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Plain, Simple, Useful. The America folding metal chair

By On August 7, 2014

Once upon a time there was a chair, a plain, simple, useful and inexpensive chair, which appeared in cupboards and sheds all over the nation. The Conran Shop’s America chair was not… Read More


Bert Frank’s Shear lamp

By On August 5, 2014

British design company Bert Frank designs products made to last. Opposing the throw-away culture we live in today, their lighting designs are evocative of mid-century design with some 1930s influences. Adam Yeats… Read More


How does Colour affect our lives? Conclusion.

By On July 30, 2014

Colour has affected our lives since the Egyptians used colour to alter their feelings. We have always been intrigued by the sensations that colours can provide and the qualities that one individual… Read More


How does colour affect our lives? Chapter five: colour therapy & alternative therapies

By On July 29, 2014

A popular misconception about colour is that it is only received through the eyes and processed by the brain. This is not entirely the case. Although this is true it can also… Read More

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Summer in Another Country

By On July 22, 2014

This balmy weather seems to draw my mind towards food; more importantly eating food. So Fabricofmylife’s Kate and I took ourselves down to the Another Country new London store for some table… Read More


How does colour affect our lives? Chapter four: science in colour

By On June 25, 2014

When I decided to explore colour much further than I had ever tried, I rationalised to myself how important knowing what happened once the image hits the eye and messages are sent… Read More


Dai Roberts at RiseArt.com

By On June 24, 2014

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the RiseArt team lately and keep discovering so many artists that I’m really enjoying uncovering. Looking back through my list of favourites I realise… Read More


How does colour affect our lives? Chapter three: subtractive & additive colour systems

By On June 17, 2014

Colour is an inescapable fact of life and affects everything we do. It can affect, in quite dramatic ways, our mood and our perception of the world we live in. The wheel… Read More


How does colour affect our lives? Chapter two: colour in art

By On June 16, 2014

Many artists have tackled colour within their work such as Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers. Mark Rothko is famed for his large blocks of colour of similar hues. Rothko’s pieces have been… Read More


How does colour affect our lives? Chapter one: theories of colour

By On June 13, 2014

Colour Theorists have been working for centuries to understand and harness the powers of colours. Colour has always been with us, but it wasn’t until Isaac Newton developed the first colour system… Read More


How does colour affect our lives? Introduction.

By On June 12, 2014

Colour Theorists have been working for centuries to understand and harness the powers of colours. The painter will see two different types of colour – perceptual colour and primary colour. Although we… Read More


Good design should make you happy. Casa Estudio’s Merida Rug for Made.com

By On May 26, 2014

The eleventh principle of good design? Perhaps not, but certainly an important consideration with design for most of us… does it make me smile, does it make me happy? Casa Estudio, combining… Read More


Lina Bo Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Arper

By On April 1, 2014

I might not have seen the Bowl Chair before January this year but something about it made me instantly think that it was a classic design. The shape and concept of the… Read More


eBay collections: #followitfindit

By On March 26, 2014

I was recently asked by eBay UK to join a select group of bloggers who were invited to create collections of their favourite things on eBay. Of course, I didn’t need much… Read More


Red Dot design. Richard Sapper’s Thinkpad

By On March 25, 2014

My first ThinkPad computer was in 2005 when one was handed to me in my office. The tank-like machine lasted a further four years, just about, making it one of the longest-lasting… Read More


Moving standing still…Jaguar’s F-TYPE Coupé launch

By On February 18, 2014

I was recently invited to the launch of the new F-TYPE Coupé by Jaguar and paused for a moment to think “what would I blog about a car for?” That question did… Read More


Isokon Penguin Donkey

By On January 13, 2014

The story of the Isokon Penguin Donkey has a long introduction beginning in 1921 when the Isokon company was founded and run by Jack Pritchard to design and construct modernist houses and… Read More


How to make the Faceture vase by Phil Cuttance

By On November 26, 2013

I spotted these vases some time back at Mint in South Kensington. The Faceture vase series by Phil Cuttance is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a handmade mould. The… Read More


Noble & Wood launches new walnut and marble collection

By On November 6, 2013

I never get tired of hearing about great new companies producing beautiful products for the home, so when Gautier Pelegrin emailed me to let me know about a company he had just… Read More


Discipline’s birds from waste material

By On November 5, 2013

I know I’m not an easy person to buy a present for, so this year when asked what I would like for my birthday I created a list of products that I… Read More