Posts Tagged ‘wood’
Monday, December 5th, 2011
It’s traditional to hang a wreath on your door, or in your home, at Christmas. If you fancy something a bit different from the usual greenery, then here’s a funky modern wooden wreath.
Created from birch plywood, the bauble design wreath is laser cut from the wood to produce a very effective and decorative design. The wreath comes with ribbon, so is ready to hang up immediately in your desired location.
The wooden bauble Christmas wreath costs £15 and can be purchased from Gilbert13′s store on Not On The High Street.
Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Birch wood tree
We realise it’s way too early to mention the ‘C’ word, but couldn’t resist a quick preview of these fabulous birch plywood Christmas trees from Nordic Design Forum.
Spotted at Top Drawer 2011, the trees are designed by Anne Paso and handmade in Scandinavia from birch plywood. The trees are available in several sizes and come flat packed – instructions are included to help you put the tree together. You can then pack them away neatly once the festive season is over.
It’s a nice alternative to a traditional Christmas tree and can be decorated as you wish.
The big birch plywood tree costs £395, the medium wooden tree is £115 and the small birch tree is £55.
The same concept is available in a slightly different, more rounded, tree too, which is equally nice and could during other times of the year.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Cups or storage jars
What a great idea – these ISAK Landsby design cups come with oak lids, so you can keep your hot drinks warm.
When not in use as a drinking vessel, they double up very well as storage jars.
Made in Scandinavia and designed by illustrator Sandra Isaksson, the set of two china cups come in a beautifully designed matching box.
The ISAK Landsby cups are available from Cloudberry Living, where they cost £28 per pair.
Friday, March 18th, 2011
Contemporary chaise longue
If you love the idea of a chaise longue, but want a modern piece for your home, then this luxury wood chaise seat offers a contemporary take on the traditional design.
Its deliciously curvy lines naturally draw eyes to it, and it can be made in a variety of wood finishes or be upholstered in a fabric of your choice.
The Snail chaise is available to purchase from Belle Interiors.
If you’re heading to the Ideal Home Show this year, then look out for their stand, as they’re exhibiting their range of furniture and home accessories at the show.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Furniture and home accessories made from driftwood have a unique appeal, not least as every item is individually created and no two are the same.
This round coffee table is made from reclaimed pieces of driftwood that are layered together to create the mushroom-like shape. To ensure the piece is fully usable as a table, a glass top is added (we guess this will also help preserve the wood too and prevent the top from becoming damaged).
As well as being a useful table, the driftwood creation is also a piece of art in its own right and provides a decorative centrepiece for a room.
The round driftwood coffee table costs £279 and can be purchased from Aflair.
If the round version isn’t quite to your taste or size requirements, then they also do a large rectangular driftwood coffee table and a driftwood drum side table.
Friday, February 25th, 2011
Store knives safely in drawers
If you’re keen to store your sharp kitchen knives safely in drawers, so that you don’t accidentally cut your fingers when you dive into a draw looking for them (or is that just me?), then this bamboo storage unit is ideal.
Designed by Robert Welch and made from bamboo obtained from renewable sources, this solid wooden knife storage unit sits inside a drawer and can be used to store knives. Simply pop the knives down into the slots, which cater for knives of all sizes, and the blades will be hidden.
The drawer storage unit is especially useful if you’ve got young children and don’t want to have a knife block out on a kitchen surface. You could use this inside a high drawer, perhaps adding a child-proof safety lock to the drawer as well, for increased peace of mind that sharp knives are fully out of reach from tiny hands.
The Signature V bamboo knife storage drawer is priced at £24.50 and can be purchased from Amara.
Monday, December 20th, 2010
Cute tree coasters
Aren’t these coasters a great idea? Shaped like trees, they come in a little wooden block where they stand up in a very tree-like way, when not in use.
The coasters are made in France from wood (totally apt) and are a good mix of both a practical and decorative item.
The set of four wooden tree coasters costs £19 from Leaf.
Thursday, April 15th, 2010
We’re not massively keen on the name of this product – the Devil’s Eye stool – but we do really like the look of it.
This heavy stool is made from a solid piece of wood and it’s perfect if you love furniture made from natural wood, as you get all the lovely grain showing through.
The reason for the Devils Eye name is the hole that’s been carved through the centre of the stool. It’s a fantastic design feature, especially on what would otherwise be rather a chunky wooden stool, and really draws the eye in. It also makes it a decorative object to own, as well as a practical occasional stool.
If you’d like to have the carved wooden stool in your home, then it’s available to purchase from Graham and Green.
Monday, August 24th, 2009
Fun and functional flower trivet
Made of solid walnut wood, this two piece trivet set is not only fun and functional, but also a good price too.
The round trivet has a flower shape cut into the middle and this piece comes out, to form another useful trivet.
The walnut trivet is made by Sagaform and measures 20cm diameter. It comes boxed and can be purchased from Soulful Toaster for £8.95.
For another unusual trivet, check out the pretty cast iron flower trivet