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12 of the Best Ethical Lighting Sites

16th February 2021
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loer pendant by tom raffield sustainable ethical lighting

Now I promised you this after a recent post on the 10 best affordable lights which I capped at £150 but it proved surprisingly hard to find statement lights for less than that and, as was pointed out, the ethical and eco-friendly provenance wasn’t perhaps all that it might be. And this is the perennial…

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Bathroom Lighting: 10 Ways to get it right

14th October 2020
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davey lighting bathroom mini globe wall light anthracite and brass

As part of my ongoing collaboration with Original BTC and Davey Lighting, today I am writing about bathroom lighting. Gone are the days when a few spotlights in a grid on the ceiling would suffice. Now the bathroom has to be both functional and spa-like. According to a recent survey, nine per cent of us…

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Original BTC Lighting Celebrates 30 Years

11th March 2020
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hector 30 anniversary lamp by original btc in the home of madaboutthehouse.com

For this week’s Wednesday Ad break I have teamed up with Original BTC as part of a long term collaboration and this is the first of four posts I shall be writing about them. We start with their 30th anniversary and the launch of the Hector 30 lamp which has been updated with a shiny…

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Handblown Glass Pendant Lighting

14th September 2016
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Earlier this summer I went to the Rothschild & Bickers studio to learn about glass blowing. I have admired their gorgeous glass pendants for many years and, ever since I read a Donna Leon thriller set in a glass factory in Venice, have been keen to learn more about this ancient art. The Romans used…

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Feather Light

12th January 2016
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This is one of those “if I had a boudoir moments” because if I did I would surely have this light in it. Isn’t it a fabulous thing? It looks like a party skirt – in fact I’m sure I saw one similar on Net a Porter a few weeks ago. With a light like…

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Paper Table Lamp

22nd October 2015
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It seems we’re having a bit of a lighting theme this week, but I’ve known about this one for a while and had to wait until it was launched before I could show you. It’s from Lane by Post, those clever people who made that pleated pendant light painted in two shades of Little Greene…

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New Shop Discovery: Lovely and Company

15th October 2015
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After all that controversial celebrity designer stuff the other day, we’re going back in time now to seek out few design classics. A bit of vintage. Every interior should have something vintage. Even if you prefer modern and contemporary, something old will ground the space and give it more character. This might be the place…

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Brass Flower Ceiling Light

1st October 2015
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So when you’ve painted your walls in a fabulous neutral shade (by which I mean grey of any description) or left them white and painted the cornicing only in a distinctive shade (by which I might mean grey of any description) you need to start adding in the furniture and lighting. Now, for those of…

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