removeOff The Perch
It’s not often I get really excited by a new homeware brand, but this week a company launched that had my credit card out in a flash. Focusing on quality and craftsmanship, Perch & Parrow is a range of individual yet classic furniture and accessories lovingly created by Parisian raised, London-based interior stylist Astrid Limal. Inspirational imagery (clearly styled by Astrid herself) has convinced me that I must have everything, including this sofa, this mirror, this side table and particularly this rug, without which my interior life will surely be incomplete.
James sofa from £1,360, Lucy ottoman from £385, Joan armchair from £499, Aries mirror £175, Rochelle side tables from £120, Roshni Rug £685, cushions from £30 – perchandparrow.com
Traditional parquet flooring is most definitely enjoying a revival, but for something a little more modern take a look at Bisazza’s latest collection of WOOD oak floor tiles. More often recognized for their intricate mosaics, the Italian tile company has started working with renowned designers including Studio Job, Kiki van Eijk and Edward Van Vliet, as well as producing designs from their in-house studio. The result is this contemporary and playful flooring guaranteed to add personality to any space.
WOOD oak tiles, – bisazza.com
What A Mug
Believe it or not, my last supper wouldn’t be lobster or fillet steak or black forest gateaux, it would be Marmite on toast and a cup of tea (true fact). Which is why I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment of this mug featuring artwork by David Shrigley, available now at the Tate Shop. A great stocking filler (if we have indeed decided to start talking about Christmas), it also means you get to enjoy your brew from a vessel adorned with the work of a Turner Prize nominee. Go the whole hog and dry up with this cheerful Shrigley tea towel too.
You cannot drink too much tea mug, £18.50, Everything is good Tea Towel, £35 – shop.tate.org
Off The Wall
Launched in 2014 by London-based artist Kate Hawkins, Common Room make high-quality contemporary art accessible to all by commissioning both emerging and established fine artists to design original wallpapers. Their latest design is the striking Stony Point 1972, a collaboration with design collective The Granchester Pottery, which takes inspiration from both Jasper John’s painting Untitled (1972), and a line-hatched technique found in many of the Bloomsbury Group interiors.
These Zen taps by Brooklyn based manufacturer The Watermark Collection are a world away from traditional faucets. Designed for use in bathrooms, showers and kitchens, the multifunctional 54 piece collection is assembled to order and features solid tap handles in glamorous metal, marble and onyx, while the brassware comes in 15 finishes including polished nickel, copper, vintage brass and pewter. What this means is that you can mix and match until you find what’s exactly right for you, plus the tap handles are a patented magnetic design, removable for easy cleaning.
From £614.40 for a Zen basin set – thewatermarkcollection.eu