Run For The Hills Designs Kricket's Cult New Brixton Restaurant

Award-winning London-based consultancy Run For The Hills is delighted to reveal their design of the interior of the new Kricket Brixton restaurant. Run For The Hills has a long history working with the brand on Kricket’s creative identity, website, and designing the interior of its first Central London restaurant as well as their upcoming hero site in Television Centre between neighbours Soho House and Bluebird.

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 Anna Burles, Creative Director of Run For The Hills, comments: “In terms of the look and feel of the new space, the design is barfly-moody meets under-the-arches cool. Styled for evening vibes and social weekenders, it’s a lo-fi, relaxed scheme, perfect for late night drinks, cocktails and Kricket’s utterly delicious signature small plates. A bit grungier than Soho, we’ve styled Kricket Brixton with a dusky palette, painting the corrugated curves of the two railway arch ceilings in a knocked back pink terracotta. Which gives a welcome-in statement colour by day, and gets warmed by candle-glow lighting at night. Hand painted  wall tiles, crisp carrara white marble, distressed mesh and patinated iron finishes to the bar and restaurant keep the pinks and nudes urban and earthy rather than sweet and girlie. All of which creates the perfect  backdrop for pops of Kricket’s amazing brand orangered, which really zings out.”

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Kricket is the brainchild of chef Will Bowlby and front of house Rik Campbell. Their tiny and much talked about first eaterie, was squeezed into a 20-seater shipping container within POP Brixton in 2015. Which set tongues chattering. A major F&B investor spotted their unique talents and helped fund the opening of their first bricks and mortar space in Soho.

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Rik and Will comment: “It has always been our intention to return to the neighbourhood where our journey first began and we couldn’t be more excited. Brixton has remained such a huge part of Kricket’s identity and we’ve been searching for a permanent site ever since we moved out of POP Brixton.”

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 A continuation of the lively Indian cooking found in Soho, the menu leans heavily towards Indian inspired street-food dishes and bar snacks to accompany a brimming cocktail and drinks list. As usual, there will be an emphasis on using seasonal British produce, making classic Indian flavours ever more accessible.

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Run For The Hills has also designed the Kricket cookbook, the launch of which coincides with the opening of the new restaurant. Kricket: An Indian Inspired Cookbook  features 80 delicious recipes presented to reflect the brand’s ethos. A third Kricket restaurant, with an interior also designed by Run For The Hills, is due to open later this year at the recently renovated BBC Television Centre.

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Win £5,000 to Spend on Your DIY Project

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ManoMano is an online marketplace dedicated to all things DIY & gardening and they are on the search for the UK's most inventive DIY and making project.  You could win £5,000 to spend on your DIY project!

They are launching a new series on YouTube dedicated to championing extreme and inventive making and DIY projects called The Amazing Making Of and it's set to launch on International DIY Day -  Thursday 24th May 2018.

The series is on the look-out for five makers, inventors and creators across Europe to be filmed on the project of their lives. One winner will be chosen from the UK to feature on the programme which is set to give DIY SOS a run for its money!

Whether it’s a house on wheels, a flying bike or a real-life Iron Man suit, the team from The Amazing Making Of want to hear from eager DIY enthusiasts who have a project on the go. The winner will receive £5,000 to spend on ManoMano to help with their project and they will be featured on the web series which will begin filming this summer. The first episodes will be aired on YouTube from September 2018 to millions of people across Europe.

The winning project will be chosen by an exclusive jury featuring Alex Steele, famous British  YouTube Blacksmith and Steve Collinge, industry expert from Insight DIY Group.

To Enter

Visit www.theamazingmakingof.co.uk 

Entry deadline is the 24th June 2018 (so hurry!) with the UK winner announced the week beginning the 2nd July.

Terms and conditions for entries can be found here.

About ManoMano

  • ManoMano has over two million home improvement and gardening tools and products from over 2,000 sellers.
  • ManoMano finds the most competitive DIY, home improvement and gardening specialists, and then negotiates preferential and exclusive prices for customers.
  • ManoMano chooses these sellers based on very strict criteria to ensure quality, reliability and that they update their stock in real time.
  • ManoMano guarantees that the delivery is in compliance with the seller shipping methods.
  • ManoMano prides itself in offering the best customer service to answer all of its customers questions.

