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Month: March, 2011

The Dining Room at Liberty

Liberty have just opened a new one-stop-shop for all-things-foodie, aptly named The Dining Room at Liberty. It is full of covetable ceramics and cool kitchen things by some of my favourite designers – including Rob Ryan, Quail (of animal egg cup fame) and Emma Bridgewater, who has done a new collection exclusive to The Dining […]

Recycled paper animals by Mibo

They’ve come out of hibernation and are ready to play. All you need are scissors, glue and a ruler. Fox, Badger, Squirrel and Hedgehog   The Carrot Crew The Yolk Folk Wise Guys Meet them all (including their Christmas friends) at mibo.co.uk. Prices start at £6.  

S/S 2011 at Toast

The new collection at Toast is everything I want from my summer: striped hammam towels, dip dyed ikat, hand thrown British porcelain, Aegean-inspired bedlinen. Simple, bold and earthy, it transports you to a whole new world. See the full collection at toast.co.uk.    

Eco decals by Mae

Australian company Mae make lovely little fabric decals to add some sparkle to your walls, which they describe as “wonderful, whimisical, delightful, washable, unscrunchable, resilient, reusable fabric decals made with love and eco inks”. They can be moved from wall to wall and every ingredient is sourced within a 100km radius, with 100% recyclable packaging […]

People we’re loving: Kelly Wearstler

I may be way behind the times, because after a little bit of research I see she is more or less a household name, but I recently came across American interior designer Kelly Wearstler and am a big fan. Although she mostly does hotels and public spaces, she also does the odd house – mostly […]

House & Home by Lisa Stickley

A while ago I did a post on London-based designer Lisa Stickley, whose quirky prints and scribbles always make me smile. I read yesterday that she has done a diffusion line for Debenhams called House & Home. A little skeptical, I had a cursory snoop online and there are a few pieces that I think […]

Taxi Seat by Camilla Akersveen

It is often the most mundane things that inspire us. Norwegian designer Camilla Akersveen spent much of her childhood being driven around in her grandfather’s taxi, unable to keep her hands off his beaded seat cover, which she found fascinating. Fast forward a few years and the design graduate has just exhibited her taxi chair […]

Paper sculptures by Lauren Clay

Harbouring plans to learn origami sometime soon – the ultimate goal being a little flock of paper birds suspended from my beams – I have been delving into the world of paper sculpture to see how far the art can be taken by people with proper paper skills. I was passed on Lauren Clay’s pieces […]

People we’re loving: Not Another Bill

The people behind Not Another Bill have come up with an ingenious service: susbscribe to them for however long you like (one, three or six months) and they will send you – or a lucky friend (pick me, pick me, pick me) – a surprise present in the post once a month. You have no […]