Love this branch coat hook designed by Neko Design. Hand made in Mexico from sandcast recycled aluminium, each piece is individually finished by hand and available in red, black or white. Quirky, green and fantastic for any hallway.
This origami-inspired extension is unbelievably part of a Victorian end-of-terrace home. It's received a prize as the Best Extension in this year's Grand Designs Awards. The white, light flooded space flows out into the garden and the outside surface is clad with black zinc.
Don't these look fun! These Irish-made Budda Bags have no beans, but instead are filled with granulated memory foam commonly found in orthopaedic mattresses. The filling has the ability to mould to any weight, offering maximum comfort and support. I love this tactile, soft cover but the manufacturers offer a wide range of machine-washable coverings from pure cottons to luxurious faux fur. You'll love their colourful choice of fabrics and textures. I'd love to be lazy in a Budda.
IMAGES & LINKS: http://www.buddabag.com/
IMAGES & LINKS: http://www.buddabag.com/
Sky high living with bags of space and expansive views in this penthouse apartment at Eaton House, Canary Wharf, with its kitchen supplied by Tisettanta. Tisettanta produced the first kitchens to be designed without handles.
The school summer holidays are almost here and the National Trust are running a Wild Child competition. It's a great excuse to get out and make the most of the great outdoors.
Children are invited to send in their experience of going wild outdoors.
You can enter with a photo, story, poem, sculpture, collage or drawing, or any way you want to express yourself. Be as wild and creative as you like!
Some ideas to get started:Build a den or sand sculpture and take a photo.
Make a leaf collage.
Write a poem about a scary wood.
Draw the creatures you spot at night.
Get out there, have fun – and inspire others.
If you win you can spend a day you'll never forget as a National Trust Ranger. Find out more here.
Light is so important to any interior space. The rooms in this Nantucket carriage house have been white-washed during their renovation by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, allowing a purity of light and calmness to infiltrate and demand peace.
Photographer: William Waldron
IMAGES & LINKS: Elle Decor
A huge collection of treasures owned by Princess Diana’s family is being auctioned off at the world's oldest fine art auctioneer, Christie's in London, to help restore the family estate at Althorp. The family are attempting to raise £20 million.
One of the paintings sold this week at the Old Masters & 19th Century Art Evening Sale was top lot, Sir Peter Paul Rubens’ A Commander Being Armed for Battle, which has hung at the 14,000-acre childhood estate of the late Princess of Wales for over 200 years.
You can hear a pin drop and hearts stop in the auction room at Christie's, King Street, London, when the auctioneer starts the bids at a cool £6.2 million. I won't spoil the suspense by telling you what it finally sold for. Watch the live auction here.
This Waltzer Loveseat, available exclusively from Heal',s is inspired from the traditional fairground ride and currently reduced by over £1,000 due to the summer sale. Now I'm not trying to sell it to you, but just thought I'd point it out, as love seats and snuggle chairs are all the rage in interiors this year. Also available in Charcoal, Brown, Grape, Soft Grey and Natural, but I do love this earthy, comforting Wok Green.
IMAGES & LINKS: Heal's
With multiple sliding glass screens, a main bedroom that faces the Andes, and a service area located underground, this house really makes the most of its sloping plot. The building seems weightless as the bottom parts of the walls are covered with a dark stone, and the exposed concrete walls evoke a feeling of natural earthy, beauty at one with the natural surroundings.
IMAGES & LINKS: Contemporist, Juan Carlos Doblado
Pathways, Ronda Gorge
Heat warnings have been issued in the UK - it's going to be a scorcher. This oil on canvas by artist Teresa Pemberton is sure to brighten up your sunny weekend even more.
IMAGES & LINKS: Teresa Pemberton, Byard Art
There's something special about London. Something that Londoners often miss or take for granted. This is 'Westminster At Night' by freelance photographer, Alex Holland. Alex uses colour and black and white photography capturing prominent London landmarks and skylines, often at night. Alex's work can be found at http://www.londonart.co.uk/ where you can also find affordable art and photography from a variety of artists.
IMAGES & LINKS: Alex Holland, http://www.londonart.co.uk/
I love rooms like this which combine glamour, practicality, comfort and layers of interest through the variety of items accessorising the space. Natural light floods in and allows the dark brown walls to add sophistication and luxury without making the room oppressive or dark. There's also a clever use of different textures and bright colours to make the interior design sing.
IMAGES & LINKS: http://www.livingetc.com/
I'll leave you with this Kelly Wearstler designed living area for the weekend. It's a conservative room compared to some of her more edgy designs but employs a clever use of balance, tone and harmony in its furnishings and accessories. Have a super weekend.
IMAGES & LINKS: Kelly Wearstler