Archive for the ‘Glass’ Category
Friday, February 12th, 2010
Increase your privacy
We recently had an email from Elaine asking if we had any ideas for increasing privacy in an overlooked window of her home. As it’s a rental property, she can’t change the window - the landlord wasn’t keen on a blind being put up and she doesn’t like net curtains.
One practical way that we’ve come up with for dealing with the problem is to use frosted glass film. It’s easy to use, and can be removed again without leaving unwanted marks, and produces an effect on the window like frosted glass. It’s a good way of adding a bit of extra privacy to glass windows or doors and won’t cost a fortune to do.
You can buy frosted glass film in various shops and DIY stores and it comes in rolls of different sizes and lengths. Brume, at Not On The High Street, has this plain frosted glass film available in a 1m or 2m roll.
Friday, January 29th, 2010
- Special crystal bowl
I’ve previously only associated Aspinal of London with luxury leather goods, but did you know they sold other home items too?
Take this crystal decorative bowl, for example. It’s not any old average bowl, but is a special piece made from clear crystal glass with a sterling silver base.
It’s not cheap, but it is hand crafted and, for a special occasion, it would make a very nice home gift. Measuring 13.75″ in diameter, the bowl is the ideal size for a fruit bowl.
The crystal glass and sterling silver bowl is available from Aspinal of London.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Bargain champagne glass
If you’re planning on popping open a bottle of champagne or two to toast the New Year, then these silver champagne flutes from M&S would be the perfect accompaniment.
They’re reduced in the sale and are now only £3 each – a very stylish bargain!
Sunday, December 20th, 2009
Etched tea light holder
This lovely glass tea light holder, by Sagaform, is etched with a pretty stem pattern – not unlike Orla Kiely’s classic stem designs.
The holder is 15cm tall, so can comfortably hold a tall candle or a small tea light and it glows beautifully when lit.
Buy the Sagaform candle holder from Illustrated Living, for £12.95.
Don’t forget, you can still take advantage of our special 10% discount with Illustrated Living for all purchases made until 31st December 2009.
Friday, December 18th, 2009
Not just any old dish...
With their nicely rounded edges, and tactile curves, they’d look great on a table in your living room, or used packed to the brim with sweets and nibbles at a party.
The ultramarine blue glass is just one of the options available – you’ll also find the same design in clear, grey, sand and turqouise blue.
Buy the bowls from Skandium
for £13 each.
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
These ornate glass Mariskooli dishes, by Iitalla, are available in a number of jewel-like colours and would like great on a table filled with sweets or used to serve special desserts in.
We love the dark plum glass, but they’re also available in green, light blue, grey, sand or even a frosted look.
Buy these lovelies from Abode.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
This cheery green cut glass tumbler has been livened up with the addition of a carved butterfly design.
We’re sure children would love this glass design, but so too would the young at heart.
To get your butterfly glass, head over to The Contemporary Home, where they’re available for £12.75.
Friday, September 11th, 2009
Fused glass art
These fused art pieces are really stunning. They come in a range of colours and sizes, are made up of cleverly fused glass and have a sturdy oak base.
They’re a simple, but very effective, piece of contemporary art to have in your home.
If you don’t fancy any of the colours on offer, they can design pieces to your sepcifications, so you can choose the colours that would look best in your home.
Prices for the fused glass freestanding art, including the blue, white and aqua striped one shown here, start at £22 for small (13cm x 14cm), rising up to £42 for a piece measuring 13cm x 34cm.
You can buy them all, and browse lots of other gorgeous glass art products, at Glass Inspirations.
Friday, September 4th, 2009
Fun and funky Bubbles mirror
There are lots of great Italian modern furniture design companies and Calligaris is one of them.
The Bubbles mirror certainly lives up to its name, with several round pieces of mirror of different sizes arranged in random ‘bubble’ shapes.
The mirror is available in several finishes, including glossy white lacuqer, glossy black lacquer and wenge stained oak veneer. It looks great hung on its own, but equally good with two together.
You can buy the Calligaris Bubbles Mirror from Mac & Mac for £217.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
UK mirror map
Maps and globes often crop up in home decor and home accessories, but this is the first time we’ve come across a United Kingdom one in the form of a mirror.
This two piece mirror comes in the form of a realistic looking map of Great Britain and Ireland (Ireland being the second part of it).
If you want to have a map on your wall, but also happen to be in need of a mirror, then it’s the perfect solution. This version measures 60cm in diameter (a smaller 40cm one is available too) and costs £47.95 from Toys and Interiors.