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365 Objects Of Design

What Colour Sofa Should You Choose?

17th January 2018
Odette Sofa in Bespoke Tango Stain Resistant Velvet - Peanut Propped

It might sound obvious, but these days you can have any colour sofa you want. And before you start saying that was always the case, I bet you would have hesitated before choosing a pale sofa if you have small children. Or are partial to a glass of red wine and a cup of black…

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New Paint Range from Cassandra Ellis

16th January 2018

I should probably apologise in advance for this post as it may be something of an enabler. I have just discovered that one of my favourite interior designers, Cassandra Ellis, has launched a range of paint. There are 18 gorgeous colours based around a neutral palette of soft whites, faded pinks, pale greys and a…

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Patterned Tiles are Big for 2018

10th January 2018

It started, as it so often does, on Instagram. A couple of people – Sian Astley and Alex Steadman of The Frugality to be precise – included these tiles on their instastories and, as a long-time fan of patterned tiles, I was immediately keen to know where they came from. I was also intrigued to…

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Peacock Door Handles

9th January 2018
peacock handles from rockett st george

Now listen carefully because this is one of those Objects of Design that is so of the moment that it’s practically hitting you with its tail as you read. So where to start. Let’s keep this simple: 1 The flamingo is dead, long live the peacock which makes this a cool way to buy into…

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Five Easy Pieces

4th January 2018
Peili bowl by Zone Denmark

Remember when you were in your teens and early twenties and you used to treat yourself to a new thing on payday. Or sometimes on a Friday to wear out on a Saturday night. Perhaps you still do it now. I do. Although there comes a point when you seem to stop buying things for…

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2018: Year of Wallpaper

3rd January 2018
little greene asterid wallpaper

Don’t panic but I think it’s coming for us this year. I have been pondering the redecoration of the sitting room for some time now. But I can’t think of a colour I love more than Down Pipe. I know it might be a bit ubiquitous and I know that the room has been this…

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Reveal: The Book: Mad About The House

28th December 2017

Well it’s here. Actually that’s not true, it’s at the printers but I can today, exclusively, reveal, the cover and you can, today, PRE-ORDER IF IT YOU WANT. OK I’ll stop shouting. You don’t have to. Well not until you’ve finished finding out a little more about from this post if you like. So where…

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A Tour of Vitra

27th December 2017

Fancy a bit of a read? It’s reached that stage where a well-crafted turkey sandwich and ten minutes peace and quiet is looking rather attractive isn’t it? Well make yourselves comfy and I shall take you on a tour of the Vitra Campus. Yes it’s a factory. A factory which produces some of the most…

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Champagne Glasses

21st December 2017

Ready then? It’s reached that stage of the proceedings where every other sentence seems to be punctuated by: “Oh well I don’t mind if I do. It’s Christmas after all….” So with that in mind, Christmas gift guides done (I can’t help it if you haven’t read them) decluttering and storage discussed, all that’s left…

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