Norr 11 Danish Furniture Launch

Well it wouldn't be the Mad House if we didn't find some fabulous Scandi furniture to show you and this is Norr11 which has just launched in the UK. The company takes its inspiration from cultures around the world and then reimagines pieces influenced by Danish Modern design to create timeless furniture. Before we go

Mad About … White Bedrooms

There's nothing like a white bedroom for a really cool, serene space. Too often we clutter them up with stuff so that sleeping is the last thing you feel like doing when  you walk in at night. One of my favourite bedrooms was in a flat I rented about 15 years ago. It was painted

Kabino Sideboard by Simon Legald

grey sideboard by Simon Legald from Caroline McGrath
grey sideboard by Simon Legald from Caroline McGrath While hunting for the new sofa (see yesterday's post) I came across a designer called Simon Legald who has made the very beautiful Onkel sofa for Normann Copenhagen (my husband pulled the old "it won't fit trick on that one as well). But I also found this

Raven Hanger

raven hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir.
raven hanger by Ingibjörg Hanna Bjarnadóttir is on sale at Skandivis As those of you who follow me on twitter may be aware, I was recently invited to Iceland to visit DesignMarch, the annual design and fashion fair, now in its fifth year. I wrote about the event last year for The Financial Times and was

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

Objects of Design #49: Tea Towels of the Week

  day of the week tea towels from fermliving There are some chores which remain boring which ever way you look at them and drying up is certainly one of them. Despite that, I must confess to a sneaking love for tea towels. No. I don't know why either. Maybe it's because they are affordable

Objects of Design #26: White Kitchens Part II

Continuing the White theme from this year's Architectural Digest show in New York, what could be a greater object of design than a white kitchen? And here are some beauties from Poggenpohl, the company that not only invented the fitted kitchen, but was also founded as a company making white lacquer furniture. An all white

Objects Of Design #215: My Big Teapot

A teapot and cosy all wrapped into one It's Autumn and the nights are drawing in. At the end of the month the clocks will go back and we will be once again plunged into Winter darkness. So this month, Objects Of Design, brings you all you need to get cosy for the long months

Objects Of Design #107: M3 Seat/Storage

Storage space is at a premium for most of us, not least because we seem be incapable of not buying more stuff, which means we need more places to put it, which means we need to buy more  . . . well you get the picture. I once read of a woman who decided at

Objects Of Design #78: Nordlux Outdoor Pendant Light

  Made from galvanised steel this pendant light would look great hanging from a pergola over a deck, or from a long armed bracket on the wall. The chain comes with a drop of 160cm but this can be altered at the time of installation. If you don't fancy a hanging light, or can't find

Design Classics #19: Arne Jacobsen AJ Lamp

Admittedly it's a crowded field but the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is regarded as one of the most influential of the 20th century. Alongside Verner Panton (that moulded S chair), Hans Wegner (the wishbone), Poul Henningsen (the artichoke) and not forgetting (for the technology buffs) Bang & Olufson, Jacobsen is well known for

Mad About . . . Scandinavian Style

  Clean whites and monochromes form the basis of the uncluttered Scandinavian style It's Scandi week on mad about the house. Secondly, the new Scandinavian drama has now hit our screens. Fresh from The Killing and Borgen (and Wallander before that) comes The Bridge, which is a mix of Danish and Swedish. Bliss. Well the

Get Ready For Summer

It might still feel cold out there but it is, believe it or not, summertime and if you missed the spring cleaning, it’s time to think about how you can bring some sunshine inside – particularly when there's none outside. There are plenty of things you can do that cost little or no money and

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