• Posts Tagged ‘John Lewis’

    You need this designer in your life

    by  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 • Designer secrets • 0 Comments

    Her name is Lindsey Lang and I’ve featured her on my blog before, read more here. Lindsey trained as a fine artist and is inspired by graphic pattern and bold colour. Starting off with a kitchenware range, she moved onto gorgeous encaustic tiles and has now joined forces with John Lewis on a refreshing range of bath linen. Look at this!

    Lindsay Lang

    She has taken two distinct patterns from her signature collection of wall and floor tiles and translated them onto thick 600 gsm 100% cotton towels. If you’re bathroom is lacking zing on these chilly mornings, then you can log onto the John Lewis site and buy immediately. Prices start at £3.50 for a face cloth.

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    Little drawers

    by  • Friday, May 6, 2011 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 6 Comments

    Are what I wear on a Friday night…

    I’m actually talking about apothecary chests. Or haberdashery shop storage units. Teeny tiny drawers all labelled and vintage and LOVELY. I spotted the huge one above on my travels recently – complete with original German labels. ‘Watte’ apparently means cotton wool, so I presume this was originally in a chemist’s shop, but it’s being used to store tea nowadays. ‘Oh, where can one buy such a thing?’, I hear you cry…

    You can find beautiful antique originals at The Old Cinema – the top one shown here is a vintage 1930s treasure. Beautiful. But, how can you ‘get the look’ when your budget is, well, less than £2000? You could head to John Lewis (bottom right) for cute numbered drawers with a galvanised zinc case for £60, or to your local HomeSense (bottom left), where little four-drawer units start at just £14.99 each! Here’s my lovely new HomeSense one, with labels I made using a Muji stamp set:

    This brings me conveniently on to my next post, entitled: The Joy of HomeSense (OR, Where To Find An Angora Throw For Eight English Pounds, No, Really).  – Ellie

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    The patchwork bedspread of my DREAMS

    by  • Friday, August 27, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, News, Stylish shopping • 6 Comments

    When the new John Lewis autumn/winter look book came out, I fell in love at first sight with the stunning ‘Alegra’ patchwork bedspread. Then I saw this liddle beauty in the flesh at the John Lewis press show and, in the words of Wayne Campbell of Wayne’s World fame (apologies if you’re too old/young/cool to pick up on these crass early 90s references), I whispered: “It will be mine. Oh yes. It will be mine.”

    It’s so beautiful – and it’s a very reasonable £60, which seems extremely good value for a double (200cm x 220cm) size bedspread. I’d mix it with souk-style accessories for a full-on colour fest. Keep your eyes peeled – it’s due in-store and online this autumn. – Ellie

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