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About bloody time! Here’s some modern kid’s furniture that isn’t covered in a lairy Disney print.

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Holy cow! This renovation of an existing loft apartment and sprinkler tank house in downtown New York, gets full marks for ingenuity.


More than just a furniture concept store, Tale uncovers the unique story behind each of its vintage and antique pieces.


To find out more, check out my latest article for Broadsheet.

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things…The only problem is, this isn’t actually mine! It’s a present I bought for a friend’s little boy.

I was so excited when I found this Charley Harper Memory Game, but when it arrived in the mail from We Heart Books, I was….well, rapt! Wrapped with such love, it’s clear that whatever We Heart Books do, they do it with heart.

I’ll be back We Heart Books – if only to get my own brown paper package tied up with string!

PS: Check out We Heart Book’s idea for Charley Harper wall wart using this set of memory cards.



Images: Creative Review


Wedding. Schmedding. Not everyone is looking forward to Kate and Wills getting hitched in a few months time. In fact, illustrator Lydia Leith has just released a cheeky, screenprinted ‘Throne Up’ sick bag. I’m sure republicans everywhere will be have it at the ready on 29 April!

£3.00; available online.
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It’s hard to believe, but this incredible vision is actually a bank!

I really like this poster by Mike Monteiro.

Oh, and this one. And this one.
Such a simple execution of choice words and sentiments. And to think that in Mike’s artist statement he says, ‘I’m really not good with words.’
Yeah, right?!


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Let Colleen Jordan’s Wearable Planter lead you up the garden path. Each piece is handmade to order and is perfect for wearing a sprout, succulent or flower you found on your morning walk. As a guaranteed conversation starter, there will be no uncomfortable silences when wearing this piece of miniature perfection!

US $55; available from Etsy.
This year we’re renovating our art deco home. After two years of dreaming and planning it’s hard to believe that we’re about to get started. Over the coming months, I’ll share some of the bits and pieces I discover along the path to our new/old home.


First up – wallpaper. We think that one of the rooms we’re building suits statement making wallpaper. As the husband and I can have taste that is anything but subtle, we’ve been eyeing off some bold, graphic designs.

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I’m always drawn to the repetition of shapes. So, I was like a moth to a flame when I found this caviar wallpaper by TapetenAgentur. The pattern was created from a photo taken of a window display in a Manhattan delicatessen. Who wouldn’t want their wall covered in cavair and a slice of NYC?!
Flavor Paper



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Inspired by the late 1960′s Brazilian Tropicalla movement, Flavor Paper have collaborated with Lenny Kravitz (yes, that Lenny Kravitz!) to design a tasty range of hand-screened wall coverings. The distinctive designs in unapologetic palettes are perfectly retro-futuristic. Oh, and while you’re at it, make sure you check out the incredible home of Flavor Paper.

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Images: Greece is for Lovers

In the perfect collusion of high tech meets handmade, Greece is for Lovers have released a crochet sleeve to soften up your ipod’s hard beats. Inspired by the traditional craft of Greek lace making, these ipod cases are all form, and not a lot of function – which just the way I like things!

€55.00; available online from Greece is for Lovers.