Friday, 30 November 2012

Three's a Crowd Pleaser /// Cork

Waterproof, durable, versatile and most importantly, sustainable; cork is just all round awesome. Stop thinking about cork in the 70s...It's had a makeover and it's going to save our planet*. Cork comes from the bark of cork oak trees, native to the Mediterranean area. It's extracted every 9 years giving the tree enough time to develop the superficial layers of bark, so the tree is never cut down and the surface is not damaged. These trees can live for hundreds of years.
There are some beautiful accessories and kid's toys made of cork, as well as this great tableware (also available in white and lime green). Take a browse here for more goodies.
From a practical point of view, if you're looking for a stool for your bathroom or other wet areas, you can't go wrong with one of these, by Jasper Morrison for Vitra. While we're at it check out this clutch by Monki, my new favourite clothing label.
Here are my favourite suggestions for an earth friendly holiday season.

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*not single-handedly but it will help.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Geometric Tiles

Before I worked in the world of spa design (as I mentioned here), I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of mosaic tiles (or any tile for that matter). They reminded me of cold, clinical swimming pools.
I was quickly introduced to the likes of Bisazza and I haven't stopped exploring the world of beautiful tiles since.
I can't get enough of geometric patterns at the moment, and it seems neither can designer, Maria Lladó. Monochrome is always a winner in my book but she's thrown in some teal and gold for a spectacular colour combination here. It's soooooo good.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Amagansett Beach House

I think I've dreamt of this beach house...If I haven't I will now. If I can't live there, it's what I want my dreams to be made of.
see more here

Friday, 16 November 2012

Three's A Crowd Pleaser /// Unexpected De-lights

Whilst flicking through Elle Decoration last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised by the new lighting range from BHS. Yep, you heard me, British Home Stores. Not what you'd expect from there...are they? 
Nice huh?!...

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Nursery Envy

I had to post this awesome nursery even though you've probably seen it. It's a collaboration between Sharon Montrose of The Animal Print Shop and interiors genius, Morgan Satterfield of The Brick House. The photographs were taken by the uber-talented, Laure Joliet.
The routered wall is brilliant isn't it? These images are definite keepers for anyone up the duff, looking for inspiration for a non-gender-specific nursery. doesn't even belong to a baby! It was designed and set up to promote Sharon Montrose's work and there's still time (till the end of today (America time)) to enter the giveaway to win that chair, that cot and $1000 worth of those animal pictures!
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Friday, 9 November 2012

Three's A Crowd Pleaser /// Cable Knit

When the temperature dips it's only natural to start layering up your soft furnishings as well as your wardrobe. A mix of textures always works well to cozy up a space and I've seen loads of cable knit items on the market; from cushions and blankets to rugs and even lighting. It's everywhere!
I'd layer it up with a reindeer skin and maybe even a little mohair for ultimate winter warmth.
1. sweater 2 lampshade 3 cushion cover 
If you're keen, there are some great DIY cable knit tutorials via 79 ideas, if you happen to have an old Arran jumper at the back of the closet.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Simple, Beautiful Shelving

Simple, beautiful shelving by Muller Van Severen. The site is definitely worth a look...their work only gets better. 
via I Love Belgium

Monday, 5 November 2012

Calligraphy Inspiration from Sweden

Super talented Swedish designer and calligrapher Ylva Skarp opened up her home and demonstrated some beautiful handwritten Christmas ideas for the latest issue of Lantliv magazine. She lives with her family in an old schoolhouse. The space is incredible and a great example of how to layer up textures for the winter months but I'd like to see this space at night. As much as I love the neutral colour palette, it looks a little chilly. I hope it's flooded with warm light from those lamps in the evenings. Still, if it was offered to me, I'd take it...
Images from Lantliv via 79 ideas 

Friday, 2 November 2012

Three's a Crowd Pleaser /// Letter Sweaters

Presenting three white on black letter sweaters from Chinti & Parker for this week's TACP 
Also, you can give Yeah...Ok...Bye a 'like' on this list of the 'Top 100 Interior Design Blogs' or on Facebook...if you like...
Get your initial or random letter sweater here (with 20% off till Monday 5th November!)...and have an excellent weekend!
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