Tag Archives: Mid-Century Modern

Shop Love – CB2

March 30, 2016


Whilst looking for some hard to find object or other I stumbled upon this fantastic store. I think I may have seen other things sold by them in the past and instantly dismissed them as international and therefore expensive. But I am wrong, as they are almost as well priced as fellow American stalwarts Target. CB2 by Crate & Barrel have fast become an American favourite of mine.Inline image 1Read More


Design Crush #2

January 12, 2014


This simple but highly covetable piece of modern design, The Fonteyn Desk, is a bestselling staple at Made.com. It is frequently used in their advertising campaigns and on flyers in home design mags and with good reason, it is an all time contender for the top spot on my lust lens. Slightly reminiscent of the Bauhaus instinct for design, this desk is the last word in simple, understated beauty.Read More


Window Licking The New Season

September 16, 2013

interior designIt’s that time of year again where everything re-launches, there’s a green glint in my eye, and I am looking longingly at everything. Forget the September issue of Vogue, or the edit from London Fashion Week, it’s the new season in home design and I feel like a child in a sweetshop! Although I can’t actually justify buying any of these items I am vicariously browsing the online emporiums, I believe I have mentioned this before, but I am indulging in what the French term window licking – far closer to the truth than the banal English term window shopping I think! This is my personal edit of the best of the new season, no trend alerts, just a long and fabulous list of over 20 covetable things.Read More


D.I.Y Colour Pop Chairs – quick & simple Upcycle project

May 12, 2013

D.I.Y Colour Pop Chairs - Bright Plywood School Chairs
So, whilst planning our kitchen I have been looking for some new dining chairs. I love French Tolix cafe chairs but alas budget does not stretch that far. So I switched to looking at examples of the current zeitgeist – mid-century modern. A few places are selling neon bright plywood chairs – Habitat have some really nice ones called Hester at £95 and Bloomsbury&Co are selling similar Canteen chairs for £200 a pop.Read More