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365 Objects Of Design, Keeping Cosy

Objects Of Design #362: Vintage City Prints

25th February 2013
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I have always loved monochrome with a single splash of colour and when I saw these prints I was immediately won over. They are made by PRRINT! a Spanish company that gives new life to antique encylopedias and maps by turning them into unique prints. Based in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, the…

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The Directory

Eight More Shops You Should Know About

16th October 2012
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Continuing the occasional series of Good Shops You Need to Know About, is a round-up of eight of my latest discoveries. Rather than add them one at a time to the relevant directories: Vintage , Contemporary, Boutique and Salvage. I have decided to present them here in one post. This means there is a little bit of everything.…

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Design Shopper, The Directory

Eight Of The Best Contemporary Shops Part I

20th June 2012
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Continuing the occasional mini-series on Good Shops That You Need To Know About, this week, Mad About The House turns its attention to the contemporary store. Obviously, this is just a taster rather than claiming to be an exhaustive list. But if retro and vintage isn’t your bag or you like to mix the two…

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The Directory

All The Shops And Sites You Need To Know

17th February 2012
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As a frequent contributor to The Independent’s regular 50 Best features, I have been researching and discovering new places to shop for over ten years now. This directory aims to provide you with details of the ones that I think are the best. It will start off alphabetically because that is the easiest way to compile…

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Mad About . . .

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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Five Finds

Five Finds: Etsy

21st February 2013
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This five finds is some gorgeous pieces I have discovered on Etsy. If it’s not one of your regular place then perhaps it should be. There’s masses on there and you have the satisfaction of knowing you have bought something made with love from a small manufacturer rather than something mass-produced in a factory. There…

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Meet The Designers

Meet The Designers: Joseph Joseph

20th September 2012
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  Twin brothers Antony and Richard Joseph launched Joseph Joseph in 2002 selling innovative and stylish kitchenware. Their clever folding Chop2Pot board and Nest, a set of stacking bowls including a colander, sieve and juicer, take everyday objects and somehow make them better in ways that you wouldn’t have thought necessary – until you use…

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Design Shopper, The Directory

Eight Of The Best Salvage and Reclamation Yards

18th May 2012
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retrouvious one of the top salvage and reclamation yards in the UK

Back in the days when recycling was a dirty word, a few enterprising families started gathering other people’s building scraps and selling them on to like-minded individuals. These days it’s called architectural salvage and everyone’s at it. There’s even an annual salvage fair at Knebworth and if you want to find truly original items for…

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Mad About . . .

The Future of the Sustainable Home and Office

12th January 2022
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cork stools by oyoy via amara

I know that many (most?) of you are interested in sustainability and trying to live in a more eco-friendly way so today I thought I would share this report on the future of the sustainable home and office which has been put together by Springwise and Aritco (a London-based global innovation intelligence platform for positive…

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