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Gimme Five: Sledges

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Selection of sledges suitable for (the not so) grown ups! | H is for Home

We’ve been blessed this week with a thick, deep carpet of pristine snow. Because we live in the hilly Pennines it’s perfect for sledging. We’ve had a look online for sledges suitable for (not so) grown ups and there are loads from which to choose.

We love the look of the traditional Scandi wooden examples but they’ll take up a lot of storage space for the 50 or so weeks of the year that they weren’t being used. The fold up aluminium one is much more practical – and lightweight too, for getting up to the top of the hill. The red plastic Delta is cheap & cheerful perfect if you’re in a part of the country that rarely gets snow. The other metal sledge looks like a Formula one version – I wonder what its top speed would be!

  1. Wooden sledge with back rest: £22.90, Amazon
  2. Sledge – aluminium construction: £34.99, eBay
  3. Aluminium folding sledge – blue: £79.99, Halfords
  4. Delta sledge – red: £12.95, UK Sport Imports
  5. Davos wooden sledge – 110cm: £78, SimplyPiste

Gimme Five! Mugs

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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selection of 5 ceramic mugs

We’ve been doing our thrice daily dog walks in some pretty atrocious weather of late. The kettle goes on straight away when we walk through the door! Nice mugs can only enhance that reviving hot brew.

Here are a few lovely examples that caught our eye in a quick trawl of the web’s offerings.

  1. Periodic table of elements ceramic mug: £9.95, Amazon
  2. Orla Kiely bird mug: £9, John Lewis
  3. Apple mug, large: £16, Scandinavian Design Center
  4. Hold Tight bone china mug – mustard: £8, Mini Moderns
  5. Fishs Eddy Painted Bunting bird mug: £13.95, Liberty

Gimme Five: Chunky knits

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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Selection of 5 chunky knit homewares | @hisforhome

Nothing suits the autumn & winter months much more than chunky knit textiles – whether it be fashion or homewares. It adds warmth, softness texture & tactility to a room. A roaring log fire, comfy armchair, good book, hot chocolate… and a chunky knitted throw. What could be more perfect?

  1. Chunky knit pouffe foot stool, various colours: £39.99, eBay
  2. Pure merino super chunky throw: £120.35, Etsy
  3. Everyday wool ochre cushion cover: £190, Conran Shop
  4. Rowan Big Wool 100g: £7.86, Deramores
  5. Neo mix rug: £201.00, Love the Sign

Gimme Five! Hot water bottles

Friday, November 28th, 2014

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selection of hot water bottles

We’ve had a couple of frosty nights recently. Nothing worth turning the central heating on for! My best friend at this time of year is the humble hot water bottle. Quick to prepare, tactile and portable. I stick it under my jumper when I’m sitting on the sofa and stick it under the duvet a few minutes before I’m ready to go to bed.

  1. Hand-knitted hot water bottle cover in hot pink – 100% merino wool blend: £24, Etsy
  2. Harris Tweed hot water bottle in a box, green, 2 litre: £30, John Lewis
  3. Knitted spot hottie by seven gauge studios: £45, Notonthehighstreet
  4. Pill hot water bottle: £24.99, Amazon
  5. Hot water bottle with hand-knitted striped cover: £22, H is for Home

Gimme Five! Coat hooks

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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selection of coat hooks | @hisforhome

One by one, all our winter coats are coming back out of storage. The ones for when it’s windy, the ones for when it’s wet, the ones for when it’s cold… the dog-walking coats, the dressed-up-and-going-out coats.

All those coats are hanging – 3 deep – on the back of the porch door. It looks untidy – what we need are some sturdy, attractive coat hooks. We like multi-peg examples, so have chosen a small selection in contemporary, vintage industrial and mid century modern styles. We chose a couple with the atomic ball detailing because it’s a bit of a classic look – and whilst we really love the original Eames model, we also thought we should offer a slightly more affordable version too, so a similar look could be achieved on a smaller budget.

  1. Row of ten industrial hooks by Woods Vintage Home Interiors: £165, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Gumball coat hooks: £8, Oliver Bonas
  3. Drop XL coat rack: £59, Lovethesign
  4. Eames Hang It All Hooks: £207, Conran Shop
  5. Evan white metal/wood over the door 5-hook hanger: £10, Habitat