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365 Objects Of Design

City Coat Rack

21st December 2014
london city coat rack by michael rosing

Now these are fun. Coat racks in the shape of city skylines. There are around 40 to choose from, although before you get too excited, they’re designed by Michael Rosing for German company Radius Design, so we’re talking about 32 German cities and some others. But the others are a good selection of the big…

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365 Objects Of Design

Copper and Brass From H&M

3rd August 2014
black walls and copper candlesticks

Sometimes you just see a collection of photographs and they’re so gorgeous you have to share them. These are from the new collection at H&M Home which is either in store or coming very soon so I thought you might like to see them again. A black wall with a splash of copper or brass against it…

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365 Objects Of Design, Mad About . . .

The Perfect Storage Desk

8th July 2014
wewood-portugese-joinery-secretary-desk-(oak).jpg

As much as I love the idea of a simple trestle table or industrial trolley for a desk, I also know that I’m an inveterate hoarder. A creator of piles. A stuffer of drawers. As often as I tell you that you can operate with nothing but a simple table – yes I do work…

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Pastel Cushions from Holly’s House

24th June 2014
holly's house blue and grey cushions

The Mad House has been a fan of Holly’s House for a while now. A home accessories store which offers an interior design service as well, it was founded by Holly Wick, a graduate of the KLC School of Design. Holly has been sourcing unusual products both vintage and contemporary for her store for a…

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The New Craftsmen: Celebrating British Design

21st June 2014
ceramic bowls from the new craftsmen

Aren’t these just beautiful? They’re by Sylvia K ceramics and you can buy them at The New Craftsmen, a recently opened store (both in real life and online) which hunts out some of the best British designers and makers from around the country and brings them together in one place. The New Craftsmen currently represents…

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Recycled Garden Furniture

17th June 2014
white garden furniture from john lewis

There was a brief spell of sunny weather a couple of days ago. Did you see it? Did you sit in it more to the point. It seems to have gone again now but, in the hope that it will return I found this the other day and wanted to show it to you. It’s…

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365 Objects Of Design

Freestanding Kitchen Unit

15th June 2014
freestanding kitchen cupboard from westelm

Now I’m not normally one for painted furniture and the retro look but I would totally make an exception for this. Along with wanting a black kitchen (something it turns out that many of you desire too) I would like to have only freestanding units. It’s hideously impractical I know. I have enough trouble retrieving…

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Table To Go

14th June 2014
table to go

It’s no secret that I love a clever bit of multi-tasking and this powder-coated steel coffee table is just that. Designed by Christian Flindt for Design Letters & Friends, the pale grey table comes with a strong blue or dark grey folding handle. It works as a side table, coffee table or bedside table, the…

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365 Objects Of Design

Save or Splurge Leather Armchair

11th June 2014
Leather chair chrome arms Karl Chair from Oka Direct

For the third installment of Boom/Bust I wanted to look at leather chairs. I have wanted a battered leather armchair for years but there never seemed to be enough money floating around when I saw the chair and on the rare occasions I could have found the money, I couldn’t find the chair. In the…

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Bert Frank Brass lighting

8th June 2014
bert frank desk light brass

As there is gentle talk of the recession being over and the housing market picks up again, many designers and makers have spoken to me about business returning at long last. But as one said to me last week, this time people want to spend their money on items that will last. There is a…

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