Get their look: vintage industrial work room

February 8th, 2016

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We’ve chosen this wonderful vintage industrial work room for this week’s Get their look post. It’s full of interest yet uncluttered and very practical. There are designated areas for storage and working. Lots of natural wood and metal tones and a floor to ceiling blackboard to quickly jot down lists, notes, messages and thoughts. Superfluous decoration is kept to a minimum, but the bold counter-front lettering and geometric rug really lift the space.

Take a look below at some of the things that will help you recreate the look.

Get their look: Vintage industrial work room | H is for Home

  1. Out There Interiors metal wire storage rack: £95, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Printers block letters: from £4.95, Notonthehighstreet
  3. Blackboard paint: £5.95 (500ml), Wilko
  4. Remington Travel Riter typewriter: £133.60, Etsy
  5. Jielde 2-arm Signal table lamp, white: 231,00€, Made in Design
  6. Vintage industrial lab stool: £40, Etsy
  7. Indoor/outdoor area rug: £162.00, Wayfair
  8. Wire desk tray: £35, H is for Home

Cruising Again

February 7th, 2016

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Vintage Royal Viking Star cruise menus from 1975

We’ve got some more vintage cruise menus to share with you – our friend Emma, who used to run the wonderful Wooden Donkey empire, sent us a package containing various vintage Royal Viking Star cruise menus out of the blue this week. What an unexpected treat that was!

Vintage Royal Viking cruise luncheon menu detail

With the new additions, we were able make up a lovely set of ten menus from this particular cruise. They date from the mid 1970s and were given to passengers en route to Acapulco. Aren’t they fabulous? The artwork is stunning. They really capture the Mexican vibe – and the style is so characteristic of the time. One of those occasions when the phrase “good enough to frame” is very apt.

Vintage Royal Viking Star menu cover from 1975

We’d love a huge wall display of vintage menus. We’ve got the menus – we must be up to about a hundred now… we just need the huge empty wall – oh, and the framing might bankrupt us! They’re such a great thing to collect for us. We’re obviously attracted to the cover artwork in the first instance, but being former chefs, the food on offer inside is also very interesting.

Vintage Royal Viking Star dinner menu

Whether it’s dishes or menu phrases that seem to have been lost in time, dishes or ingredients we’ve never heard of – or mentally choosing what we’d fancy to eat on that given day!

'Chef's Suggestion' on a vintage Royal Viking Star dinner menu

We’ve got a few duplicates of this set and quite a few others too, so we think we might start putting some into the What’s Cooking? department of the H is for Home shop. They’d make the perfect decoration for kitchen walls or shelves.

Vintage Royal Viking Star cruise menus from 1975

If you fancy starting your own vintage menu collection, get in touch and we’ll let you know what’s available. Bon Voyage!

Home Tones: Sugared almonds

February 6th, 2016

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What colours do you think of when someone says to you, “sugared almonds”? They’re colours that were very popular in mid century modern interiors and with the recent revival of that era’s designs, their colours too are making a comeback. Soft pinks, blues, mauve, yellow and greens – all in various combinations. Some people may refer to them as ‘pastels’ or ‘chalky’ à la Annie Sloan. It’s not quite right for our home and décor, but we do think it can look lovely in the right setting.

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