Always have a pen at hand with the biro lamp

I don't know what it is about my office, but there's some sort of space time continuum around my desk that sucks up all spare pens and highlighters. Similar to the case of the single sock left in the washing machine, there just seems to be an issue with finding and holding onto writing devices.…

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Zara RabinowiczAlways have a pen at hand with the biro lamp

It's Toast o'clock! Wake up to deliciously buttered time

Some like a hefty dollop of butter, others are margarine fans, and then you get the whole marmite debate as well. Then there's cream cheese, peanut butter, chocolate spread, jam, and even caviar to elevate the humble slice to a gourmet breakfast dish. It has many variations, but up till now it has never been…

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Zara RabinowiczIt's Toast o'clock! Wake up to deliciously buttered time

Watch what you put on this table

First off, please excuse me for that terrible pun. If you look at the picture you can really see where I was coming from though. There's something about the combination of accessory meets utility that really brings out the worst in me. The table/watch is fully functional in both areas, with its 80cm x 230cm…

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Zara RabinowiczWatch what you put on this table

Dream of mushrooms and princesses in the Mario themed bedroom

I think this is a kid's room. I *hope* this is a kid's room. If it is, the child certainly has retro tastes. The 8-bit design of this Mario Wallpaper is both chic and geek, and I'm impressed that a young 'un can embrace these sensibilities. It couldn't possibly be that there's an overly enthusiastic…

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Susi WeaserDream of mushrooms and princesses in the Mario themed bedroom

SkyCeilings will brighten up any room

A SkyCeiling faux skylight is exactly what you need to brighten up and inject some life into a dull room. The aptly named Sky Factory has just announced that their SkyCeilings faux skylights now include programmable lighting. Sit back and relax indoors, while taking in the sunset mid-afternoon, or when the weather's being British, opt…

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Lucy HedgesSkyCeilings will brighten up any room

The lazy geek's cushion for the terminally lazy

Getting comfortable in front of your computer often involves a lot of fidgeting about in order to find a comfortable position, that won't have you moaning about back pain after a couple of hours. Geeks aren't the only ones who like to lie comfortably while glued to their computers for hours of internet-play. Also, the…

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Lucy HedgesThe lazy geek's cushion for the terminally lazy

Create your own canvas print at Photobox

I've been after some art for a while but have been struggling to find something that I like to cover my wall in. Obviously price is an issue, but I'm also looking for something that is original, unique and amazing. I'd kinda like a Banksy print, but they're a little generic nowadays. Well, with Photobox…

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Zara RabinowiczCreate your own canvas print at Photobox

Calling all designers: a Pixel Couch for you

Have a habit of changing your living room's colour scheme? Self-confessed design geek? Obsessed with sofas that look like Post-it notes have been stuck all over them? If you answered 'yes' to any of these, you might want one of these Pixel Couches. The design from Royal College of Art grad Cristian Zuzunaga is being…

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Staff WriterCalling all designers: a Pixel Couch for you

Rechargeable outdoor candles remind us that good weather is coming… maybe…

There's no reason why technology can't be used to create an old fashioned homey atmosphere, and not just with LED twinkly fairy lights, either. Candles are a wonderful look but don't survive outside for long; if you don't want to be constantly to-ing and fro-ing with a lighter then silicon rechargeable candles might be the…

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Staff WriterRechargeable outdoor candles remind us that good weather is coming… maybe…

Blossom Pendant Lamp is perfectly personalised

Chilean-born designer Francisca Prieto has made a name for herself by creating detailed, interactive furniture, and her new Blossom Pendant Lamp is no exception. The deceptively simple design is designed to be personalised by adjusting the petals on the bloom and rather reminds me of a child's drawing of flowers. The pretty lamp also pivots…

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Staff WriterBlossom Pendant Lamp is perfectly personalised

Yech! My eyes! The Royal Mess Castle clock, phone and lamp

And you thought Custom Phones couldn't sink any lower than the freaky angel... I actually think this is worse. True, it doesn't have the death mask / Chucky vibe going on, but it crams in so many features it's not just ugly but impractical too. I want to be able to pick up my clock…

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Staff WriterYech! My eyes! The Royal Mess Castle clock, phone and lamp

Retro tassel light for a little bordello chic

I see lights like this, I think Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. I'm pretty sure everyone else does to, but since I like heels and big, chunky, bow-tied heels I reserve the right to also like tasselled lights. Apparently it's really inspired by "Victorian decadence" - close enough. Liking them is one thing, living with…

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Staff WriterRetro tassel light for a little bordello chic

Slacker throne for very rich gamers

Created by Fredrik Olsson for the 2008 Stockholm Furniture Fair, this chair is for gamers who value unusual interior design as much as virtual shoot-'em-ups. Instead of being a rumbling, speaker-packing ultra plush bit of bottom padding for devoted gamers, it's a luxurious lounger with intricately cut, video-game inspired, solid wood arms. Given that it's…

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Staff WriterSlacker throne for very rich gamers

Whip yourself up into a lighting frenzy with eco-friendly bulb cones

No need to sacrifice kitsch if you're trying to live a more ethical lifestyle; these ice cream cone shaped lamps are designed specifically for eco-friendly bulbs. CFL bulbs have been described as looking a bit cone-shaped before, so it's great to see a designer stringing that concept out in a range that includes white or…

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Staff WriterWhip yourself up into a lighting frenzy with eco-friendly bulb cones

Bedtime Stories Project goes geeky on your bedlinen

More bookworm geeky than techie, I couldn't resist a chance to encourage a bit more reading all round. Whether you prefer to do it online with American Gods, use an eBook reader or just like real paper, bedtime reading is a real joy, and this geeky quilt aims to make it a pleasure on an…

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Staff WriterBedtime Stories Project goes geeky on your bedlinen

Philips's Imagination Light Canvas lets you paint and play with light

From the Aurea to the Sense and Simplicity showcase, Philips has really immersed itself in light technology and pretty, soothing environments. The company has now expanded that to provide an interactive light display for the brand new Mercy Medical Centre in Rogers, Arkansas. The installation, displayed in the Women's and Children's waiting area, is a…

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Staff WriterPhilips's Imagination Light Canvas lets you paint and play with light