Design Diaries: 5 inspirational fixes for February

Take a peak into what we’ll be doing, reading and watching this month, for a little dose of design and lifestyle inspiration.

The World's Most Extraordinary Homes on BBC i-player

This BBC documentary takes a look a some of the world's most extraordinary and spectacular homes. The first episode takes the show's hosts - architect Piers Taylor and actress Caroline Quentin - from a house constructed of the wings and tail fins of a disused Boeing 747 in the Californian mountains, to the the wilds of the Arizonian dessert where a stunning modern house has been built with ancient methods - and beyond. 

The series is available on i-player throughout February.

Our Instagram Top Follow

Over on Instagram, we’re excited by this colour queen, Design Seeds, who pairs every picture with a palette. Start seeing the world through rainbow-tinted glasses with this beautiful feed, and you'll begin finding yourself alert to the unique colours of a sunset, some sweets or a bunch of flowers.

Follow Design Seeds' feed.

Quentin Blake at the House of Illustration

February is your last chance to discover the original works of this iconic illustrator at London's House of Illustration. Best known for his drawings for Roald Dahl books, here’s a chance to see his works for the equally well-loved British author, Beatrix Potter.

Quentin Blake is at House of Illustration until 26 Feb.

Restaurant Opening – Lorne’s Seasonal Food & Top Wine

With experience from River Café, Brawn and the three Michelin-starred restaurant Benu, chef Peter Hall and sommelier Katie Exton open their new restaurant, Lorne, in Victoria, set to specialise in fine seasonal food plus an exceptional wine list. Our mouths are watering already.

Keep an eye out for bookings here.

Faux Flowers from a Fab Blogger

Looking for a quick home update? This interiors blogger outlines the benefits of faux plants for your home in 4 little steps, and why this low maintenance, on-trend splash of colour is such as great way to revive any space. 

How to use faux plants in your home from Love Chic Living.


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