Posts Tagged ‘British Designer’

On a Wire bird wallpaper by Earth Inke

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

British  wallpaper design company

If you’ve still got room for some bird designs in your home decor, then check out the On a Wire wallpaper design from British wall coverings company, Earth Inke.

The designer behind Earth Inke is Katherine Morris, who hand draws her wallpaper designs, taking inspiration from Britain.

Best British wallpaper design

The On a Wire wallpaper features rows of dainty black and white swallows perched on, and flitting between, iconic telegraph wires. It’s available in two colours – sniff grey and weasel beige – and is designed to be hung horizontally on a wall.

Wallpaper Direct have the design in stock, for £69 per 10m roll, along with other designs by Earth Inke.

Nick Munro Domus coffee pot from Occa-Home

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Designer stainless steel coffee pot

Domus coffee pot by Nick Munro

British designer Nick Munro is renowned for his original and modern designs.

Amongst his many designs are a host of contemporary stainless steel products and the Domus coffee pot is one of these.

The design of this sleek and stylish coffee pot was apparently inspired by an old bicycle pump. There’s not much about it that we particularly liken to a bicycle pump, except perhaps for the coffee plunger element!

Compared to other typical coffee pots, we really like the size and style of the Domus. It’s well made, elegant and has a good sized handle, which makes it easy to pour coffee, plus the coffee plunger slides down with ease.

It’s unusual to come across a coffee pot that is so slimline, yet still provides an ample amount of coffee, as often they can be quite chunky in design. This makes the design particularly ideal if you’ve got limited space for storage in your kitchen as it won’t take up loads of room in a cupboard.

That said, you’re unlikely to want to hide this coffee pot away, as it’s a functional and stylish item and looks lovely displayed out on a work surface or shelf.

The Domus coffee pot is available in two sizes, small and large, with the small one providing 400ml of coffee (14fl oz) and the large 1000ml (35fl oz).

If you’re a fan of coffee, and love modern British design, then it’s a must-have item.

Nick Munro’s Domus coffee pot is available to buy from Occa-Home.

To complete the look, other co-ordinating stainless steel Domus products are available, including a Domus sugar bowl and Domus cream jug, also available from Occa-Home.

(Disclosure: We were sent a Domus coffee pot for review)

Pink flamingo cushion by Lucy Gilchrist

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Contemporary textile designer Handmade contemporary flamingo cushion

British contemporary designer, Lucy Gilchrist, has captured the charm of pink flamingos in this handmade cushion.

The cushion features a hand printed design on the front and a high quality coordinated fabric on the back (the backing fabrics vary, as do the finishing touches, which are either a bow or buttons) and the inside is filled with a duck feather pad.

It’s a great design and a lovely cushion to own. You can buy the flamingo cushion direct from Lucy for £30, or from Retro Roost.

The same flamingo design is also available as a jaunty print.

If you’ve got a soft spot for pink flamingos, then check out the table we featured previously!

Unique modern chair made entirely from reclaimed cutlery

Monday, February 14th, 2011
Unusual wacky weirdd chair handmade from cutlery

A chair made from cutlery!

Could this be one of the strangest materials used to create a chair? This modern metal chair has been handcrafted using a selection of reclaimed cutlery – knives, forks, spoons, they’re all in there somewhere!

The unusual cutlery chair has been made by British designer Osian Batyka-Williams, who is renowned for creating unique pieces of furniture and homeware from reclaimed materials.

The chair is fully functional and can be used as a piece of seating for your home if you wish (it is suitable for weights of up to 16 stone), or simply as a decorative talking point. In order to ensure you won’t accidentally get stabbed by a knife or fork as you sit down, all the cutlery used to create the chair has been welded together and bent so that no sharp bits are left exposed.

For the first of his cutlery chairs, Osian collected 250 pieces of old cutlery from charity shops and initially experimented with wrapping cutlery around a wooden chair frame. But that plan didn’t work too well, so instead he created a chair entirely from cutlery which is carefully welded together.

It’s an amazing use of old kitchen and dining implements – who knew cutlery could be so functional?

Osian’s cutlery chairs are available to purchase from his shop on Bouf - each one is made to order and entirely unique.

Is this the world’s most expensive bed?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011
The world's most expensive and exclusive bed

Baldacchino Supreme bed

You could be looking at the world’s most expensive bed!

That’s the claim being made in some quarters after this exclusive bed went on sale priced at £4 million.

This luxury four poster double bed, called the Baldacchino Supreme bed, was created by British designer, Stuart Hughes, and Italian design company, Hebanon. It’s handcrafted from chestnut and ash wood, with a cherry wood canopy, and is inlaid with 107kg (236lb) of 24ct gold.

Any old bedding of course won’t do, so the bed comes complete with Italian silk and cotton drapes. The headboard can even be customised to accommodate diamonds for the ultimate in bling finish!

Only two of the Baldacchino Supreme beds, suitable for billionaires, have been made and each has taken three months to make. Amazingly, one of the beds has already been purchased by an Italian businessman. Could the other one be yours?!

Holly Palmer’s Book Porcupine

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
Holly Palmer's Book Porcupine

The Book Porcupine by Holly Palmer

British designer, Holly Palmer, is renowned for coming up with ingenius ideas and her clever Book Porcupine is no exception.

The Book Porcupine offers a novel and rather different way of storing your books. The nifty little shelving unit has a range of 18 different compartments of varying sizes (to accommodate small, medium and large sized books) and the books slot into the spaces.

It’s called the Book Porcupine due to the way the book spines stick out of the shelving unit – like the needles on a porcupine. When books are removed, colours in the compartments are revealed.

The Book Porcupine isn’t cheap, but it is a designer piece and a great example of inspired design. The porcupine storage unit is available in white, with splashes of green and orange.

(Via Freshome)

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