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    Seven Best: Chopping Boards

    May 5, 2016

    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 a chopping board (or rather a serving board, it’s far too nice to chop on) that he picked up from a guy local to him in Dorset. It doesn’t have any handles, engravings or clever functions: it’s literally a knotted old slab of wood which has been treated with olive oil. And it’s one of my favourite things that I own. It’s actually only usable on one side, because the natural lumps and bumps of the tree are still there on the reverse! But it’s so beautiful, in a way that won’t look dated in a few years’ time. Continue Reading

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    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
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    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
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    East London Ceramics: Blue Guy Pottery

    More lovely ceramics! Today’s post is looking at the work of Thidaa Roberts, aka Blue Guy Pottery. Originally trained as an architect, Thidaa began making ceramics in 2013 and founded her brand a year…

    March 31, 2016
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    In Praise of Split-Level Rooms

    Ever since the introduction of multi-level windows in The Sims during my teenage years (don’t judge) I’ve been quite taken by the idea of decorating across multiple floors within the same room. Not many…

    March 3, 2016
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    The Breakfast Collection from Nina+Co

    Breakfast is the first collection from Nina+Co, a small-scale design studio founded here in London by Nina Woodcroft. The collection comprises a plate, bowl, mug, butter dish and an espresso cup which doubles as an…

    February 17, 2016
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    New Ceramic Tableware by Minor Goods

    These pretty photos are from Minor Goods, who have just launched a brand new ceramic tableware collection. Included is a dinner plate, dessert plate, bowl, beaker, utensil pot and jug, in various shades of…

    February 2, 2016
  • Lumio Book Lamp from The British Library
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    Lighting for Bookworms: the Lumio Lamp

    This nifty little lamp is a shapeshifter: when not in use it folds away neatly into the shape of a hardcover book. Its name is Lumio and it’s available (fittingly) from the British Library…

    January 26, 2016
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    Introducing: Oggetto

    These pretty kitchen pieces are from an online shop run by Helen and Charlie Camm, based down in Dorset.  Oggetto (pronounced “or-jet-oh”) is the Italian word for ‘object’, and that’s exactly what their store provides:…

    January 20, 2016
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    Leafy Greens and Wooden Floors

    It’s another green/white/wood combo – a cliché on interiors websites like these, but only because it’s such a winning formula. I really like the wooden floor in this place, particularly the deep black lines between…

    December 17, 2015