We’ve got more Mills Moore!

Vintage Mills Moore cutlery set | H is for Home

One of our most frequent customer enquiries is, “Do you have any more of the Mills Moore cutlery?”

Set of vintage Mills Moore cutlery | H is for Home

People find it here on our blog, our Instagram posts and archived shop listings. Quite often, we have to say, “Sorry, no, not at the moment.” But not today!

Set of vintage Mills Moore cutlery | H is for Home

We’ve just listed a fabulous set of the 1960s stainless steel Mills Moore cutlery – 6 of everything – 42 pieces in all.

Set of vintage Mills Moore cutlery showing maker's mark | H is for Home

This range definitely appears to be the most sought after – and we also very much like the form of this particular design. We love the walnut handles too, with their warm colour and differences in tone. The quality is excellent and they feel really good in the hand.

Set of vintage Mills Moore cutlery | H is for Home

It’s been listed today, so if you’re one of those people who’s been keen to get hold of some, now’s your chance!

Get their look: Zoned studio apartment

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This zoned studio apartment is a really liveable space for a young single person or couple. It’s spacious and comfortable with each area delineated with the clever use of furniture and area rugs. The lofty ceiling is put to good use by the suspended pan rack, industrial-style pendant lights and mid-century inspired Flensted mobile.

All the furniture is thoughtfully chosen; an L-shaped sofa which pulls out to form an occasional bed when people are over to stay. The dining table & chairs are compact and beautifully designed and the free-standing kitchen island doubles as a breakfast bar and work surface. The vintage sideboard (or credenza as it would be called in New York where this apartment is located!) is such a flexible piece of furniture; bags of storage for all manner of things and the top is perfect for holding a music system or displaying treasured possessions.

  1. Flensted 124 Life & Thread mobile
  2. FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
  3. Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
  4. FUSION dining table & chairs
  5. Vintage sideboard / credenza
  6. Caucasian Kazak rug

Get their look: Zoned studio apartment | H is for Home

Get their look

Vintage sideboard / credenza
Vintage sideboard / credenza
FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
Caucasian Kazak rug
Caucasian Kazak rug
124 Life & Thread mobile
124 Life & Thread mobile
Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
FUSION dining table & chairs
FUSION dining table & chairs
Vintage sideboard / credenza
Vintage sideboard / credenza
FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
Caucasian Kazak rug
Caucasian Kazak rug
124 Life & Thread mobile
124 Life & Thread mobile
Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
FUSION dining table & chairs
FUSION dining table & chairs
Vintage sideboard / credenza
Vintage sideboard / credenza
FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
FRIHETEN corner sofa bed
Caucasian Kazak rug
Caucasian Kazak rug
124 Life & Thread mobile
124 Life & Thread mobile
Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
Dakota adjustable wood seat barstool
FUSION dining table & chairs
FUSION dining table & chairs

Designer Desire: John and Sylvia Reid

Mosaic of John and Sylvia Reid designs | H is for Home

This week, we feature a British, mid-century modern design duo – John and Sylvia Reid. Architects/designers who produced furniture for Stag Furniture and lighting for Rotaflex. They’ve also been involved in designs for the Boys Club, Stamford Hill, Hackney; Piazza Coffee Bar, Marylebone High Street, London and the Wheatsheaf Pub, Cumberland Road, Camberley.

The couple’s son, Dominic Reid, is reproducing some of the designs from their archive. He’s collaborated with Nicholas Radford, the Managing Director of Nathan Furniture (which is produced here in little old Todmorden!) and son of the original manufacturer. They’re reissuing a capsule collection from the S-Range which initially launched in 1960 and ended production a mere 3 years later.

The collection will be launched at Clerkenwell Design Week next month (22-24 May 2018). Said Radford:

Dominic and I are very excited about the re-issue of the S-Range, as it represents not only one of the very best examples of British mid-century design, but has a great collaborative heritage behind it which we are both very proud to be a part of. We hope the design community attending Clerkenwell will love what we have to show them.”

