Friday, 20 July 2012

What Time Is It?

With our younger daughter now at school, and the older one working on digital vs analogue time, we realised it was about time we got a decent analogue clock in our house - the only ones we had that weren't digital were watches!

Personally, I'd have loved to get something unusual like either a design classic:

"Watch Me" by Normann Copenhagen

or maybe something like this?
Target clock by John Lewis

but sadly they both never made the grade due to not actually having any numerals on them...Roman numberals would have been nice, and would also have provided another teaching element I suppose:

Achille Castiglioni for Alessi
...but ultimately we wanted something simpler. I love all the different designs that Newgate Clocks do, and I'm sure this one would have focused the children's minds on the time!:

Newgate Clocks

However, ultimately I'm not sure we really could have lived with the pester power, and in the end it came down to cheap, cheerful and functional at TK Maxx!

Pride of place in the dining room!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Remember this...?

Was it really over 18 months ago that I posted this plea for help?

Well, it only goes to prove how slow I really am at making decisions or changes in my own home to say that I finally updated the chair that stares at me every day...

It had a new dress in some "Lumimarja" fabric by Marimekko, and I'm so pleased with it that it's been promoted to our bedroom. I'm still in two minds as to whether to try and spray paint it white, but my husband has put his foot down for the moment (his very good point was that paint would probably only chip and look messy after a while).

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