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Conran – The Way We Live Now……….

If you possibly get the chance to go to the Terence Conran Exhibition at the Design Museum, I recommend that you go.
The Way We Live Now is a retrospective of one of the world’s best known designers, restaurateurs and retailers and explores Conran’s design legacy, inspirations and his extraordinary impact…

I Spy – Bennison’s 2012 Calendar……….

I do like a calendar on my desk and this one is just beautiful.
The wonders of childhood captured in a selection of striking images and showing off Bennison’s latest designs of course.
These are my favourites.

January Alice in Wonderland – Waistcoat Regular Rosevine on beige, Bow Faded Rosevine on oyster.

March Mary Poppins – Umbrella Reverse…

I Spy – Zoe Darlington Lamps……….

Utterly darling.

Zoe Darlington sources beautiful old lamp bases and shades and rejuvenates them into striking new lamps with just the right touch of vintage glamour and wit.

“I love the fact that these lamps have lived a life before I find them. Each piece has its own story and a completely…

I Spy – Paperboy Wallpapers……….

Wallpaper for boys.

Victoria Cramsie is the mother of two young boys and she hand draws these beautiful designs called ‘How it Works’.

Perfect for animal lovers, toddlers, teens and adults too, the colours are timeless. Off-white, stone, purple and green will not date and will keep mum happy too.
 So if…

I Spy – House of Locations……….

There’s nothing I like better than a little snoop around a locations website.
I like to look at the bones of a house especially when its stripped bare in all of it’s glory.  The unadorned walls and vast expanses of floor space invite the imagination to run a little riot, don’t you…

Celebrity Snoop – Anna Sui……….

A touch of dark glamour to get us all in the mood for Halloween.
The New York home of fashion designer Anna Sui.

It may be monochrome but it’s still ultra girly.  And dramatic and glamorous.  I love the combination of the antiqued glass wall, the black wallpaper and the ultra glossy…

I Spy – 91 magazine……….

At last, another digital magazine for us British design junkies.
91 magazine is published by Patchwork Harmony, a very popular and stylish blog about the homemade home.  The magazine is an extension of that blog, with lots of lovely features from a selection of  writers, bloggers, photographers and illustrators.

If you love…

I Spy – Terzani Lighting Sculptures……….

I was absolutely blown away by this company at Decorex recently.
Terzani began as a creative design and production laboratory for lighting objects, with roots in the most noble craft traditions of wrought iron, carved wood and Murano glass.

Then in Paris 1985, Sergio Terzani met Jean François Crochet, who had experience…

I Spy – Vanessa Arbuthnott……….

A breath of fresh country air from Vanessa Arbuthnott.

 Vanessa has established a reputation for designing and producing enchanting ranges of fabrics, rugs and wallpapers inspired by her great love of the countryside. 

Not surprisingly she lives and works in a gloriously evocative environment in Rural Gloucestershire where she and her architect husband…