Mad About . . .

Mad About… Grand Budapest Hotel

24th March 2014
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I do love a Wes Anderson film and while I haven’t seen this one yet I see no reason to assume that I won’t like it as much as the others. There have been countless essays and blog posts written on Anderson’s work, ranging from how Star Wars would be if he filmed it (here),…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Black or White Laundry Bag

24th March 2014
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Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring the most pleasure. And today that simple thing is a laundry bag. My beautiful (and rather expensive hyacinth) basket has finally died. This may have rather more to do with Enid Cat using it as a chew toy and bolt hole than it not being up to the…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

New Interiors Shop: Folds Inside

23rd March 2014
wall art: droplet collection by Kate Schurict at Folds Inside

Folds Inside is a new interiors site championing up and coming designers and helping people to style their homes to their best advantage. Launched in February, the company is currently selling via a range of pop-up shop evenings in people’s homes as well as through the website. Founder Emma Gurner, who worked for many years…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Brass and Wood Task Light

22nd March 2014
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While I make it a point of principle that each Object of Design featured on the blog is something that I would genuinely have in my house (given elastic walls and a similarly stretchy budget) every now and then something comes along that I simply must have and this task light was one of those…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Metamorphosis Animal Plates

20th March 2014
bone china with animal designs from whitemint

There’s something about this china set that just really appeals to me and I’m not sure I know what it is. I posted at the end of last week about a set of cushions by Cygnus Papilio which have been described as a Victorian Acid Trip and these are perhaps in a similar vein. I like…

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Mad About . . .

Home For Now: Make Your Rented Space Beautiful

17th March 2014
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Sometimes I look at my twitter feed and it feels like everyone is writing or publishing a book. The other day, I took delivery of a weighty coffee table tome I needed for a feature I’m writing for The Financial Times, and the courier asked if he could send me a copy of his “comedy…

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