Portrait of John and Sylvia Reidcredit

Additional image credits:

1st Dibs | Artnet | Artsy | Pinterest

International vintage

International vintage homewares | H is for Home

Our recent acquisitions have a ’round the world’ theme.

Green vintage Riihimäki art glass vase Red vintage Finel enamel mugs

We’ll start with Finland. Vintage glassware fans will recognise the sculptural form and distinctive olive green colour of the Riihimäki vase. These vases look amazing when arranged in groups or rows, highlighting the contrast in shapes and size. And then the enamel mugs – what a gorgeous colour and pattern. They were designed by Kaj Franck for Finel – and are very hard to find in this condition and quantity.

Vintage Italian pottery pin dish Vintage Avon 'Her World' Talc

Next, on to Italy, where this fabulous little pin dish was produced. The hand decorated piece has very eye-catching decoration; she’s a very beautiful and arresting young lady – reminiscent of the work of Modigliani. It’s the perfect little dish for rings or other jewellery. And more pretty girls on this Avon ‘Her World’ Talc. Cosmetic products aren’t something that we normally pick up – but it’s unused with contents intact – and the illustrations are so gorgeous that we couldn’t resist. The label reads “Avon Cosmetics – New York, London, Munchen, Paris, Rome” – a very apt item for our little global product trip!

Vintage Konge tinn pewter napkin rings Vintage green enamel candle holder

These Konge tinn pewter napkin rings hail from Norway. They have a striking and intricate Viking themed design with warriors and ships. They’re very tactile in the hand – keep your dinner guests happy for hours! And last, but not least, a charming vintage enamel candle holder that we’re pretty sure was made in France. We love the delicate ribbed pattern, aged patina and fabulous emerald green colour.

These international vintage products and others will be heading to our web shop soon – click on each item image to find it!

Get their look: Characterful hallway

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On our weekly Get their look series, we feature mainly bedrooms, kitchens, lounges and dining rooms. I think this may be the first time we’ve featured an entranceway.

Despite this, I think it’s an important part of the house. It’s often where you pick up and lay down your keys, post, coats, umbrellas and outdoor footwear. More importantly, it’s where visitors get their first impression of your home. This characterful hallway promises great things laying ahead in the rest of the house… and you won’t be disappointed. Nicola Broughton – blogger, Instagrammer (and Investment Director to boot) has a beautiful home!

  1. Shell chandelier by Caracella
  2. Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
  3. Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
  4. Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
  5. Dream neon sign
  6. Seagirl and Magpie vintage style natural wood coat rack

Get their look: Characterful hallway | H is for Home

Get their look

Vintage style natural wood coat rack
Vintage style natural wood coat rack
Dream neon sign
Dream neon sign
Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
Shell chandelier by Caracella
Shell chandelier by Caracella
Vintage style natural wood coat rack
Vintage style natural wood coat rack
Dream neon sign
Dream neon sign
Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
Shell chandelier by Caracella
Shell chandelier by Caracella
Vintage style natural wood coat rack
Vintage style natural wood coat rack
Dream neon sign
Dream neon sign
Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
Galerie De Portraits – Rectangular bird tray – Pia by ibride
Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
Neisha Crosland ‘Moorish Circles’ wallpaper in Sombrero
Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
Via Martine – ‘Smoke’ poster
Shell chandelier by Caracella
Shell chandelier by Caracella

Copper highlights and finishing touches

Our bedroom showing copper highlights with bedside lamps switched on | H is for Home

We’ve been adding some finishing touches to our top floor ‘bedroom-cum-lounge’ area. It’s a room that we spend lots of time in during the winter. Well, that’s an understatement really – we almost hibernate up there! It feels like our cosy den. There’s computer access, Sonos music system, big TV, comfy places to sit (or sleep) – and a wood-burning stove. We gravitate up there from September onwards as the days shorten and weather worsens.

