Design

    Exploring the Apparatu Workshop in Barcelona

    August 10, 2016

    Apparatu Atelier in Barcelona

    This is my dream as an interiors blogger! Recently I was allowed to have a nose around a ceramic workshop on the outskirts of Barcelona – the home of Apparatu. Their ceramic lamps and home accessories are all made by hand here on-site, which includes moulding, firing, painting and glazing. It’s truly a family affair: Xavier Mañosa runs the show with the help of several family members, including his father (pictured top left carrying a large geometric lampshade). A couple of weeks ago a bunch of journalists/bloggers (including me) rocked up in the sweltering Barcelona heat to watch the team bringing their beautiful lampshades to life in real time.  Continue Reading

  • Pastel Ceramics by Petite Friture
    Shopping

    Pastel Ceramics for the Breakfast Table

    This collection of mix-and-match tableware was designed by Mark Braun for Petite Friture, a design studio based in Paris which aims to bring little-known designers to prominence. There’s a mug, espresso cup, dinner plate, side…

    August 5, 2016
  • LZF Lamps Bloggers Banquet
    Design

    Sculptural Wooden Lighting: LZF Lamps

    Marivi Calvo and Sandro Tothill are the business partners and couple behind the devilish Valencian lighting brand LZF (formerly known as Luzifer). Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend an evening with them and…

    July 28, 2016
  • Friday Five - Kitchen Shelves
    Decorating Ideas

    Friday Five #2 – Kitchen Shelves

    Aloha! If you missed the first one, this is part of a new series I’m trialling on Decorenvy – Friday Five – where I share individual photos of nice rooms from around the web with ideas…

    July 22, 2016
  • Wall mirror and Reeno lamp by Omelette Ed
    Design

    Playful Design Ideas from Omelette ed

    Omelette-ed is a part-Spanish and part-Mexican brand, despite the French name. Based in Valencia, they’re a trio of designers who create collections of playful, almost cartoonish furniture, lighting and home accessories. I had the…

    July 20, 2016
  • Planters by Lazy Glaze
    Shopping

    Lazy Glaze Ceramics

    Sorry, another ceramics post! I should probably branch out a bit but these were begging to be shared. Harriet Levy-Cooper, aka Lazy Glaze, is a ceramicist specialising in pots, planters and cups. She studied…

    July 1, 2016
  • Friday Five 1 - Dining Rooms
    Decorating Ideas

    Friday Five #1 – Dining Rooms

    So, a daily irritation for me is that I spot a totally beautiful room on Pinterest or another blog, seek out the source so I can use it for a home tour post, and then…

    June 17, 2016
  • Pulse 2016 Highlights, Sevak Zargarian-2
    Events

    Highlights: Pulse 2016

    Last week I managed to prise myself away from my desk for a few hours and scurry up to Olympia, where Pulse was hosting its 2016 exhibition of new interiors collections. I go to these shows…

    May 25, 2016
  • Various items made using FormBox
    Reading & Resources

    FormBox: a Factory on Your Desktop

    Yes, this man is 3D printing a banana. FormBox is a new invention from designer and inventor Benjamin Redford, and designer and digital strategist Alex Smilansky, who together make up London start-up Mayku. Using this machine you…

    May 19, 2016
  • Another Brand Orlo Mirror
    Design Shopping

    The Orlo Mirror by Another Brand

    These amazing mirrors are a new launch from Another Brand, a London-based company run by designer Theo Williams (previously of Alessi, Lexon, Prada, John Lewis Home and Habitat). They’re made from solid oak and…

    May 17, 2016
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    Shopping

    Seven Best: Chopping Boards

    When it comes to basic kitchen kit like wooden spoons, pans, chopping boards and so on, I always think it’s better to keep things simple. For the Christmas before last my dad got me…

    May 5, 2016
  • Waffle Design studio
    Shopping

    In The Window at Waffle Design

    Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend an evening hanging out at the East London studio of WAFFLE Design, with Ciara (the owner) and the gang behind In The Window. We got to see…

    April 28, 2016
  • White and wooden apartment in Stockholm
    Home Tours

    White & Wooden Stockholm House

    In a departure from most of the home tours I write about on this blog, today I’m going to show you around a house, rather than a flat! The vast majority of nice homes…

    April 18, 2016