Spotted: Cox and Cox

Yesterday, Cox and Cox relaunched their website after (a very unusual in this online industry) period of downtime to smooth the transition. Naturally, I felt obliged to go and check out the offerings when they were back up and running. Suffice to say I wasn’t disappointed.

In the past I’ve often thought of Cox and Cox as over priced party trinkets that few people can afford but recently I’ve seen them branching out into more resilient items of furniture and decor in a rustic salvage chic industrial style that I love. The moody shots with a hint of glamour from mercuried glass and velvet tempered by their almost scandi chic white washed room sets really got my pulse racing when I browsed the new site and so I thought I’d collate some of my favourites from their more unusual offerings.

Glass patterned lamp // Vintage metal trolley // Zinc butlers tray table // Galvanised metal hooks // Apothecary jars (large and small) // Wire birdcages // Eat sign // Oak stools // Zinc topped drawer unit

I am now more obsessed about the red EAT sign than I was before, even more decided on a kitchen make-over and wondering if that zinc tray table might do the job for my bedside table. I’m more ready than ever for autumn tones to seep into my home.

Have you been plesantly suprised by this selection?


Spotted… Advent Calendars

It’s not too late! With a few days to December the 1st, if you’re looking for an advent calendar, there’s still time to make a purchase.

I spotted this super cute option over at Daisy Ley last month and have been holding out to post it but now is perfect timing to make that purchase!

I love the little messages and festive instructions that you get when you turn each little flag over. 🙂

Alternatively, Cox and Cox are having an advent sale for all their advent products, including these advent stickers (add each number to your display to count down the days,) or advent pegs for your treats or DIY essays.

There’s also a DIY advent kit for you to try your hand at making something as pretty as this Advent calendar with fabric pockets and ribbon or felt embellishments.

Too. Cute.

Will you be having an advent calendar this year?


Shed some Light on it…

Well good afternoon! After all the excitement of this morning’s launch, lets settle down to some of the fabulous finds you can expect on a regular basis. We’re getting straight to the good stuff (or some of my favourites at least!) …Interiors.

I enjoy lighting so much that instead of over indulging and having rather too many lamps and statement lights, I am caught in a quandry of indecisiveness. Our dining room has been the subject of much ‘lighting’ discussion, many a walk around a lighting department and 5 years on, we are still with the same pendant shade. ( – a tin punched lantern bought in the souks of Marrakesh but now slightly rusty. Nice.)

Today, I thought I’d do a round up of task lighting, inspired by this stunning salvage look creation (Teak and Brushed Aluminium desk lamp) from Cox and Cox. You might have seen it adorning the front of their Autumn catalogue. As I searched I found quite a few, including a bargain from Laura Ashley with a similar look and some very utilitarian clamping lights from Plumo

*Teak and Brushed Aluminium desk lampCox and Cox, Cream enamel and wood lamp – Laura Ashley, Utilitarian Clamp light – Plumo.

Of course, no round up of task lighting is complete without the design classic that is the Anglepoise. The 1227 is the one I’m referring to, but I love equally the slightly retro, jewel bright glass shaded 1228. It’s inspired many a reproduction and you can even get a similar look from stores like Ikea.

*Blue Work Lamp – Ikea, Anglepoise 1227 in Cream – John Lewis, Anglepoise 1228 (with blue shade) – John Lewis.

I do rather like a bit of a retro feel to a desk lamp, and the blue one below has an air of late fifties design about it. Traditional lamps don’t look out of place even on a modern desk (Ikea coming up trumps here again) and this white lamp would be just as at home in a sleek all-white scheme as a rustic home office in the garden shed.

*Penelope Task Lamp in Slate – John Lewis, Hector Table lamp – Baileys, Nickel work Lamp – Ikea.

King of Quirk, Graham and Green make a couple of bobby dazzlers if you want something really different.

*Teacup desk lamp and Reclaimed Tap lamp

Not given your desk lamp a second thought? Or have you got a special piece to share? Drop a comment in the box and do let us know!


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