More design classics I want in my life!

A bit of design inspiration for the weekend: sometimes it’s a good idea to go to the really expensive, out-of-reach shops to get an idea of what you like, don’t like and ideas for your own home. This will help you figure out what is worth saving up for and what you could easily find elsewhere for cheaper.

Matt Carr Rolly  retro coffee table

I’ve hankered after this Rolly coffee table, deigned by Matt Carr, for a long time. It’s on sale on eBay at half the retail price (click on picture for link).

Original BTC table lamp

I’ve had to admit defeat with this Original BTC lamp: I can not justify spending nearly £400. Instead I’ve bought a copy from John Lewis for £45.

Liberty silk rug

Dreamy. That’s all.

Picquot ware kettle

This Picquotware kettle is next on my present list. Love the contrast between the stainless steel and beautiful sycamore handle.

Heals Mistral sofa

A timeless sofa from Heal’s.

Penguin Donkey

How sweet is this? It’s called a Penguin Donkey. I want it bad! CLick on the picture to take you through to Objects of Use, which is such a nice online shop.

B&W speakers

Those of you that know me well, know that I do not stop complaining about our HUGE TV and speakers. I HATE them. On a recent visit to a friend’s house I saw these B&W speakers that I think I could live with. I think.

Hans J. Wegner Wishbone chair

Believe me when I tell you that this Hans J. Wegner wishbone chair is seriously comfortable.

What are you currently hankering after?




  1. 18th May 2013 / 1:23 pm

    These are some beautiful choices. I don’t normally like buying copies but buying from John Lewis can’t be too bad, right?

    I’ve wanted that Rolly coffee table for aaages, too. It’s such a beautiful design, but I don’t think it fits with the rest of my style. I’m a very straight edged sort of person. For interiors, anyway. 😉

    • Katy
      19th May 2013 / 7:48 am

      I think you should buy it! Surely it will make even more of a statement if everything else is straight edged. Mix and match is what I say! x

  2. Olive
    19th May 2013 / 7:45 am

    Thanks for introducing me to Objects In Use…amazing shop! I am definitely saving up for that Penguin Donkey. I’ve got a massive Penguin Classic collection that will look great in that.

  3. Farah
    19th May 2013 / 3:53 pm

    I also like the kidney sideboard and tables from Heals.

    • katy
      20th May 2013 / 8:23 am

      Oooh, yes. Will add those to my next Design Classics post 🙂

    • katy
      22nd May 2013 / 5:36 pm

      Can you buy me the Penguin Donkey for my birthday?

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