• Posts Tagged ‘storage’

    Trend alert: discover the open wardrobe

    by  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The humble clothes rail is the saviour of the temporary storage solution (often becoming an accidentally permanent fixture). Renting or the need for multi-use rooms, means there’s even more of a need for squeezing storage in the tightest of spaces. The ‘open wardrobe’ is a stylish upgrade on this practical piece, spawning many ingenious examples of DIY rails made from scaffolding poles and copper piping solutions (all over Pinterest).

    At B&Q’s press show last year they installed the open wardrobes (below) with copper piping and wood shelving, (I have safely stored the images for when I eventually get round to having a go myself!)

     

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    Dreamy new designs

    by  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    As if we aren’t already spoiled for choice at Loaf, they’ve only gone and added a whole host of delicious new designs for spring. (They like to keep busy!) The beautiful photography has us picturing our dream Loaf home…

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    …imagine a lazy, Sunday breakfast seated around Conker – the table and bench top has the look of cool concrete, but the resistant resin means no cold bottoms!

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    I think the Benji bed is a vision in blue, or there are 80 fabric options, so you’re spoilt for choice if blue ain’t your bag

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    …and for the most stylish study going, I love the NeatFreak wall organiser and the Domeo lamp (with this office set-up, I bet I’ll be more productive!)

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    And how’s this for a handsome pairing? The Mojo Side Table is a little head turner and the Spangle pendant lamps keep catching my eye….

    Now for the grande finale…the new Little Loafers range. The names of the pieces alone won me over but the cleverly, creative designs are not only beautifully made with plenty of practical storage, the designers have also included ingenious, playful elements to spark children’s imaginations…

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    The 40 strong collection of new pieces are available now.

    Conker table £795, Budge bench £325; Benji bed £1295; Neatfreak £95; Domeo lamp £95; Mojo side table £225, Spangle pendant lamps from £65; Clamberdoodle bed £1195; Roofus £495 all Loaf.

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    Top salvo buy – London Underground luggage racks

    by  • Thursday, February 2, 2012 • Look what I found • 4 Comments

    If you grew up in London and were a regular commuter on the Metropolitan Line, you may well remember their high back seats and capacious 1960’s luggage racks with umbrella hooks. When the trains were decommissioned last year the clever folk over at The London Transport Museum decided to rescue the racks, scrub them up and are offering a limited number in three different sizes. Available from March, you can own a little piece of London history in your own home…

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    What a novel shelving solution! Made from aluminium they are super lightweight but sturdy. Perfect if you need a little extra storage in the hallway or kitchen. Other memorabilia includes a reproduction of the original 1960’s poster that introduced the newly modernised line 50 years ago…

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    and not sure I’d want to be reminded of the tube this much in my own home, but made to order cushions and cubes are also available in a unique moquette (woven in Yorkshire) based on the Metropolitan line’s distinctive purple and navy, geometric design. – Alice

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