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If you haven’t yet paid a visit to Velocity Art + Design, then you have one big treat awaiting you. Velocity is an online store (but with a showroom in Seattle..should you be in the area!) committed to enriching lives through the life-enhancing elements of art and design. Their products are rich and diverse, but gorgeous in every way..selling original art and prints by the likes of Lorena Siminovich, Amy Ruppel, Tim Groen, Matte Stephens and Alexander Girard – to mention but a brilliant few! But on top of this, Velocity sell a whole host of homewares – accessories, textiles, ceramics, tableware… Plus stationary and wallpaper…the works! It really is a feast for the eyes, and I cannot recommend it enough.

To give you a little taster, have a look at these babies..silhouetted wood coasters by Ponoko, but which you can purchase online at Velocity. The coasters have been laser cut from Colour Rimu wood, that has been hand rubbed with tung oil to protect them…and for a set of 4, you pay a mere $34.00 (pre-p&p). How deelish are these? Very on trend…though a first for coasters i’m sure! Gorgeous!

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If you have a spare moment..check out Ponoko too, on their own website…Ponoko is an online store where you can shop for and make things that are completely original, and in the greenest way possible! You can shop the marketplace for designer crafted goods, request a designer to make something especially for you, or create something yourself…and they have some really lovely things! Take a look…soooo nice!

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If you’re on the hunt for some cool new cushions for the sofa or the bed, etc..then have a snoop at these gorgeous numbers! These are courtesy of the people at Ochigo, who after 10 years of experience in homeware and gifts, have set up Ochigo online, selling all kinds of home-ware items direct to you and me!

These cushions are my fave…priced at £44.95 for the large square designs (40cm x 40cm) and £49.95 for the long thin designs (30cm x 60cm) – before p&p. Price includes cushion inner (as sometimes you don’t always get these when purchasing online..which is always tres annoying…and something I tend to forget to check beforehand!!) and all of these have a faux leather on the reverse. Oooh nice….

Think i’d like the polka-dot one on my settee…Yes-sireee…he’d look very nice there…

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Picture 10How brilliant are these…? How delightfully scrumdiddlyumptuous are these…? These family-favourite pieces have been created by Robert Archard, slip-cast into white earthenware to create tiny keepsake boxes. The boxes are the actual biscuit size, and are available from his online shop right here! Priced very tastily at a mere £15 each (with £2 p+p on top)…it’s kinda hard not to say no!!!!!! Damn my sweet-tooth!

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