• Last-minute shopping

    by  • December 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    DorothyManchester-based studio Dorothy has taken a trip down south to visit its sister smoke, London, with its first pop-up shop selling beautiful graphic prints and maps alongside other tempting seasonal treats. So if you’re still a few presents short, head over to Shoreditch this weekend for a spot of last-minute Christmas shopping.
    The Dorothy pop-up store is open until 23 December at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square N1 6PB.
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    Planning ahead?

    by  • December 18, 2014 • 0 Comments



    Lollipop‘s planners have been among the most stylish on the market since they launched five years ago. To celebrate, this year they’ve added smart foil-blocked touches and two new planners, including this rather fab Mini Keyboard weekly planner, 21×5.5cm, £5.25, Lollipop Designs.

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    Capital thinking

    by  • December 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    UnicheBigBenshowercurtainWe love London Town! Just being out and about among its iconic buildings, parks and places is enough to trigger our creative juices every day and its inspirational powers have obviously had a similar effect on the designer of this rather fabulous Big Ben shower curtain.

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    Something festive this way comes

    by  • December 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    CopyrightHomesandGardensChristmastreeCopyrightHomesandGardenswreathsCopyrightHomesandGardensgingerbiscuitsCopyrightHomesandGardensstollenCopyrightHomesandGardenshalltableFabulous Friday has arrived and with this weekend, the third Sunday in Advent so we’re planning a little bit of Christmas decorating and a little bit of baking.

    Deep-coloured walls create a warm, elegant feel, the perfect backdrop for shimmering soft furnishings. Forget the old adage (“Blue and green should never be seen”) and dress your real Christmas tree with silver and blue baubles – see how they glint against the night sky blue walls like stars – with a metal-framed mirror to reflect the light.

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    Small stories: life in miniature

    by  • December 9, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Back in 1965, Homes & Gardens helped to launch Jenny’s Home, a build-your-own doll’s house that is the epitome of 1960s architectural style. Made of plastic, and with all the mod con interior pieces especially designed to furnish it, its modular design was a perfect reflection of the housing configurations that were rising up across Britain during that era.

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