• Sneak Peek: Dickins & Jones Home

    by  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Who wouldn’t want to brighten up their home with the new range from Dickins & Jones? Launching for Autumn Winter 2014, this is the latest exclusive house brand from House of Fraser. We love the rich pops of colour and country-style..

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    The range includes enamel storage and ceramic bakeware, floral textiles, checks and heritage prints. Available in store from September.

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    Åry Trays

    by  • Thursday, May 29, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Whenever I spot a lovely birch wood tray with a colourful design I always turn it upside down to check if it has been made by Åry. They’re a Swedish manufacturer and have been handcrafting trays from renewably sourced birch wood since the 1950′s. You may have come across them too as they work with a lot of international brands and designers including the V&A, Ella Doran and Bluebell Gray…

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    Here are some of my favourites…

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    The trays have no joins; and are made from single sheets of birch providing a high quality finish, perfect for outdoor dining and dishwasher safe too. I think we need one for the office tea round! Åry trays are available at various stores across the UK. Try Heals, Hus & Hem and Berry Red for starters or search online if you’re looking for a particular design. Prices start at £18.

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    50+ Simple Solutions

    by  • Friday, May 9, 2014 • 8 Comments

    Launched this week is a special publication that I’ve been busy editing and if you haven’t bought it already, here’s a little sneak peek! It’s an easy guide to modern living – perfect for any home and craft-lover looking for new ideas.

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    Inside you’ll find smart ways to get organised, creative ideas for entertaining, home-keeping tips to make life easier and easy-to-make gifts friends will love.

    50+ Simple Solutions, ideal home, alice humphrys, polly eltes, home shopping spy, craft, home keeping, house to homeIt’s also available as a digital addition. Download the Home & Lifestyle Collection app from the iTunes App Store. Or pick up an issue in store for £4.99.

    Recycling crate, 50+ Simple Solutions, Ideal Home, Alice Humphrys, Home Shopping Spy, Housetohome, Polly Eltes, Marie NicholsIf you do buy it, I’d love to know what you think and what you might be trying out in your own home. I love this washi tape bunting idea. It’s super easy and looks great on a birthday cake with stripy straws…

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