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{book giveaway} simple sustainable style

{book giveaway} simple sustainable style

Do you head to the local flea market at the crack of dawn each Sunday? Do you find yourself braking for every garage or yard sale sign in your neighborhood? Then this book is for you, or someone (similar) on your christmas gift list! A republishing of Country Living’s Your House, Your Home (2005), SIMPLE SUSTAINABLE STYLE (2012) is a journey through the personal photo album of former Country Living contributing editor and interior...

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{an interview with ali miller} home sweet home with sherlock

{an interview with ali miller} home sweet home with sherlock

Trying to find time to cyber-chat with Ali Miller got a lot harder after her ‘Home Sweet Home’ (England and Ireland map) Tea Set was featured on the BBC’s Bafta award winning drama – Sherlock. I have to admit, I knew nothing about this when I came across her work and contacted her to see if she would spend 5 minutes with Design Wotcha! But the immediate recognition and popularity of her work does not surprise me one bit....

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{EIKON home essentials, orange county, ca}

{EIKON home essentials, orange county, ca}

The Place: EIKON Home is located in the heart of the ‘Circle’ in historic Old Towne Orange, California. 142 South Glassell Street. (714) 744 3255. The Journey:  “Design, the art of gift giving, and style all have importance to me” says John Martelli, owner and curator of the store that opened its doors in 2007. EIKON Home, housed in a 1920’s building – which has seen time as a restaurant, beauty salon...

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{£50 gift card from notonthehighstreet.com}

{£50 gift card from notonthehighstreet.com}

Today is an exciting day, I am currently attending day 2 of the  Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles (more to come in the days ahead) and tonight my sister and her family arrive for a visit from Merry Old England! I have to admit I might have over done my ‘please squish in your suitcase list’ – everything from Pimms (my choice) to Lion bars (my husband’s) should be muddled in amongst T-shirts and suntan lotion...

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{an interview with marjorie skouras}

{an interview with marjorie skouras}

Many of you will recognise Marjorie Skouras’ work… Known for her use of semi-precious stones, her signature turquoise Empire Chandelier is in my Dream Design List Top 10! With a new lower-priced collection of pieces encompassing lighting, furniture and mirrors for Currey & Company and a limited-time Gump’s pop-up store coming in February, I was lucky enough to find some time to cyber-sit with with this busy lady. Her fun...

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{meet ice milk aprons}

{meet ice milk aprons}

I’ve being doing a lot of baking recently and fancying myself as quite the 1960’s Mad Men-inpsired hostess. To make my entertaining dreams a reality, surely (?) the only missing ingredient is one of these gorgeous heirloom aprons from Ice Milk Aprons to make me feel utterly glamorous… No. 1 rollings of cinnamon full – wrap apron in sweet oatmeal linen with billowing black sash, $85.00. No. 2  vanilla churned...

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