Categories / Kids

Once Upon a Time wallpaper by Tres Tintas


A contemporary kid's wallpaper, with a nostalgic 1950s look, this Once Upon a Time wallpaper by Tres Tintas is sure to capture your child's imagination. 

The wallpaper is covered with the kind of imagery that could have come straight out of a kid's storybook: robots and spacemen mingle with zebras, carousel horses and tea cups. It's definitely a design that looks backwards for its subject matter and illustrative style. 

The retro look is enhanced by the colour scheme: the paper is available with the blue background shown, or a light taupe. 

It costs £65 a roll. 

Order it from Wallpaper Direct

Categories / Design and Interiors, Toys and Games

Magic Cube – Rubik’s Cube style beanbag



The Rubik's Cube was not only the must have puzzler game of the 80s, but has since inspired hundreds of objects for the home, from mugs and coasters to lamps to alarm clocks. This new interpretation – the magic cube – offers the same looks, this time in the form of a beanbag. 

The cube is made by Spanish company Woouf. It's 40cm square, filled with foam and that colourful cover is fully removal and made from polyester. Perhaps not the classiest piece of design but then, that was never going to be its prime selling point. 

The beanbag costs 150 euros. 

Buy it online

Categories / Design and Interiors

Pedrera 1950s PD2 floor lamp by Barba Corsini


A midcentury design with a modern twist has been reissued once more by Gubi – the Pedrera PD2 floor lamp.

Here's the history. The PD2 was produced for Gaudi’s La Pedrera building in Barcelona in 1955, part of Spanish architect Barba Corsini's renovation of the building (into flats). The light was produced to fit in with the 'feel' of the design, with inspiration taken from Gaudi’s chimneys.

The original design from 1955 was 're-edited' by Jq. Ruiz Millet in 1991 and returns once more today in steel and standing around 112cm high. If you want a piece of history in your home, it retails for £459.

Find out more at the Utility Design website