Posts Tagged ‘homewares’

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!

Etsy List: 16 Shades of Grey

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

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'16 Shades of Grey' Etsy List by H is for Home

16 Shades of Grey
Curated by H is for Home

Who said the colour grey is boring? It’s a fantastically versatile colour in interiors and judging by the recent first series of the Great Interior Design Challenge, it’s bang on trend!

Different shades look fabulous together in a room setting – from concrete to dove, gunmetal to charcoal. Grey works a treat as a foundation colour, setting off furniture and accessories in bold colours such as mustard yellow, lime green, hot pink and teal blue.

Etsy List: Well spotted!

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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H is for Home 'Well spotted' Etst List

 

This week’s Etsy List is all about spots and polka dots. Vintage polka dot homewares, for some reason, are almost always red & white. Why’s that? Have a look yourself, you’ll see it’s the truth! On enamel, tin, wood or pottery – spots are cheery and upbeat – and we love them! :-)

Well spotted!
Curated by H is for Home

Monthly Mood Board: Concrete

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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'Concrete' mood board

Concrete – you either love it or loathe it. Brutalist, cold, ugly, boring? We don’t think so! Like Jonathan Meades, who lives in an apartment in the Le Corbusier-designed Unité d’Habitation in Marseilles, we think it can be beautiful, warm and exciting.

We might not be able to afford a flat in London’s Trellick Tower or (Adelle’s favourite building) Brighton’s Embassy Court, but concrete furniture homewares are much more attainable and within our price range. There are lots of ingenious (not to mention cheap to make) DIY home & garden ware concrete projects freely available on the internet. From lamps moulded in plastic drink bottles, to letters moulded in ice cube trays to a jewellery display moulded in a Marigold glove!

If you’re interested in watching Meades’ recent 2-part BBC documentary, “Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry”, we’ve embedded them below.

  1. Concrete wallpaper CON-06 by Piet Boon: £198.99, Bodie and Fou
  2. Swing rocking chair: £3,325, Milkster
  3. Empty spice set tubes with concrete base: £36.41, Etsy
  4. Gray Concrete font: €70, HandmadeFont
  5. Concrete at Home: Innovative Forms and Finishes by Fu-Tung Cheng: from £11.38, Amazon
  6. Tema Home Petra side table: £154.47, Wayfair
  7. Urban floor lamp, black: £99, made.com
  8. Stool with fly motif: £86, Notonthehighstreet
  9. Magis Chair One: £415, Nest.co.uk

Gimme Five! Horses

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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selection of 5 vintage horses-themed homewares

It’s the Grand National at Aintree tomorrow, we’ve narrowed our predicted winner down to four horses. Teaforthree and Long Run for me – Tidal Bay and Balthazar King for Justin. We thought a horse-related Gimme Five was in order this week.

Wish us luck!

  1. Kosta Boda bird on a horse glass sculpture: £240.55, eBay
  2. Vintage Scandinavian pottery horse figure: starting price, £114.55, eBay
  3. Vintage 1950s Libbey Safedge glass tumbler: £7.42, Etsy
  4. Hold Your Horses Teepee by FieldCandy: £199, Harrods
  5. Hand-crafted wooden rocking horse by Nic Nac Noo: £279, Notonthehighstreet