Category Archives: HIGH STREET FINDS

Scratched that itch. Finally treated myself to some completely unnecessary yet great value solid marble chopping boards (£12 each, BHS) that I’ve been eyeing up for around six months and trying in vain to ignore. Limitless styling prop potential = surely … …keep reading

As US homeware giant West Elm prepares to open its first London branch next week and cult store Anthropologie spreads the upscale-boho vibe out-of-town to straight-laced Surrey, it seems we British are having a fling with all-American ‘décor’ brands. Post-recession, … …keep reading

If you like monochrome vintage maps of New York, you’re in luck this Autumn/Winter… 1: ASDA New York Map bedlinen; 2: ASDA New York Map cushion; 3: H&M New York Map tray; 4: H&M New York Map bedlinen; 5: H&M … …keep reading

The interview does not begin well. My iPhone battery is low, so I use my landline, usually strictly reserved for friends and family. When I call her, she doesn’t pick up, but calls me straight back, just as I am … …keep reading

It’s sculptural. It’s delicate. It looks just like vintage cut glass. It’s IKEA‘s newest light fitting, due out in April 2013 (UK). It’s ‘Vanadin’: Given meat-ball-gate and all, it’s an unfortunate choice of name, perhaps, but these are the same … …keep reading

As every bargain hunter knows, sometimes you have to go the extra mile to get the best deals. And, sometimes, you have to get on a train to the arse end of Ballards Lane in NW12-or-something in freezing fog. In … …keep reading

Am currently obsessed with these Scandi votives (£15 for three) from BHS. That is all.  

Number 7 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London, used to be a grocer’s shop. Today, there are still pears and strawberries in the windows. But also pink wobbly jellies, fish and pigeons… Yes, Delia Peel and Juliet Thornback (AKA Thornback & Peel) … …keep reading

OK, so imagine mt tape… but BIGGER. For walls. Appliances. Furniture. Floors. The lucky Japanese got it back in May. Then, in August, it spread to the US. Now, at Maison & Objet in Paris, mt CASA has finally arrived in … …keep reading

Lovely online home accessories emporium Bombay Duck is having a pop-up shop at London’s Westfield shopping centre, starting today, running for six months. So, to celebrate, here’s a tasty little discount code for 20% off all online Bombay Duck orders, … …keep reading