Charity Vintage: Five vintage Kenneth Townsend tiles

(ends 26 Mar, 2013 11:55:43 GMT) We’ve mentioned Kenneth Townsend quite a lot in blogs in the past – he’s one of our favourite designers. His “Menagerie” series of tiles are very collectable and much sought after. Here’s a lot of five Kenneth Townsend “Menagerie” tiles for sale on eBay in support of The Iain […]

Iden seek!

We love a bit of Iden Pottery – the subtle colours, interesting patterns and tactile surfaces. You may need to be a bit selective however, some of the early hand made studio ware is gorgeous. We bought this fabulous lamp base a while ago, but still haven’t married it up with a suitable shade. We’ve […]

Get their look: Span House living room

credit This sunny, double-aspect sitting room belongs to a desirable Span house located in Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Span Developments was a property design & development partnership founded by architects, Eric Lyons and Geoffrey Paulson Townsend. The Taplow development – Cedar Chase – was built in 1966 and consists of 24, Type 30 houses. Back then, the […]

Designer Desire: Jan Pieńkowski

Having not grown up in the UK, Jan Pieńkowski unfortunately passed me by until recently. Luckily, I’ve discovered his wonderful, award-winning illustrations as an adult. Today’s kids will know him as the co-creator (with Helen Nicoll) of Meg and Mog. People of my age, will know his earlier graphic work from his time working on […]

Designer Desire: Sean Sims

This week, we’re drawing your attention to the fantastic work of Teeside-born and Brighton-based Sean Sims. We first mentioned him in our Tuesday Huesday series way back in 2012 and he’s produced lots more great designs in the years since then. His work ranges from children’s book illustrations, aircraft in-flight meal snack boxes, posters, greetings […]

Forthcoming Attractions: End-September 2015

Here’s a small selection of this week’s favourite vintage items. We’ll start with the clock – one of the best we’ve picked up in quite a while. It’s a pedestal alarm clock made by Rhythm in the 1960s. The futuristic shape, vibrant emerald green face and wonderful condition all add to its overall appeal. This […]

Etsy List: London Calling!

We’re back home after a long-overdue trip down to London and Brighton. The Big Smoke has inspired our Etsy List selection for this week! There are some wonderful products in our selection, including designs by a couple of favourite illustrators Kenneth Townsend and Miroslav Sasek whose work we’ve blogged about before. London Calling! Curated by […]