• New from H&M

    by  • Friday, July 18, 2014 • 6 Comments

    H&M, homeware, kitchenware, home shopping spy, ideal home, alice humphrys, housetohomeThere’s nothing like a new collection from H&M and their AW14 pieces are tip top. This is just a little round-up of some of my favourite kitchenware finds. Marble, zinc and rustic wood. The perfect combo for a cool kitchen.

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    Summer fun!

    by  • Monday, July 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Make the most of the long, balmy evenings and invite friends and family over for an open-air film showing. We designed some invites for you to download. Just click on the link below and print off. Ok, you might need the right kit so scroll down for more info. If you don’t have a projector you can still make use of these invites and host a movie night in your TV room, a great idea for a kid’s party.

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    Outdoor cinema know-how:

    1. Find the right location – whether you’re setting up in the back garden or on a roof terrace, make sure it’s a location free of outdoor lights that could affect the picture.

    2. Peg a white sheet to a washing line – it’s all you need for a cinema screen. Choose a spot that’s sheltered from the wind, so your screen won’t move in the breeze.

    3. Make your own screen by sewing together pieces of blackout lining, which you can buy by the metre. Tack lengths of timber to the top and bottom and attach screw hooks to the top, then hang it over a row of nails on a wall.

    4. Lay a groundsheet on the grass, then layer up blankets, cushions and beanbags to make it cosy.

    We recommend Vivitek’s Qumi Q5 portable projector. You’ll need to connect it to speakers and a video source (DVD player or laptop).

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    Textiles by Tori Murphy

    by  • Friday, June 27, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Tori Murphy, Home Shopping Spy, Ideal Home, textiles, chevon stripe

    Known for her pared-back style and repetitive patterns, I’ve admired Tori Murphy’s work since I spotted her at Tent in 2012. This year her business turns two and she’s shaking up her monochrome colour scheme with a fourth collection of punchy, hot pinks. Designed in Nottingham and woven in Lancashire, Tori’s aim is to support local British craftmanship and now has a team of people working for her in a former coal depot. Cushions, throws, poufs and accessories, this is a lovely British homeware brand to watch.

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    Little Greene’s colour highlights

    by  • Friday, June 20, 2014 • 3 Comments

    Little Greene gets confident with colour, showing how to mix their existing historic shades with bold, trendy accents. I love their new photography and perfect colour combos…

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    From Top: Portland Stone with Atomic Red; Celestial Blue, Marine Blue with Bronze Red; Yellow-Pink with Lamp Black; Basalt with Orange Aurora. From £35 for 2.5litres of Absolute Matt Emulsion.  All Little Greene. 

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