Giveaway: Ombre Throw

Ombre Throw from Mocha

On a cold winter evening, one of those simple pleasures is to snuggle up on the sofa – wrapped up in a cosy throw – with a good film or book.

This luxurious Ombre Throw would make the perfect accessory for that, don’t you think?


Giveaway – Polka Dot Dunk Mug

Polka Dot Dunk Mug - Mocha

The Polka Dot Dunk Mug is probably one of our most popular products ever. The only thing is that up to now it was only every available in a right handed version.

However, at long last the special edition Polka Dot Dunk Mug is now available in a LEFT handed version too! Yay!

To celebrate, we’re giving away a Polka Dot Dunk Mug – and you can choose whether you want the right or left handed version 😉

Would you like a chance to win one?


An Interview with Margarita Salmerón Espinosa of schindlersalmerón

Margarita Salmeron Espinosa and Christoph Schindler architects at schindlersalmeron

Christoph Schindler and Margarita Salmerón

Margarita Salmerón Espinosa is one half of the Zurich based architectural partnership schindlersalmerón. Born in Valencia, Spain, she studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Between 1998 and 2004 she worked as an architect at MVRDV in Rotterdam, Meili Peter in Zurich and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. As well as her work for schindlersalmerón, Margarita is a contributor to the magazine Mundo Hispánico, where she writes about issues related to architecture and design.

Together with partner Christoph, they design and develop innovative – yet simple – modern furniture and home accessories in which the focus is the interrelation between form, function, tool, and material.  Their best-selling Kleiderleiste Slimline Coatrack still belongs to the very few furniture products successfully implementing mass customization principles.


Results of Tea Lovers Eco Cup Newsletter Competition

Image of Tea Lovers Eco CupIn last month’s newsletter we had a competition to win the new Tea Lovers Eco Cup (or I am not a paper cup – for those more partial to coffee).

Readers were asked the question – Where would you like to be right now?

Here is just a selection of the emotive and witty replies received …


An Interview with Dani Gassner of Ototo

Designers Dani Gassner  and Ori Saidi of Studio Ototo

Dani Gassner and Ori Saidi

Dani Gassner is one half of the design duo that forms Ototo. He completed a Masters degree with honours in industrial design at the Domus Academy in Milan; and in 2002 Dani co-founded Studio Ototo in collaboration with designer Ori Saidi. Together they design fun and quirky modern home accessories, such as the recently launched Jumpin’ Jack Salad Servers.


Home Accessories: How Not To Use Them

Cluttered space and how not to use home accessories

Home accessories can make or break the decor of a room.

Used well, home decor can enhance your interior and transform your space.  However, the opposite is also true.  Here are a few of the pitfalls, and how to avoid them.


The Magic of Home Accessories

Groups of Magnetic Vases used as table decorations

Home accessories are to interiors what a belt or striking piece of jewellery is to an outfit. They can change the entire look or mood of a room.

Accessories are able to turn a bland space into a warm and inviting one. They add personality to your home interior, stamping it with your own signature and style.