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Pooley 2 multi tube ceramic vase

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Contemporary multi ceramic vase

Why have a single bud vase when you could have eight?

This funky ceramic vase is a great design and a lovely alternative to a single vase. There are eight ceramic tube style vases built into the piece, offering room for up to eight flower stems or buds.

We love the random selection of multicoloured vases which, in their own right, look eye-catching. With spring blooms coming into flower, it’s the perfect time to bring some fresh flowers into your home.

The Pooley 2 eight tube ceramic vase is available from new shop on the block, White Mint, for £24.

House rule helpers

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

How to set rules for your house

Do you need a little extra help enforcing the rules in your home? Maybe these three pieces – a rug, wall sticker and cushion – could help with their subtle prompts and hints!

House rules rug runner, two sizes available, £40 to £60, Next

House rules wall sticker, available in a choice of colours and sizes, from £12, Abode Wall Art

House rules cushion £12, Next

Movember: Moustache inspired ideas for your home

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Novelty moustache cushion and mug

All those busy growing moustaches for Movember are beginning to look a bit bushy!

If you want to continue to remember Movember long after it’s past, then here are some fun Movember inspired homeware ideas. Some of the items even support Movember fundraising.

Brown Kikkerland moustache clock, £10 from RiverIsland

Life is Like a Moustache wall sticker, £19.99 from The Binary Box, with 30 per cent of the price going to Prostate Cancer UK

Mr Moustache mug, £7 from Lisa Angel

Moustache cushion, £25 from John Lewis

The Enthusiasts Guide to Moustaches wall stickers, £19.99 from The Binary Box, with 30 per cent going to Prostate Cancer UK

Thabto moustache doormat, £25

Winter warmers: Owl design hot water bottle covers

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Funky screen printed owl designs

If you need to curl up with a hot water bottle, then you might as well do so in style – and deck your bottle out in one of these delightful owl hot water bottle covers.

The quirky and colourful designs are screen printed in Cambridge by Moonglow Art. The design is on 100 per cent cotton drill, and it’s lined with cotton for extra insulation. The cover is designed to fit a standard 2L hot water bottle.

The toughest choice is which colour to go opt for. The owl bottle cover is available in four funky colours – red, purple, orange and green.

Fab Friday Bargains: Purple home accessories

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Essential purple plum kitchen home accessories

From deep moody purple, to gem-like amethyst, aubergine and fruity plum, purple is a colour you either love or hate. If you’re firmly in the love category, then here’s a selection of Fab Friday Bargains for your home devoted to the glorious shades of the colour purple.

1. Snap up this Rykiel Maison 100 per cent wool designer sunset flower knitted cushion, for half price

2. Invest in a gorgeous grape Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixer, for £386.10 (normally £429)

3. Bring purple into your kitchen, with a purple Spectrum Collection digital microwave, for only £39.99

4. Get comfy in a 60s inspired Kubrick wing back chair in plum purple, for £349 (high street price £995)

5. Unleash the scent of plum blossom and fruit in your home, with a Voluspa Japanese plum bloom mini candle, now just £6.76

6. Indulge in some winter warmth, by investing in a Sonia Rykiel Maison sunset purple mohair throw, reduced to £117.50 (from £235)

7. Add colour and pattern to your sofa, with an Alvey aubergine purple patterned cushion, now £14.00

8. These Devon amethyst purple champagne glasses, at only £2.80, are definitely a good excuse to buy some champagne too

9. Create a passionate purple bedroom, with 20 per cent off the purple Antoinette bed linen from Julien Macdonald’s Star range

Urban chic: Contemporary skateboard mirror

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Urban chic home skate mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall….

Here’s a contemporary mirror idea for your home that’s a little bit different to the usual offerings. This funky skate mirror is designed in the shape of a skateboard. It’s made from stainless steel and mirrored glass, and includes genuine skate trucks.

You can hang it vertically or horizontally, or simply prop it up to use ad hoc. To get you fully immersed in the skate style, it also comes with a pack of skate stickers to use as you choose.

The designer skateboard mirror is available from Groovy Home.

