Archive for the ‘Storage’ Category
Monday, November 11th, 2013
Oooh, we do love funky storage designs and this sheep book shelf ticks all our boxes for originality and fun!
The baa-baa black sheep shelf is made from wood and divided into sections to allow you to store books, folders or magazines in its back. Admittedly it’s not a shelf brimming with unlimited space for your storage needs, but it more than makes up for it in its design. In fact, we think it would be rather a nice sculptural piece to give home to.
Whether you use it for storage in your child’s room, or keep it for yourself, the novelty sheep design book shelf is available from Rowen & Wren.
Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Home decor stickers are not only available to adorn your walls, but also furniture too. This particular design is a nice idea for helping you to get your drawers organised and remember where everything is.
What’s more, the matte vinyl graphic stickers can be personalised and created to your own requirements. So if it’s your kitchen drawers you’d like to label, drawers in a child’s bedroom or drawers in a spare bedroom where you could keep items for guests, stickers can be created with the words you desire.
The drawer label stickers are available in a choice or colours and fonts and are available from Oakdene Designs.
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
The Darwin chest of drawers is new in stock at Graham and Green and the perfect accompaniment to their Freud chest.
This kind of eclectic style of furniture is widely available at the moment. It works for us due to the mix of different painted drawers – a cool palette of colours featuring nautical blues, and classic black and white, as well as some left au naturel – coupled with the different designs and textures of the drawer handles. You’ll find metal, wooden, horn and bone handles all mixed together.
The chest has plenty of space inside for storage, with a good mix of varied drawer sizes. There are even some tray style shallow drawers that you could use for desk essentials or paper.
We’d happily give the Darwin chest a home, but what do you think of it?
Monday, February 18th, 2013
Fresh and contemporary designs are everywhere and it’s no exception when it comes to coat racks and hooks.
Gone are the days when a bog standard coat hook is necessary – now you can make a design statement in your home with stylish and funky coat rack or hook, providing you with functional coat hanging abilities, and a great look to boot.
There are a vast array of great designs available, many of which we’ve featured in previous posts. But here we’ve picked out and highlighted some of our favourite contemporary design coat racks on the market today. Whether you prefer individual hooks, or a whole rack, a vertical or horizontal hanger, colour or monochrome, there’s something there for everyone.
What do you think, is your favourite amongst these?
1. Ribbon coat rack – Headsprung, £71.49
2. Vitra hang it all multi coat rack by Charles & Ray Eames – Heals, £164.90
3. Branch coat and hat hanger – Authentics, £129
4. Leitmotiv clothes pin coat rack – DutchByDesign, £145
5. Nick Fraser pipework coat rack – Bouf, £78
6. Vertical coat rack – The Metal House, £39.99
7. Gubi Mategot multicoloured coat rack – Design 55, £107
8. Limpet coat hooks by Kirsty Whyte – Made.com, £20
9. Scribble wall mounted coat rack – HeadSprung, £39.99
Monday, January 28th, 2013
Natural wood cube storage
Display cubes offer a relaxed alternative to fixed shelving and with this set of six freestanding cubes, you can arrange them in a configuration of your choice.
They come in a natural wood finish, but are ripe for being altered. We love the idea of adding a coat of contrasting coloured paint inside each cube or by sticking in some favourite wallpaper designs.
With the cubes measuring different sizes and depths, there are varying spaces inside to add books, display pictures or stand vases.
The set of six stacking storage display cubes cost £129 from Rockett St George.
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Shoe storage solution
The final sale reductions are in action at Habitat and if it’s your shoes that could do with some proper organisation, help could be at hand.
The Kubrik cabinet is designed especially with shoes in mind and has plenty of space to store your shoes safely.
There are three cupboard-style drawers and the piece has a contemporary white glossy finish.
The shoe cabinet is now half price at Habitat - saving you money to spend on more shoes!
Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Display your mini treasures
This collectable box is designed to hold small items and treasured possessions that you want to display.
There are multiple compartments of various sizes to use, plus there are two built-in photo frames and one mirror to add a bit of extra interest.
The collectable display box is designed by PT and made from white plastic. It’s available from Dutch By Design.
Friday, October 26th, 2012
Does your house have enough storage space?
Many homes don’t and, in a bid to help people become more organised and make vital use of any space they do have, Clever Closet was formed.
This simple and affordable understairs storage solution is custom-designed and makes valuable use of the wasted space under stairs.
The units are designed to fit under the main stairwell (others can be designed for attic space) and involve slide-out drawer units.
You can choose to have one big drawer, or have the space split into smaller drawers. It’s the ideal place to store shoes and boots, children’s toys, equipment that you don’t need all the time or cleaning products.
There are no drawer handles, so the drawers are hidden from view when not in use.
The units can be installed in a few hours from expert fitters, or if you’re a DIY expert, you can fit them yourself.
It’s a great idea for maximising home storage and for making use of wasted space. Find out more at Clever Closet.
Friday, October 12th, 2012
This amazing contemporary coat rack design is inspired by a scribble mark drawn with a calligraphy pen – isn’t it brilliant?
The gentle lines of the pen have been cleverly transformed into a coat rack that looks fluid and effortless as it hangs on the wall. Not surprisingly, the design was created by the same team at HeadSprung who designed the wonderful ribbon coat rack, which has very similar artistic and natural lines.
As well as looking great when mounted on the wall, the Scribble rack serves a truly functional purpose. There’s space to hold at least five coats, plus room for hanging other accessories, such as umbrellas, hats, scarves or even bags.
The Scribble coat rack is made from powder coated steel, comes with all the fixtures and fittings you need to safely attach it to your wall and costs £39.99 from HeadSprung.
Monday, September 24th, 2012
The penguin donkey bookcase
The name of this bookcase – the penguin donkey - is a bit of an oxymoron. But there’s a simple reason for it.
No, it’s not a penguin in disguise as a donkey, but a donkey shaped bookcase originally designed to store and showcase classic Penguin Books.
The bookcase was originally designed in 1939 by Egon Riss and made in London by Isokon Plus, a leading form involved in modern architecture and design.
This piece of furniture is made from birch plywood and was created as a way to elegantly store and display a collection of paperback books. It’s a great design and still as perfect for a modern home today as it was in 1939.
The penguin donkey bookcase is available from various retailers, including The Conran Shop, who sell it for £650.