Objects of Design #32: Du Verre Handles

Viva Italia Du Verre handles When it comes to the details, the subject of this month's Objects of Designs, you should never overlook the handles. A very wise man once told me (and sadly I am not wise enough to remember his name) that you can get away with lower quality on the larger items

Design Classics #45: Barber Wilsons Taps

This classic tap is designed by Barber Wilsons traditional taps from Barber Wilsons This classic tap is found in homes up and down the country. It even has a place in at least one of the Royal Palaces, as the company, which was founded in 1905, holds a royal warrant to supply kitchen taps and

Objects of Design #26: White Kitchens Part II

Continuing the White theme from this year's Architectural Digest show in New York, what could be a greater object of design than a white kitchen? And here are some beauties from Poggenpohl, the company that not only invented the fitted kitchen, but was also founded as a company making white lacquer furniture. An all white

Mad About … White Kitchens Part I

This week we are mostly Mad About The White House. A week in New York for Blogtour has revealed that white is a major trend at the moment so we will be dedicating this week to all things white. White kitchens have been popular for a while but perhaps it's time to think about white

Mad about … Grey Kitchens

Our desire to paint everything grey shows no signs of abating and just this week I have received comments from people who are taking this wonderfully versatile shade into their kitchens. One reader said she had painted her wall units pale grey and her island in a darker shade, which sounds gorgeous. This isn't hers