Browsing Tag

brass

365 Objects Of Design

Trend: Birdcages

26th June 2014

Remember the bowler hat light designed by Jake Phipps that was everywhere for a while. Well, he’s back and this time he’s made the Tweetie light. Sometimes you just need to have a little fun with your interiors and while this is, admittedly, an expensive way to do that, it’s a great light and would…

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365 Objects Of Design

Bert Frank Brass lighting

8th June 2014

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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365 Objects Of Design

Cord Cables and Brass Fittings

5th June 2014
pink cable light brass fitting

It has taken me months and months but, finally, I have switched the pendant light fittings over to cord cables and brass or bronze fittings instead of that awful white plastic. It’s also a great opportunity to show off the different lights we have in the house. Starting at the top is the lovely Lee…

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Brass Wall Planters

21st May 2014
brass wall planters from rowen and wren

Well it wouldn’t be Mad About The House if there was a little weekly dose of brass and, as I did a talk at the May Design series at the weekend in which we spoke about which interiors trends are here to stay and which are fads, I feel qualified to tell you that metallics…

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365 Objects Of Design, Five Finds

Brass Handles

15th May 2014
brass handles

It’s no secret that I do have a bit of a brass thing going on at the moment. Having said that, so do many of you. I have been asked several times where to source brass handles as it’s a quick and easy way to bring a little bit of the look into your own…

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Brass Desk Lamp

13th May 2014
brass and metal lamp

Isn’t this brass desk lamp gorgeous? It would also be great on a bedside table, or even in a sitting room where it will provide a counterpoint to all the cushions and soft furnishings. I think this might fall into my category of: if you buy only one thing this season … Made by loaf.com,…

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Mad About . . .

Mad About… Grey Interiors

21st April 2014

Last week I featured the lights of Buster and Punch and this week I wanted to show you how they use their products in residential spaces. The company was founded by architect and designer Massimo Minale in 2012. It’s a little bit rock and roll and little bit leather and brass and quite a lot…

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365 Objects Of Design, In the Dining Room, Volume II

Objects of Design #137: Metallic Kitchen Accessories

15th July 2013

Metallics has been a strong trend for a while now but it has mainly centred around wallpapers and lights, with little opportunity to bring it into the kitchen, which has remained resolutely chrome or stainless steel for years. So here is a collection of copper and brass accessories including these fab storage jars with copper lids which, at £7.50, won’t break…

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