• Add a space-age touch to your kitchen

    by  • Thursday, March 26, 2009 • 0 Comments

    The latest cooker hood design from Britannia looks like it’s just floated down from space – the sleek, curvacious style of the new Omaggio cooker hood has a modern stainless steel and black glass finish, teamed with inset LED spots. It might be a bit too modern for some kitchen designs, but if you’re planning your kitchen from scratch, it’s definitely a worthwhile consideration. britannia-glossy-room-set-p61

    Added features include a quick release dishwasher-proof grease filter and alerts that tell you when to clean the grease filters and replace the charcoal filters. Alerts? Is it me or does it sound more and more like a Star Wars character?! omaggio-cooker-hood-1As open-plan kitchens become the norm in many homes, a cooker hood that looks good, but that’s also silent and efficiently extracts cooking fumes is a necessity. Although it doesn’t come cheap, at £1,399 for the 90cm width, the Omaggio promises to do all this. For more kitchen inspiration, click hereEmily

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    Time for tea?

    by  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • 0 Comments

    Today I saw these gorgeous tea cups from ceramicist Clare Gage. I love the way the way Clare uses textures and techniques from weave, embroidery and jewellery making in the production of her beautiful ceramics – she creates china pieces that look as if they have been sewn together using fabrics and lace.

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    To see more of Clare’s work, or to treat yourself to a posh cup, visit her website.

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    What's on your mind? asks Facebook…

    by  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009 • 0 Comments

    When you can’t get to a computer, why not jot it down the ‘old fashioned’ way:

    Something vintage:

    Vintage Notebook French Letter, £6.95, Dotcomgiftshop.com

    Vintage Notebook French Letter, Dotcomgiftshop.com

    Something fun:

    Comic Covered Notebook, Notonthehighstreet.com

    Comic Covered Notebook, Notonthehighstreet.com

    Something retro:

    Set of notebooks, Pedlars.co.uk

    Set of notebooks, Pedlars.co.uk

    Something designer:

    Orla Kiely Flower Abacus ruled notebook, Heals.co.uk

    Orla Kiely Flower Abacus ruled notebook, Heals.co.uk

    Something recycled:

    Recycled Thoughts in Recycled Leather, ThomasLyte.com

    Recycled Thoughts in Recycled Leather, ThomasLyte.com

    Something to dream about:

    I'm going to be a rockstar, Gettingpersonal.co.uk

    I'm going to be a rockstar, Gettingpersonal.co.uk

    If you find any more worth shouting about, email us at homeshoppingspy@ipcmedia.com and let us know – we’d love to hear from you – Emily

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