Posts Tagged ‘Union Jack’
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Patriotic textiles by Jan Constantine
The shops are awash with London 2012 themed homeware, but if it’s textiles you’re after, then you must check out Jan Constantine’s products.
British designer Jan was awarded an official license to manufacture London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic home textiles and has produced an eye-catching array of red, white and blue patriotic products that will help you retain memories of the games long after they’ve finished.
The patriotic cushions are made in linen and embroidered in wool, with bold London 2012 emblems. They’re now on sale at the Olympic Park London 2012 Megastore, online from the London 2012 shop or via Jan Constantine’s website.
A percentage of the sale of each product goes towards the cost of staging the Olympic Games.
Friday, June 29th, 2012
If you’re looking for designer homeware and furniture at a fraction of the high street price, then Made.com is always worth checking out. Amongst their current offers are some good deals on these giant Piggy Bag seats.
Made in the form of an oversized, giant beanbag, the Piggy Bag moulds to fit your body shape, so can be sat on, laid on or curled up on. They’re great for casual or occasional seating and, as the fabric is durable, can be used out in the garden too (although it’s best not to leave them out there overnight).
Made.com are selling The Piggy Bag in a lovely choice of colours, including lime green, turquoise, red, titanium, grey and chocolate, plus a lively patriotic Union Jack design.
Typically priced at £149 on the high street, they’re currently on offer for £59 each, with express delivery.
(Naked ladies not supplied).
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Relax in a deck chair
The sun is out – hooray – so it’s time to relax in the sun after work.
You can’t beat a good old traditional British deckchair and this one has been given a contemporary twist with the modern colours used to funk up the Union Jack design.
Garden bean bag
Or, for a more relaxed seating choice, how about the same lively design on a bean bag? (Actually, we rather fancy lounging on the deck chair with our feet on the bean bag – bliss!).
The Best of British deckchair costs £39.99 and the Union Jack bean bag is priced at £22.99, both from Homebase.
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
London Life wallpaper
This thoroughly British wallpaper, London Life, brings some of the iconic city images into your home.
Made by Albany, and part of their Conversation collection, the hand drawn wallpaper features images such as the Tower of London, Big Ben, red telephone boxes, buses and taxis, plus plenty of jaunty bunting. It’s fun, contemporary and quirky.
The London Life wallpaper is in stock at Wallpaper Direct, where it’s priced at £28 per roll.
If you like the style of this wallpaper, then you may also like Albany’s Birds of a Feather design, as featured at number 7 in our post, Affordable wallpaper: 12 wallpapers under £20.
Friday, January 6th, 2012
Funky Union Jack stool
Who knew a humble flag could be so effective in interior design and home furniture?
The Great British Union Jack has fully infiltrated the interior design world in many forms – we’ve seen it on wallpaper, sofas, radios, chairs and now an ottoman footstool.
Funky and stylish, the square ottoman makes the perfect occasional seat or footstool. It’s made from a solid wood birch frame, with solid beech dark stained feet, and upholstered in a quality velvet Union Jack pattern.
The Jack Ottoman usually costs about £215 on the high street, but it’s currently only £99 from Made.com.
Monday, June 20th, 2011
UK designer, Melanie Porter, specialises in creating unique hand knitted, contemporary chairs.
The chairs are all sourced from auctions and markets around the country, and are stripped back, restored and re-upholstered before being covered with a series of hand knitted panels. The end result is a one-of-a-kind chair and unusual piece of art.
What makes the chairs even more individual, is that they’re all given names.
Olivia - knitted egg chair
This is Olivia, a green hand knitted, modern egg-style chair.
Jack - knitted tub chair
This is Jack - a restored tub chair that it’s been given a lively look with a hand stitched check knit finish.
Edward - Union Jack knitted chair
And here’s Edward – a 1970s swivel chair, with a bold and bright hand knitted cable Union Jack design.
You can see more examples of Melanie’s work on her website, but she also has a store on Not On The High Street with knitted chairs for sale, plus other lovely knitted items. The Edward chair is available to buy from there, plus Percy Union Jack knitted cushions in various colours, a knitted table and an unusual knitted clock.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Patriotic radio design
We’ve had the Orla Kiely DAB radio, so now here’s a Union Jack inspired radio!
This jaunty design is perfect if you fancy adding some jolly colours into your home, and want to embrace your patriotic side.
The Roberts RD60 DAB Union Jack radio may have all the classic styling from the famous retro radio, but beneath the exterior you’ll find state-of-the-art technological ability.
The battery lasts for up to 120 hours and the auto tune features helps you effortlessly find all your favourite radio stations.
This colourful red, white and blue Union Jack DAB radio is available to purchase from John Lewis.
Union Jack designs have featured in various other home and interior products that we’ve previously featured – click here for more ideas.
Friday, November 12th, 2010
If you’re looking for a fun and funky modern alternative to traditional Christmas stockings, then these fabulous Union Jack design hanging socks by Karen Hilton could be the perfect solution!
Made from cotton and felt, the Christmas socks come with a little felt loop at the top, making the perfect to hang up along your fireplace, or on the end of a bed, ready for santa to fill with surprises; or you could simply hang them in your home as part of your Christmas decorations.
The toes of the socks are stuffed to give it a wonderful pixie-esque elf curl, finished off with a fluffy ball on the end, but there’s still plenty of room in the body of the sock for gifts to go in.
The Union Jack Christmas stocking socks are by Karen Hilton Designs, available in a choice of funky colours, and can be purchased from Swanky Maison for £21.
Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Jan Constantine design candle
One of the popular ranges by British designer, Jan Constantine, is her Union Jack inspired homeware pieces (we’ve featured some of her cushions before, for example).
Now that same iconic design has been transformed into a china votive candle holder, by leading ceramicist, William Edwards. The essence of Jan’s original stitched designs shines through in the china version, especially with the visible inclusion of her blanket stitch trim around the edge of the design.
If you love Jan Constantine’s designs, then this would be a lovely addition to add to your home.
The Jan Constantine Union Jack candle is £12 from We Love British (and postage is only £1.75).
Monday, August 16th, 2010
Perch on a Union Jack
We’ve explored several different ways in which you can bring the Union Jack trend into your home and show your love of all things British, but this is probably one of the most subtle.
The Union Jack bean cube is the perfect place to perch when you need an occasional seat in your home, or to rest your tired feet after a busy day. It’s made by Fleur-de-Lis Furnishings from 100% cotton and, although it will bring a bit of added colour and interest to a room, we rather like the faded colour look of this as opposed to ‘in your face’ bright colour.
The Union Jack bean cube is a nice little piece and a great buy at only £24.99 from HomeSense.