Posts Tagged ‘homewares’

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

Etsy List: Go Green

Monday, February 24th, 2014

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'Go Green' Etsy List by H is for HomeGo Green
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Green is one of our favourite colours. But you already guessed that, right? :-D

Apple, sage, lime, avocado or racing green – whatever the shade, we love them all! Here’s a list of various green green homewares we found on Etsy.

Worcester Ware tins

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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set of 3 vintage Worcester Ware storage tins with floral pattern

We treated ourselves to some new kitchen tins this week. Actually bought for us – intentionally bought with a specific purpose in mind – not stock that we’ve commandeered or filtered off to live with for a while!!

single vintage storage tin with floral pattern

These gorgeous 1960s tins with stylised flowers are our new tea, coffee & sugar receptacles.

base of vintage storage tin showing embossed Worcester Ware mark

They were made by Worcester Ware – another example of the lovely vintage metal ware that this company produced.

set of 3 vintage Worcester Ware storage tins with floral pattern with packets of sugar and coffee

We can now decant all our ugly refill packets into these pretty tins.

set of 3 vintage Worcester Ware storage tins with floral pattern with orange Kenwood kettle

We think the colours work well with others in the kitchen – slate, beech wood, cream cupboards & sink – and of course, bright orange walls.

Etsy List: You’re a Star!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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'You're a Star!' Etsy List by H is for Home

You’re a Star!
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Last week we were glued to the new series of Stargazing over on BBC Two. It got us thinking about the popularity of the star as a motif in art, design and architecture. Just think of how many of the world’s flags contain one or more stars; the beauty of Van Gogh’s stunning Starry Night; and the 8-pointed star in Islamic architecture.

Here’s an Etsy List we put together of stars in interior decor & homewares.