Monday, 8 April 2013


Dress up your IKEA units with an awesome choice of door fronts, handles, legs, tops and sides from brand new Swedish design company Superfront. The pieces are made to fit Pax, Besta and Faktum units adding a little extra something to make them look a little less 'IKEA'. The prices aren't really reflective of an IKEA budget but still...I'm loving the brass 'circus' handles and the 'tribute' door fronts.
via @moregeous

Friday, 5 April 2013

Lyon & Turnbull Interiors Auction

Tomorrow (Saturday 6th April 2013), Edinburgh auctioneers, Lyon & Turnbull are holding their second of a new regular sale entitled 'Interiors'. As the name suggests, the sale will include a variety of different high quality objects, including art and furniture, from all different eras, at 'affordable prices'.
It's definitely worth a visit, if only to experience the excitement of an auction but especially if you're looking for a statement piece. There are some real gems.
I've picked out my favourites from the catalogue which, I've just realised, appear to be solely representative of my mid century attraction at present. Don't be misled...there are objects for all tastes!
The full catalogue is available to view online here.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Bathroom Envy III

White herringbone tiles with random pops of colour? Yes, please. If you like this bathroom you have to check out the rest of the London town house designed by Studio Too Good. It's actually too good.
photography by Bill Batten

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Varpunen DIYs

We all know that Suki of Varpunen produces some awesome storage solutions but if you follow her blog you'll be able to see some imaginative (and beautifully photographed) DIY projects (as well as other inspiration). You may even be able to try them yourselves if you can decipher the Finnish translation from google translate!
I suffer from a serious case of 'why didn't I think of that?!' when it comes to all the DIY projects I see on blogs and Pinterest. I often think of documenting some projects to feature on Yeah...ok...bye but at the moment, finding the time to write posts is difficult enough! I'd love to hear of any DIY projects you've undertaken.
 all photography by Varpunen

Friday, 22 March 2013

Three's a Crowd Pleaser /// Inky Blues

I'm predicting lots of rich inky blues, greens and purples on walls this year. As with most trends, in interiors, they are usually adapted from, or to, the catwalk so here's a little orange colour match inspiration thrown in, via Polished to Perfection. I narrowed down three of my favourite blue hues for those of you brave enough to indulge. If you're not keen on the orange pairings shown here, gold will take it up a notch. Anyone tempted?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Freshly Finished

At the risk of becoming the official fan site for Retrouvius, I had to share this freshly finished, five-storey refurbishment in Primrose Hill with you. I've shared work of theirs before, here, here and here (yes, I's a lot).
The reuse of timber is thoroughly imaginative and the tile details are just perfect. Don't even get me started on that kitchen...

Monday, 18 March 2013

Cos Kids

You know what's better than finding some really cool kids clothes? Finding out that they do grown up clothes too! Check out the close up of that little grey skirt, it has neon stripes! Surprisingly not ridiculous prices too...Bonus.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Family Home, Mantua

Could you guess that this beautiful home belonged to a couple of Italian architects?
via Milk

Monday, 25 February 2013

Life Story

Way back in December I was invited along to the opening of Life Story, a new concept lifestyle store situated where Broughton Street meets London Street, in Edinburgh. The interior is brilliant (worth a visit alone) and the stock is both covetable and surprisingly affordable...seriously, they should hand out baskets at the door. I want everything.
Fee and Adam Storey have drawn on their successful design experience in the world of fashion and commercial interiors and created a store with a difference. The couple believe that all too often the designers' tale is lost amidst the retailers' branding so have given the carefully selected objects a stage on which to tell their story.
Broughton Street is fast becoming my favourite street to shop in!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Three's A Crowd Pleaser /// Bears on the Wall

I fell in love with Susie Wright's Bear print when I saw it on the wall of Skylark café near my flat. Then I saw Sarah Maycock's giant bear painting on Design*Sponge and realised I've developed a bit of a grizzly addiction. I then happened upon this resin Nordi bear on Etsy...Do you think a bear themed room would be going too far? 

Friday, 15 February 2013

Dare Studios

I'm guilty of defaulting to Scandinavian or US sources for inspiration and key interior features or unusual furniture pieces and accessories, all too often. As a keen supporter of local and UK designers, I'm vowing to discover and share lots of home grown talent this year.
Take a look at this beautiful hand made furniture from Dare Studios based in Brighton. With a nod to mid century modern design and a firm grasp on current trends, Dare have produced some beautifully crafted, statement pieces. The wire based tables are also available in brass and copper and I've fallen for this marble topped, steel framed, 'strand' side table.
If you are, or know of any great UK designers/makers whose work you think I'd like, please get in touch via the 'about me' page, facebook or twitter. I'd love to hear from you...and if I love your work I'll share it here...
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