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{vote for me} 2013 best home blog award nomination

{vote for me} 2013 best home blog award nomination

Vote for Me and Yourself! Lamps Plus just announced their nominations for the 2013 Best Home Design Blog Award … and ‘lo and behold’ there was the Design Wotcha (in no particular order. so they say) close to the bottom! Now, whilst I might be the underdog in this esteemed category, I am super thrilled to be nominated (along with some wonderful and very well known blogs) and thought it might be a good time to believe in...

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{no. 13 cockney rhyming slang} frog + toad

{no. 13 cockney rhyming slang} frog + toad

It is time for another “At Home with Cockney Rhyming Slang” illustrated by fun home design objects. Todays’ phrase frog & toad… as in “you’re close, you just need to head up the Frog a bit” Any ideas? Blabla Doll Lilipop the Frog, is there an age limit for buying this? Irresistibly cute. Toad Sidetable created by German-based designer, Philipp Beisheim,  form meets function in...

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{no. 12 cockney rhyming slang} oxford scholar

{no. 12 cockney rhyming slang} oxford scholar

Welcome back to my design series “At Home with Cockney Rhyming Slang”. Todays’ phrase Oxford Scholar… as in “could you lend me an Oxford?” Oxford Wall Sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting, the perfect on trend brass accessory | Scholar Wood Folding Desk at Alexander & Pearl (UK) for when space but not style is at a premium | Round Sand Dollar Rug at Thomas Paul – coastal chic for your feet! A quick...

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{no. 11 cockney rhyming slang} pen + ink accessories

{no. 11 cockney rhyming slang} pen + ink accessories

Home Design Inspired by London’s East End Hand Pen Holder at Urban Outfitters | Suzani Ink Pillow at Thomas Paul| Stink Coffee Table by Dylan Gold People love to ask me about the meaning of certain English phrases, particularly Cockney rhyming slang, a special lingo associated with the East End of London. Widely believed to have been started in the early part of the 19th century when Sir Robert Peel formed the first Police force...

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{omg} union jack wool sweater chair

{omg} union jack wool sweater chair

Long Live British Rock & Roll Style! OMG. I just had to share this cool 100% merino wool covered chair with you. It is by British designer Melanie Porter who, after spending 10 years working as a knitwear designer for a number of international fashion brands, decided to apply her unique skills to creating one-off contemporary furniture designs. Starting from an antique or vintage find, these found items get a modern makeover with...

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{no. 10 cockney rhyming slang} teatime kitchen accessories

{no. 10 cockney rhyming slang} teatime kitchen accessories

Cockney Dictionary – Bird Lime equals Time These great fun, modern tea time kitchen accessories are a great way to showcase this week’s cockney rhyming slang phrase “Bird Lime equals Time”. Want to know the rules of cockney rhyming slang find out more here? BIRD: Super cute milk jug from contemporary kitchen design company Alessi. This playful design also comes in a salt and pepper set. LIME: As a hot trend...

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