S/S 2014: Peggy by Mini Moderns


Peggy is the second wallpaper print from Mini Moderns new Hinterland collection due to launch shortly in homage to the humble pegboard. Continue Reading…

Styling: Upright


Styling: Shades of one colour / Laid out / Upright / Texture / Smooth / Decorative / Graphic.

S/S 2014: Liberty


Above: Alba

Even though we are in the midst of the festivities, it is exciting to see what retailers will be adding to the shelves for S/S 2014.  We spotted these retro influenced flowerpots that Liberty will be featuring by Meyer-Lavigne the Danish design duo in 2014. Arrange in style with ‘Alba’ the large Flower me Happy Pot, simply add a sculptural houseplant for the best effect. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Top 5: Sale at Skandium


CH24 Wishbone Chair in Colour by Carl Hansen, was £564.00 now £479.40.

Designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949 as one of the first models created especially for Carl Hansen & Son, and produced since 1950. The last of a series of chairs Wegner designed based on inspiration from antique Chinese armchairs. Continue Reading…

Deluxe by Despoke: Girard Wool Blanket / Diagonals By Vitra


Alexander Girard‘s two-toned pattern was originally conceived as a printing motif for decorative wall panels, fabrics and pillows. In collaboration with the Girard family, the graphic design is now executed as a luxury jacquard woven blanket. We love the original layout on this stripe design which is available at Skandium for £304.

Editor’s Top 5: Sale at Heals


Heal’s Discovers Ray Side Table by James Shaw. 50% off – £295 

The design of Ray was inspired by the traditional Aga cooker. Beautifully curved edges and exposed hinge give added detail to this solid oak, painted unit. Each door conceals one internal storage compartment. Continue Reading…

Preview: Habitat S/S ’14

Preview: The new S/S ’14 collection and trends from Habitat. Do you have a favourite? Editor’s Pick of the collection will be up on Friday.


Alternative Wreath


Something for the weekend: Make your own alternative wreath


Editor’s Pick: White Christmas Poster


After finishing decorating the house for the big day I stumbled upon the White Christmas Poster, isn’t that always the case. I am not sure it will be here on time but I could not let this quintessential image pass me by.

Available from www.movieposter.com for £6.40.

Dungeness Wallpaper by Mini Moderns

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Creative folk from Eric Ravilious to Derek Jarman, have flocked to Dungeness inspired by the fascinating landscape and obscure structures that populate the beach. The area has appeared in many films, music videos, television dramas and now on a wallpaper by Mini Moderns who spent the last year renovating a converted railway carriage on Dungeness Beach. Continue Reading…

Cappellini at Cologne

Christmas Decorations by Ferm Living


For those folk who are so busy they have not had time to decorate here is a last minute idea for you. Consider the fine range of modern ornaments by Ferm Living to adorn your tree.  Just add some traditional white fairy lights to complete the look. Continue Reading…

Farewell Fat Architecture

FAT_portrait (from left_ Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, Sam Jacob) ©Tim Soar

FAT announced the end of its practice today. The phenomenally successful collaboration will close next summer after 23 years of service in design upon the completion of A House For Essex, designed for Living Architecture (in collaboration with artist Grayson Perry), and the curation of A Clockwork Jerusalem at the British Pavilion as part of the 2014 Venice Biennale (in collaboration with Crimson Architectural Historians and Owen Hatherley).

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Designer Christmas List No.5 by Matthew Hilton

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Not long left to curate your lists so we have gathered a fine group of design folk to help you make up your mind.  Today award winning designer Matthew Hilton, creator of exquisitely made, rigorous and beautiful furniture reveals his top 5 luxury items:


Watering Can by Carl Aubock, Live Autioneers.

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Deluxe: Driade Maud Carpet at Nest


Welcome to the first in the series of ‘Deluxe by Despoke’. There are countless minimal rugs on the market, you can scroll online for a while until you come across a design that ‘works’. We determined during our search for rugs it was not easy to do simple well. It is all about the composition and finding the right balance. One of the textbook examples of a successful layout is the Maud Carpet by Driade. This ticks all the boxes with its clean linear yet perfectly proportioned pattern. Add this simple geometric rug from Nest sure to bring a calming influence to any modern interior space.

Also available in black / red from www.nest.co.uk for £3,694.