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Living etc House Tours: Get the Look

Did you like the look of the homes in my previous Living etc House Tours posts?  Here are some of the products featured in the houses: Create outdoor rooms with living room style such as this plastic Kartell Bubble Club Chair designed by Philippe Stark The incredibly versatile Tulip Table by Saarinen (seen […]

Happiness in common things

(photo: foolishfire.com) This quote by Henry Ward Beecher made me look around my house for a few common things that make me happy. In no particular order, I came up with the following:  chocolate, flowers, the occasional peep of blue sky, cool design, cooking, food, crafts, coffee, blogging and list […]

One Fine Stay, Indeed

On our recent trip to New York City we rented a flat through the London-based company One Fine Stay.  They rent flats in New York City and London which are privately-owned.  For whatever reason, the owner isn’t using their flat during the time it’s available for rental.  Each flat is […]

Gift Shopping at the MoMA Design Store

One of my favourites stores from our recent trip to New York City is the MoMA Design Store which is the museum store for The Museum of Modern Art.  The MoMA, as its popularly known, was established in 1932 and is devoted to modern design and architecture. The store sells items represented […]

Style Ladder

You know that upcycled vintage ladders used in home decor have been recognized as a definite trend when they are satirized by the tumblog Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table. I confess I’ve jumped on the upcycled ladder wagon too.  The old attic ladder has been painted black and holds books […]

Small Bites of the Big Apple

I’m in New York City visiting friends and family.  Countless images of this city exist. Here are a few of the details that make up the vibrant kaleidoscope of New York City life. We’re taking a family holiday in Jamaica next week for some much-needed sunshine.  Apologies in advance as […]

Clarkson on Interiors, part II

So what was my favourite part of Shaun Clarkson’s house? I love the mirrored conservatory at Shaun’s house.  It takes up the whole backyard of the house and the original structure was put in by the solicitors’ office.  No worries about planning permission then.  Shaun has glamorised the structure with […]

Clarkson on Interiors, part I

Shaun Clarkson, that is.  Residential interior designer, bar and club designer, owner of the store, Pitfield London, and the hometels, Carrington Hose and Cliff Barns.  He’s responsible for the look of some of the coolest eating and drinking establishments in London – Dukes Hotel, Oxo Tower, Del Aziz, The Albion […]

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