HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the second day back in the office for Ideal Home and after trawling through hundreds of emails (whilst trying to resist the urge to gorge on any left over Christmas choccies) I stumbled across a little cheery news. The Queen of Prints, aka, Orla Kiely, has created a lovely garden accessories range for Wild & Wolf – perfect for Spring 2012. There are enamel pots in varying sizes, a trowel and fork with wooden handles (note the Orla Kiely logo embossed in the wood, nice touch) and a gorgeous flask all in her 70’s inspired petal print in orange, olive and blue. A little something for the birthday wish list, me thinks. Available on line soon. – Alice

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1. Enamel plant pots, from £12.95; 2. Flask, £19.95; 3. Gardening tools, £19.95 each.

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Cute ceramics

March 13, 2010

Spring has sprung…

…and this lovely new pic from Bristol-based ceramicist Hanne Rysgaard makes me want to banish all ugly plastic Tesco milk bottles from my life!  – Ellie

The great outdoors…

March 18, 2009

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Fresh tonal shades of green in the Linum cushion cover range

I’m sure you’ll agree that it only takes a little bit of sun, which is beaming through the clouds over London today, to start daydreaming about weekends relaxing outdoors. I’ve also just come across this picture of the new cushion cover range from Linum, which has added to my daydreaming!  Tonal shades of green are big news this season, in furnishings and accessories, and you can read about this trend in our April issue – I’m now green with envy – Emily