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It’s that time of year and I’m very proud to say that once again this blog as been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award. If you’ve enjoyed any of what you’ve seen or read on this blog then I would be so grateful if you could take a moment to cast a vote for […]

California: Designing Freedom

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There is no doubt how vastly the world has changed in the past fifty years.  The internet has revolutionised the way we live.  Computerisation of industry, smartphones and social media, all aspects of modern culture that have become so intrinsic to our everyday lives it is almost impossible to imagine a time without them.  Yet […]

Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid by Jaime Hayon reception

Jaime Hayon – Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid

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If there is one designer that invokes a sense of fun in everything he does it has to be Jaime Hayon.  He has turned his hand to numerous creative endeavours during his incredibly successful career so far, producing furniture collections for iconic product and design houses, exhibiting in museums and galleries worldwide, designing spaces for […]

Wicker Pendant Lights

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Having recently returned from Maison et Objet in Paris there were a lot of recurring themes, items and colours amongst all of the super talented designers and brands on display which I hope to cover in forthcoming posts. One of the obvious trends was the oversized wicker pendant lamp. They were everywhere, inside and outside […]

Light Bulb, Right Bulb

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Gone are the days of just popping to the pound shop when your light bulb goes and having to remember whether it was a bayonet or screw fitting.  Oh no, there is so much more to buying a lightbulb nowadays.  We have all become more energy aware and light bulbs are now designed to last […]

Getting Hygge

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As the last of the summer sun shines have you reached that point in the year where you are psychologically and physically preparing yourself for the autumn and winter months ahead?  Then it’s time to get hygge! It’s actually pronounced “hue-gah” in case, like me, you had Will Smith in your head ‘gettin jiggy’!  And believe […]

London Design Festival 2016

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Not long to go now until London Design Festival, don’t know about you but I’m well excited!  Whilst compiling my own festival schedule I thought I’d share a few of the events I’m particularly looking forward to and ask in return for any suggestions you may have? The festival is spread throughout various parts of […]

Cool Instagram

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The first in a series, perhaps, on some cool Instagram feeds worth following.  Being fairly new to the whole world of social media I am by no means an authority.  However, out of all of the ‘socials’ my favourite has to be Instagram.  Perhaps it’s because it affords more of the anonymity that Facebook and […]

Amara Interiors Blog Awards 2016 Nominee – please vote!

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Having only established this blog in March 2016, I am overwhelmed to be considered a worthy nominee for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016 under the category Best Newcomer. The competition is fierce and I’m up against some amazing blogs, but if you have enjoyed reading thatssocool and would like to vote, I would be […]

Vitra Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Charles & Ray Eames

“Make the best for the most for the least”

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Hey, have you heard of Section 52 of the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988, which forms part of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013?  You haven’t?  Well why would you?  We’re interested in pretty looking objects and not the intricacies of European law – despite current innie or outie discussions!  But, dear reader, […]

Fashion + Interiors Matthew Williamson Furniture

Fashion + Interiors = Matthew Williamson’s Furniture Collection

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Prepare yourselves readers.  I am by no means a fashionista, not at all.  And yet when I heard that Matthew Williamson had launched a bespoke furniture range I was excited.  He who brought the fashion world a dizzying array of kaleidoscopic prints has now turned his genius to chairs, sofas and tables. In collaboration with […]

Moooi

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Established in 2001 by Marcel Wanders, Moooi, the innovative and highly influential Dutch design brand have just opened a new showroom in London.  Brimming with quirky and slightly abstract pieces, yet at the same time retaining functionality, they are the place to go if you want to add something unique and playful to your interior […]

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016

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It became apparent rather quickly that my high hopes for this year’s Summer Exhibition weren’t going to be met.  Having visited in previous years I’ve enjoyed the democracy of seeing known artists displayed alongside unknown names, the unlabelled works allowing an objective opinion to be  formed and in that respect this year’s selection isn’t any […]

Table for one, two, three….

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Many of you will be familiar with tiered tables – and probably not in a good way. Traditionally found at Grandma’s house covered with a doilie and a ceramic ornament or basket of dusty fake flowers on top – they don’t have a particularly good rep in the style stakes.  However, that is definitely changing. […]

Tom Dixon – Milan 2016

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Tom Dixon is firmly established as one of Britain’s most iconic designers – even the Queen thinks so awarding him an OBE in 2001!  Producing a vast array of homewares, from tables and chairs to tealight holders and more famously lighting, Tom Dixon products grace the interiors of shops, restaurants, offices, hotels – and the […]