Features: January '13

Quick Shop: Coat Stands

by Lisa Hill on January 21, 2013
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A selection of our favourite coat stands

Find the perfect hallway home for your winter coats with our pick of the best coat stands.

Almost the whole country has seen snow this week.

My son and I have spent the last few days making a snowman (otherwise known as a snowflump), enjoying sledding races, and having great fun pelting my hubby with snowballs.

All of which have required us to be wrapped up in warm coats, together with woolly hats, scarves and gloves.

To ensure they are not all taken off afterwards and simply dumped on the hall floor means having plenty of coat storage. And here at Furnish we have plenty of coat racks and stands to choose from.

Here is a selection of our favourite coat stands (with coat racks to follow next week).

Clockwise from top left: Loll Tower Coat Stand from Found Home Store, £475; Barley Twist Dark Bronze Coat Stand from Artisanti, £142; Peg Coat Stand Black by Tom Dixon from Heal’s, £350; Iowa Coat Rack from Fashion for Home, £229; Magis Paradise Tree Coat Stand from Found Home Store, £415; Covo Latva Coat Rack from Occa Home, £287.

1960s 746 Phone from Oliver Bonas

by Alexandra Thomas on January 15, 2013
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1960s 746 Phone, £49, from Oliver Bonas

Keep in touch with this classic 1960s 746 Phone from Oliver Bonas, £49.

These days landline telephones are about as rare as hen’s teeth, and it seems everyone either uses Skype or their mobiles. So much so that recently in a very well-known department store, I received some very odd looks after asking where the landline phones were.

For those that still have them, landlines tend to be purely functional, but this 1960s 746 Phone from Oliver Bonas combines both style and substance.

A faithful reproduction of the classic 1960s design, the vibrant red colourway is guaranteed to brighten up even the dullest of hallways.

Plus, anyone who can remember the hassle of dialling 9 or 0 on one of the original models will be relieved to know that this design comes with finger-saving push buttons.