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The Lost Album by Basil Hyman

For an insight into the minutiae of everyday life in the 1950's check out Basil Hyman's The Lost Album. Regular readers and mid-century furniture enthusiasists will recognise Hyman's name from another book featured in these pages, The G-Plan Revolution but in addition to his career in the furniture business, Hyman was a keen amateur photographer who documented the humdrum and commonplace.

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Homeware

Becky Broome kitchen textiles

Becky broome

Becky Broome creates unusual kitchen textiles based on the family ephemera that most of us would throw away. For example, the tea towel shown here uses an old Co-Op book that's been digitally printed onto cotton, overlaid with her own design. Other pieces use things like long disregarded Post Office saving books or reports. 

Her designs cover everything from oven gloves and aprons to tea cosies (though not the the kitchen sink, yet) and all have a similar aesthetic. 

And each item is reasonably priced too: this tea towel is £14.99. 

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