Posts Tagged ‘Kitchenware’

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London Design Festival: The Highlights

Navigating London Design Festival with a four month old baby on the blistering September city streets was no mean feat, but hell bent on getting my design fix during the design worlds version of fashion week, I was determined to make it work! Here are my highlights from the week’s festivities. Newbie Taiwanese Studio IF ‘s striking […] Read more…

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Inspiring Business: Sparrow and Co.

I spend my life trawling beautifully designed sites packed with a plethora of covetable products – but sometimes the sheer volume of options is overwhelming. Once in a while I come across a store that captures my attention with its quiet confidence. I have been an admirer of Scottish homeware brand Sparrow and Co. for […] Read more…

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Tesco Home Spring Summer ’14

As much as I love the buzz of a luxury splurge, who can say they don’t prefer the thrill of a bargain? Over the past few years we have been spoiled by national supermarkets launching their own homeware collections which have made food shopping for people like me a feverish pleasure. With a new Head […] Read more…

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5 Spring Update Essentials

What is it about Spring and its charged tendrils which permeate sneakily under thresholds and curl through the cracks in windows to make us feel restless and impatient for the new. Is it a natural instinct of re-birth and renewal that resounds in our bones like in animals and plants? A literal sweeping of cobwebs, […] Read more…

Sculleries, Pantries and Draughty Passages

I read a lot of historical fiction, especially atmospheric books set in 18th and 19th century England. Tales of lonely Gothic Manors in the English countryside and their curious inhabitants, or imposing London townhouses with their cast of secretive bustling characters. For me, it’s always the descriptions of the interior of the homes that fascinate […] Read more…

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Home London 2014

On Monday I visited London’s first design show of the year HOME London, which after being launched in 2012 is steadily making it’s way to being the definitive venue for homeware brands to showcase their wares in the UK. It’s a good chance to catch some the international brands that will show at Maison and […] Read more…

Magnet Hero Products 2014

Recently finishing renovating our apartment’s kitchen doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped shelving ideas for my next kitchen [whenever that might be]. I was invited down earlier this week to check out Magnet Kitchen’s new hero products for 2014 and was itching to try out a stylish innovation or two. The first product was Magnet’s new […] Read more…

To Dry For

I’ve slowly but surely been furnishing our new kitchen [photos very soon I promise] and sourcing pieces from my favourite brands. In a shiny new kitchen I couldn’t bear to use regular tea-towels and so turned to the inspiring To Dry For – an online boutique specialising in Online Pokies designer tea towels to brighten up dish-washing! […] Read more…

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West Elm Is Coming!

This might just be the singular most exciting thing to happen in UK Home Retail since Anthropologie came to London. US Homeware darling West Elm is due to open the company’s first UK store in London on November 14th, 2013. The 12,000 square foot store on Tottenham Court Road will feature furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts, as […] Read more…

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Inspiring Business: Re-Found Objects

Re-Found Objects  founded by Simon Young and Jenny Vaughan is a business I have watched grow from a small mail order company in rural Northumbria to a much sought after design brand featured regularly in top design magazines, establishing pop-ups in London and over a year-long concession at Liberty. I remember interning at Elle Decoration many […] Read more…

A few of my favourite things…

I seem to spend most of my time trawling the halls of Ikea these days while we renovate the last room in our home – the kitchen. There are a few things that keep catching my eye over and over again… I’ve got my eye on these painterly mugs [one of those finds that are […] Read more…

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