Recently, I was asked to put together an interiors accessories feature for Look magazine (on sale this week). The theme? Animal homewares. Until I started my research, I had no idea just how many things there were with our four-legged friends on. My favourite finds? The ‘kissing’ animal prints from British brand Anorak. Their horse, bunny, bird and stag silhouettes are fresh, fun and will brighten almost any room in the house.…

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French hypermarkets are the best in the world. Not only do they stock amazing food (mmmmn, Brie) and great wine, but they also stock lots of other, non-edible goodies, such as fantastic yet criminally cheap stationery, preppy pumps, cool bags and kitchenware to die for. British supermarkets are sooooo boring in comparison. Or so I thought until I visited a huge Sainsburys the other day. They’ve given their non-food fare a serious…

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The other week I went to Pulse, a trade show for new interiors and gift designers to show off their wares, and shops, websites and retailers to place orders. There were so many lovely things – I was like a kid in a sweet shop! Thankfully, many of the designers sell their own stuff direct to the public, and I’m going to showcase some of them on this blog over the next…

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Magpie are one of my favourite brands (check out their brilliant alphabet mugs in my 5th January entry) and now they’ve created another gorgeous range of home goodies. Called ‘Birdy’, it features four Mid Century Modern-style birds, based on retro school I-Spy book illustrations. The range includes  mugs (£8), plates (£18 for four), cushions (£20), tea towels (£12 a pair), lovely makeup bag duos (£20) and a too-sweet-for- words Espresso set (£20…

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I picked up this gorgeous little lotus-shaped bowl in Singapore (it cost £1 – a total bargain). It’s designed as a sushi dipping bowl for soy sauce, but I keep it on my bedside table to store rings and/or earrings in. I love it. And it seems other people do too. When a friend commented on it recently, I made a mental note to find her something similar for her birthday. It was…

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