The Next Big Thing: Globally Inspired Vinyl Floor Mats

I spotted some really cool looking vinyl floor mats when I was browsing in an interiors store in Aix-en-Provence in France (as you do) earlier this year.  I can’t now recall the store I spotted them in (which is really rather poor given what I do), but I did pick up a flyer for the Israeli company that makes them…

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Swiss Inspiration: Top 5 Modern Cuckoo Clocks

My next getaway is a short break to Switzerland exploring Basel, Zurich and Bern, and, hopefully, fitting in a day trip to Vaduz in Liechtenstein. I’m already excited by the thought of the cool design shops I may stumble upon whilst I’m there. And I’ve taken a look online and noted down a few that I think will be worth…

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3 Awesome Retro Stores in 3 Great Cities

As many of you will know, I am a HUGE fan of mid-century modern design. So when, often by chance, I discover a retro furniture store, it is completely impossible for me to avoid going in. So for those of you similarly afflicted with a mid-century obsession, I thought I would introduce you to three fabulous retro stores in three…

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Turquoise Tranquility at the Dead Sea

On boxing day 2013, I floated in the Dead Sea for the first time, whilst Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ drifted on the wind from one of the open, but empty, beachfront hotels. It was a surreal experience – mostly because of Rick Astley if I’m honest – but also because the beach was almost completely deserted, and…

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Five Must Follow Sites for Global Interiors Inspiration

Since I decided to narrow down my blogging niche to ‘globally inspired interiors‘ to marry up my two obsessions (travel and interiors), I’ve been on the look-out for other blogs that cover similar topics. This is partly to ensure that I continue to offer something slightly different and unique, but also to gather further inspiration and ideas for upcoming visits,…

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