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This has to be one of my FAVOURITE shops in the world… I stumbled across Fleux the first time I went to Paris..and then every time I have visited the beautiful city since, I have always forgotten where it is exactly! And so end up running around like a crazed woman until it appears before me like a gift from the gods!! (FYI – 39 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris!!)

If you are ever visiting the city, please please please pay this shop a visit. It’s brilliant! It houses a vast combination of ceramics, mirrors, tableware, scuplture, wall stickers, furniture..the works! It really is fab! Some really cool products.

Check out the ceramic tableware pieces below… I don’t know who these are by as the website doesn’t provide designers’ names (alas!)…but i have fallen in love with this set for sure! I’ve just booked a trip to Paris for a pre-Christmas treat, and so i’ll be able to take a closer look for myself then! CAN’T WAIT! But check these babies out in the meantime… Mmmmmmm….

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As a soon to be first-time home owner (fingers crossed!), I cannot help but keep my eyes open for interesting pieces of furniture or household objects! (It’s already my obsession anyway, so i’m not sure why i’m blaming house-hunting as a reason!) But these pieces below have certainly caught my eye…These wall lights are by Taiwanese company yii…and aren’t they fantastic! yii was conceived by the National Taiwan Craft Research Institute and Taiwan Design Center, and aims to transform traditional craft in the contemporary context through design. They bring extraordinary objects to our immensely impersonal environment…and how pleased are we that they do! I love this light…beautiful and amusing!


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Cindy-Lee Davies is the designer behind Melbourne-based design house Lightly. The company was born in 2005, and as a homage to her grandmother Rosemary Estelle Lightly, Cindy works with her design house to create beautiful, delicate homeware collections which are reminiscent of daily rituals and domesticity in the home..

Lightly have some really lovely products, ranging from lighting to tableware to accessories and ceramics. Here is a personal favourite; their ceramic butterfly delicate and pretty, with a contemporary twist. For me, it reminds me of the ‘three ducks on a wall’ so iconic of the 1950’s, and a classic symbol of the English working-class house..but this takes it to another level, and I can imagine how fab these would look on my wall!

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butterThe hardest part will be to choose which ones to buy.. But please note: these pieces are made from recycled saucers, and so no two are the same..Specific designs cannot be ordered but instead you can let Lightly know what your preferences might be..and they’ll do their best to match! Orders can be made online (whoop whoop!) and prices are approx $45 pre-postage..

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love it. love it. love it. love it. love it. love it. love it. love it. love it. love it. love it!!!!!! This moooi rabbit lamp is just gorgeous…Soooooo nice. And the horse lamp too! I have managed to souce a list of UK suppliers for the rabbit lamp, and so if you would like to purchase one for yourself, just send me an email and i’ll give you the list! The cheapest price I have found is £270 from The French Bedroom Company..but if anyone out there happends to find cheaper, purrrllleeeeaasseee let me know!

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I haven’t updated All Kinds Of New in quite a while, and I hang my head in shame! The summer months (and a busy work schedule!) have held me back far toooooo much from the old blog-front..and so please accept my sincere apologies! I feel like I have been torn away from a dear friend!

But i’m back!… and wanted to kick-start my blogging with just a few more pics from the lovely work of Frances Priest. Man..i love her work!!! Here are just a few more examples of her fine collection.. What lovely patterns and textures and shapes and colours…It’s all so darn beautiful.


You can see some of Frances’ pieces at the British Ceramic Biennial Award, at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent. The exhibition displays a collection of work selected from over 300 international applications from artists, designers and crafts people working in clay, and so should be a fantastic visit! The show runs from Oct 3rd –  Dec 13th 2009.