• Archive for June, 2010

    Designers Guild meets IKEA

    by  • Thursday, June 24, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 2 Comments

    Got an IKEA sofa? Are the new loose-linen shabby-chic Bemz covers we recently featured not really floating your boat? If colour is more your bag, check out these brand new and extremely FUNKY Bemz covers for IKEA models in Designers Guild (Barcelona collection) fabrics:

    Good old Bemz. Much cheaper than buying a real designer sofa! – Ellie

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    NEW Anorak storage trunks

    by  • Friday, June 18, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 6 Comments

    We’re huge fans of Laurie Robertson’s Anorak. And I don’t mean her plastic mac. Although if Anorak DID do anoraks, I’m pretty sure they’d be awesome. If you want to see a fabulous double-page-spread on the lovely Anorak, you’ll have to pick up our August issue when it’s out. If you still think I’m waffling on about cagoules, you need to check out their website. NOW. For everybody else, feast your eyes on these fantastic storage trunks, available from September:

    The smaller one is called the ‘Tuck’ box, and is 51cm x 33cm x 28cm. It’s the perfect size for a term’s worth of tuck, chums, and it’ll be £125. The larger one is called the ‘Steamer’ and is a whopping 91cm x 51cm x 36cm – big enough to store a load of blankets, a hundred anoraks, or a very small pair of kissing stags. I’d use the big trunk as a coffee table to store books, magazines, remote controls and my boyfriend, in fact, until the World Cup is over, so I can watch important, serious programmes such as Eastenders on the Sony Bravia instead of having to listen to a million droning vuvuzelas night after night after night, mwah ha haaa. – Ellie

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    NEW Ella Doran design

    by  • Wednesday, June 16, 2010 • Decorating and interiors, Lovely websites, News, Stylish shopping • 0 Comments

    Snap-happy designer Ella Doran (featured in our gorgeous July issue, out now!) has teamed up with Barcelona-based artist Kavell Rafferty, to create ‘POR TABLE’ – a range of vinyl-inspired placemats and coasters featuring vintage portable record-players and ‘lost and found formica’ (whatever THAT is)!

    A great gift for the wannabe-DJ in your life, or perfect for an all-things-retro-addict!

    Embrace vinyl style! Just get a few bowls made of old vinyl records to complete the look from Eco Emporia, then hang some framed records on the wall from The Contemporary Home – or make your own from charity shop finds – and your new look is complete! – Ellie

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