place to live. THE LAWNS South Grove Highgate London N6 Price: £7,350,000 Agent: The Modern House They say: Offered…

Objects of Design #64: Living Larder Raised Planter

raised planter living larder from sparrowandfinch.co.uk

Every year I plan to start a proper herb garden and every year I get no further than a small rosemary bush and a pot of basil for the kitchen – which never lasts very long anyway. Perhaps I should invest in one of these. Comes in French Gray or Pigeon (no I know the…

Objects of Design #63: Outdoor Cushion

hindustani floor cushions from plumo

Nothing says summer in the garden like grabbing a cushion from indoors and strolling outside to lie on the grass, or in the park with a book and a cup of coffee. These outdoor cushions from Plumo are 77cm long and nearly 50cm wide so they’re a good size for outdoor lounging. Bring on the…