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Gimme Five! Bookshelves

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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selection of modern bookshelves

We’re in desperate need of some new bookshelves. We’re great hoarders of magazines – we keep them for inspiration and for cutting up and using on moodboards.

Our ever-growing collection of lovely interiors and cookery books is dotted all around the house. We have them in almost every room; stacked up high in piles on the floor, on tables and on each side of the bed.

The recessed floating shelves in our sitting room are mainly given over to displaying our collection of vintage pottery and enamelware. Even this is interspersed with little stacks of books here & there! We like free-standing shelves as we’re always rearranging the furniture to give new purchases a temporary or sometimes permanent home!

We like modern, sculptural, minimalist but striking bookshelves that look like works of art in their own right. The Ptolomeo bookcase is great because it makes use of often under-utilised vertical space. Our favourite though, is the bright yellow SD2.o; unusual, asymmetric and with a sense of fun!

  1. Vitra ESU shelf 4OH By Charles and Ray Eames: £2,108, Heal’s
  2. SD2.0 Shelves limited edition Factory Yellow by Andy Murray Design: £350, Bouf
  3. Loki 5-shelf bookcase: £195, Habitat
  4. Polygon shelving unit, walnut: £299, MADE
  5. Ptolomeo bookcase by Bruno Rainaldi: £1,095, The Conran Shop

Etsy List: What’s the angle?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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'What's the angle' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

I could never get my head round geometry when I was at school. Pythagoras, pi, trigonometry, algebra, calculus, equations… it’s all Greek to me! :-)

I loved all the tools in the Helix Oxford maths set that my parents had to buy me; the divider, protractor, set square and compass. I made lots of pretty drawings, but perhaps I should have been spending the time actually listening to the teacher instead!

Nevertheless, I might not understand any of it, but I can still admire the forms and patterns, shapes and angles that are created!

What’s the angle?
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Gimme Five: Irish products

Friday, March 13th, 2015

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Selection of five Irish products | H is for Home

Lá Fhéile Pádraig or St Patrick’s Day is coming up next week so we thought we’d highlight a selection of Irish products for today’s Gimme Five! post.

No kitsch leprechauns or silly foam hats here, just some lovely Irish-made or themed homewares that we’d be happy to give house-room!

  1. Irish Lights lighthouse print by Longshot Press: £60, Notonthehighstreet
  2. Dotty Sheep oil cloth bag & purse: £19, Ulster Weavers
  3. Irish coffee glasses: £14.29, Amazon
  4. Coole Swan Superior Irish cream liqueur & glass: £25, John Lewis
  5. Shamrock coasters: £11.04, Etsy

Etsy List: Citrus

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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'Citrus' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Citrus conjures up strong feelings; it ambushes all the senses. The scent is fresh and reviving. The taste zings on the tongue and the palate. The greens, yellows and ahem… oranges are eye-catching, vibrant and bright. Citrus is invigorating, uplifting, mood-enhancing and health-giving.

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Gimme Five! Fairtrade homewares

Friday, March 6th, 2015

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selection of 5 fairtrade homewares

We’re coming to the end of Fairtrade Fortnight and we wanted to mark it in our own little way.

When we think of Fairtrade most of us think of the coffee, tea, sugar etc  with the green & blue Fairtrade logo that we see in the supermarket. But it’s much more far-reaching than that. Flowers, wine, cosmetics, clothing, gold… even homewares! Here are some of the ones that caught our eye…

  1. Striped jute storage bags (set of 2): £22, Traidcraft
  2. Tree of life cushion covers (set of 2): £27.95, Natural Collection
  3. Sheesham wood side table – grey: £57, Ethical Superstore
  4. Oka film light: £200, Nkuku
  5. Recycled grow bag: £14.99, Notonthehighstreet

Here’s a short film of one tea farmer’s experience of fairtrade…

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