ManoMano was launched by Philippe de Chanville and Christian Raisson in 2013 in France and now operates across Spain, Italy and Germany and was launched in the UK in 2016. Nearly one million customers across Europe use the marketplace for everything from tools to materials to create their DIY masterpieces.

 

Expert Advice - Lighting Your Bedroom

Lighting is key to creating an aura of calmness and serenity in the bedroom, according to Sophie Amini, Designer for Pooky:

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Hazel Ceiling Pendant in Mercurised Glass, £40
Plato Desk Lamp, £165

“Layering your lighting is the key to creating the perfect look and feel in your home. This is particularly important in a bedroom, as you will need a combination of task and ambient lighting solutions. Use a matching pair of bedside lamps to provide an elegant tailored feel to the bedroom. If you invest in neutral bases you can experiment with shade options using brighter colours for more neutral schemes to add interest.”

 Lottie Table Lamp in Slate, £130, 45cm Straight Empire Shade in Cream Silk. £75

Lottie Table Lamp in Slate, £130, 45cm Straight Empire Shade in Cream Silk. £75

"Ceiling lights provide an opportunity to be more creative. Choose a colourful or ornate piece to provide a focal point in the room. A dimmer switch offers flexibility, providing
brighter lighting for when you are getting dressed and softer mood lighting for bedtimes. Using a master dimmer switch to control ceiling and wall lights means that you can switch
them all on or off with minimum fuss and use bedside or reading lamps before bed".

 Luty In Aquamarine, £125 With Ikat Yellow Shade

Luty In Aquamarine, £125 With Ikat Yellow Shade

Reading lights above the headboard are a nice touch and will really make you feel at home – whether you are catching up on a favourite novel or surfing on a tablet.”

All lamps are from Pooky.

Vegan Mediterranean With Chef Katherine Frelon At Borough Market

Chef Katherine Frelon is delighted to announce the third in her ‘Love Your Market’ series of monthly cookery courses, hosted at The Cookhouse in London's infamous Borough Market. This month’s will focus on vegan dishes with Mediterranean influences, from the Amalfi Coast, France, Spain and Morocco. Katherine will demonstrate how to find the finest and freshest ingredients in your local market and incorporate them in to delicious dishes.

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As a continuing Demo Chef for Borough Market and having authored her own successful cookbook titled “Shop, Cook, Eat” alongside working in Michelin star kitchens, Katherine brings a wealth of expertise on how to source the best produce for an all-year-round seasonal pantry and will share her vast knowledge on how to ensure you choose the greenest ingredients for the current season.

This course will teach students how to make unique salads, marinades and dressings with a focus on how to select ingredients based on their colour, fragrance and vibrancy. Dishes will include a French Roasted Peach and Beet Salad with Rocket and Hazelnut Dressing, a Moroccan Bakula with Couscous, and a Spanish inspired Baked Red Lentil Falafel Salad. The one day Mediterranean course will be held on Saturday 23rd June, with tickets costing £95. Guests will not only have the opportunity to watch Katherine make the dishes, but assist in the creation of each course and walk around the Market and select the produce from an assortment of award winning traders. 

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Credit: Walter Zak

Starting at The Cookhouse in Borough Market, Katherine will introduce the day by outlining pantry essentials and the importance of a balanced vegan diet. Katherine will then show guests around the market, lending her insight on what is in season and how to spot prime produce. Following this Katherine will prepare lunch in front of guests along with a selection of vegan wines. In the afternoon guests will have the opportunity to cook alongside Katherine and learn hands on, whilst getting the chance to discuss topics of interest before they enjoy the meal freshly prepared by themselves and Katherine.

Event date Saturday 23rd June, 2018; Time – 9:30am – 16:00pm; Location – The Cookhouse, Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, London SE1  Link to book: https://www.designmynight.com/london/event-space/london-bridge/borough-market/plant-based-mediterranean-cookery-class-at-borough-market?t=tickets

Introducing Hommage Department Lighting

Hommage Department is a recently launched brand who have developed a range of pendant and table lamps inspired by art, architecture and industrial design. Sleek and unconventional they pair pure materials - porcelain, concrete and wood - combined with classic Edison bulbs.

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Porcelain

Pigments are added to the porcelain when it is still liquid, which lends the colors a pure, intensely matt look. Glazed colors, on the other hand, are strong and shiny. It is this contrast that results in a versatile collection ranging from richly decorated products to minimalist design.

