Salvaged Candy Lamps

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the candy collection by auxilium salvage At this year's Clerkenwell Design week, it seemed that these candy coloured lights were the surprise hit as visitor after visitor tweeted or posted their picture. They're made by a new company called Auxilium Salvage, founded by Katie Warren,  and have been "rescued" from a disused cable factory in Germany

Copper Touches

We're all still loving the metallic trend and while some of us are currently in love with brass (naming no names) copper is still hugely popular and looks fantastic in almost any setting. These gorgeous pictures are all from Out There Interiors and illustrate brilliant how a few touches will really update your space. Try

Origami Lights and Wooden Lamps

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origami paper lights from cachette I do enjoy things that are not what they seem - especially when it comes to interiors. It's more fun that way. Browsing through French site Cachette the other day I came across several delights in the lighting department so we are going to have ObjectS of design because I

Objects of Design #362: Danish Lighting

copper orient pendant light from lightyears I came across this Danish lighting company a couple of weeks ago and loved their products. They create modern interpretations of classic lamps which are as functional and sleekly beautiful as you would expect. black wall light caravaggio from lightyears The lamps above and below are part of the

From £50 to £50,000 Update Your Home

If you've been putting off decorating because you think you can't afford it, or the house is feeling a bit cramped for a growing family but you don't really want to move, perhaps it's time to think about a small refurbishment. A little refreshing of the current decor. It's amazing what even a lick of

How To Create The Perfect Bathroom

Bathing has been fashionable since the 3rd century and yet, for some reason, most modern bathrooms are squeezed into the tiniest spot available, often without even a window to relieve the gloom, and the ensuing mould. Househunters will regularly rule out a possible purchase because the bathroom was so grotty, although countless surveys have found

All The Shops And Sites You Need To Know

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As a frequent contributor to The Independent's regular 50 Best features, I have been researching and discovering new places to shop for over ten years now. This directory aims to provide you with details of the ones that I think are the best. It will start off alphabetically because that is the easiest way to compile