• Favourite shops

    New from H&M

    by  • Friday, July 18, 2014 • Favourite shops • 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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    Hema comes to the UK

    by  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • Favourite shops • 5 Comments

    Have you heard of Hema? It’s a bit like a Dutch version of the Danish¬†Tiger stores crossed with Ikea. They have almost 700 stores in seven different countries in Europe and last week I went to the opening of the first UK outlet in Victoria, London. There aren’t many stores where you can pick up a pink frying pan, a genuine Duralex Picardie glass for 60p (I bought 6. I couldn’t not), pretty patterned tape, a decent makeup brush and a packet of stroopwafles all in one trip.

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    This ‘variety store’ reminds me of a posh Woolworths with more of a design aesthetic.¬†They are also opening a larger store in Kingston and Bromley later this month and a UK online shop is due to launch later this year.

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    Bloomingville hits Oxford Street

    by  • Friday, November 15, 2013 • Favourite shops • 2 Comments

    Bloomingville, Danish design, Debenhams, home shopping spy, ideal home, housetohomeDanish homeware brand, Bloomingville, opened it’s first UK concession this week in Debenhams. I’ve been a fan of their product for years so am most pleased. You’ll find cushions, tableware, chunky wood furniture, trays and storage boxes. Everything in the range feels really cohesive in tasteful, muted tones and I love their mix of materials, including copper, zinc, wicker and wood. Here are a few of my favourite things…

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    Debenhams have plans to grow the collection and hope to include more throughout 2014. You can also buy online here.



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