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Easter Decorating Ideas

| April 11, 2014

Billy Button Dried Flowers

Billy Button Dried Flowers – These quirky yellow flowers are firm favourites in our book as they don’t need any looking after and just look consistently lovely.

Packed in bunches of twelve or twenty four stems, our Billy Button flowers have a lovely sculptural quality to them, with a nice variation in the size of the flower which is a gorgeous bright yellow on top of a twiggy stem. They are excellent in both fresh and dried flower arrangements and extremely durable. Continue Reading

How to design the perfect gaming room/man cave

| March 31, 2014


It must be a dream of many a gambling man, and for that matter many a gambling woman too: the perfect gaming room in your own home. Building a gaming room is the ultimate DIY project, though you might be quite happy to simply design one and get the builders in. It is an ideal project for a home extension or garage conversion; you could even build one in your loft or anywhere else where you can make a reasonable amount of space; it will certainly be more sociable than playing at an online casino. Continue Reading

Giancarlo Zema recycles cardboard to make ‘Canyon’ Collection

| October 24, 2013

Based on the infinite layers of the Grand Canyon in America, this eco-friendly collection by Italian architect Giancarlo Zema for the Origami Furniture brand is made from recycled pieces of cardboard.

The range consists of a chair, coffee table and lamp, which together form a complete indoor living space. Soft and curvaceous shapes reveal cosy niches to keep bags, magazines or small objects. The organic structures help to bring a sense of the outdoors into any environment.

before you decorate: what can you afford?

| September 30, 2013

There are many different ways to save money and avoid unnecessary expenditure. Well known strategies include low rate mortgages, smarter budgeting, up-cycling and DIY. Decorating your home is exciting and it’s easy to jump in without proper planning and preparation.

However, if you don’t budget accordingly you could find yourself half way through a project with no money left to finish. To help you avoid this, we have constructed a list of suggestions to help you decorate beautifully within a budget. Continue Reading

5 ways to furnish a home on a budget

| August 22, 2013


Filling up a home with furniture, ornaments and floor coverings is easy; in fact, anyone can do it. We can all just pop out to the store, spend a small fortune, bring the items back to the house and just scatter them across every home. It’s a piece of cake. If you thought this constituted interior design, however, you’d be completely wrong.

Furnishing a home on a budget involves far more than buying items and dumping them haphazardly across the whole house. It takes an eye for detail, an understanding of colours and contrasts, a knowledge of fabrics and textures and the ability to sniff out the bargains. Here are five tips to turn a property into a home that won’t entail spending a small fortune. Continue Reading


| August 9, 2013

“The CHIPPENSTEEL is the most extravagant design in FIDU. Created as a result of research on material behaviour in FIDU forming method, it discovers new – more complex possibilities and opens new ways in FIDU shaping technology. FIDU technology means that two ultra-thin steel sheets are welded together around their edges and inflated under high pressure to give a 3d object. Continue Reading

‘Lampe L’ by Anna Leymergie

| July 30, 2013


Designer Anna Leymergie has created ‘Lampe L’, a lamp made for angles.

“The L lamp is made for an angle. It clings on to furniture like a small animal on a promontory. It’s a craft piece, hand-stitched, which makes each piece unique.”

Materials : rattan, Japanese paper, linen yarn & white oak

The ‘Holding-Breath Chair’ by Ray Jiao & Yi Wang

| July 17, 2013

These inflatable chairs by Chinese designers Ray Jiao and Yi Wang integrate vacuum compression systems that mould the seats to the shape of each sitter.

The seat of each chair in the Holding-Breath collection is a detachable bag, filled with foam particles and fitted with a valve that allows air in and out.

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‘Ray’ collection by Lagranja Design for Fabbian

| July 1, 2013

Lagranja Design have designed a collection of lamps called ‘Ray’ for Fabbian Illuminazione.

“It takes its cue from typically Mediterranean Persian blinds. The light which “escapes” between the slats designs the shapes of the lamp. Quality is at the centre of the project. ‘Ray’ creates a direct light on a table or worktop and an indirect diffused light in the rest of the room. Continue Reading

handy pencil accessories by Artori Design

| June 24, 2013

Tel aviv-based Artori Design has developed a series of handy pencil accessories including a ‘Pencil Broom’ eraser extension and a storage device for organizing paper clips and other desk supplies.

‘Pencil Broom’ the wooden pencil supplement works to sweep away ones mistakes, through its grooved bristle-like eraser.

The ‘Pencil End Cup’ is a two-piece container for office utilities in the shape of a pencil end complete with a bright pink ‘eraser’ compartment. It is composed of two separate parts which stack on top of one another, or function as a cup with a lid.