New copper coloured glass bedside lamp | H is for Home

Re-decoration of the space has been a gradual process over the last year or so. We wanted an enclosed, warm and cosy feel. Lots of dark grey and black, with natural wood shades and metallic highlights. This pair of copper coloured, glass bedside lamps was our most recent purchase. We thought they were just perfect, especially considering that they came complete with the ideal shades. They’re from Wayfair, £54.99 each.

New copper coloured glass bedside lamp | H is for Home

We bought a box of LED filament bulbs for them which we thought would be prettier than plain white ones. The lamps are quite magical when lit, lifting and transforming the room with their warm, copper glow.

New copper coloured glass bedside lamp | H is for Home

This is no ‘minimalist look’ space and we add ornament quite freely – particularly antique mirrors, drawers, display cases, candle holders – and objects of interest. We love the ‘collectors’ look’ – so their are lots of fossils, feathers, skulls, pebbles and shells dotted around the room.

You might have noticed that expanse of furry loveliness across the bed – another recently purchased finishing touch.

Detail from our new faux chinchilla throw | H is for Home

It’s a very good quality, imitation chinchilla fur bedspread. The subtle colour tones of cream, brown and grey work wonderfully. It’s very tactile and super warm too.

Large antique copper bin being used as a planter | H is for Home

We’d been looking for a large container for an equally large plant. This fabulous copper log bin arrived in our local antiques centre one day, so it was a ‘must buy’. We love the reflective surface and aged patina of the metal.

Detail from a large antique copper bin being used as a planter | H is for Home

A bottom up blind for this room had also been on our shopping list for some time. We already have one fitted in the ground floor lounge. It lets daylight in whilst adding privacy at street level. Also, the view at the front of our house is much nicer at higher levels. Lower down it’s a bit grubby and industrial, further up is a lovely hillside with trees, shrubs and climbers clinging to the steep valley sides.

Dark grey bottom-up roller blind | H is for Home Dark grey bottom-up roller blind | H is for Home

The blind downstairs is a sandy, cream colour. However, for this room we went for a charcoal grey to match the curtains and compliment the overall scheme. We’re very happy indeed with the results. The view from the bed is much improved now – and we get a glimpse of a passing fox or the occasional deer nibbling at the vegetation opposite. Bliss!

Antique glass bauble | H is for Home

So, that’s the room re-decoration completed in the main. We have the option of picking up interesting objects and nature finds as we come across them. It can just evolve subtly over time. We hope you like the results so far!

Get their look: Memphis meets Midcentury Modern

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Designer, Joost Janszen lives in this Amsterdam apartment with his partner, Martijn. Their love of colour and vintage design is immediately apparent from this little snapshot.

They carry off the Memphis meets Midcentury Modern vibe with aplomb. Joost cites Le Corbusier and Ettore Sottsass as influences.

Check out Joost’s Instagram stream for even more colour & texture inspiration!

  1. Modular shelving unit designed by Pool Cadovius for Royal System
  2. Iris planter + Chevron stand
  3. Hay Slit table
  4. Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
  5. Vintage ‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
  6. Super-large print fabric (on sofa)
  7. Jago extra large rug, deep red

Get their look: Memphis meets Midcentury Modern | H is for Home

Get their look

Jago extra large rug, deep red
Jago extra large rug, deep red
‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
Hay Slit table
Hay Slit table
Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
Iris planter + Chevron stand
Iris planter + Chevron stand
Shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System
Shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System
Jago extra large rug, deep red
Jago extra large rug, deep red
‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
Hay Slit table
Hay Slit table
Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
Iris planter + Chevron stand
Iris planter + Chevron stand
Shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System
Shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System
Jago extra large rug, deep red
Jago extra large rug, deep red
‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
‘Moment’ sofa by Niels Gammelgaard for IKEA
Hay Slit table
Hay Slit table
Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
Set of 2 Dorso stacking stools designed by James Uren
Iris planter + Chevron stand
Iris planter + Chevron stand
Shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System
Shelving unit by Poul Cadovius for Royal System