• Look what I found

    Egg cups with attitude

    by  • Sunday, March 27, 2016 • Look what I found, Seasonal buys, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Having had to eat my soft boiled egg out of a shot glass for the last few years, (it works but feels wrong), you can’t underestimate these little eggy cups of joy! Eggs are the ultimate, simple comfort food and deserve a rightful receptacle.

     

    Eggsciting for little’uns

    Create smiles at breakfast with a surprise drawing every time

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    Bear and Rabbit egg cups, £4 each, by Buddy + Bear, This Modern Life

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    Furniture that works hard, looks good and saves space!

    by  • Saturday, March 19, 2016 • Decorating and interiors, Latest trends, Look what I found, Stylish shopping, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    In our ever-increasing scramble for space, finding furniture that’s hard-working (while still being good-looking) is creeping up higher and higher on the priority list. Why have a chair that’s just a chair, when it could be a chaise or a day-bed, too? With that in mind, I’ve rounded up some of the best multi-functional buys on the high-street at the moment – perfect for saving space, hiding clutter and still being stylish to boot.

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    The super-functional Melo 2 armchair with reclining and sleeping function, £1,349 from BoConcept, is a stylish chair by day, and a compact day-bed by night. Above all, with its modern, angular design, no-one will ever know…

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    Sometimes we do judge a book by its cover

    by  • Thursday, March 3, 2016 • Books and TV, Designer secrets, Look what I found, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    After a lengthy break, the book club group I have with my friends has been resurrected, our first choice was The Luminaries, very good but very looong…anyway, I was browsing a local book shop for ideas for our next choice (old school in a world on online book ordering), and I was drawn to the beautiful water colour designs of the Nancy Mitford covers (see below); I didn’t know much about Nancy Mitford, but my pattern loving eye made me pick it up and I discovered a writer I’d never read.

    To celebrate World Book day I’ve found some beautiful designs by talented artists and illustrators, so even if it’s just a beautiful book cover that encourages someone to pick up a classic, then it’s more than ok in my book. They also make lovely gifts and something to treasure or pass on, now that’s something an e-reader can never compete with, long live books!

     

     

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    The covers are part of a cloth bound series at Penguin Books, by Coralie Bickford-Smith

    Emma, £9.02 and Sense and Sensibility, £11.94 by Jane Austen, Penguin Books Classics collection, Abe Books

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