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Porcelain

Concrete is a fascinating industrial material that the in-house team transform into mirror-smooth shapes. They apply pigments to the concrete when it is still liquid, which lends the colors a pure, earthy look. The incidence of light brings the minimalist lines and geometrical surfaces (Art Deco in style) to life.

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Concrete

The various dark and light woods used have visible graining and knots which form the basis for the decoration of these lamps. The wood is processed with a specific kind of oil, giving the surface a more intense look: natural and minimalist.

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Wood

These handmade products are just as attractive as separate decorative elements in a interiors scheme but also offer many possibilities for playful combinations.

Available from Hommage Department

Sorbet Jesmonite: The Collection

This Summery flooring collection combines the look still on everyone's lips after London Design Fair named it material of the year, with bright sorbet shades for a fruity twist on trend-worthy surface design.

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This flooring by Atrafloor has a faux jesmonite effect and features a soft pastel palette, reminiscent of refreshing mango, watermelon and lychee sorbets, along with sprinklings of powder bubblegum blue hues - a prominent colour at this year's Milan Design Week.

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Keep a look-out for jesmonite taking over as a big interior design trend, as aesthetically captivating jesmonite is continuing to be used to create exciting crafts, designs and decor. These aggregate floor designs bring the material to interiors on a large scale, and make an instant design impact with their terrazzo-style statement flecks of colourful marble and stone.

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Discover these and more stone effect designs at: https://www.atrafloor.com/vinyl-flooring/faux/stone All flooring is made-to-order and priced at £59.00 per square metre.

The Scallop Rug by Salvesen Graham and Jennifer Manners

Ahead of the curve, this new rug design by Salvesen Graham (interior design studio) and Jennifer Manners (bespoke rug designer) is the very first of its kind. The Scallop Rug takes a classic double-border format and adds a little flourish: the crescent detail. The result is a sophisticated piece with a playful edge (quite literally), that perfectly marries Salvesen Graham’s fresh take on timeless interiors and Jennifer Manners’ elegant aesthetic.

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“We have long been fans of a scallop edge in our interior schemes,” say Mary Graham and Nicole Salvesen. “We had the idea to incorporate this detail into rug design and were thrilled when Jennifer agreed to collaborate with us. This simple yet effective scallop detail adds so much to upholstery, a leading edge of a curtain or a lampshade, so we thought it would work wonderfully in a rug”.
 

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The colour choices were based around the designers’ conviction that this design would work in lots of different rooms, from a traditional drawing room to a contemporary, fresh bedroom space. The SCALLOP rug is available in four standard colourways, Cerise (shown), Fawn (a double neutral), Fir (a double green), and Ocean (a double blue), all on warm neutral backgrounds. Standard sizes include 180x240cm (£1,490), 200x300cm (£2,070) and 300x400cm (£4,140). Price £345/sqm (all prices inc VAT). Bespoke colour options and sizes also available

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SCALLOP is available from both Salvesen Graham and Jennifer Manners.

Annie Sloan: Indoor Outdoor

Breath new life into your indoor/outdoor space with Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and stencils. from a coat or two of colours to transform your chairs to stencilling a trick-of-the-eye tile-effect table or painting a plaster-effect wall, the project possibilities are endless.

 Table in Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint with Tallulah stencil pattern chairs in Old White and Florence plaster effect wall in Scandinavian Pink.

Table in Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint with Tallulah stencil pattern chairs in Old White and Florence plaster effect wall in Scandinavian Pink.

 Table painted in Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint pattern using Tallulah stencil.

Table painted in Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint pattern using Tallulah stencil.

 Table in Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint with Tallulah stencil pattern chairs in Old White and Florence plaster effect wall in Scandinavian Pink.

Table in Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint with Tallulah stencil pattern chairs in Old White and Florence plaster effect wall in Scandinavian Pink.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint £5.95 for 120ml www.anniesloan.com 01865 803 168

Recipe of the Week - Salmon Poke Bowl

Have you perfected a poke bowl yet? This food trend that is all over Instagram originated in Hawaii and is usually a raw fish salad often served as an appetizer or sometimes as a main course. Not only does all that sliced, cubed and layered raw veg look pretty as a picture - it's just about the healthiest thing on a plate.

This version is made with cooked salmon but it's still got our vote. 