Sea blues: Coastal and nautical home product ideas

Monday, August 5th, 2013
 Contemporary coastal interior design theme
We’re feeling inspired by the sea today!

Whether you’ve just come back from a beach holiday, or are wishing you were heading off on one, here are some coastal and nautical product ideas that will bring reminders of the sea and the slower pace of beach life into your home.

Blue wave cushion by Karen Miller, £29 from Devon Driftwood Designs

At the seaside wall art print or canvas, from £19 from Rossana Novella Photography

Pack of six drunken sailor coasters, £15 from Men’s Society

Driftwood fish, £60 from Fish and Ships Coastal Art

Sea wooden word, £9 from The Contemporary Home

England-upon-Sea mug, £8 from Lizzie Prestt Designs

Pirate adventures children’s wallpaper, £70 from Nubie Modern Kids Boutique

Ship in a bottle seaside screen print, £25 from Hello Dodo

Seashore tea towel, £9.50 from Rose & Grey


Fab Friday Bargains: Designer home accessories from Design55

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Looking to treat yourself to designer home accessories that won’t break the bank? Head on over to Design55 to grab yourself a Fab Friday Bargain! Here are some of our top picks.

Contemporary modern magazine rack

Get your magazines organised, with this Born in Sweden contemporary magazine rack by Pascal Charmolu. Choose between red, black or white. It’s reduced to £44.98.

Contemporary floor standing lamp for a modern home

Bring light into a dark corner of a room with this large stealth floor lamp. When it’s turned on, it will provide atmospheric lighting, and when turned off, it adds sculptural interest. The floor standing light is reduced to £99.

Glass memo notice board

This unusual notice board by Box32 Design is made from glass, in the style of a retro TV set. The ‘screen’ can be written on and wiped off, so you can use it to record important memos. It’s now just £13.

Quirky salt and pepper shakers

Finally, how about adding a bit of feline bling to your dining table, with this pair of black and white cat design salt and pepper cellars, complete with diamante collars? They’re just £15.

Limited edition Vanilla Cupcake Yankee Candle: One Million Fans and Glowing

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Best home scented candles

Where scented candles are concerned, Yankee Candle have a vast array of products that can fill your home with glorious scents.

From sweet scents based on favourite baked goods, to fruity aromas, seasonal options and candles with just a hint of scent, there’s a candle for almost every taste.

The candles have a great burning time and the candle jars, in their various sizes, provide a safe way of burning a candle and keeping the wax contained. They’re perfect to burn to rid your home of cooking smells, or evoke memories through adding favourite scents into a room.

Limited edition Yankee Candle jar vanilla cupcake

Yankee Candle are currently celebrating getting one million fans on Facebook and have launched a special limited edition version of their best-selling Vanilla Cupcake candle. They’re also hosting a  March to a Million Golden Ticket Contest, giving a rare chance to win a three day trip to the company’s flagship store in Massachusetts.

The Thanks a Million Vanilla Cupcake candle is brimming with the aroma of freshly baked vanilla cupcakes. It’s available as a large jar candle and can be purchased online exclusively from Yankee Candle.


Black and white delight: Monochrome home accessories

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Interior design ideas in classic black and white

If you love the classic monochrome look of a black and white interior design room scheme, you’re in luck this season. The shops are awash with some great product ideas in these simple, yet ever effective, colours.

Here are some of our favourite black and white home accessories, from a gorgeously inviting chair, to a funky clock, essential side table and unusual wall stickers.

1. Jellyfish wall sticker set, £47 from Oakdene Designs

2. Cocoon hanging chair, £299 from Very

3. Beer print, £19.95 from Snowdon Design & Craft

4. Dots round blackboard wall clock, £40 from Habitat

5. Normann Copenhagen Tablo side table, from £190 from Heal’s

6. Black two tone dinner set, £40 (usually £50), from Debenhams

7. Ceramic plant pots, £59  from Idyll Home

8. Nitin Goyal textured origami cushion, £40 from John Lewis

9. Rob Ryan design ceramics, from £18 from Graham and Green

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