Posts Tagged ‘Ella Doran’

Indiantale designed by Ella Doran for Habitat

Monday, March 14th, 2011

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Designer Ella Doran has produced a range of products new in store at Habitat.

The Indiantale products do as the name suggests, and focus on Indian imagery and colours. They’re vibrant, bright and colourful and exceedingly affordable too.

All of the Indiantale products are made from hard-wearing melamine, so they’d be fantastic for outdoor entertaining or picnics, as well as being used in your home.

The patterned Indiantale plate is £2.50, the jungle themed cup is £1.50 and the plain cerise pink bowl (we’re thinking it would be perfect as a salad bowl) is £1.50 from Habitat.

10 home bargains in the John Lewis sale

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Many of the Boxing Days sales are in full swing now – hope you’ve got lots of bargains, if you were after them! – and by the looks of it, lots of items have been selling well.

We couldn’t resist a quick browse of John Lewis sale and, amongst the homeware items still available, we’ve spotted several familiar favourites now reduced by up to half price and lots of other good buys.

Here are some of our top picks.

1. The contemporary metal bay tree sculpture by Alex Davis, that we featured in April, has been reduced from £545 to £375.

2. The quirky Karlsson book design mantle clock, in primary colours, has been reduced from £25 to £12.50.

3. The distinctively designed Content by Conran matador armchair, in caterpillar green, reduced from £999 to £699.

4. A very nice dark wood Ellis sideboard, which would provide plenty of useful storage, reduced from £299 to £199.

5. More good shelving in the form of the Content by Conran Kendal alcove shelving in oak, reduced from £695 to £399.

6. A Nick Munro walnut dining table, reduced from £899 to £599.

7. An Ella Doran Indian Slippers design cushion is reduced from £35 to £17.50.

8. A colourful Villeroy & Boch new wave caffee farida espresso cup reduced from £14.95 to £7.50.

9. The Denby Monsoon chrysanthemum jug, which is a lovely shape, reduced from £9 to £6.30.

10. John Lewis geometric mugs (in red, green and grey) reduced from £4 to £2.

Ella Doran silk hearts cushion

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
Exclusive Ella Doran silk heart cushion from John Lewis

Ella Doran cushion

Oh my. This cushion is divine.

Designed exclusively for John Lewis by Ella Doran, the cushion is made from wonderfully soft silk and features the iconic multi-coloured heart design that Ella is so well known for producing. The colours and designs of each of the hearts is so different and it’s a really nice piece.

The 30cm by 30cm 100% silk cushion is filled with a feather pad and costs £28 from John Lewis.

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Ella Doran dandelion table mats

Ella Doran dandelion table mats

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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These dandelion design table mats are just three of a set of six, by designer Ella Doran.

The table mat images are all of dandelion flowers, but each mat features a different stage of the dandelion’s life. From a full grown, bright yellow flower, to a transformation into a seedhead, to the moments when the seeds gradually get blown away – all of the images have been superbly captured.

I really like the non-uniform idea of these mats, that they complement each other perfectly well, but that each is a little different.

The mats measure 24cm by 19cm and the surface can easily be wiped down to clean.

The set of six mats is available to buy from Ella Doran’s online store.

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Leafy silk window panel

Leafy silk window panel

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Stunning window panel

Stunning window panel

If you want to feel like you’re living in the leafy countryside, when you’re actually based in the heart of a city, then this window panel could help virtually transport you.

Made from 100% silk, the window panel features a lovely fresh green leaf image with the sun shining through it, and it’s been digitally printed onto the silk.

It’s designed by Ella Doran (the same person that designed the smarties worktop saver we featured recently) and the standard size is 130cm by 245cm. It’s also available as a blackout roller blind too or you can have a particular silk panel size made for you.

To get this leafy backdrop in your window, you’ll need to part with £145 over at Ella Doran’s shop.

Top 10 kitchen worktop savers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Worktop savers serve a practical purpose of helping protect your kitchen worktops from becoming scratched, burnt, stained, bashed or damaged. They’re usually made of durable materials, such as toughened glass, granite, wood or marble.
Although some are a bit boring and unoriginal, others are fun and quirky – here are 10 of our favourites!

1. Joseph Joseph spatula worktop saver

Joseph Joseph do a wide range of excellent worktop savers. This multi-coloured design celebrates the humble spatula, to great effect. Buy it from John Lewis for £15.

2. Ella Doran smarties worktop saver

This colourful smarties design is by Ella Doran and features round smarties and hearts, in a rainbow of colours.
It’s available from House of Fraser for £10.

3. Metro granite worktop saver


For a sleek and stylish look, this Metro worktop saver is made of dark granite, etched with a contrasting square design on one side.

It’s available from Argos for the sale price of £9.99.

4. Union Jack worktop saver


Add a patriotic feel to your kitchen, with the help of this Union Jack worktop saver.

The design is cleverly made up of fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries, and it’s available to purchase from Colloco Homeware and Gifts, on Not On The High Street, for £17.50.

5. Joseph Joseph breakfast worktop saver

Another great design from Joseph Joseph is this breakfast themed worktop protector, designed by illustrator Bo Lundberg.
Buy it at Corvus for £12.49.

6. Black and white floral bloom worktop saver

Bring the classic monotone look to the kitchen, with the help of this black and white floral bloom worktop saver.
It’s made by Kitchen Craft and is £7.49 from Denny and Sons.
The same bloom design is also available as a 24cm round worktop saver, for £4.75.

7. Cupcake worktop saver

Cupcakes - yum, yum!

If you love a good cupcake, then this vintage cupcake design worktop saver may be right up your street.

It’s available from Lakeland for £7.99.

8. Oval polka dot worktop saver


It might be smalller than some worktop savers (15cm by 30cm), but this one is just as durable. If you’ve got a smaller kitchen, or not too large a worktop to protect, then this nifty oval worktop saver may do the trick.

Decorated with polka dots, in vintage shades, it’s only £3.99 from Denny and Sons.

9. Conversion worktop saver

You won’t be stuck for a cooking conversion ever again, as this practical kitchen worktop saver is packed with essential conversion information. Whether you need to convert ounces to pounds, ml to fl oz  to cups, or °C to °F, they’re all here.
It was designed especially for Lakeland by Joseph Joseph and costs £9.78.

10. Chilli pepper worktop saver


If all things hot and spicy are your cup of tea, or you want your worktop saver to tone in with red or terracotta colours in your kitchen, then this chilli pepper worktop saver could be ideal.

It costs £9 from Leekes.

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