 Serves 2

Serves 2

What you will need:

  • 200g of Sushi rice

  • 2 tsp of rice wine vinegar

  • 2 Salmon fillets

  • Sliced radish

  • 1 Avocado, sliced

  • 180g Red cabbage

  • Half a cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 160g Edamame beans

  • 1 Chilli, finely sliced

  • Coriander

  • Chilli sauce

  • 1 lime

  • black sesame seeds

What you will need to do:

  1. Place the salmon in the oven for 20 mins. Once cooked through, remove and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, put your rice in a bowl and cover with cold water. Massage with hands to remove the starch, then drain and place in a saucepan. Cover with cold water and cook on a medium heat for 10 mins, placing a lid on the pan.

  3. Remove the rice from the heat and leave to steam with the lid on for another 15 mins, then add in the rice wine vinegar.

  4. Begin to assemble the poke bowls by adding a mound of rice into two bowls, and then place a salmon fillet on top of each. Top each with half an avocado, sliced cucumber, sliced radishes, red cabbage, a handful of edamame beans and sliced chilli.

  5. Drizzle chilli sauce over the top of the fillet and sprinkle black sesame seeds over everything. Finish with a little coriander, for garnish.

Recipe courtesy of The Saucy Fish Co., using their Salmon with Chilli, Lime and Ginger Dressing – available in the freezer aisle of Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

For more info visit: http://www.thesaucyfishco.com/

British Standard Cupboards Design Pets Grooming Parlour

Love My Human chooses British Standard Cupboards in the design of their first grooming spa, located at their newly opened on the King's Road, Chelsea.

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The grooming parlour is a collaboration with founder of Love My Human Jenny Matthews and designer Janie Yang. The bespoke space has been outfitted the old-fashioned way, conjuring the atmosphere of a country house kitchen with cupboards supplied by British Standard. Elegant handmade wooden panels, pulleys for hanging lines and a variety of glazed and non glazed handcrafted cupboards are central to the space.  An adorable colour combination of Little Greene’s Nova  and Limestone has been painted in two tone, creating graphic, visual interest and a quirky, cosy feel. 

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“It was such a pleasure to work with the design team for British Standard who completely understood what it was that I was trying to achieve, a home away from home classic country kitchen grooming room where our pet guests would feel safe and at ease. Neil from the team was so generous with his time and design advice and gave us a lot of inspiration for our grooming space. The cupboards are beautifully made in classic proportions and easy for our carpenter to install, a great experience overall, we can’t thank British Standard enough” Jenny – Love my Human

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Website of the Week - Bohemia

Bohemia was founded in 2006 by Jenny Lockton but is a recent find for us. We're always happy to discover websites that were built to cultivate relationships with artisan producers and Bohemia has now been doing this for many years. In helping to support traditional crafts which make our lives and homes more enriched and beautiful, Jenny is also supporting meaningful employment and ensuring the survival of awe- inspiring traditional crafts. That's a win-win for us all.

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Baskets are from £14, and rugs from £245. Perfect for creating a maximalist look by layering luxurious Moroccan rugs, vintage textiles, colourful storage pots and vibrant pom pom garlands. All are handmade using traditional techniques by artisans in Morocco, India and Turkey.

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The Enamel Hanging Planters, are handcrafted in the Moradabad region of India. The dotty texture takes inspiration from the skin of a cactus and is created entirely by hand. The organic jute string adds a natural look to these contemporary plant pots. Available in small or large sizes and in three colours; aqua, cream and lilac. Small: £16 | Large: £22

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Traditionally used in Morocco to store flat bread or cakes, each of these storage pots is one of a kind. They are handwoven using coiled reeds and brightly coloured wool with patterns unique to the artisan maker. These pots look great in a group so pick some clashing patterns and make a statement with these quirky accessories. Price from £20

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the Reed Basket collection features a tall shopping basket a cute box basket and a set of 3 nesting baskets. Handwoven by artisans in Morocco using locally sourced reeds and finished with sturdy sisal handles, they are ideal for use in the city, by the beach or as decorative storage around the home. From £28.

All available from Bohemia.

In The Diary: Frida Kahlo Exhibition At The V&A

This summer, the V&A will explore how Frida Kahlo (b. 1907), one of the most recognised and significant artists and women of the 20th century, fashioned her identity. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up will be the first exhibition outside of Mexico to display her clothes and intimate possessions, reuniting them with key self-portraits and photographs to offer a fresh perspective on her compelling life story. We will present an unparalleled insight into Kahlo’s life revealing some objects that have never been on show before.

