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What a card!

What a card!

I first came across Darling Clementine at Pulp Creative Paper in Sydney. I love their gorgeous range of prints and homeware, but since it’s National Stationery Day, I thought I’d pop on a pic from DC’s Paris! range of stationery. Bonne idée, non? Shop online or click here for a list of stockists.  
A little birdie told me...

A little birdie told me…

  If you’re still finding this whole Twitter thing #confusing, why not get back to basics? Banish your whiteboard forever with the Tweet Board, which, with its mint green glossy finish, is possibly the most stylish way to nag husbands. Can’t wait for it to wing its way on to my kitchen walls. Tweet Board, £34.95 (signsforhomes.co.uk)...
Male order

Male order

dup designs’ new range of cushions are totally lust-worthy. I already have a couple of their Californian cushions, and a few of their retro print ones, too, for that matter. But my new favourites have been upcycled from men’s jumpers and have gorgeous button and collar detailing. Fortuitously my birthday is just around the corner… Take...
Check out that rack

Check out that rack

Seems I’m not going to get past my urge for antlers anytime soon. I found this pair in a rootin tootin huntin store in Texas, called Gander Mountain. For just $20 hunters can clack these plastic antlers together to lure unsuspecting stags to an untimely end. That’s if the decoys, calls and liberally applied deer...
Espresso desires

Espresso desires

  My brother-in-law and his wife found these for us – a set of Jailhouse Cups by Rob Brant. They’re really lovely to hold and even the box was too nice to throw away! Pretty to the power of six.
Carousel cool

Carousel cool

  Yet another present for husband (think I’m going to buy myself some new clothes after this) – the Joseph Joseph Elevate Kitchen Utensil Carousel Set, currently 30 pounds at John Lewis and Amazon. We’ve had them for three months and so far they’ve stood up well to constant use and my tendency to leave them...
Chair flair

Chair flair

Have been lusting after an Eames rocking chair for quite awhile now, but still no joy finding the necessary dosh. Luckily, husband stumbled across Lakeland Furniture, which produces an Eames-inspired rocker for £55. Sold!   (Cushion by dup designs)
Bright sparks

Bright sparks

Still admiring my new bedside lamps. These were a gift from my mum and grandmother, who like them almost as much as I do! In red, pink, black, green and blue, they’re just 35 each at John Lewis.
A bari-star is born

A bari-star is born

This pretty thing really belongs to my husband. It was a present for finishing 93′s kitchen (I’m still waiting for mine), and even though buying it online at House of Fraser made me vow to never use their online service again, the actual machine is beeyootiful. I’m not sure it’s really made back the money...
Shady character

Shady character

I was stuck for a light shade for our utility room until I spotted the Diner Spun Pendant Shade from B&Q (diy.com). I like its factory feel, and at only 19.98 think it’s a bit of a bargain. Best thing is, I get to take it with me post-93!
Geek chic

Geek chic

  My first Pretty Thing appeals to my inner geek (ok, so it’s not so inner). Scrabble tile magnets, £6.99 from Waterstone’s.
Safari savvy

Safari savvy

Contrary to what one rather dim real estate agent thought, this is not a goat. Meet Archie – made in Haiti, he is a papier mache gazelle we bought at the Houston branch of Anthropologie a year ago. You can buy him in the UK now, too, along with his rhino, giraffe and zebra brethren,...