Zara Home: Shop Linen

Earlier this year I wrote about the fantastic finds to be had at Zara Home and I was going to return to the subject simply to point out that many of the items I featured are now on sale, but then I found these images and I thought you might like them too. Ostensibly, this

Copper and Brass From H&M

black walls and copper candlesticks
copper home accessories from H&M A/W 14 collections Sometimes you just see a collection of photographs and they're so gorgeous you have to share them. These are from the new collection at H&M Home which is either in store or coming very soon so I thought you might like to see them again. black walls and copper

Cotton Storage Baskets in Monochrome and Coral

So ever since I ran the post of new paint colour combinations last week, I find I have been looking at colour with a far more concentrated eye. The runaway favourite of the colours was this basalt and marigold from Little Greene. So, you can imagine when I saw the Waves collection from Caslon and

Pastel Cushions from Holly’s House

The Mad House has been a fan of Holly's House for a while now. A home accessories store which offers an interior design service as well, it was founded by Holly Wick, a graduate of the KLC School of Design. Holly has been sourcing unusual products both vintage and contemporary for her store for a

The New Craftsmen: Celebrating British Design

ceramic bowls from the new craftsmen
ceramic bowls from the new craftsmen by Sylvia K Aren't these just beautiful? They're by Sylvia K ceramics and you can buy them at The New Craftsmen, a recently opened store (both in real life and online) which hunts out some of the best British designers and makers from around the country and brings them

Objects of Design: Graphic Textiles by Flock

photography by Yeshen Venema
I don't often look at textiles, for reasons which I can't entirely fathom, but every now and then along comes a really interesting collection couple with really great images and I feel it's right to show you. Flock, founded by Jenny Wingfield and Johanna Williams, works with recent graduate designers to create new designs and they each

Striped picnic blankets and cushions

grey striped garden cushions from nordic house
grey striped garden cushions from nordic house It's been nearly a week of sunshine (not that I'm counting or anything) and operation fantasy garden is in full swing. I've found the perfect elegant lounging chair, some great accessories for eating outside and now this gorgeous quilted picnic blanket and cool striped cushions. I'm not one

Inuk Design from Greenland

inuk design greenland
inuk design greenland When I started this blog I wanted to show you products and designs that you might not otherwise find yourselves. I also wanted to help the smaller designers and manufacturers reach a wider audience so they might increase sales and you might be able to find those individual pieces that give your

Objects Of Design #357: Knitted Pouf

dark grey knitted rope pouf by John Rocha for Debenhams Chunky knits show no sign of going out of fashion since I last wrote about them here so this new addition to the range makes me very happy indeed. Perfect as a little extra seat that can be stashed away when not needed or, probably more

Objects Of Design #352: Knitted Cushions

Knitted cushion covers from Etsy From yesterday's ceramic cable knit to the real thing today. These gorgeous grey cushion covers are, frankly, a bit of a steal at £15. In addition to these grey ones, there are pale pink and a darker lilac colour - take one of each. As is often the way on

Objects Of Design #350: Fur Cushions

The Carlucci di Chivasso collection for JAB- Anstoetz Imagine snuggling into these gorgeous fur cushions on a cold winter's day. Cushions like this are the perfect seasonal buy. Dig them out from the cupboard in November (or perhaps at the end of October when the clocks go back and the nights officially draw in) and

Objects Of Design #349: Alpaca Throw

Håstens Alpaca Throws Just look at these gorgeous alpaca throws. I think I might wear them as well as drape them over a sofa or armchair. Perfect for keeping those bitter February winds at bay, these come in these five gorgeous shades including rich indigo (so on trend for 2013) as well as the warm

Objects Of Design #348: Grey Pink Chair

snuggle up in a cosy armchair Sometimes the only thing that works during the winter months is a cosy chair, a good book and a mug (or glass) of a little something you fancy. Here's the chair, you can choose your own book and we'll come to the mugs soon. This vintage chair has been

Objects Of Design #347: Round Velvet Cushions

round velvet cushions Nothing says luxury like a dash of velvet and these cushions are perfect. Choose from ice blue, slate grey or white. Marianne Brandi, of DAY home, once told me that the Danes think nothing of changing their soft furnishings to go with seasons. In the same way that we change our clothes

Objects Of Design #344: Mayuri Bed Throw

hand-embroidered bed throw The art to keeping cosy during the long winter months (and is it just me or do they seem to be getting longer every year?) is layering. Different layers in different textiles – think velvet, linen, cotton and fur. The other day we looked at a fur throw for those really bitter

Objects Of Design #341: Luxurious Fur Throw

keep February at bay with this luxurious faux fur throw Well, if we're talking about keeping cosy then this faux bear fur throw is probably the best solution for that. This'll keep February at bay. Throw is over the bed, drape it along the back of the sofa and then wrap it around yourself, pour