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Ahhh a breath of fresh air and a ray of sunshine, both desperately needed at the moment amid this dreary February weather – even my birthday was awash with snow and drizzle ūüė¶ So in order to perk oneself up on such a day, I opt to shop and why not inject a splash of sunny colour into our homes.

I came across this Panton lamp which I find both bold and beautiful – ok so it’s a tad on the pricy side at ¬£760 but it comes in some delicious colours and would certainly brighten up my living room!

How pretty are these retro flasks? Don’t they just make you hanker for spring time picnics? Wet grass and daffodils, lemonade and ploughman’s lunches? Good old Rose and Grey – ¬£17.50 a piece.

Make your table sing like a songbird by dressing it with this sun-drenched felt yellow table protector from Notonthehighstreet.com. It costs £72 and is designed by Michelle Mason. I loves it!

Another lovely from the very same talented lady is this juicy Seville cushion. I can see it perched on a Lloyd Loom chair with the sunlight spilling in over it (God, I really need spring to hurry up!)

I hope these inspire you to feel better about the miserable weather!

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Maps are p-r-e-t-t-y handy things to have about one’s person, particularly when in an unknown region but what’s even better is that they are fashionable now. Yup, maps are big in interiors, fashion and general fabulous design-type offerings. Perhaps it is something to do with our globalisation obsession, or that travelling is cool, or maybe it’s because people like others to think they are well travelled, and nothing say that more than a big old map on your wall. It’s the stuff of dreams: plotting your sejourns across the globe, imagining what life is like in these strange, foreign lands…

Anyway, I digress. To illustrate this little micro-trend, as I am calling it, I have found some places to source some of the best travel-inspired objects, from fashion to jewellery.

First up is the map bowl above, which can be sourced from Not On The highstreet . Made by Bombus, each one is orginal Рand start from around £65.  In fact Bombus does lots of map-inspired goodies like the love heart art  which sells for £25 Рtotally unique!

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Or how about this rather lovely pair of earrings I spotted on Etsy. They are¬† made with recycled silver and snippets of old dictionary text and vintage maps.¬†Created by ‘Foundling’ there are lots of other unusual jewellery offerings available too.

 

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I love this map badge too and the best thing is you can choose your own home town and get it made up! Nothing like a bit of patrotism eh?

 

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So you get the idea…

However, this rather charmless jacket might be taking the trend j-u-s-t a little tooooooo far…but don’t let that put you off!

 

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