Objects Of Design #326: Hungarian Storage Settle Bench

In an ideal world, this would go in my hall, with shoes and bags in the seat and perhaps a little pile of post at one end and then space for sitting. In this, sadly, less than perfect planet, there is no room for that. Curses to that radiator – that is the one spot…

Objects Of Design #325: Loose Change Shelf

Another clever idea for hall storage. Given that most of us don’t have room for furniture, those bits of clutter often end up taking up precious space in the kitchen. This shelf might be the perfect solution; put it high so that anyone looking through the letterbox can’t see anything tempting, and, obviously so there’s…

Objects Of Design #324: Peg Chair

This is one of those clever ideas that is so simple, you wonder why no-one thought of it sooner. Basically somewhere to hang your coats and a place to sit while you tie your laces. Or somewhere to hang your towel and clothes while you’re in the shower and a place to sit while your…

Objects Of Design #323: Bedside Shelf

Every now and then (well quite often actually) I see something that I just instantly fall in love with and want. And this is one of those things. These powder coated aluminium shelves are available in a range of colours (you can see the dark grey ones on the far side of the bed) and…

Objects Of Design #322: Birdie

Aren’t these sweet? No, I realise that they won’t hold huge amounts of stuff but the theory is that by this stage, you have decluttered and now just need space for display. Right? Or should that be Yeah, right!! Anyway, it’s a pretty little thing that would add a decorative element to a wall. Great…

Objects Of Design #321: Set Of Six Stacking Shelves

Six cubes of varying sizes that you can stack up in any way you please. They’re freestanding and while the site says they don’t need to be attached to the wall, it might be worth considering it if there are small children or pets about. I speak from bitter experience as the other day I caught…

Mad About … Stripes

Carpet by Crucial Trading

In this mini-series on trend predictions for the year ahead, it’s time to think about stripes. According to the theinknest.com: “Stripes will be everywhere in 2013. Stripes in all sizes and colours were a huge runway trend during Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week. It is predicted that home decor and graphic design will not be escaping…