• Posts Tagged ‘John Lewis’

    So hot right now…cloud spotting

    by  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • Latest trends, Look what I found, Lovely websites, Stylish shopping, Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I’ve been cloud spotting, and not just while I stare blankly out of a window trying to come up with another interesting way to describe Christmas decoration no.1018…this weather based shopping report says clouds are forming and for once it’s a welcome sight!



    Storm Clouds wallpaper, £75 per roll, Abigail Edwards


    From left to right: Tofsviva bed linen set, from £15; Ikea; Smaller weather clock in copper, £295, Bramwell Brown; Cloud Lamp, £64, Ferm Living; Clouds container, £28, Rosie Moss;


    A pleasing cloud formation…



    1. ‘Head in the clouds tea towel’, £11.50, by Collectus range, Designer /Makers;  2. Cirrus shelf, £199, by Ibride range, Made in Design; 3. Iso cloud cushion, £15, Made; 4. Weather Diary coffee cup, £16, Marimekko range, John Lewis; 5. Cloud plate, £22, Donna Wilson; 6. Moln cloud grey baby blanket, £20; Farg Form range, Northlight.

    If you are a cloud fan, a niche group you might think… but no, on my travels I discovered some fellow enthusiasts at The Cloud Appreciation Society, so if you don’t want to get caught looking out of windows at clouds, you can stare at them here, Clouds That Look Like Things is my particular favourite.

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    Calling all coffee lovers…

    by  • Sunday, September 13, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It’s Sunday, which means it’s the luxury of leisurely breakfast and two rounds of coffee; unheard of during the week, unless I want heart palpitations during Monday catch up meeting.



    Love, love love, this bargainous coffee-for-one cafetiere 

    Copper Effect Cafetiere, 350ml, £5, George

    So this is my little weekend coffee set up, although it’s a classic arrangement, seeing all the options that are out there, I think maybe it’s time for an update (although it does make me feel a teeny bit like I’m in a Parisian cafe).



    Bialetti espresso maker, six cup, £35, Selfridges; Picardie glass, from £1.50 each, Duralex range, John Lewis


    Take the plunge with these new cafetieres…


    Gold Cafetiere, 3 cup, £25, Linea range, House of Fraser; French Press copper coffee maker, £32.95; Leopold Vienna range, Haus




    White ceramic cafetiere, £49, Sophie Conran; Stoneware cafetiere in Coastal Blue, £49, Le Creuset


    Small cafetiere, Freud range, £66, Eclect Design; Pulcina Moka Pot, £49, Alessi in collaboration with Illy, launching at London Design Festival and available from Selfridges from the 19th – 30th September, so get in there fast!

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    Irresistible new trend for AW15: create easy style with unrefined luxe

    by  • Monday, July 20, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Tougher than glamour but more refined than vintage, the new trend for undone luxe is definitely one to watch for A/W 2015. Effortlessly fusing copper and gold with clay, marble and wood, it’s a tactile trend inspired by raw materials, muted colours and toughened-up textures. Look out for clean lines and modest, utility-inspired shapes, brought to life with exposed finishes and hints of metallic for an opulent twist on simple designs.


    Adept in the art of putting a luxurious spin on simple homeware is Rowen & Wren. Its statement copper mugs are available in either a shiny or matt finish, whilst the hand-made nature endows each piece with its own distinct character. Give the copper an unrefined feel by teaming it with cool concrete or marble, for a look that’s both effortless and artisan.

    For a slightly more utilitarian take on the trend, try this striking range from John Lewis. Reminiscent of the pared-back aesthetic of Japanese style, it’s a sturdy, tactile collection in a thunderous palette of inky black. Simply team it with stormy greys and sprigs of foliage to let this beautiful raw material sing.


    Add a vintage spin with this charming set from Marks & Spencer. Industrial metal cutlery is given a softer edge with aged handles; just pair with rough hessian or soft linen for easy, undone luxe.

    West Elm

    Lastly, take a look at this trio of textured vases from West Elm. Style the mattified metallic finishes with exposed concrete and a moody palette for instant understated luxury.


    From top: Moscow mugs, £18 each, Rowen & Wren; beaker, £15; mini jug, £18; 25cm serving bowl, £55; dinner plate, £28; all Dove Street Pottery by David Worsley range, John Lewis (coming soon); Ornate cutlery, £75 for a 16-piece set, Marks & Spencer; textured vases, from £29 each, West Elm (coming soon)

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