• Archive for March, 2015

    Cloud busting

    by  • March 31, 2015 • Living • 0 Comments

    Weather update! I forecast a cluster of clouds on the horizon. And I’m not talking about the typically inclement British weather. Cloud-inspired designs are popping up in homeware brands across the nation, in everything from cushions to wallpaper. Here are a few of my favourite finds…

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    Clockwise from top left: Clouds Chalk Blue wallpaper, £17.16 per roll, B&Q | Iso cloud cushion, £15, Made | Rain Cloud tray, £20, Magpie Miller | Cath Kidston Cloud bike, £399, Kingston Bicycles | Cloud lamp, £52.36, Ferm Living | Huzi cloud candle, £17, Goodhood

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    From pipe to paper

    by  • March 24, 2015 • One Perfect Thing, Relaxed Spaces • 0 Comments

    An under-sea pipeline may not seem the most obvious place to go looking for design inspiration, but that’s exactly what pattern gurus Mini Moderns has done with its latest wallpaper range.

    The P.L.U.T.O. wallpaper is named after The Pipe Line Under The Ocean, a fuel line constructed during the Second World War to supply fuel from Britain to the allied troops during the D-Day landings.

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    Mini Moderns founders Mark Hampshire and Keith Stephenson explain: ‘We expressed the idea of the pipeline in the design as a continuous metallic line, running diagonally across a background inspired by the ‘dazzle’ camouflage featured on military vessels during the two world wars.’

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    History aside, the design really does look fabulous. It has a sort of retro-meets-deco vibe that would make the perfect backdrop to streamlined mid-century-style furniture.

    It would also be a snazzy way to jazz up panelled wardrobe doors or the linings of drawers.

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    It comes in five bold colours, so pick out your favourite and design the rest of your scheme around it. Bagsy the orange and silver.

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    Let’s Bo outside

    by  • March 4, 2015 • One Perfect Thing, Relaxed Spaces • 0 Comments

    In advance of the impending spring, BoConcept is stepping outside with a new range of garden accessories designed to bring element-friendly fashion to your outdoors.BoConcept Outdoor collectionThe collection of slick Scandi-influenced planters, mats and cushions is true to the indoors BoConept aesthetic, ticking all the boxes for clean, structured lines and just a hint of quirk. BoConcept Outdoor rangeBut what struck me as a stand-out favourite in the new collection is the introduction of oilcloth by the metre.BoConcept oilcloth rollsI love oilcloth – the sturdy, durable surface covering that, when thoughtfully designed, can add instant, easy and cheap punch to a table.

    Available in four distinct designs in multiple colourways, if you want to talk punch, go for this zigzag print. It’s the stand-out from the collection and will add all the colour a yet-to-bloom garden will need…
    BoConcept zigzag oilclothSimply striking and all at only £19 per metre.

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