Archive for August, 2012

Fab Friday Bargain: Orla Kiely Abacus oven glove

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Designer kitchen linen accessories

Orla Kiely oven glove

We love Orla Kiely’s designs and here’s a favourite pattern on a kitchen accessory that’s super practical.

This double oven glove is essential for all your cooking and baking needs, as it will ensure your hands are fully protected when carrying hot dishes from the oven.

The oven gloves are adorned in Orla Kiely’s red and white Abacus flower design and they’re made from 100% cotton.

Not only is it a nicely designed item, but it’s also a bit of a bargain. The Abacus double red oven glove is currently reduced in the sale at Graham and Green, making it a must-have bargain buy!

Fresh Design bathroom: Habitat Mappa shower curtain

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Alternative bathroom shower curtain screen ideas

Map design shower curtain

Plan your future travels, or study a map of the world as you shower, with this map themed shower curtain.

The colourful shower curtain is printed with a map of the world, so there’s something to look at as you get up and ready in the morning.

It’s a nice alternative to a plain shower curtain and could bring some colour into a bathroom.

The Mappa curtain was designed by the Future Mapping Company for Habitat and costs £22.

Designers Guild Coconut Grove towels

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Designer fresh design towels

Coconut Grove towels

If you prefer your towels relatively plain, with just a bit of decoration, then these white and cobalt blue Coconut Grove towels could fit the bill.

There’s something about white and blue which creates a fresh, crisp feel and there’s just the right amount of design on these. The towels are by Designers Guild, featuring delicate embroidered leaves.

There’s everything from a face cloth and bath towel, to a nice big bath sheet available in this design.

The Coconut Grove towels are available from Designers Guild, or from other retailers such as Amara.

Eames House of Cards placemats

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Contemporary table place mats Eames contemporary placemats

Does your table need livening up? These colourful placemats could do the trick.

The House of Cards placemats feature a range of designs by Charles and Ray Eames, including crayons, matches and pills.

The rectangular placemats come boxed as a set and are £35, from Liberty. A set of six matching coasters is also available for £18.

Alle Design lux lighting striped cube light

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Techno innovation home lighting cubeFunky home lighting cube idea

The style of this lux lighting striped cube light reminds us of the cassette tape light we featured before.

Designed in the form of a cube, the striped cube transforms when the light is turned on, producing a funky colourful effect.

The lux light has been created by Alle Design, who specialise in contemporary furniture and lighting, and you can buy it from Bouf.

Funky recycled cabinets by Barnickle Furniture

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Red London bus quirky cabinetBritish telephone box furniture

If it’s funky or quirky furniture you’re after, then Barnickle Furniture are a good source of some rather unusual items.

All of their products are made from recycled and reclaimed furniture, which are hand painted to create some very unusual and eye-catching designs.

We really like the look of the iconic telephone box, which is a metal cabinet with drawers, and the red London bus, with its 2012 theme, which is also a cabinet made of metal. Both of these items have useful storage space hidden with them, plus extra room on top, so are functional as well as decorative.

Other fun designs by Barnickle Furniture include a wooden pirate cabinet and a cotton reel table.

Dunelm Mill gas lift bar stool offer

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Fresh design bargain kitchen bar stool

Take a seat on a bar stool

These contemporary style gas lift bar stools are perfect for using in a modern kitchen and, best of all, won’t break the bank.

They’ve got a glossy finish, with a sleek silver base, and are ergonomically designed.

The stools, which can be altered in height, are currently on special offer at Dunelm Mill, with 25% off the usual price.

The sleek and stylish gas lift bar stools are available in red, purple, green, silverblack or white, and are now only £29.99 each.

Mini Moderns Whitby nautical espresso cup set

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
Nautical coastal kitchen accessories

Espresso cup set

This Whitby design by Mini Moderns epitomises the best of the sea and all things nautical.

This striking design which is also available as wallpaper, has been effectively transformed here into a porcelain espresso set.

The set consists of four mix and match cups and saucers, presented in a gift box. Even if you don’t drink espresso, the cups are the perfect size for a dainty cup of tea!

Oliver Bonas have the Whitby espresso cups on sale, reduced to £19.

Minimalist style Manhattan floor lamp

Monday, August 20th, 2012
Minimalist white interior design

White floor lamp

If a pure white, minimalist design is what you’re looking to achieve in a room, then this Manhattan floor lamp could fit in well.

The lamp is by Slide Design and is designed to be placed on the floor. The design is well thought out, with gentle angles adding interest to the white design, both when the light is turned on and off.

Even the lamp cable is transparent, so you won’t end up with ugly black cables messing up your minimalist interior.

The Manhattan floor lamp is in stock at Made in Design.

Special offer: If you place an order with Made in Design before 25th August 2012 and spend over £70, you can get free delivery using the code ‘DELAUGUST12′.

Inspiring cushion collections from John Lewis

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Carefully chosen cushions can help bring the interior design of a room to life.

John Lewis have put together some lovely cushion collections – here are three of our favourites.

Modern and contemporary cushions and soft furnishings

Playnation cushions

The Playnation cushion collection is ideal if you like contemporary designs and lively colours. Mix and match these plain and print cushions for a playful and fun look.

The cushions are priced from £15 to £35 each.

Uplifting contemporary cushions and soft furnishings

Bright and beautiful cushions

The Bright and Beautiful cushion collection lives up to its name, as it’s full of bright colours and eye-catching designs. The 3D style cushions add texture and interest, whilst the bright floral and watercolour prints combine uplifting colours. Even the plain cushions add a bit of luxury, as they’re made of silk.

These cushions are priced between £20 and £45.

Black white and natural cushions

Monochrome cushions

If natural colours, blacks and whites are more your style, the Monochrome Designs cushion collection is full of options. From the wonderful eye test and London typography cushions, to gorgeous textured cushions, this collection offers stylish possibilities for a modern and contemporary home.

Cushions in the monochrome collection are priced from £20 to £35.

Check out more inspiring cushion collections at John Lewis.

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