Being a highly fragrant bunch here at Muddy HQ, we’re obsessed with scented candles. Here’s our edit of the Muddy favourites, they’re all blinkin’ gorgeous…Read more
Category: Homes & Interiors
Need to get admin fit at home? This plywood peg shelf is from Nikki Kreis who designs beautiful, playful and practical things to help get your bits sorted…Read more
No British garden is a thing of beauty in January (cue a deluge of photos from irate proud gardeners – go on, prove me wrong!), but a little bit of TLC now will pay you handsomely come spring and summer.
Jackie Hunt, who is head gardener at the award-winning Turn End Gardens in Haddenham, suggested these winter gardening tips if you feel like getting out into the outdoors and exercising without the need for lycra – though don’t let me stop you if you want to dig up you dahlia’s in your neon crop top.Read more
Alright you motley crew, who wants to win these mouth-blown frosted glass ball lamps from multi-Muddy Award winning Secret Messages Interiors based in Buckingham? There are three sizes in the one prize – a large, medium and small – and the lights come with a timer function requiring 3 x AA batteries (not included).
All you have to do is love me – I know, I’m needy like that.Read more
New day, new prize! Today on my Christmas bumper giveaway it’s the turn of the bookworms for some pleasure. I have two sets of beautiful hardback books from high-end publishers Prestel worth a collective £110.
I’ve worked with Prestel for a couple of years because I find their books are just so beautiful and thought-provoking. Great Pubs of London, The Monet Cookbook and It’s A London Thing will be one bundle giveaway (£67) and Oskar, Great Works: Encounters with Art and Before I Wake Up will be a second literary lot (£42.50).Read more
OMG, I really love this leather overnight/weekender bag from Holy Cow in Aylesbury, my fourth giveaway in my £2,000 12 days of Crimbo competition. There aren’t many quality independent shops in Aylesbury so it’s hats off to Holy Cow whose quality leather and stylish, Asian-inspired homewares have made their mark on the town. This bag is an absolute steal at £110 but frankly Janet, the best things in life are free, so get to it and enter the competition!Read more
You might have already heard of Tom Raffield if you’ve had time to laze in bed browsing the Sunday papers while your kids diligently do their homework (*cue hysterical laughter*)…Read more
Have you come across one of these spherical speakers before, ablaze with full-on whacky colour and pulsing out the kind of music that leaves your earlobes aching?Read more
You have to admire a shop that makes the switch before anyone else. Secret Messages Interiors in Buckingham was an elegant gunmetal grey for a while. then everyone else cottoned on and it wasn’t fun any more. So now they’re a fetching pistachio green instead.
I like pottering around North Buckinghamshire, where the pace of life is slower, the shops are quirky (I’m guessing the proximity to Milton Keynes helps this creativity along) and people appreciate a good thing coming along when they see it.Read more
I’m a bit over spending a fortune on candles, but this number by Tom Dixon is so unlike anything I’ve seen I thought I’d put it on the blogaroo.Read more
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