• Jonathan Adler at amara.co.uk

    April 24th 2012 katie

    Amara got in touch recently, asking if I’d like to review one of their products. I hadn’t heard of the site before, but was happy to find it’s a very well-curated online home store, with brands such as Missoni, Orla Kiely, Emma Bridgewater and Rob Ryan amongst lots of others. I was particularly excited to…

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  • Sun sun sun

    March 24th 2012 katie

    A gorgeous sunny Saturday, I love it! We took some beers to the park and had the garden designer round to start planning our new outdoor space – just in time for the warm weather. Our garden – more of a yard, really – is pretty tiny but just the right space for some seating…

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  • LLUSTRE Love

    March 6th 2012 katie

    I’m quite excited to be able to show off the beginnings of a project I’ve been working away on for the last few months. LLUSTRE.com is a brand new site for finding and purchasing beautifully designed products for your home, and I’ve been working with them since December as design director. Their USP is to…

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  • A little room rearrange

    February 3rd 2012 katie

    I gave my little home study-come-craft room a much-needed tidy up and rearrange recently. The space works so much better now! I ditched my old desk (it found a new home thanks to Gumtree) which was much too big for the room, and instead made my own with an Unto This Last custom-cut top and…

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  • Guide to… shopping for mid-century furniture

    October 29th 2011 katie

    I’m not sure if it’s cause or effect, but having this blog seems to mean I get asked advice a lot: restaurants, London goings-on, homewares and so on. Just this week I’ve been working back in Airside and was faced with a barrage of questions about where my living room chairs came from. So I…

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  • Little house updates

    October 14th 2011 katie

    We’ve been really lazy with doing house stuff the last few months. Apart from converting the spare cloakroom into a storage/laundry room we haven’t really done much at all. But very soon we’re about to get huge fitted sliding-door wardrobes installed in the bedroom, which means we can finally sort that room out and get…

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  • Nigel Slater’s garden kitchen

    October 13th 2011 katie

    I’ve been very much enjoying Nigel Slater’s new series on BBC1. Not just for the recipes and Nige’s soothing tones, but to catch glimpses of the stunning kitchen and garden in which he cooks. Don’t know about you, but I have a sudden urge to paint everything warm slate grey, install giant gatefold doors to…

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  • London Design Week: Tent & SCP

    September 27th 2011 katie

    I missed most of the London Design Week goings-on due to being really busy with work, so on Saturday we did a quick tour of what I thought would be the best bits – the Tent show in the Truman Brewery and SCP’s design department store. SCP turned their Shoreditch shop into an exhibition of…

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  • John Lewis A/W 2011

    September 25th 2011 katie

    I’m extremely smitten with the new John Lewis Autum/Winter range. They’ve hit current trends on the head, from industrial retro to simple Scandinavian, in a way you’d usually expect from Habitat or Heal’s. The revived Ecrol range is particularly lovely, with a hand from ex-SCP and -Conran designer Matthew Hilton. Well played, JL!

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  • Benchmark furniture

    September 24th 2011 katie

    I’m a little obsessed with very simple clean wooden lines at the moment when it comes to furniture – my onoing house inspiration Tumblr is evidence of that. So I love this sharp, stylish collection from Benchmark furniture, a proudly handmade-in-England company founded by Sir Terence Conran.

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  • Two new Etsy prints

    August 13th 2011 katie

    Two new prints have just been added to my Etsy shop! They’re both inspired by my growing collection of vintage ephemera, particularly Victorian newspaper advertising. First, a poster featuring text that I came across while reading Just My Type, a fascinating book about the history of fonts. It was written as a manifesto by eminent…

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  • Bungalove

    July 1st 2011 katie

    David and Scott of Berkshire-based creative consultancy Bungalow Industries have called this amazing 1960s bungalow home (and studio) for four years, but now they’re selling up. They’ve created a gorgeous little microsite and brochure to show off the home and its fascinating history, and they kindly let me share the photos here, too. The property is…

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  • Ma + Chr Design Studio

    June 7th 2011 katie

    I’m equal parts jealous and in awe of this gorgeous work by Parisian design studio Ma + Chr, founded by Mathilde Aubier and Christine Delaquaize. They cover disciplines from web design, through fine art and fashion, to installations and interior design. When I grow up can I do this for a living, please? Check out

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