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B&Q's new stuff 2013

I've already posted about the surprising niceness of the BHS Spring/Summer 2013 range (check it out here if you missed it; lots of lovely bright colours and 1950s curves). 

And they're not the only high street style retailer to be upping their game. M&S have had some gorgeous Conran designs on the go and the Homebase Le Creuset-ish cookware, out last year in lots of beautiful colours, was a shocker too.

Colours Japura gold effect hammered pendant, £39.98 (hello Tom Dixon Beat Light); Colours Quantick desk lamp, blue, £29.98 (very similar to a discontinued Habitat design that I have in my spare room)

Now B&Q have been continuing the trend started when they brought out, a couple of years back, the Tecton, their version of the giant Anglepoise floor-standing lamp. (They've also continued the trend of HEAVY inspiration from designs before them... do you recognise the odd predecessor?) Anyway, here are a couple of favourites from their new season home stuff, on sale from March and launched this week... and eminently affordable.

Colours Drake fluro cushion with yellow piping, £9.98; Colours Drake Fluro cushion with pink piping, £9.98. (Reminiscent of the lovely Katy Binks print I featured ages ago, I reckon, as well as a bit of Kirath Ghundoo  – seventh picture down here, do you think?)

Look out also for the Vigor Steel wallpaper (geometrics in shades of grey), the rather lovely knitted pendant lampshade and the acid bright strung garden chairs. Mmm.


  1. I can't find the gold pendant anywhere, would you be able to post a link please?

  2. Hello Anonymous - I have spoken to the PR who says: "At the moment it is only available in 3 stores unfortunately – Poole, Banbury and Bognor. There are plans to put it online but no date has been set, sorry. We were told originally that it would go into all stores but this hasn’t happened." Which is a shame. It is a beautiful lampshade and I'm sure a lot of people are hunting for it too, as the message was that all of it would be online by now. If I spot anything similar and similarly priced I shall post, for sure.