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365 Objects Of Design

Steel Desk

23rd August 2015
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I spent years wanting a vintage steel desk. For a long time there was one in the window of our local antique/retro/junk shop but it cost around £1,800 and was way out of our budget. I think perhaps it was way out of anyone else’s too as it was there for such a long time.…

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Mad About . . .

Mad About … Loft Style

1st December 2014
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dream loft space image by Philip Karlberg, for Swedish Elle Interiör.

Well here we are again. It’s December already and this year I have decided to make it about the best of the Mad House. This is partly because everyone’s too busy to read blogs at the moment and partly because I was looking up an old post the other day and I thought: there’s a…

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365 Objects Of Design

A Desk for a Home Office

4th September 2014
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So now that both children are at secondary school and I am determined to reorganise the spareroom so that it works as a home office for me (as well as him) the issue of finding a good desk seems ever more pressing. On a trip to John Lewis to buy school shoes last week (now…

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365 Objects Of Design

A Desk byAlex

5th April 2014
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A desk byAlex from occa-home

Inspired by the clean straight lines of the modernist period, A Desk is the latest piece from the studio of Alex Swain, whose earlier creation, A Stool, has been featured on these pages before and hailed as a contemporary classic by The Guardian. Both pieces owe their existence to the classic entrepreneurial spirit that I…

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365 Objects Of Design, Domestic Detox

Objects Of Design #330: Clark Desk

24th January 2013
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Made by a Berlin cabinetmaker, this desk has been designed to be like a small office in its own right. It has been created so that you can stack everything in pockets and boxes and yet it is all open and within reach. According to the maker’s website: “The areas for stationery are grouped around…

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365 Objects Of Design, Domestic Detox

Objects Of Design #328: Giant Noticeboard

22nd January 2013
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Every office needs a noticeboard. As do most kitchens. And they’re pretty useful in kids’ rooms too. Now obviously, most noticeboards don’t look all neat and tidy like this one, well not if they’re doing their job properly anyway. If your desk is full of bits of paper and your kitchen worktops are going the…

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