  Frida on the bench, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Frida on the bench, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Working in close collaboration with Museo Frida Kahlo, the V&A will display more than 200 objects from the Blue House. Kahlo’s personal items including outfits, letters, jewellery, cosmetics, medicines and medical corsets were discovered in 2004, 50 years after being sealed in the Blue House by her husband Diego Rivera, the Mexican muralist, following her death in 1954. Exploring Kahlo’s highly choreographed appearance and style, these include 22 distinctive colourful Tehuana garments; pre-Columbian necklaces that Frida strung herself; examples of intricately hand painted corsets and prosthetics which will be displayed alongside film and photography of the artist as a visual narrative of her life.

Included in Kahlo’s make-up selection is her eyebrow pencil ‘Ebony,’ still within its original packaging, which she used to emphasise her signature mono brow, a defining feature of her self-portraits and her favourite lipstick, Revlon’s ‘Everything’s Rosy’ and red nail varnish. Her vividly-coloured cosmetics are striking in the celebrated portraits by photographer Nickolas Muray which show her wearing many of the clothes on display.

  Revlon compact and powder puff with blusher in ‘Clear Red’ and Revlon lipstick in ‘Everything’s Rosy’; emery boards and eyebrow pencil in ‘Ebony’. Before 1954. Photograph Javier Hinojosa. © Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Museums.

Revlon compact and powder puff with blusher in ‘Clear Red’ and Revlon lipstick in ‘Everything’s Rosy’; emery boards and eyebrow pencil in ‘Ebony’. Before 1954. Photograph Javier Hinojosa. © Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Archives, Banco de México, Fiduciary of the Trust of the Diego Riviera and Frida Kahlo Museums.

Claire Wilcox, Senior Curator of Fashion at the V&A and exhibition co-curator, said: “A countercultural and feminist symbol, this show will offer a powerful insight into how Frida Kahlo constructed her own identity. This show is a rare opportunity for visitors, offering unique access to an archive that has never left Mexico before.”

The exhibition will reimagine Kahlo’s home, the Blue House, located in Coyoacán, on the outskirts of Mexico City, where she was born, lived and died. It will explore her life as a child with her family up to her marriage to Diego Rivera including an album of architectural church photographs by her German father Guillermo Kahlo, early paintings and photographs of Kahlo and Rivera together and with their influential circle of friends including Communist leader Leon Trotsky.

  Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Kahlo empowered herself through her art and dress after suffering a devastating near-fatal bus crash at the age of 18, which rendered her bed-bound and immobilised for protracted periods of time. Self-portraiture became the primary focus of her art at this point and she began to paint using a mirror inset into the canopy of her four-poster bed. Much more was understood about Kahlo’s accident after the discovery of the objects in the Blue House. The exhibition will illuminate this story through items such as her medicines and orthopaedic aids. Kahlo possessed many supportive bodices and spine back braces and on display will be some of the corsets that she painted with religious and communist symbolism and tragic imagery relating to her miscarriages.

On display will be garments from her collection: rebozos, a traditional Mexican shawl, huipiles, an embroidered square-cut top, enaguas and holanes, long skirts with flounces, and jewellery ranging from pre-Columbian jade beads to modern silverwork. A highlight will be the resplandor, a lace headdress worn by the women of the matriarchal society from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region in Southern Mexico, paired with a self-portrait of Kahlo wearing it.

  Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

FRIDA KAHLO: MAKING HER SELF UP, 16 June - 4 November 2018, £15, concessions available
V&A Members go free. 
For more information, visit vam.ac.uk/whatson

Things You Need to Know About the Mobile Homes Building Process

When you decide to purchase a mobile home, there is a whole process that goes behind building it. This type of house is manufactured and is transported in 1 or 2 pieces depending upon the size. Whether you are putting it together yourself or letting the pros take care of it, there are some things you should know about the building process.

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There are Different Levels of Affordability

One thing you need to know about the mobile home building process are that there are different levels of affordability. Manufacturers usually build their houses at 3 different levels. The most affordable are lower cost due to the use of cheaper materials.

For example, a 3rd tier mobile home may have staples instead of nails holding it together. These are the most popular types of manufactured homes due to the cheaper cost. Don’t worry though. The quality of the construction is overseen by housing development codes.

