home: favourite thing [ rocking chair ]

home: favourite thing [ rocking chair ]

Our favourite Kolton chair from Made.com has got even better with this rocking chair version. Same great style, fabric and colours but with a rocking base. Perfect for getting cosy in.

Available in marl grey or mineral blue.

£549

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home: found this [ serving tray ]

home: found this [ serving tray ]

We are a little in love with this new collection available at TwentyTwentyOne and picked this serving tray as our favourite piece. The collection pays homage to the brilliance of chair design in the last century, including designers like Eames and Wegner. The homeware pieces designed by Ella Dora collate the iconic designs from photographic imagery.

They say;

Created in collaboration with twentytwentyone, Ella Doran’s new collection sees the designer’s trademark eye for colour and pattern applied to iconic chair designs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The new twentytwentyone collection of homewares are decorated with a design created from images of chairs from twentytwentyone’s archive, captured by photographer Mark Whitfield and portraying a unique and dynamic selection of designs dating from the 1930s to the present day.

Remarkable for their formal and technological variety, the chairs featured offer a snapshot of the ingenuity and creativity that has been applied to the design of this essential piece of domestic furniture.

The chairs featured include designs by Alvar AaltoRobin DayCharles and Ray EamesArne JacobsenJasper MorrisonGeorge NelsonVerner Panton and Hans Wegner – amongst others.

A must for design enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate colour and pattern, the twentytwentyone collection includes mugs, coasters and placemats alongside trays.

The twentytwentyone collection tray is available in round (with black background) or rectangular (with white background) designs.

Ella Doran trays are made out of single sheets of the finest Scandinavian birch wood, sourced for its fine grain and exceptional width. They have no joins and are coated with hard-wearing melamine, making them durable and dishwasher safe, as well as pleasant to look at and handle.

home: favourite thing [ wooden bunting ]

home: favourite thing [ wooden bunting ]

We love this gorgeous handmade wooden bunting from SouthwoodStores. Cool enough to decorate a wall in any room. Hand crafted items are always unique and special – would make a perfect gift!

They say;

Each garland is handmade and measures approximately 120 cm, finished with 2 loops at each end for hanging. The coloured beads are hand painted using water based eco paint and varnish

(Decorative item / not a toy)

home: event [ party ] 

home: event [ party ] 

To celebrate the start of London Design Week and their new and exclusive Morten range launch, Heals are hosting a free party, all welcome. 

Shop + party, together with opportunities to do Scandinavian themed creative workshops, gin tasting and nibble on Danish delights. All this in the comfort of their Tottenham Court Road store in central London. 

Click the link to find out more 

20th September 6-9pm 

home: featured [ PIB ] 

home: featured [ PIB ] 

A haven of perfect vintage, midcentury and Scandinavian design under one roof. The range of superb condition vintage pieces at PIB is extensive and includes chairs, tables, lighting, storage, and more. 

They say: 

Style, Quality, and Everlasting: The PIB Concept

PIB was founded because we couldn’t find furniture which combined style & quality online. The products were either of bad quality, badly presented or in the middle of long lists with no coherence of styles.




Currently there are great ‘back to school’ special discounts on various pieces running until 25th September.

home: trend [ plywood ]

home: trend [ plywood ]

Plywood furniture is nothing new, made popular in the 1950s with design icons like Charles and Ray Eames. The material that was once thought too cheap to be on show is now making its biggest mark on interiors being used on everything from furniture to kitchen cupboards to wall coverings.

The amazing nature of plywood means it can bend and create beautiful shapes, and this is particularly evident in pendant lights. If you are looking for a statement light this coming season, make sure its made of plywood.

Light shade from clasohlson.com [ £29.99 ]
Another great way to make a statement is to use plywood where you may not expect. Make cupboard doors in a kitchen or panel a wall in a living room. Let the finish be raw and obvious, no need to cover up with paint.

If you fancy a more subtle approach to plywood try adding in some dining chairs or perhaps a side table or stool. These pieces of furniture can add interest to a room and blend with other trends, like mid-century, monochrome and Scandinavian. You really need to appreciate the design of the pieces you choose, so a less cluttered room is probably best.

If you are looking for inspiration than we recommend a visit to the V&A Museum and their current exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World.

Guide:

1. Image from Pinterest

2. Shelving unit from lozidesigns.com [ from £180 ]

3. Wallpaper from johnlewis.com [ £175 ]

4. Stool from lozidesigns.com [ £120 ]

5. Lamp shade from woolights.com

6. Floating shelf from made.com [ £49 ]

7. Eames chair from rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £927.60 ]