Things to make you go OOH #12

I am a little obsessed with glass bottles. Particularly milk bottles, of which I have about 100. They're so versatile for styling and can be filled with different liquids, flowers, coloured items, etc. The icing on the cake is vintage bottles of course. My most amazing ones where rescued from those big black bins behind some shops (don't ask). To find good ones you need to scour car boots and dusty corners of vintage shops. Of course that's a bit time consuming, and wouldn't it be great if someone did that hard searching foryou, so that you could just order them from the comfort of your own home online? Well now, thanks to Pedlars Vintage Staples you can do just that.  The lovely Charlie Gladstone (read my interview with him last year here) has been searching out glass stock in the USA and bought us back this lovely lot.

Pedlars Vintage Staples glass bottles and jars selection £7.90-£29

There's blue headache cure bottles, green bottles embossed with a measuring scale and tiny bottles from a diner, used to give customers cream with their coffee.  Obviously as vintage finds, there are very limited numbers of each.

They go on sale from 8am Wednesday 23rd October on the Pedlars website, so elbows at the ready.

Which are your favourite? I love them all and want them all.  Just an all round big #OOHfrom My Interior Stylist HQ.


Things to make you go OOH #11

Sometimes you come across something and you think "YES! You are the one I've been looking for all my life".  On some occasions that might be a husband (already got one of those) and at others it may be something pink (already got plenty of that).  Then sometimes it's just a perfectly formed, beautiful object that fits the bill for you personally, right there, right then.  This desk had exactly that effect on me - the Mantis Desk, bySamuel Wilkinson from Case Furniture.



This is worth checking out for many reasons.

Firstly, it's exactly the right size.  I like a desk that you can spread out on, as I am always doing 3 things at once (minimum). Too small and you end up feeling cramped, or, I'm afraid, spreading to the floor. Too big and you're in dining table territory, with no room left for anything else in the office.

Secondly, it's calm. Desks must be calm and soothing in their design for me, ready to receive the insanity of my life and deal with it all without complaining. There are plenty of clever little attachments to help keep things neat and tidy - the drawer for papers, file holder and back panel for notes. Plus a handy little access panel at the back with a cable storage  hidy-hole.

Thirdly it is supplied by Case Furniture, designed by Samuel WilkinsonCase was the forerunner to the now rapidly growing list of suppliers who work with high end design names and create furniture lines that are beautiful, yet affordable to the masses.  This is a trend for which I'm a strong supporter. As well as the financial benefits, its really important to me that products will stand the test of time, both visually and physically, for both our homes and the planet. Case were the first to realise this market and now work with many high street retailers from Heals to John Lewis. Clever Case Furniture. Clever Samuel Wilkinson.

Could this be the perfect desk? I think it could be! Definitely worthy of an OOH badge.