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Mid-level models typically feature more expensive materials. The windows and doors are more likely to be energy efficient. Aside from that, the features of the home are better made. Some examples are the cabinets and sink. These mobile homes typically reside in communities and have garages.

The most expensive mobile homes feature top of the line materials. This includes countertops, flooring, cabinets, roofing, and just about everything else built in. Furthermore, you won’t usually find these at dealership lots. Instead they take more time and require a lot of effort to put together.

Build on Your Own Land

It’s best to build on your own land as opposed to renting the land. When you rent, your mobile home really has no permanent resting place. Lot owners could increase the price of the land each year if they wanted. They could even potentially kick you off at any time. Another reason it is best to build your mobile home on your own land is property value. When a mobile home is anchored securely to its own piece of land, buyers are willing to pay much more.

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There are Choices

When deciding who you want to build your mobile home you should shop around. Many manufacturers have their own construction crew you can pay to go out and put it together. If they don’t, they usually have a group of outside contractors they use. Or, you have the option of hiring your own contractor. Just remember the mobile home manufacturers have a lot of experience with hiring people.

Either way, you will want to do your research on the companies first. You can simply search for reviews online. It is easy to find licensed professionals in this area. Or, talk to someone that has a mobile home you like. They may be able to recommend someone dependable like https://www.quick-garden.co.uk/. It is good to find out if they left any work unfinished or any materials behind at the end. Ask if the contractor is easy to work with. Is the communication up to standards?

2 Small Space Ideas for Perfecting Your Shelfie

Collaborative Post with dwell. Links are affiliate links - If you decide to buy anything featured you won’t pay any more, but Heart Home will receive a small commission to help keep this blog up and running.

We all know bookshelves are not just for books. Not anymore anyway. The 'shelfie' is what bookshelves are for. A perfectly curated selection of objects that portray our personality to the world. A display of souvenirs from our travels maybe? A treasured collection of family pictures and gifts perhaps? And just occasionally - a few books too. 

But what if you live in a small apartment with not much space? Or in a rental where you're not allowed to hang anything on the wall? Well, we have two suggestions using free standing shelves that do not take up much space. 

1. Slim, Freestanding Shelving

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John Lewis Launches The Palazzo Collection

New for AW18, The Palazzo Collection is an edited selection of striking products that celebrate modern luxury.

  John Lewis Farrugia Dining Table, £699, Moritz Dining Chairs, £299 each, Yoko Shelving Unit, £699, Delilah Agate Ceiling Pendant, £450

John Lewis Farrugia Dining Table, £699, Moritz Dining Chairs, £299 each, Yoko Shelving Unit, £699, Delilah Agate Ceiling Pendant, £450

Many pieces draw inspiration from the rich library of designs produced for John Lewis and others, housed at the John Lewis Heritage Centre.

  John Lewis Meghan Armchair, £749, Harmony Large Pendant, £150, Marble Side Table, £150, Hays Tapered Gold Fin Mirror, £150

John Lewis Meghan Armchair, £749, Harmony Large Pendant, £150, Marble Side Table, £150, Hays Tapered Gold Fin Mirror, £150

The collection’s furniture and lighting combines opulent, indulgent colours with luxurious statement materials including velvet, glass, woods and metals, particularly evident in the Audrey armchair, Yoko sideboard and Delilah light. The eye-catching silhouette of the Farrugia dining table references the 1930’s ‘Streamline Moderne’ style, becoming a must have piece for 21st century interiors. To complete The Palazzo Collection, distinct and beautiful soft furnishings and accessories feature intricate archival prints and patterns, reimagined for contemporary tastes.

  John Lewis Palazzo Collection Belgrave Sofa, £1,899, Meghan Armchair, £749, west elm Sputnik Coffee Table, £499

John Lewis Palazzo Collection Belgrave Sofa, £1,899, Meghan Armchair, £749, west elm Sputnik Coffee Table, £499

  John Lewis Yoko Sideboard, £699, Ipanema Rug, £350, Myers Touch Table Lamp, £90, Henri Rousseau Surprised! Framed Print, £110

John Lewis Yoko Sideboard, £699, Ipanema Rug, £350, Myers Touch Table Lamp, £90, Henri Rousseau Surprised! Framed Print, £110

A Model Bathroom Designed by Kate Moss

We don't need much of an excuse to share a sneaky peek of a celebrity bathroom. This one is in the home of supermodel (and bohemian style lover) Kate Moss. No surprise then, to see that it combines luxurious materials and fixtures with an eclectic assortment of accessories. We love the aged lace curtains, the crystal drop chandelier and the gorgeous fireplace feature. Just the place for a long soak at the end of a busy day.

