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365 Objects Of Design

Save or Splurge: Graphic Monochrome Rug

4th June 2014
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black and white rug from westelm.jpg

Week two of the new series: Boom/Bust and this week we are looking at monochrome rugs. Black and white is still a strong colour combination and will be a continuing trend next season. Of course for some it never went away no matter what the fashion forecasters say. The joy of monochrome is that you…

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365 Objects Of Design

The Easter Bunny by HAM

19th April 2014
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easter bunnies from Hammade

It’s Easter weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of bouncing bunnies. I have featured the work of Jo Robinson of H A M before. I own one of her mugs and a tea towel, but those were pigs and these are rabbits. It’s hard to choose a favourite although I…

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365 Objects Of Design

Striped picnic blankets and cushions

16th April 2014
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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 for bright colours and florals so it’s…

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365 Objects Of Design

Inuk Design from Greenland

14th April 2014
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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 home its personality.…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

Black or White Laundry Bag

24th March 2014
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Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring the most pleasure. And today that simple thing is a laundry bag. My beautiful (and rather expensive hyacinth) basket has finally died. This may have rather more to do with Enid Cat using it as a chew toy and bolt hole than it not being up to the…

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365 Objects Of Design, March, Volume III

The Paper Bag

12th March 2014
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the paper bag by be-poles provides useful storage available from peastyle

I don’t know about you but I have always loved the American habit of using large brown paper bags to cart things back from the supermarket. Leaving aside its eco-friendly credentials, it’s much easier to carry a heavy bag under one arm rather than having several plastic versions cutting into your hand. These bags, which…

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Scandi Interiors

3rd February 2014
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grey kitchen norway

As many of you will know, I’m not the most technologically savvy person around. In many ways it is nothing short of a miracle (and a testament to the genius of Google) that this blog even exists. Anyway, during a meeting at my agent’s office last week (I know, I may never get tired of…

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Monochrome Magic in Holland

17th April 2013
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On the recent blogtour trip to New York, I met Dutch blogger Desiree, of Vosges Paris and she has kindly allowed us to have a nose around her fabulous home in Amsterdam, which like Desiree herself, is dressed almost entirely in black and white. As fellow lover of monochrome, I am delighted to welcome her…

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Mad About … Dark Bathrooms

4th February 2013
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The black and white bathroom is a true classic. It works in both a contemporary and a traditional setting and always manages to look fresh and clean. In addition to this, you can dress it anyway you want with the addition of brightly coloured towels in yellow or orange. Keep it feminine with pops of…

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