A Suzani tsunami is sweeping SS12 high street home collections. Just back from the Next press show where I spotted another little gem. Decided ’twas worthy to be added to our Crazy Cushion Quiz… SO, for extra (brownie) points: Which of these did I spot for £150 in Liberty yesterday, and which will be £16 come February time in Next?

I’m debating cutting up my Suzani quilt to turn it in to cushions – but can’t quite bring myself to do it! – Ellie

Do you lust after the 1953 Vitra Hang it All coat rack by Charles and Ray Eames?

Do you shudder when you realise it’s £165 at Heals? Have you attempted to ‘get the look’ yourself with snooker balls, coat hangers and glue? No, neither have we. Honestly. If you’re watching your pennies, here’s our round up of the next best things…

1 = Multi Spot Coat Rack, £32.50 from Rockett St George. 2 = Retro Gumball Coat Rack, £5.95, Dotcomgiftshop. 3 = Retro Monochrome Gumball Coat Rack, £2.95, Dotcomgiftshop. 4 = Greys ‘n’ Blacks Coat Hook, £12, Store.

5 = Eames Style Hang it All Coat Hook, £29.99, Vertigo Interiors. 6 = Charles Eames Style Red and White Hooks, £42.51, Vita Interiors. 7 = Charles Eames Style Multi and Black Hooks, £42.51, Vita Interiors. 8 = Over-Door Multi-Coloured Coat Hook, £12, Store.

Apologies for the title of this post. I’ve had too much coffee. – Ellie

Where do you think these colourful buys are from? Polka dot mugs and napkins…cute egg cups…and a quirky vintage-style tea cosy…does the first word by any chance begin with a ‘C’ and end in ‘ath’?

Believe it or not, this is the new ‘Sweet Peas and Swallows’ collection from Waitrose, and prices start at just £2. Talk about ‘getting the look for less’… – Ellie

This Sunday marks the beginning of British summer time, so don’t forget to put your clocks forward! If you can’t afford an expensive designer clock, have a look at this gorgeous idea from Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom of The Curiosity Shoppe, published on the American Design*Sponge website.

clock3It’s a cheap IKEA Rusch clock, which costs just £1.26! They spray-painted the frame and used a sheet of pretty vintage paper to line the inside. So simple yet so sweet, I love it – but Emily’s not so keen! Tell us what you think? I’ll be making my own version this weekend. – Ellie