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Do Less Harm: The Directory is Launched

30th July 2019
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Mad About The House's Kate Watson-Smyth launches the Do Less Harm Directory. Aimed to help us find and support companies reduce their impact on the planet. #dolessharm #madaboutthehouse #katewatsonsmyth #

The Do Less Harm Directory is live. And you will notice that it’s far from complete. Hopefully it will never be complete until we can add every company making anything to do with the home but in the meantime I wanted to launch it so you could start to see what it looks like. At…

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Do Less Harm: THE DIRECTORY

30th July 2019
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The Directory Do Less Harm

AD / MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS… This is  a directory of companies that are genuinely trying to Do Less Harm. It’s probably not in the format that it will end up in but it’s a start. I wanted you to see what companies are doing to reduce their harmful impact on the planet so that…

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The Enduring Appeal of Mid-Century Furniture, Do Less Harm and Garden Updates (Podcast notes)

11th July 2019
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mid-century modern chairs at El Fenn hotel. Marrakech

And we’re back! The Great Indoors Podcast Series 4 is up now for you to download from your preferred platform. We’ve got a brand new shiny sponsor, Topps Tiles, and for those of you who don’t listen (why not?!) here is what we discussed this week: the enduring appeal of mid-century modern furniture, everyone’s talking…

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Do Less Harm; Join My Campaign

18th June 2019
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madaboutthehouse sitting room in fallen plum by atelier ellis

The core promise of the Hippocratic Oath, taken by all doctors, is “First, do no harm” – Primum, non nocere (a Latin translation from the Greek). I have been thinking about this a lot recently amid society’s increasing awareness that the planet is burning; that we have squandered our resources and failed to protect the…

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Phaidon: Interiors The Greatest Rooms of the Century

21st May 2019
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roger de cabrol, east village loft 2014 image by David S Allee from Phaidon Interiors

When I was first trying to find a publisher for my book, my agent was told that interiors books weren’t really popular. That they didn’t sell well and they weren’t that interested in them. Well, we persevered and many of you will know how that turned out. However, there has been a bit of a…

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Shop Vintage for Second Hand September

17th September 2020
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joe colombo 4867 chairs for kartell via the peanut vendor

We may already be halfway through the month but did you know it was second-hand September – an Oxfam campaign to ask people to shop secondhand for the whole month to prevent some of the 13 million clothing items that end up in landfill every week. Shall we pause and read that again. Thirteen.Million.Every.Week. Now…

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365 Objects Of Design

Sofa Sale and Eco Credentials

22nd January 2020
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As regular readers will know I have worked with Love Your Home for many years now and I often tell you about what they are up to. This year they have offered to extend their sale period to you for an extra month and increased the discount as a treat to loyal Mad About The…

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Top Tips for Revamping Your Interiors on a Budget

9th January 2020
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black ikea kitchen in the home of lucy st george of rockett st george

To kick off the new series of the podcast (new series, new year, new decade) we thought we’d do a Budget Interiors Special with lots of tips to help you get the most out of your money for every room in the house. We discuss (you can listen here or just keep reading for the…

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