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The hand painted ‘Anemones in Light’ wallpaper was designed by Kate in collaboration with De Gournay. It's ‘Dusk’ design colours are on custom grey painted Xuan paper.

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But the real centrepiece of the room is the Drummonds’ splendid Double Lowther Vanity. The brassware of the stand and taps is cast using the classic lost wax process and the white china basins are made in English clay, hand glazed and hand finished. Highly figured Arabescato marble underlines the sheer scale and luxury of this piece.

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To partner the Lowther, Kate has chosen a freestanding, double-ended Spey bath (also from Drummonds) with a hand painted exterior. This is just one of many cast iron bath designs, each of which takes several weeks to make in a series of craft processes beginning with casting the molten iron and completed by dry frit enamelling and custom exterior finishing.

Drummonds products:
The Lowther Vanity Basin Suite with Arabescato Marble £7980
The Mull Classic 3-Hole Basin Mixer £1170
The Spey Cast Iron Bath Tub from £3570
The Mull Classic Bath & Shower Mixer £1554
The Brora High Level WC Suite £2334

Product Review - The Eco Duvet from The Fine Bedding Company

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We only do product reviews on Heart Home if it is something we genuinely like/need or believe in. So when Debenhams contacted us to see if we would like to try an eco duvet from The Fine Bedding company we immediately said yes.

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This duvet is special you see. It has the look and feel of real luxury, but it is made entirely from recycled products and crafted in an award-winning Eco factory using 100% renewable energy. So you can enjoy its billowy softness, and sleep well knowing you've contributed to the earths clean up.

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The silky soft micro fine filling is made from 100% PET plastic bottles (yes, plastic bottles!) and layered to offer weightless warmth. In fact it takes approximately 120 bottles to make up a 10.5 tog double duvet. The super soft 100% soft-touch microfibre cover is also made from recycled materials and encases the filling to create a luxurious, cloud-like, breathable duvet. Even the duvet's packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable. It really is 100% bedding with a conscience!

It's also washable at 30 degrees and is quick drying which is a big bonus. And it doesn't cost the earth. Singles start at £36.

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After using this lovely duvet for a couple of weeks I'm completely sold, and will be buying another one for the guest bedroom. It's comparable to any hotel bedding I've ever had the privilege to sleep under, and might just be the reason I've been lingering too long at the weekends.

Any excuse for breakfast in bed.

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The Eco Duvet is available from Debenhams.

Murmur - Dark grey 'Ticking stripe' oxford pillowcase is also from Debenhams.

Restaurant 92 & Chef Michael Carr: Placing Harrogate on the Foodie Map

Located in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Restaurant 92 first opened its doors in November 2015. 26-year-old Chef Patron Michael Carr offers forward-thinking modern British cooking that celebrates the unrivalled flavours of the restaurant’s local produce. The chef’s young age - with the restaurant being named after his birth year - has been no barrier to his success and expertise. On the contrary, his experience, having worked with leading chefs including Gordon Ramsay (The Ramsay Group) and Alyn Williams (The Westbury), coupled with sheer determination and dedication, have earnt him exceptional skills in the kitchen, which are recognisable in the playful and yet classic make up of his dishes. 

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With 50 covers and an adjoining wine bar called Bacchus, the restaurant has received glowing reviews and become a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. The restaurant’s concept, appearance and offering was born of a mutual passion for quality food in a stylish yet relaxed environment between Michael Carr and the restaurant’s owner, Ian Humphreys. On first meeting, the pair discussed Harrogate’s need for a restaurant that embodied both and fortunately, Humphrey’s had the perfect site in which to open Restaurant 92. 

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Today the restaurant offers an a la carte menu, with a choice of four starters, mains and desserts. Sample mains include the signature dish - beef wellington – served on a wooden board (image above) and this is created using the finest aged Yorkshire fillet of beef with a crisp, flaky pastry and a rich, mushroom and red wine sauce served with pomme puree and garlic kale. Other dishes include wild halibut with mussel, courgette and hispi & air-dried Yorkshire duck with brown butter cigar, yeasted broccoli and celeriac. Two tasting menus are also available – one seasonal and one vegetarian – both offering ingredients sourced from within and around Yorkshire. 

