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IKEA x HAY. YPPERLIG IS HERE.

This is a sponsored post produced in collaboration with IKEA.   It’s funny how a brand so rooted and celebratory in its Scandinavian heritage can feel such an intrinsic part of the way we live our day-to-day lives here in Britain. I can measure my life in pieces of IKEA furniture. At the age of …

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A Living Room Update. Part One.

If truth be told, I didn’t strictly need to do anything to my living room. I just really wanted to. I have a habit of convincing myself things are absolutely essential, if not imperative to my happiness in life. Saying that, there were very real reasons for wanting the living room update, but they definitely …

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There’s always time for tea.

  Tea was always my thing. In the hedonistic tea days of my youth I may well get through ten or more cups a day, fuelled by life perched behind an desk and a team that enjoyed it just as much as I did. But even before that it played a part in my life. …

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IKEA x HAY. YPPERLIG is coming.

  The 72-piece YPPERLIG (which coincidentally translates rather roughly to ‘excellent’) collection has been created in conjunction with Danish design house HAY. Silhouette and form are paramount to each piece, with HAY’s distinctive items given a new update for the colossal IKEA market. If you’re familiar with HAY then you won’t have to look far …

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Heaven scent.

I don’t know when it began as such, or perhaps rather when it truly took off, but for as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by scent. So much of my memory is wrapped around the smells. Years ago I bought my mum a bottle of Stella McCartney’s first perfume for her birthday, …

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Putting Money In The Right Places.

In the process of addressing the financial elements of my life I’ve being using a rather simple system. It involves looking at a bank statement (yes, I know it sounds horrific from the off but bare with) and dividing my purchases into the following three different categories:   1. Unavoidable. Council tax, TV licence, phone …

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Hello HAY.

My mantelpiece has been the same since I moved into the flat eighteen months ago – a collection of frames and objects that were regularly punctuated with a vase (or seven) of flowers. I liked the easily interchangeable nature of having nothing hung on the wall, allowing me to mix and match as I chose …

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Pastel hues & lazy days.

There was an incredibly pleasing correlation between a belated birthday present and the Cereal magazine perched on my coffee table. It warranted an image I felt. Taking this image, along with a rather half-hearted attempt at some exercise, punctuated a rather lazy Sunday. For too long my coffee table has been straining under the weight …

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An attempt to glow.

I find sometimes all you need to right yourself is a few minutes sat down, a cup of tea in hand and some silence. I am a big believer in the power of us all needing moments of peace and quiet to help us get through the day unscathed. A few years ago, I made …

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