• How to Design Your Own Happiness

    Happy by Design (affiliate link) is a relatively new book written by Victoria Harrison, who you may know as the Editor of Houzz. She is also a columnist for the Metro and i newspaper and has over 14 years experience writing for consumer magazines like Ideal Home, House Beautiful, The English Home and Real Homes. I received this book to review

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  • Anglepoise Collaborates with Paul Smith

    Some time ago now I wrote a blog post about how the Anglepoise lamp was my 20th Century design icon. I decided this after having interviewed Simon Terry, Innovation Director at Anglepoise, for an article I wrote for World Interiors News. The story of the Anglepoise lamp and the traumatic struggle that Terry faced in trying

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  • Hübsch Occasions 2014

    I first discovered the Danish company Hübsch back in 2012 when I featured the Ocassions 2012 range here on the blog. I have been an avid Hübsch fan ever since and I was very excited to discover the recently launched Hübsch Occasions 2014 range which hits shops in August/September. The new collection takes inspiration from navaho patterns and colour combinations,

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  • IKEA PS 2014 Collection

    I discovered the IKEA PS Collections two years ago when I featured the PS 2012 collection here on the blog. The PS 2014 collection, which launched in stores on 01st April 2014, reflects the growing trend for compact, changeable spaces that feature furniture that is flexible, moveable and affordable and that helps us to maximise every

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  • My 20th Century Design Icon

    At the moment Little Greene is running a  bloggers’ competition to celebrate 20th century design. The company’s recent research into authentic paint colours from the 1950s, 60s and 70s lead Little Greene to think about the huge impact of changing materials, technology and manufacturing techniques on the shape of modern design. So they launched a competition

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