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Original finds from Original House

German industrial trolleys, £210 Last week I went for supper at my friends’ house where I spotted a beautiful, robust and wonderfully worn out coffee table which was in fact just an old crate on wheels. But it was so solid and old and weathered, I couldn’t stop looking at it. I wondered all the […]

Folksy love-in: Hopper and Space

Chairs, £595 Until this morning I always browsed on Folksy for sweet, crafty, handmade things like finger puppets, placemats or soap – never  believing it to be the place for big, proper, impressive furniture. (Incidentally I did just order this, which looks lovely. I have high hopes). But today I was proven wrong as a […]

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 […]

One to watch for 2011: Amy Jane Interiors

Hand stitched Victorian cotton lampshades Having pursued fashion since her teens, working with English talents Bruce Oldfield and Jenny Packham at the age of just sixteen, 24 year-old Camberwell graduate Amy-Jane Adams designs furniture pieces with a distinctly sartorial edge – her textiles are rare and wonderful and bursting with texture and colour – and, […]

Funky trunks

Since bounding out of school aged 18 with my tattered old navy trunk in tow, I have not given it a second’s thought. Until last week. Wandering down London’s Pimlico Road last week – a treat in and of itself for any design fan – I spied the most elegant pile of vintage Louis Vuitton […]

Summer inspiration: coloured glass

When the sun is shining, there is no prettier way to brighten up a room than with coloured glass. I used to have an irrational dislike of it, thinking it looked tacky and a bit like cheap plastic picnic-ware, but placed carefully, an old blue bottle or cluster of bright vases can shine just as […]