Tag: home accessories

New season at Graham & Green

I just got through some images of the new season collection at Graham & Green, available next month, and think it has some lovely pieces. I am especially excited to see the back of bone-enamelled chests and the small beginnings of Baz Luhrmann retro kitsch.

The animal nightlights melt my heart.

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 Room called Splatter.

They also have a cute range of animal-shaped chopping boards called Down on the Farm, which are my personal favourites – specifically, Carmen the Sheep.

Down on the Farm chopping boards; Spatter chinaware by Emma Bridgewater; Baking Days polka dot kitchenware by Spode

If you are in London, it is definitely worth swinging by, and if not you can get most of it online at liberty.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 too. The individual scrabble letters look particularly fun.

Check out their site for more designs – they also make lovely wrapping paper.

People we’re loving: beetroot

When two Scottish design junkies named Helen and Louise decided to ditch their lives in Britain and relocate to Warsaw, the combination was bound to produce something a little bit different. And beetroot, their online shop for Polish inspired home accessories, provides just that.

“beetroot was born from our love of contemporary Polish design, love of modern Polish culture and that unique industrial-meets-folk style of design which is becoming a signature look of many products produced here…” say the self-christened beetroot girls. “We have invested a lot of time and energy indulging our passion, meeting designers from all over Poland, visiting cutting-edge design exhibitions and events and watching design news.  The result is a bold, quirky and loveable collection of items that enhance the mood of the way we live.”

My personal favourite for autumn is the kiddies’ conker stool:

They also have a good array of kitsch and colourful home accessories and adornments. Here are a few:

Refreshingly, the site also ha a section where you can meet the designers who manufacture the products. It is all lovely and  transparent and a great introduction to the Polish design scene.