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A wine pairing option features handpicked international grapes from restaurant manager, Walter Tassa. With an impressive background within the hospitality industry, Walter Tassa was only 16 years of age when he completed his sommelier training and 20 when he first became restaurant manager of his parents Michelin-starred restaurant. He has the perfect palate for wine pairing and at Restaurant 92 demonstrates this perfectly in every service and at the monthly wine club. The pairings are chosen from the wine bar’s extensive cellar which is constructed by Ian Humphreys’ close friend and master of wine, Miles Corish. 

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Located in an old Victorian building with high ceilings, wooden edges and gold and grey décor, Restaurant 92’s interiors and exteriors mirror Michael Carr’s modern British approach. The team 

opted to keep the existing Victorian architecture intact while updating and improving the space where necessary. A full kitchen renovation was carried out and the restaurant now boasts beautiful marble tables, local artists’ work, exposed brick walls, hard-wood floors and leather upholstery. 

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Michael Carr explains, “My experience has pushed me to become the chef that I am today. I am extremely proud of my family and the Restaurant 92 team for our achievement and am very humbled by the situation I am in - I have to remind myself every day that I’m only 26!” 

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He has put Harrogate on the foodie map achieving the prestigious accolade of Harrogate’s Chef of the Year in 2017. Him and Ian Humphreys’ hold ambitious plans for Restaurant 92 and plan to continue growing Harrogate’s reputation for fine dining. 

Resataurant 92: 92-94 Station Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1HQ. Opening Times Wednesday & Thursday; 12-14.30 & 5.30-21.30; Friday & Saturday, 12-14.30 & 5.30-22; Sunday, 12-17; Monday & Tuesday, closed. Reservations https://www.restaurant92.co.uk/reservations/ Tel: 01423 503027 

Introducing The Cotton Poet

The Cotton Poet is a newly launched homeware line, bringing luxury to the home with a poetic twist. Founded by Zosia McCaffrey in 2018, from her love of a beautiful and classically dressed home, The Cotton Poet offers a range of beautiful crisp bed linens, snuggly blankets, soft bed throws and fresh candles, all carefully designed to complement one another in the home. 

The name ‘The Cotton Poet’ comes from the signature message on the reverse of the pillowcases. These are all timeless phrases from literature such as a goodnight message or a positive note. 

The Cotton Poet’s inaugural collection ‘The Classic' features cotton sateen sheets with a delicate double cord stitching available in 9 colours (navy, Provence blue, fuchsia, blush, sunflower, gold, mink, platinum and dove) with throws and blankets designed to complement the linen. This Classic collection’s signature message features the quote: ‘To sleep, perchance to dream’ from Shakespeare’s Hamlet on the pillowcases. A reminder to enjoy the experience of sleep and the importance of dreaming. 

‘The Classic’ and further lines to come, are all designed with the concept of clean lines, which allows customers to choose from a matching full set or the flexibility to mix combinations. A chance to mix and match and the opportunity to be creative. 

To accompany the bed linen The Cotton Poet have designed gorgeous bed throws and blankets. Made from 100% cotton, the throws and blankets offer complementary detail and a luxury texture to the classic bedding. Ideal for placing over the foot of the bed for a classic finish, over the full length of the bed to channel a relaxed look or for snuggling up with on the sofa, for a relaxing and comfortable evening. The throws compliment the signature candles perfuming the room with the fresh and clean scents of white tea and wisteria. 

The Cotton Poet is the perfect addition to every home, creating a luxurious environment for ultimate relaxation.

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Meet The Gang - Cute Little Accessories for Your Indoor Plants

Now that we are filling our homes with all manner of indoor plants again, it was only a matter of time before the accessories market caught up. Meet the gang from Another-Studio. Six adorable animals including a sloth, orangutan, chameleon, koala, bush baby and a tree frog, etched in metal, to adorn our favourite green friends with a bit of bling.

The cute little tree hugging species simply attach to plants by folding the hands into shape. A great gift or just an excuse to create your own little menagerie.

Prices from £5.25 or all 6 for £30.