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TANGRAMS Tetris

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Making shapes out of other shapes

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Five things I want to own in my home

So I thought I’d do a little post about five things I would, at some point, want in my own home (Obviously there are a lot more than five, and I will talk about others in future posts!). That is when I own a house, which in this economic climate probably won’t be until I’m at least thirty! Ha! Lets hope I become a successful artist!

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The Philippe Starck Louis Ghost Chair

Since I was about 14 years old I have adored these chairs, I’v actually had dreams about them! The last dream I had was one of me rigorously polishing it!!! I think because it is transparent, it becomes part of the space rather than, taking up space, adapting to whatever environment one puts it in.

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Cole & Son Wallpaper

So I came across this delightful wallpaper company when I stumbled up on a decorating shop back in Cardiff. This particular one is from the Cole & Son Geometric ii range. I enjoy the bright colour and the optical illusion-esque quality to it. A bright wall paper can turn room from drab to fab in an instant. Such a great way to add life to a space.

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Sophie Southgate vessels

A graduate from the degree I study-Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design- Sophie creates beautiful vessels which are bright and colourful, involving geometrics. After admiring the images of her work were scattered around the CSAD building, I then randomly saw her artwork whilst browsing The Darkroom website. Her ornaments are just perfect!

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The Billy Bookcase

Yes, you may be surprised, all you furniture snobs- that I have included Ikea in my 5 things I’d like to have… Ikea is a shop which includes hundreds if not thousands of designs, by many different designers. The Billy Bookcase, in my eyes is an icon, an icon of furniture design. It is a marking point in the evolution of furniture design, from the ready built to the flat pack. And it is affordable, you will find most households will have a billy bookcase.

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The Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker

Designed by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi, this percolator has been formed with function very much in mind. What separates this from other percolators isn’t just the stacked ring appearance but the way in which it makes the coffee…as it-in the Alessi websites words “enhances organoleptic properties of coffee”. De Lucchi collaborated with the technology of illycaffè to alter the traditional shape of the water heater, which stops filtering the coffee just at the right time, meaning no burnt coffee!