We recently spotted Brightonian Lesley Bissker’s lamp bases at one the ever-so-fabulous Hunky Dory Home and we’re now obsessing! The lamps are made from high quality birch ply and each is a whimsical one-off with a different design painted on the front and on the reverse. Mr Fox is brilliant!
Mee-ow! I know a lot of mini feline fans who would love nothing more than a room covered in cats, so here are some ideas for them. Sanderson Omega Cats wallpaper, £41 per roll, John Lewis. Monochrome designs always add drama. OMM Design Audrey Jeanne Kitty and Bird print, £18.50, The Kid Who. The woodgrain […]
Sticking with the animal theme, I’ve long coveted White Rabbit England‘s china owl lamp and now I have a new addition to my wish list. Herbert the Hedgehog is handmade in the Stafforshire potteries and couldn’t look any more cute if he tried. Not cheap at £78, but definitely an heirloom piece (as long as […]
In the 50s, pretty much everyone believed that robots would be commonplace in every home by the year 2000, and I have to admit, having grown up with Tomorrow’s World in the 80s, I kinda hoped it would be true, too. Sadly, with maybe the exception of Japan, our world is lacking in automated help, but […]
Ever since I first set eyes on Swedish designer Gunila Axén’s frankly amazing Clouds pattern I’ve been smitten with the idea of a weather-themed room. In all honesty, you could kit out a nursery solely in Axén’s icon design – find bedlinen, curtains, lampshades, cushions and storage in a variety of colours at Little Baby […]
After researching goodies based on London’s iconography, I got to thinking about New York as a possible theme for a children’s room. Then a prompt from a BG reader for ideas propelled me into action. Firstly, the walls. There is so much Manhattan art around, but I really like the educational slant (and blue and […]
I’m quite the fan of Kensal Rise based style haven Kidsen who deliver ‘beautiful things for kids’ in spades. Their latest arrivals see their interiors section blossoming with retro style table and clip lamps by Danish design company Waterquest in a fantastic selection of colours that easily transcend children’s spaces, as well as divine, divine […]
Natalie writes… Great children’s room lighting that dodges the run of the mill, over commercial bullet, is not easy to come by but I have found these really great animal lights made from lightweight polypropylene. Scottish designed, they can sit on a side table or on the floor and make great companion ‘pets’. They’re safe […]