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    It’s all about the winter pineapple!

    by  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    There’s no denying that the humble pineapple was a hot trend this summer, as this tropical fruit could be seen splashed all over textiles, t-shirts, mugs, bags, decorations and even nail art (!), but it seems that we really can’t get enough of this spiky-topped motif, as it’s a trend that’s now translating into winter too. This season however, it’s all about a more grown-up pineapple, in metallic shades of gold and brass, shying away from the bright pops of yellows, greens and pinks, but adding a bit of glamour to the fruit instead. Giving the feeling of a vintage collectable, whether it be an ornament, in lighting or even across wallpaper, keep the colours dark and dramatic and the materials luxe and glamourous.


    Often considered a symbol of hospitality in the home, this glam pineapple wallpaper from Barneby Gates in deep charcoal and gold, costs £78 per roll and will transform a hallway or study space into a moody, raj-style room.


    Keep precious jewellery and knick-knacks in these gorgeous metallic fruits trinket pots, from £12.50, Oliver Bonas.


    This striking pineapple bed linen from The Secret Linen Store costs £50 for a double duvet, £10 for a pillowcase and is woven in 280 thread count 100% cotton for a luxurious and relaxing nights sleep. (Available from this Tuesday!)


    Imagine these little pineapple candles from Rockett St George, £8 for 6, flickering away on your dining table this Christmas, giving a tropical, festive feel to your celebration.


    1. Pineapple table lamp with shade, £83.40, Dar Lighting 2. Printed pineapple cushion cover, £6.99, H&M  3. Gilded gold pineapple bookends, £42.50, House Junkie. 4. Pineapple spoons, £16, Oliver Bonas. 5. Gold effect pineapple objet, £12, Sainsbury’s. 6. Pineapple tea towel, 312.95, Thornback & Peel 7. Iron pineapple wall hooks, £8.95, Melody Maison. 8. Pineapple gold espresso mugs, £29.79, Etsy 9. Gold pineapple paper napkins, £2.49, Candle & Cake.


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    Ode to Ryan

    by  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Look what I found, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Ryan Gosling’s a nice chap. Last week he came back to my flat and has been hanging around in my kitchen ever since, helping with the washing up…

    Illustrator, Dear Colleen figured he’s SO handsome that she has designed a tea towel showing hunky portraits of Ryan in three different guises (Ryan the ‘charmer’; Ryan the ‘Hipster’ and the ‘Classic’ Ryan) in collaboration with To Dry For (£9.95). Poor Ryan had no idea this tea towel had been made in his honour. Watch his slightly mortified reaction here, when he found out…

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    Homeshoppingspy’s favourite Jubilee buys

    by  • Friday, June 1, 2012 • Latest trends, Look what I found • 3 Comments

    Millions of people will be embracing all things Jubilee this weekend. B&Q have reported sales of 100,000 metres of union jack bunting and 3,100 gnomes (who buys those!?). 10,000 streets will be closed for celebrations and I’m gonna bake a Victoria sponge, eat it and wash it down with a jug of Pimms. Hurrah! For months leading up to this weekend we homes journos have been bombarded with patriotic memorabilia and homeware that’s not gonna be available for much longer, so buy it now! (Or wait til Tuesday when it’ll all be reduced). There’s a lot of tat out there but also some rather nice things that I felt worthy of a blog post. Here’s my pick of some of the best jooby booty. Have a jolly weekend! – Alice

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    1. Assorted vintage London postcards, £10.95, Rigby & Mac. 2. Queen’s Guard corkscrew, £45, Alessi. 3. Corgi apron, £22.50, Thornback & Peel. 4. God Save The Queen print, £210 (!), Pedlars. 5. British Jubilee ribbon, £4.99, Jane Means. 6. God Save The Queen shopper, £3, Cancer Research. 7. Union Jack wellies, £36.95, Joules. 8. Honeycomb tissue balls, £3.50, Papermash. 9. Queen egg cosy, £14.50, Poppy Treffry. 10. Press out London taxi, £4.50, Muji. 11. Jubilee teatowel, £12.50, Victoria Eggs. 12. Teapot, £12, Sainsburys. 13. London bus plant pot, £9.99, British Heart Foundation. 14. Trooping the colour tray, £20, Unique & Unity. 15.  Jubilee red & blue paper bags, £4 a pack, Not On The High street. 16. You Rule wrapping paper, £7.95, Nancy & Betty Studio. 17. Solar powered Queen and Corgi, £14.95, Pedlars. 18. Lizzie Allen directors chair, £89, Habitat. 19. Red striped straws, £3, Pearl & Earl. 20. Colour your own Jubilee bunting, £5.50, Art & Mable

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