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MADE Unboxed

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Lois cushion from MADE.COM with vintage Figgjo Flint mug of tea and half moon spectacles

A few months ago, we were approached by MADE.COM to take part in an exciting new venture of theirs – MADE Unboxed. They wanted to photograph our homewares from MADE.COM; in situ, in our home and interview us about our property, our style and our inspiration.

Brass Stow chest of drawers from MADE.COM with Fudge the Weimaraner

Well, we’re happy to announce that MADE Unboxed went live today – and we have our very own designated page on there!

Orange wall in our kitchen with Skinny la Minx apron and tea towel with Pontessa crockery

Unboxed is an online community for interiors fans… and for those folks who just like sneaking a peak around other people’s homes! 😉 Think Pinterest, but without all those cute cat photos and Ryan Gosling ‘Hey Girl’ memes! So go check it out, get signed up, share photos of your own home and gather some inspiration from other members. You can search by area or for a specific product to see who has purchased what in your neighbourhood.

Red Cohen lamp from MADE.COM with collection of West German 'fat lava' pottery vases

According to Chloe Macintosh, MADE.COM Co-Founder and Creative Director:

Unboxed contextualises our products without the need for costly lifestyle shoots or high street shops, which ultimately the customer would pay for. But more than that, Unboxed demonstrates ‘collaborative consumption’ a movement empowering consumers to take inspiration from each other… People not only want to see products in a real life situation, but more than ever we are fascinated by how others have decorated their homes; Unboxed taps into this property porn boom!

Happy Pinning!

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

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H is for Home's boards and pins on Pinterest

We (well, I say we, but Justin isn’t really into it!) have been part of the Pinterest community since January of this year. Since then it has become part of my daily life!

If you’ve not come across Pinterest before, it’s a great online tool for saving photos of your ideas, mood boards, wish lists and more… and sharing them with all the other pinners. Yes, there are huge numbers of photos of cute cats, dogs and babies – but there are some real gems too!

It’s a great source of inspiration if you’re into food, travel, fashion, interiors, craft, graphic design… or even diy home lotions, potions & remedies!

To join, you’ll need an invitation – if you’d like one, contact me by leaving a comment below or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook


Friday, March 4th, 2011

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Retro Rooms title page from N.E.E.T e-magazine, #22

We were really pleased to be asked by Stephanie J if she could feature our home in N.E.E.T. – a free, quarterly, online, non-profit design & fashion magazine.

Retro Rooms title page from N.E.E.T e-magazine, #22

According to their FAQ page, “N.E.E.T. came about in 2005 as an online publication dedicated to showcasing independent talent – design, art, and general fantastic originality. N.E.E.T. is the first of its kind, online, free and packed with everyone from a crafter creating from their kitchen table, to a fashion design graduate straight out of college, to a team of people doing it for the love of it.”

Retro Rooms title page from N.E.E.T e-magazine, #22

There are over 200 pages of vintage & indie loveliness – it’s chock-ful of fashion, craft, photography, shopping, interviews, recipes and more…

Retro Rooms title page from N.E.E.T e-magazine, #22

A band of really talented, international contributors makes this magazine one of the best quality publications out there on the net.

Retro Rooms title page from N.E.E.T e-magazine, #22

Although it seems as though print magazines have been, and will be, around forever e-zines have a growing presence. Their influence is sure to spread! Here are a couple of our other current faves:

Retro Rooms title page from N.E.E.T e-magazine, #22

These are screenshots of our part of the feature – just click on each image to enlarge.