Where to fulfill a chocoholic’s fantasy: Choccywoccydoodah’s Secret Garden is the stuff of dreams…

UPDATE: MAY 2019. Please note this venue has now closed down : (   I don’t think any of the 15 girls present at my friend’s hen party actually thought there was such a thing as...

Indian Horse Toy

Too good to be a toy we have a complete crafty crush on this textile trojan. Hand-crafted from block-printed Rajasthani organic cotton and draped in finery it's based on traditional Indian wedding horses, upon...

Hotel review: Why I want to live inside Haymarket Hotel

Is Haymarket Hotel an art gallery or a hotel? I’m going with both. A colourful, creative, oasis of sheer delight, Haymarket Hotel (run by the Firmdale group) takes sleeping away from home to a...

Does design matter more than experience? Visiting Hamam Omerya, Cyprus

Sometimes design overpowers an experience and I felt that visiting Hama Omerya in Cyprus, here's why... The first time I went to a hamam was when I was in Morocco. I'd previously chickened out of...

Holy Cow inspired money box

When I was in Pushkar, Rajasthan last year I spotted these donation boxes outside the temples, all handpainted with cows. I saw a lot of cows too. In fact one in particular had its...

Utopian Design – A look back at the inaugural London Design Biennale

(Chakra View, India, image: Ed Reeve) Back in September Somerset House became a homage to contemporary design from 37 countries in a new annual exhibition called the London Design Biennale. The theme was Utopia By...

One day I will own a kantha quilt…or five

I'm a quilt kind of girl. I even sleep with them in summer when others have swapped to light sheets and when I'm travelling if I don't have a quilt as part of my...

African Print Cushions

Bold, bright and beautiful, this range of cushions and bolsters (from £35) are made by Nigerian designer Yemi Onibeyo. Modernising classic batik fabrics by introducing them into soft furnishings means African art is more...

Could this be my new rainbow tent?

It's official. After 15+ years my Cath Kidston flower pop tent needs replacing. It did me well - has travelled across the UK and Europe, was always the most easiest to spot tent there...

Fairtrade & Fabulous: Sri Lankan Woven Accessories

The Founders of HAS Partnership tell us more about their colourful Sri Lankan accessories...   Tell us more about HAS Partnership, we're guessing the title comes from your initials? Yes it does! The company was set up and is entirely...

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