Tag: homewares

gift idea #14: your grandparents

gift idea #14: your grandparents

So many families seem to be spread around the world these days, making it hard to remember where each person lives. To help Grandma keep track, why not give her a modern family tree which includes everyone’s hometown. I really like this idea and wouldn’t […]

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

I’m definitely not a domestic goddess (though I am currently attempting to find the perfect cupcake recipe) but that doesn’t mean I don’t love beautiful things for my home. I’m sure any domestic goddess (or goddess-in-training) would be delighted to receive a beautiful cookie jar […]

gift idea #1: the book lover

gift idea #1: the book lover

Can you believe it’s December already? That means it’s time for The Dernier Cri’s holiday gift guide. To kick off our list, let’s start with a novel idea for book lovers (excuse the pun). For something a little bit different to the usual book, the […]

lusting for: draga obradovic furniture

lusting for: draga obradovic furniture

I’m preparing to move apartments (again!) and I can’t help but covet gorgeous pieces of furniture that would help turn my casa into my castle. I’m particularly enamoured with the work of Draga Obradovic, whose designs are currently featured in Anthropologie’s Rockefeller Center gallery as […]

in the news: much love me

in the news: much love me

Anthropologie’s Rockerfeller Centre has hosted some great artists in the past and it looks like they plan to keep the trend going with South African artist Ruan Hoffmann. While he trained as a painter, Hoffman now works with ceramics and 100 of his designs will […]

lusting for: bhldn decor

lusting for: bhldn decor

Yes, I know BHLDN is aimed at brides, but their new decor section (launched last week) has me making “grabby hands” all over the place. Many of their products would feel just as at home in everyday life as they would at a special occasion. […]

mother’s day gift ideas

mother’s day gift ideas

On Sunday, it’s time to thank your mum and the other mother figures in your life. Here are some of my favourite ideas for how to treat her. (My own mum reads here occasionally so I can’t say what I got – but I think […]

lusting for: milk bottle measuring cups

lusting for: milk bottle measuring cups

I’ve just moved into my new apartment and I’m looking for cute accessories to make it a home. One of the cutest I’ve seen is this stack of measuring cups that slot together to make a milk bottle – it reminds me of the bottles […]

in the news: anthro steps up its home game

in the news: anthro steps up its home game

I woke up this morning to discover some very exciting news through design blog decor8 – my favourite store, Anthropologie, is launching a decorator concept! That’s right – following the success of the accessories concept store in DC and recently launched shoe store in London, […]

gift idea #15: the distant relative

gift idea #15: the distant relative

We all have those distant relatives we only see on Christmas day. Because you rarely see them, your conversations are punctuated with awkward silences and you have no idea what to give them (note to self: giving a box of chocolates five years in a […]

gift idea #13: sit on it

gift idea #13: sit on it

I was trawling through Etsy today looking for cool gift ideas and became quite enamoured with the fabulous designs of Alexandra Ferguson. Her recycled felt cushions look great and have sassy phrases that tell your recipient exactly what you want to say. Whether it’s a […]

gift idea #12: the domestic goddess

gift idea #12: the domestic goddess

I have a friend who is the kind of domestic goddess I’ve always wanted to be. She creates the lightest croissants outside of France, throws together a dinner party comprised entirely of Julia Child recipes at a moment’s notice and always manages to look glamorous […]