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Kettners serves fresh, contemporary brasserie food and furniture!

This legendary venue was first opened by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III in 1867. Its recent refurbishment plays off the frisson of its proximity to the theatres… back to when it started, so conveniently situated next to the stage doors when it was a favourite of Edward VII and Lillie Langtry and  Oscar Wilde.

My favourite room has to be ‘The Apartment’ with its wooden wall paneling along with the decorative geometric ceiling. All the individual pieces of retro furniture in the different corners of the room create a real residential feel to the bar, a bit like going out but feeling like you are still in the comfort of your own home – my perfect night!

Highlights include the Warren Platner side table and matching grey Panton Cone Chairs and comfy Le Corbusier style sofas.



Ebay Pick of the Day – 25th June 2009



Item Number: 280362673808


Graham and Green take us back to the 50’s


Graham & Green is a family run business, born in Notting Hill in the 70’s it is now in its 34th year. For Antonia, Jamie and Louise a passion for design and buying allows them to offer a unique sense of style through their successful lifestyle stores and website.

They have a vast range of lovely products on their website including this 50’s style Oak Dining Table and Chairs – my personal fave!

To see the whole range visit Graham and Green

Eames DAW’s and DSW’s are coming home!


Design Within Reach is relaunching the Eames Molded Plastic Chairs with Wood Dowel Bases! Both the Armchair and Sidechair will be available exclusively from DWR starting Sept 1st. They will be fully licensed productions from Herman Miller. It will be available in the 5 colours that the eiffel base molded plastic chairs are available in, plus new colours debuting before the end of the year.

The Eames DAW chairs are available through Vitra for those in the UK

Via Grass Roots Modern

Mid Century Tea Towel

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Thanks to Sally and Dave at ToDryFor for getting in touch to tell me about their funky Mid Century Chairs Tea Towels. This is just one of many lovely designs that can be seen at www.todryfor.com.

Ikea FUSION Table and Chairs


The retro inspired FUSION table and chairs from Ikea are not a new design but now come in this Oak Vaneer colour which I much prefer to the old darker version.


Urban Reef goes Retro!

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Loving the new interior of one of the UK’s most exciting new bar and restaurants – Urban Reef at Boscombe Bay, Dorset.

With an open log burning fire, an oak clad wall holding 60 candles, a beautiful 50’s inspired interior and designer furniture with a triple height glass frontage flooding the building with light, it creates an amazing space for both summer and winter dining.